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Games, Diversions, and Other Exciting Forms of Procrastination
The Games, Diversions, and Other Exciting Forms of Procrastination forum appears in the Outside the Box forum category. Formerly named "How to Procrastinate Effectively", this forum gained its current name because the games posted here were posted to both this forum and Off Topic in the early years of the NaNoWriMo forums. Usually abbreviated "Games", it is a spinoff forum from Off Topic. Designed for diversions of the non-productive sort, Games is one of the busiest forums in the off season and typically has a higher post count than any other forum. In 2008, it was singlehandedly responsible for crashing the entire website when some of the longer threads reached a point where the indexing crashed the database. Because of this crash, the policy of locking posts of over 500 comments was instituted. Since the switch to Ruby on Rails, this policy has no longer been necessary due to better stability.
This forum also once held the role playing games until the Role Playing and Communal Story Building forum was born in 2007.
The Games forum has built a close-knit community over the years, with some threads devoted simply to conversation and chit-chat sneaking into threads. That said, it's easy for new Wrimos to jump in because of the game nature of the forum.
"I Am Ridiculously Far Behind on My Word Count but The Simpsons are On and I've Only Seen this Episode Twice, OR: Tips on taking relaxing mental vacations from your work-in-progress" (?-2003-?)
"If there's one thing more fun than working on your novel in November, it's not working on your novel in November. Come here for a relaxing mental vacation full of bumping, egregiously erroneous information, movie-title tag, word-association, and much, much more." (?-2012-present)
Popular Topics and Threads
- Word Association
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- Thread killer and the Last Post
- Egregiously Erroneous Information
- Corrupt a Wish
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- Lauren E. Mitchell (2009-2015)
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- WulfietheGreat (2017-September 2018)