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Old 11-19-2023, 07:17 AM   #1
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NaNoWriMo Temporarily Closes Forums

Apparently, they're having some issues. I no longer even look at the forums, because they're too difficult to locate. (For me, it's a waste of time anyway, so I need to unsubscribe. Some writers enjoy it, and I'm thrilled for them.)

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The issues brought to our attention include:

Inconsistent moderation and lack of attention to resolving complaints

Concerns about the safety of minors (one volunteer moderator accused of grooming was complained about for not being removed from the forums in a timely fashion)

Dynamics between moderators and community members; concerns about inclusiveness and staff conflicts of interest.

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Old 11-19-2023, 02:08 PM   #2
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That was a cluster.

If you are still on Twitter ... I mean Xitter (pronounced as you might guess) ... there a some megathreads about this. Here is one possible starting point.

Of course, I don't know how accurate the claims are. I'm scared that they are accurate.

The NaNoWriMo board sent out an e-mail and posted their official statement here.

They are claiming "We are aware that a great deal of misinformation and innuendo on the matter is circulating" and "The vast majority of complaints sent to the Board have not been verified, including claims about child grooming."

OK. We'll see.

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Old 11-19-2023, 02:35 PM   #3
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That was a cluster.

If you are still on Twitter ... I mean Zitter ... there a some megathreads about this. Here is one possible starting point.

Of course, I don't know how accurate the claims are. I'm scared that they are accurate.

The NaNoWriMo board sent out an e-mail and posted their official statement here.

They are claiming "We are aware that a great deal of misinformation and innuendo on the matter is circulating" and "The vast majority of complaints sent to the Board have not been verified, including claims about child grooming."

OK. We'll see.
X, not Twitter.
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Old 11-19-2023, 05:20 PM   #4
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X, not Twitter.
I don't like calling it X. That's why I meant to call it Xitter.
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Old 11-19-2023, 07:45 PM   #5
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Old 11-20-2023, 09:08 AM   #6
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And I found an article…
https://www.ravenoak.net/the-fall-of-nanowrimo/
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Old 12-02-2023, 11:26 PM   #7
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I don't like calling it X. That's why I meant to call it Xitter.
Well it is going down the drain from what I've heard. Haven't logged in there in months. Don't see the need to be interacting with such hate, etc. as I have heard is now rampant there.
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Old 12-03-2023, 02:51 PM   #8
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There are some VERY troubling allegations floating around about this. Not the least that users made reports to the FBI about the possible abuse going on.
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Old 12-16-2023, 12:39 AM   #9
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Wow, pretty dramatic stuff. I hadn't heard about it despite being on Twitter often - but I don't take part in NaNoWriMo - I see people take part in it but never paid much attention, and this is the first year I'm seeing something negative
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