NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo Support

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  1. Forums 

    1. What are the forums?
    2. What kind of language is acceptable in the forums?
    3. What do I do if I see something bad in the forums?
    4. I can't find the post I made in the forums. Where is it?
    5. Can I add a signature to my forum posts?
  2. My Badges 

    1. What are badges?
    2. How do I earn participation and writing badges?
    3. How do I add personal achievement badges?
    4. How do I get winner and participant badges for past novels?
  3. The Basics 

    1. Why 50,000 words? And how do you define “novel”?
    2. How and when can I sign up? When do I start writing?
    3. How do I win NaNoWriMo? What are the prizes? Is there an entry fee?
    4. Can I participate if I’m not American? Can I write a novel in any language?
    5. Is there a minimum age to participate?
  4. Camp NaNoWriMo Cabins 

    1. What is a cabin?
    2. How do cabins work?
    3. How do I start a private cabin with my friends?
    4. How do I leave a cabin?
    5. What do I do if a cabin mate is posting abusive content or spam in the message board?
  5. My Account 

    1. If I had an account last year, do I need to re-register?
    2. Can I change my username?
    3. How do I recover my password or username?
    4. Can I change my email address?
    5. How do I change what types of email I receive?
  6. My Profile 

    1. How do I post, edit, or delete a novel excerpt or synopsis?
    2. How do I post, edit, or delete a book cover?
    3. How do I upload an author photo to my profile?
    4. How do I add or remove a writing buddy?
    5. What is a "Halo"?
  7. My Novels 

    1. Where do I write my novel? Do I type it on the NaNoWriMo website?
    2. Do I have to start my novel from scratch on the first of the month? Can I use an outline?
    3. What genres can I write in? Can I write non-fiction or poetry?
    4. Can I write with a partner?
    5. What if I don’t finish? Or hit my word-count goal but I’m only halfway through my novel?
  8. My Word Count 

    1. How do I update my word count? How often should I update it?
    2. How do I edit a prior day’s word count?
    3. Why is there a discrepancy between my writing program’s word count and NaNoWriMo’s word counter?
    4. How and when do I validate my novel to win?
    5. How do I validate my novel if I’m writing by hand?
  9. Local Events 

    1. How can I meet and write with Wrimos in my area?
    2. How do I “home” or affiliate with my local region(s)?
    3. Why isn’t there a region near me?
    4. How do I become a Municipal Liaison for my region?
  10. Our Website 

    1. Which browsers does NaNoWriMo support?
    2. What should I do if I notice a bug?
  11. Our Nonprofit 

    1. Is my donation tax-deductible?
    2. Do you do corporate matching gifts?
    3. How can I volunteer for NaNoWriMo?
    4. Can I partner with NaNoWriMo to promote my product or organization?
    5. Can I use the NaNoWriMo name and/or logo? What’s under your trademark?
  12. Donation Station & Store 

    1. How do I donate by check or money order?
    2. Can I donate in a foreign currency?
    3. Will the company I work for match my donation?
    4. Can I bypass the Donation Station and send you a donation directly from my PayPal account?
    5. How do I donate on behalf of a friend or buy a Halo for another participant?
  13. All articles 

    1. Can I donate to NaNoWriMo in a foreign currency?
    2. How do I donate by check or money order?
    3. Why 50,000 words? And how do you define “novel”?
    4. If I had an account last year, do I need to re-register?
    5. How do I post, edit, or delete a novel excerpt or synopsis?
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