Discourse is a free, open-source software solution that works on the Ruby on Rails framework. It’s a robust, feature-rich app that gives us so much of what has been asked for over the years, and more! There are a number of reasons why we chose this, but we won’t go into them here. You can click here if you’d like to know more!
An important terminology difference you’ll see is a category versus a forum. They are the same basic thing! We use them interchangeably.
Click on the text below to go to the related FAQ in the NaNoWriMo Forums: