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I've added a new entry to my book, "PORCH PONDERINGS:
         "Blogging for Andre in November
Here is a copy of the post from NaNoWriMo:
The NaNoWriMo.org 4 forums have been temporarily paused by the NaNoWriMo Board of Directors while they investigate allegations against NaNoWriMo staff and moderators about their failure to protect minors on the site, along with various questionable choices regarding moderation and administration in general.

And I learned something by reading the forums. The moderators, at least some, are paid employees.
I just read about NaNoWriMo shutting down their forums for a time. Anyone else having issues with this? I'm not involved with the site this time round. Sounds pretty intense by their publicity.
My opinion? Typical Christian (Realm Makers) accusations and kerfuffle. For some religious people anything outside their standards must be finger-pointed, shunned and prosecuted for the death penalty.

And yes... I've been blocked by a few Christians here at WdC for pointing out their myopia and intolerance.

Based on the commentary elsewhere, it doesn't sound like a fringe element. It sounds like they have serious problem on their hands with inappropriate discussions with minors by adult moderators, along with other inappropriate moderator commentary.
Jayngle Bells ,thank you for clearing that up. Your explanation puts things in context. Other internet hubbub about NaNoWriMo youth forums has been putting a lot of rumors out there.
I've added a new entry to my book, "Chapter 7 of Norma's Homemade Banana Bar:
         "Number 13
Someone posted on Facebook. Although Halloween is over for this year, it still resonates. I loved the descriptions - and as one who had children, and now sometimes works at the elementary school. There are parents who think lunch is a few candy bars and a juice box. PSA to all parents

I've added a new entry to my book, "Chapter 7 of Norma's Homemade Banana Bar:
         "National Hug a Bear Day
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That was funny. I ran into at least ten black bears during the time I was at Shenandoah National park...that was over five months.

They scare pretty easy. Except the big boars. I got within fifty feet of a male once. He kinda stared at me so I started talking to him. "You don't wanna eat me," I said. He looked at me confused.

Some idiot opened their car door from the roadside and begged me to "run and get in!"

That woulda got me killed. After I backed away, the bear lost interest and walked off. I made as much noise as possible and made it safely to the lodge I worked at.

The whole time I was walking I could see that bear out of the corner of my eye. Luckily he stayed more interested in the acorns at the bottom of the hill.

Thats as close to hugging a bear as I'm ever gonna get.
I've added a new entry to my book, "Chapter 7 of Norma's Homemade Banana Bar:
         "Day 5 - All the choices!
I've added a new entry to my book, "PORCH PONDERINGS:
         "OctoPrep - a wrap!
I've added a new entry to my book, "PORCH PONDERINGS:
         "Post-Op News
I've added a new entry to my book, "PORCH PONDERINGS:
         "Write On!
All you OctoPrep writers, take note!
Great news starting today, my Prepping peeps!
Since I need everyone to stay tuned to the OctoPrep forum, and keep up with earth-moving messages,
random Gift Point awards will magically appear.
Read a post, comment on what's happening. You might be surprised!

good job - you did it
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I like where this is going...
I've added a new entry to my book, "PORCH PONDERINGS:
         "October is Busy!
I've added a new entry to my book, "PORCH PONDERINGS:
         "Aggravation Abounds
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There's nothing more frustrating than that frantic search for something important, something you know you have placed...somewhere. I recently needed to rediscover my marriage licence to satisfy the government of my married identity and I too searched everywhere. I finally found it, folded and hiding within another document. Isn't it wonderful to breathe easier again?
please October behave

Some of us are very busy with OctoPrep!
No October buffoonery, people have shenanigans stuff to do.
I promise. I'm just looking.
My tale won the Daily Flash Fiction last night. It's got a great money-making idea for you entrepreneurs.
 New Idea - W/C 300  (E)
Winner! Daily Flash Fiction 9/29/23
#2305411 by Queen NormaJean walking again!

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