The forums are probably the number one reason that NaNoWriMo has gone on year after year. The forums are a tremendous community with something for everyone, answers to every question you might have had, spaces to celebrate, spaces to mourn, and spaces to get cybernetic hugs.
You can come in at any time, into any forum, and everyone is happy to have you stop by.
Without the forums, I probably wouldn’t have gotten through my first nano. They’re pretty awesome, lol.