Is NaNoWriMo dead?

I’m new to this forum, and nanowrimo. I just found out about the nano forums being suspended after some sort of allegations or scandal. I have had no contact with other humans since signing up at the nano website. I’ve joined a couple regional groups but they seem to be completely dead. Is nano no longer a valid means of connecting with other writers?

I don’t know, but it seems pretty serious.,teens%20within%20the%20NaNoWriMo%20forums.

I don’t know anything about the underlying issues, but NaNoWriMo’s Board released the following statement on the matter: NaNoWriMo

For the moment at least, their forum is closed.

I think a lot of local nano groups are continuing as independent entities. To find them, ask around at local bookshops and coffee shops. They may also have Facebook groups. Or their links from the nano site may still go somewhere useful. But yeah, Nano itself is going through some things at the moment.