Good Bye ‘Xian Jian Fan Club’ (Chinese Paladin English Forum)

Posted by on July 1st, 2021 | Category: Site News

Another sad news to share with everyone. After years running ‘Xian Jian Fan Club’ the only English forum dedicated to Chinese Paladin/XianJian series, the forum has been closed down for good.

While the forum has been quite inactive for years, many fond memories were shared with the tight-knit community that was built. It was so exciting meeting other like-minded fans, primarily the English speaking audience from all over the world and sharing our love for this classic RPG and/or television series. Thank you for the memories.

Behind the scenes, I struggled with a lot of technical issues running the phpBB forum over the years. Several years ago, the forum ran into spam bot issues. Everyday I would literally get 100s of new registrations with spammy fake accounts, who littered the entire forum with mass amounts of spam. The anti-spam functionality was frankly not working, and it was getting out of control. I had to restrict new members, and had asked visitors to manually send me an email to get their account activated. As you can imagine, this was a huge barrier to getting new members… though we did get a few during this time, it was not sustainable.

The forum was later “upgraded” but I also ran into issues there. I was hoping an upgrade would fix our current problems but it didn’t. It also brought upon new problems for me, and I was unable to really update the forum (without running into tons of errors). All of this frustration combined with moving servers a couple of times had lead me to run a fresh new install of the forum. It end up breaking completely, and I was not able to retrieve our old databases…. And so, I have decided to close it down. I do regret not saving all our popular posts, and resources like game link downloads and resources though. If there is enough interest in the future, maybe I can put together a new post on this website.

Anyway, I just want to say thank you to those who stuck around, who helped contribute to the community. It started back in 2006… that’s almost 15 years ago!

I am also considering closing down our Twitter and Facebook account.. but whatever happens, this website will still be around. So feel free to reach out! Drop a comment or simply say hi :) Everyone is welcome here.

Leave a Reply