Hey guys, I’m really happy and proud to announce our brand spanking new forums at: forum.wuxiaworld.com! The BBPress boards have been rather lacking in a number of ways and quite ugly, so this is something that has been in the back of my mind for quite some time. Yn5an3 has been hard at work, and the new forum is now up!
This is a proper forum, and it now has all the features you would expect from a proper forum, including private messaging. In addition, the forum is integrated with Wuxiaworld.com, and it has ‘Single Sign On’, so you can just click one button to login, without needing to register for it! Give it a spin! It should be MUCH FASTER than the old forums, since it has its own standalone server (total servers RWX now running – four), so even if the main wuxiaworld.com website goes down, the forum will still be up! It is also fully responsive and therefore fully optimized for mobile and tablet!
With the new forums, there is a new section in particular that I am particular excited about: COMMUNITY CREATIONS.
A lot of people have been asking about collaborating Wuxiaworld or fanfictions or original stories or artwork, and the ‘community creations’ section of the forum is meant for facilitating that! We’ll go into more depth in a future post, but in essence, translations or original stories that are posted in the forum will have access to advice from translators like myself, and, if after a month or two, they reach a certain level of quality and consistency, they can be ‘promoted’ to the main Wuxiaworld.com website, with all the perks that entails, including ad revenue sharing and more! I view it as a win-win; more readers for some translators, and a ‘new products pipeline’ for Wuxiaworld! Going forward, forum.wuxiaworld.com translations will have priority for ‘new’ translations on the main website!
There will also be competitions that will be running for forum-posted artwork coming soon, but again, that’s for another post. For now, just take the new forums out for a spin! 😀
EDIT: The process of moving the old posts from the old forum to the new one is something we are looking at. It’s a bit tricky, but we will do it if we can!
EDIT 2: The forums will be coming up and down over the next few days as we calibrate things accordingly with the actual volume, but fear not, it will be stable eventually! 😀