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  1. I have gotten no such reply. Do the right thing and open source the code. If it's as inoperable and unworthy of our money and time as you say, then you should have no issue putting it on GitHub. If you need a repo to store it, I've got plenty.
  2. I found it fitting for my feels over the last few days. Also fitting because I believe the site will have run for just over 11 years on closing, just like the OG Toonami. Tl;dr My bad. XD
  3. Interested in doing some of that with this site, i can be reached at kaigetathegreat@gmail.com after the closing if this forum is no longer active, or pm me here. Also do you know anyone who would be interested in any of that Sunbow stuff? Figured i'd ask before it all goes away.
  4. Sad to have only found this site in August of 2018. Although I was only here a year, I had fun. Was unfortunate to see the site was on its last legs when I arrived, perhaps if I had stumbled across this site sooner I could have contributed at a time when everyone wasn't so burnt out/grown up . I had a great time playing the game, and although i'm sad to see it go, i'm happy I got to accomplish a lot of what I wanted to here. I got the Beta Testers Toon, completed Batman Beyond & TMNT (Thanks Josh!), got myself a Discord Beta Testers toon. Only regret will be that i never finished Zoids or Xenoblade Chronicles, but for only playing for a year, I likee to think i did pretty good sitting on about 6 Million points (after paying 16 mil for Beta testers), a full store, and i've invited two friends to play. One has since left, his name was Numerous. The other, @Boro910 is a huge fan of the site, like me, and actually informed me today of the closing. Will this forum continue on? If this is a self hosted IPB install, it can be migrated to IPS Hosting for a fraction of what you may be paying now, might require a little fixin' depending on what your modifications have done to the DB. Also, what is to become of the code? If Toon is willing to sell the code for the site, or make it open source, I may be interested in rebooting something like Collectoons. It'd be a shame to see it go to waste, and i've always been curious what the man (code) behind the curtain looks like. Please PM me if there is any potential of the code being passed on. Stay Gold.
  5. My clearance sale ends this weekend and then my store will be reborn! For now, check out the final, awesome sale i have going on in my old shop! http://www.collectoons.com/myshop/22589 I'll be editing both my store, and this topic next week. But for now, grab the last of my old inventory at the lowest prices ever!
  6. Clearance sale going on in my shop, clearing out stock for a store reset. Added some more 100 pt toons too!

  7. Another round of price drops in my shop! Lots of 100 point toons!

  8. More price drops in my shop! New 100 pt toons added to summer clearance!

  9. This weeks auctions are up! Tons of HTF toons! Summers End Clearance also going on in my store with updated toons!

  10. lots of auctions up from now till the end of the month! Prices slashed in my store as well!

  11. Kai here. Would like to sign up.
  12. I do, per our previous discussions, I think advertising guidelines for the site need to be spelled out clearly. What can and can't we do, then once we figure out what can be done, we start doing it. My youtube ideas are low/no cost, and they are a great springboard/starting point.
  13. That is truly tragic regarding the code. I'll have to let my friend know, he'll be devastated (perhaps it'd be better if i say nothing). So was there like a special mod cp or something like that? Did you ever get any screen grabs of the mod panel for Cartoon Orbit? Did WB hire a third party to manage/develop Orbit or was there like a WB Interactive arm you were answering to. Any cool mod stories? You're absolutely right. There were BEAUTIFUL water-colored backgrounds in the lot. Thousands upon thousands of korean boxes. Sadly many of the cells had stuck together over time, but the water-colors were all well preserved. Side note: I have spoken to Xavian in regards to some marketing strategies for the site. In short, the impression that i got is that traditional marketing is touchy due to licensing stuff. I am available and well experienced at Guerilla web marketing, and have some strategies i'd be willing to employ. One of which was reachcing out to youtubers who specialize in nostalgia. If i can get an interview set with you, would you do it and promote the site/your other projects? Feel free to pm. Regretting starting the thread yet? Hahaha.
  14. Holy crap man. There's a lot to unpack there. Thanks for the answer! I'd love to hear just general soptires about what it was like to work for/at Orbit someday, maybe these older guys have heard that stuff already but I havent. You could do a full youtube history of Orbit with an interview with you, by the sounds of it *hint hint*. One last question regarding Orbit. Did you ever get any of the code from Orbit, or did you code this bad girl 100% yourself? See, i know that Orbit used code from a site Communities.com that a fellow friend and colleague of mine worked on way back in the day. While both sites are long gone, it might be neat to know some of their code lives on here. I follow your work on both RR and Toonarifc and I must say the work is impressive. I had no idea some of these books were actually done by the artists themselves, and i doubt many do. Please donate it. I'll tell you a story of why. A few years back a compooany I worked for bought a floor of a Sony building in new york. The reason for the purchase was the floor was filled top to bottom with animation cells from Sunbow Entertainment (i believe one of many korean animation studios that WB, etc, would ship storyboards to at the time). There wasn't a ton of great stuff in there, but I did use your site to figure out which GI Joe cells we had scored (G.I. Joe Extreme by the way, among others). If you're ever looking for, you know, millions of animation cells that are kinda stuck together, I know a guy :).
  15. Do you also run Retro Reprints? What's the story behind the two affiliate sites? If you do run retro reprints... do you work for a coloring book company? Curious.
  16. Lots of auctions up, check 'em out!

  17. I'll provide collateral loans on toons. Send me a super rare toon and i'll lend you the points till you pay me back. Unless it's against the rules, that's the way to do it.
  18. Realized i missed last month. So in for this month.
  19. put up some 1pt common auctions for the stuff going on this weekend

  20. If this route is taken. I would try a facebook campaign. Our facebook page has a bunch of followers that could be re-engaged, or we could run targeted campaigns for people who like Cartoon Orbit or Cartoon Network pages. In addition: I'vve been thinking about making a "how-to play" series for CollecToons, or maybe even a Let's Play series. I know there are some dated Collectoons videos on youtube, and that's great. But i think i can make something with a bit more production value/a little more in depth. Then i feel like reaching out to Youtubers like these guys (see below) who sepcialize in nostalgic fan-revival games (Pirates Online, Gaia, Toontown, etc) and trying to get them to them run an episode on Orbit (plugging CT towards the end of the video), or get them to link to my tutorial videos in their description. I think this approach stands to net us the most new/returning/Orbit players with the least amount of cost. Some examples of youtubers to target, and their videos: What do you guys think? EDIT: Also @The Grand Poobah https://letsencrypt.org/getting-started/ Trusted, open funded, secure. As for the find/replace... GLHF. lol j/k.
  21. 16 million+ points or any of my toons available for Beta Testers. 

  22. Sounds like you need discord to get new players/increase current player activity (as evidenced by decreasing activity). It also sounds like if there was any increase in player activity, staff wouldnt be able to handle it. To be honest, the way you describe the staff relationship with the site currently it appears to be in a "guided death spiral." Not good from any perspective, and disheartening to say the least. To say activity needs to increase to warrant a discord is the most backwards thing i've ever read from a community staffer TBH. I guess i'll put it this way. We're all busy. I've been waiting on a decent chat room for this game that i donate a fair amount of money to for about six months now, and it's something i could make, and make in a self sustaining way, in a night (according to your needs). As we're all busy, myself included, if time and money are better spent elsewhere, I understand and perhaps i too will get on board with that. These replies couldn't be more disappointing, whats the point of this game really if no one has the time to run it beyond its basic mechanics? I had no idea the state of the game was as such.
  23. I've been on this subject for quite a while. I will say i understand your perspective, being a admin and all, but the pros far outweigh the cons here in my opinion. 1. You do not need an account, unlike Discord so far as I've been able to gather, and that's going to be a turn off for some. Heck, right now as I type we have 8 people in chat and half are guest users. And you can just drop in anytime with Oasiz, without an account, you just type your nickname and you're allowed in, no approval or anything. I would be fascinated to know the number of users who are turned off by making an account for Discord. I'd be willing to bet more users, or at least more potential (future) users, already have a Discord account. If they don't, making one is no more difficult than making a CT account. I am betting you could count the amount of people this is a barrier to on one hand, could be wrong though. This isn't even to mention that having a Discord itself is in fact a form of promotion. Services like Disboard and Discord.me give you server visibility, and can attract a whole new demographic to your game. 2. Plus with regards to new players, sometimes people come in with problems in regards to making their accounts. I have had people say they need help verifying their account and there wasn't even an account made to verify. If they don't have an account and need help making it, I wouldn't approve someone into the Discord if they aren't a player, so I don't know how they would get help. I'd imagine the forum/social media/support email also serve this function. Adding something to the registration section directing people to something other than the chat might be wise as it stands anyway. 3. And with regards to approving people, that would be an issue as well. Of the staff currently, I'm the only one who is consistently in the Oasiz chat every day at one point or another. And to be brutally honest, I have no interest in Discord. Even if we have one, I'll still likely use the Oasiz one. So I just don't know who there would be to approve people or be there for the sake of having staff THERE, for price checks, questions, or whatever else. Suppose this issue is internal. The added functionality of a mobile chat plus the gamification options offered by discord should outweigh this, methinks. Both platforms serve the exact same function, with one simply offering more API-wise, etc. That's my two cents. As something who has used both platforms extensively and is new to CT as of 2018. I've written discord bots and worked with other chat platforms extensively. So once again if help is needed in this area just hit me up. Good luck! P.S. When i brought this up last year in my topic, i think we had 4-5 users for a Discord, with one user against. I believe Oasisx was working on it with Xavian last i had tabs on this.
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