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  1. CT stayed online longer than The Beatles were a group. We had 11+ years on this site. I'm surprised that the forums are still running.
  2. If you have any final remarks on CT and how it has grown over the years, speak now or forever hold your peace. If there's anything you need to get off your chest, now is the time and this is the place to say it. I'll start. I began my venture on CT as a continuation of my time on Cartoon Orbit (I used to harvest as a means of getting by). After joining, I quickly created a second account to make uneven offline trades with in order to benefit my main account. This didn't last long as I quickly learned CT had a much more strict policy against harvesting. The biggest thing that happened to my account was the merge. I merged my account with three other active accounts a few months after joining. One day when all four of us were still using the one account, I accepted what I thought was a joke/test offer of a few billion points for a trade board post from an account that I (naively) assumed belonged to a moderator. It was not a test account, but instead a hacked account that was banned shortly thereafter. I ended up getting our account banned for a while and one of the four members of RollingStoned quit because of it. There was a lengthy thread in the now-defunct CT Court board about it. The other two would be all but gone by early 2010. I don't blame myself for that. They had real life obligations to fulfill, so no harm, no foul. In the meantime, I was busy being banned from chat (both on- and offsite) multiple times for different reasons. By mid-2010, the account was under my full control, but I had gotten bored of the game. My main interest in CT shifted from obtaining one of every cToon to finding out how the site's code worked. One of the first of many exploits I discovered was on the forums. I found that when quoting a message and hitting the preview button, a preview would display with the full text of the message being quoted. When changing the unique identifier in the quote box, the quoted post text would change based on the value of that unique identifier. This was true not only for the main forums, but for forums that were restricted to mods only. For example: If I hit the quote button on a forum post by Bill with post_id=200, the edit reply box would generate code revealing a unique identifier that corresponded to Bill's exact message text(post_id=200). If I changed the unique identifier to a different number (post_id=201; in this case, a post on a mod board), the message corresponding to the identifier I entered would be displayed in preview no matter what access level the forum board was restricted to. After discovering this, the moderators were not exactly thrilled to learn their semi-private messages could be viewed by anyone with the know-how. Around the time that was happening, I was tasked with advising one of the site's programmers about glitches and errors I encountered. A bug forum board was created for mods and myself as a means for me to report my bug findings for the entire mod/admin group to see. It didn't take long after prodding at CT's SQL errors to discover a way to call and retrieve passwords based on user ids (user passwords were, and afaik, still stored as plain text that's viewable to anyone with admin panel access). After getting a link to the admin login page and mining a couple of passwords, I was able to gain game admin-level access using other people's logins, including Toon's (I had far from god-level access, but I had quite a bit more than I should have had). They were not pleased. Long story short, I exposed so many problems with the mod/admin panel that a second layer of security had to be added with credentials stored outside the database. That would have all but stopped me dead in my tracks if one mod hadn't stored the credentials in their own personal notes file on the forums. After finding that note file, I secretly had access to the panel for some time afterward and even mapped out every database table Toon had (not just CT but his other domains too). It was all coming together...but for what purpose? What was I going to do with all of this information? And right when you thought the story was getting good, it stops. I got bored...not just bored of playing the game or hacking my way in to areas I shouldn't see, but bored of the website as a whole. I didn't care how many points I had or who was becoming a moderator. It didn't matter because I had a life outside of CT that was higher on the priority list. And several years later, CT is still pretty low on my priority list. It's so low, in fact, that I didn't proofread this before posting it. Cheers, and Merry Xmas!!!
  3. I mean, yeah, you just posted a bunch of cat/subcat names with numbers beside them. I have no clue which toons you need from those sets or what the numbers mean. @FUTURAMA GUY
  4. You were always my favorite guy to bull sugar around with. Hope your acting career took off after you played an extra in that one movie I haven't seen. You had a really great layout idea. It would've been very reminiscent of Orbit, but with a modern twist. Yeah, CT would have done a lot better if there were a mobile app. Way to keep the game in the 2000s and never move it into the 2010s (or, more literally, the 2020s).
  5. My prices are so low, even I'm upset with it! Everything is 1 point! Count 'em Count 'em One ONE 1 Point 1 Point cToons! Hurry, this sale won't last (past December 31, 2019).
  6. Surely you could shimmy sham a whole list of cToons into a code using cToon ID number ranges...hmm.
  7. Archived in case you want to revisit this list again after Dec. 31. What exactly is this list by the way?
  8. Whoa, whoa, whoa, there's still plenty of meat on that noodle. Now you take this home, throw it in a pot, add some broth, a potato. Baby, you got a stew going.
  9. Nothing makes this place look less promising than impending doom, but we all knew this day would come. How should CT change in its final month before the new CT-less decade begins? Share your opinions and I'll share mine. First, away with buying limits. Just let them die. We don't have to enforce rules if we all know the end is near. One month to a young child is a long time, but to an adult, a month can pass by in a week. I know I speak for the majority when I say we're all old enough to know that time is moving faster than it used to. Who has time for limits? Second, let's also do away with banning. I mean, smurf it, why not? What's a 30-day ban going to do in mid-December? What's even a 7-day ban going to do when we have a two-digit number of days left? Third, we should stray away from our family friendly PG-rating on the game and the forums and draw the new line at R-rated content. No more replacing swear words with "elbow" or whatever it is now. We're going to go out, and we're going to go out raw. At least, that's how I see it. Comments, concerns, questions, conflicting consensuses, and corny one-liners are encouraged, but not required.
  10. I have a ramen packet in my pantry that has more value in the real world than my points and ctoons do combined. I'm just kidding, I don't believe that because I don't actually have a ramen packet. ...or a pantry.
  11. There aren't enough free hours in my day to read every comment. All I can do is thank each and every one of you for participating in Toon's nostalgia-heavy recreation of Cartoon Orbit. Also, that's a lie. I can do more than thank you. I've put every page of this comment thread on for future reading because I'm sure the forums will go down with the game. P1: P2: P3: P4: P5:
  12. Doesn't that seem like a high starting bid? Nothing you've posted has gotten a single bid yet. Maybe start at 1-2k next time?
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