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User: DelightfulDavid
Article: Toontown Online
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On August 20, 2013, Disney announced that after 10 years of operation, Disney's Toontown Online was being shut down.<ref>{{cite web|title=Disney to Shutter 10-Year-Old Toontown Multiplayer Game|url=http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-21/disney-to-shutter-10-year-old-toontown-multiplayer-game.html|accessdate=22 January 2014}}</ref> As soon as this announcement was made, every player was given membership for the remaining time of the game. As an effect, membership was no longer able to be purchased and players couldn't create new accounts. Fans desperately signed petitions<ref>{{cite web|title=Bob Iger, Lisa Peabody, Mihai Pohontu, John Pleasants, Disney: Keep Toontown Open! (Facing the real cogs.)|url=https://www.change.org/petitions/bob-iger-lisa-peabody-mihai-pohontu-john-pleasants-disney-keep-toontown-open-facing-the-real-cogs|accessdate=20 January 2014}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=Sell Toontown Online back to Jesse Schell!|url=http://www.change.org/petitions/the-walt-disney-company-sell-toontown-online-back-to-jesse-schell|accessdate=20 January 2014}}</ref> to keep the game open, but Disney closed the game regardless. The game remained open for a month after the announcement, finally closing on September 19, 2013. Disney stated during a press release that their reasoning for closing the game was to shift their focus to Club Penguin as well as mobile applications. The website was updated with a FAQ after the game's closure to inform visitors of Toontown's discontinuation.<ref>{{cite web|title=Toontown Closing FAQs|url=http://toontown.go.com/|publisher=Walt Disney Company|accessdate=29 November 2013}}</ref> However, after billing support for the game ended as of November 2013, the link to the homepage redirected to the Disney website.
 
On August 20, 2013, Disney announced that after 10 years of operation, Disney's Toontown Online was being shut down.<ref>{{cite web|title=Disney to Shutter 10-Year-Old Toontown Multiplayer Game|url=http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-21/disney-to-shutter-10-year-old-toontown-multiplayer-game.html|accessdate=22 January 2014}}</ref> As soon as this announcement was made, every player was given membership for the remaining time of the game. As an effect, membership was no longer able to be purchased and players couldn't create new accounts. Fans desperately signed petitions<ref>{{cite web|title=Bob Iger, Lisa Peabody, Mihai Pohontu, John Pleasants, Disney: Keep Toontown Open! (Facing the real cogs.)|url=https://www.change.org/petitions/bob-iger-lisa-peabody-mihai-pohontu-john-pleasants-disney-keep-toontown-open-facing-the-real-cogs|accessdate=20 January 2014}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=Sell Toontown Online back to Jesse Schell!|url=http://www.change.org/petitions/the-walt-disney-company-sell-toontown-online-back-to-jesse-schell|accessdate=20 January 2014}}</ref> to keep the game open, but Disney closed the game regardless. The game remained open for a month after the announcement, finally closing on September 19, 2013. Disney stated during a press release that their reasoning for closing the game was to shift their focus to Club Penguin as well as mobile applications. The website was updated with a FAQ after the game's closure to inform visitors of Toontown's discontinuation.<ref>{{cite web|title=Toontown Closing FAQs|url=http://toontown.go.com/|publisher=Walt Disney Company|accessdate=29 November 2013}}</ref> However, after billing support for the game ended as of November 2013, the link to the homepage redirected to the Disney website.
   
The set closing time was 11:59 A.M. Pacific Standard Time. A few hours before the set closure, players were unable to log in and received the error "Could not connect to gameserver-lv.toontown.com:6667. Try again?"<ref name="Toontown Closing">{{cite web|title=Disney Toontown Online Closed - Could not connect to gameserver-lv.toontown.com:6667.|url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7A8RbdBeOU|publisher = The Walt Disney Company=14 November 2013|accessdate = 2013-1-9}}</ref> When the actual time had arrived, only a small number of players were kicked off. The remaining players stayed on until 12:35 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, when everyone was kicked off and Toontown was considered officially closed. Petitions are continuously signed by fans regardless of the closure, with one petition totaling almost 20,000 signatures. Disney has not responded to any of the petitions as of January 2014.
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The set closing time was 11:59 A.M. Pacific Standard Time. A few hours before the set closure, players were unable to log in and received the error "Could not connect to gameserver-lv.toontown.com:6667. Try again?"<ref name="Toontown Closing">{{cite web|title=Disney Toontown Online Closed - Could not connect to gameserver-lv.toontown.com:6667.|url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7A8RbdBeOU|publisher = The Walt Disney Company=14 November 2013|accessdate = 2013-1-9}}</ref> When the actual time had arrived, only a small number of players were kicked off. The remaining players stayed on until 12:35 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, when everyone was kicked off and Toontown was considered officially closed. Petitions are continuously signed by fans regardless of the closure, with one petition totaling almost 20,000 signatures. Disney has not responded to any of the petitions as of January 2014. The ToonTown website now redirects users to the Disney Website.
   
 
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Reason: ANN scored at 0.870163
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Reporter: Bradley (anonymous)
Date: Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 06:35:58 PM
Status: Reported
Friday, the 24th of January 2014 at 04:14:29 PM #93350
DelightfulDavid (anonymous)

The information shown is true.

Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 06:35:58 PM #101725
Bradley (anonymous)

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