The return to!

Whether you’ve been part of the CTS crew for a long time, or if you’re new here, we’d like to announce our return to

There were a couple of legitimate choices we had for our home, and we ended up going with Plug.DJ for a few different reasons. Musiqpad is an incredible platform and has so much going for it, except the community. CTS only works if there’s a community large enough to keep things interesting, and not many people fancied the migration to musiqpad after plug closed its doors.

Now that has come back, we’ve opted to call it home once again – due in a large part to the relative ease (so FoodBandlt says) of getting the bot back up and running there.

So, all of that being said, if you’d like to swing by and spin some tunes with some old familiar faces then head on over.


Connect The Songs: Gold – Monthly Subscription Service

Greetings everyone! It’s been a while since I, or anyone else really, have addressed the community as a whole. You know we’re all about transparency with decisions that we make….but honestly not a lot of noteworthy decisions have been made in a while…until now!

Things have been humming along nicely. Holly Refbots is more stable (and robust!) than she’s ever been before. Please remember that we do have a Suggestions document that’s available for anyone and everyone to submit their suggestions (this is linked to on Plug in the room info!). New connect message? Yes! New dunce message? Absolutely! Just fill out the brief form and we’ll review ’em. Have an idea but think it might be dumb? That’s okay! You should see some of the incredibly ridiculous shit that Chad and Slopes have suggested. Note that all of my personal suggestions have been faultless and amazing.

Without further adieu – allow me to get to the noteworthiness of this post! As you’re all probably aware we do have some rolling expenses to keep CTS afloat. Nothing incredibly expensive, mind you…but things like hosting the domain, keeping FoodBandit fed and hydrated while he is locked up in Z’s basement working on the bot…things like that. We did some brainstorming on how we could possibly recoup expenses. We were thinking about adding ads to the site, but there’s a couple of problems with that. 1) We all hate ads. 2) Since we all hate ads we’re probably all using adblock anyway.

Then we had a pure stroke of genius. What if we offered a subscription service to CTS that came with some cool perks? We’re still tossing around ideas but as always we value input from the regulars of the community that make it what it is.

For pricing we’re thinking of going with $5/month or if you pay up front for 6 months it’ll be $50. Possible perks that we’re thinking of implementing:

– Dunce forgiveness. Your first dunce in a month with an active subscription is forgiven (the room streak will break, but your personal streak will remain intact and either Chad, Slopes, or myself will be listed as the dunce).

– Streak Resets. One per month. Note – this still has to be validated that it wasn’t your fault. As most of you are aware the current policy on streak resets is – never ever for any reason do we reset streaks.

– Featured in CTS custom background. This can be a selfie or whatever you want, as long as it’s not NSFW.

– Bouncer privileges for 1 week. That’s right! For one week out of a month you can be a bouncer.

– Custom connect message! You tell us the message you want to add and we’ll add it, no questions asked. Want to berate Chad? No problem! Tell the world how amazing you are? Tell us!

– Custom Holly command – tell us what you want. We will review/approve these requests to make sure they’re not offensive or anything.

– Unlimited use of .gif and .img commands. No more 30 second cool down time for subscribers! Spam those images to your hearts content!

– Three letter connects are back! During a month with an active subscription you can connect three letters instead of the traditional four!

– Baked goods from Lisa Potato and/or Pyrette! Who doesn’t love cookies and other delicious baked goods! *Note that we still need to get buy-in from Py and Lisa on this.

We’re still brainstorming more perks but wanted to get this out in front of the community for feedback and other ideas!

If you’re interested in signing up then please fill out and submit this form.

New Rules (Crossposted from Facebook)

Oh the times, they’re a’changin’!

As some of you are probably aware, for a while now we’ve been talking about simplifying the rules. But…that’s all we have done for a good long while – talk about it.

Until now!…

A decision has been made after a land-slide victory in a moderator pole on what we, the mods, felt would be best. The two biggest contributing factors to this decision were 1) Making the room easier to understand, and 2) Reducing the level of effort REF requires for upkeep.

Without further adieu – The new rule. Yeah, rule. Singular. 4 consecutive letters or more in the song title or artist name.

That’s it. No more caveats. No two-letter and three-letter words. 4 or more. No more numbers to #’s.

Now…I know some of you aren’t going to be crazy about this. Heck, not many people are fans of change. And any of you that have been around long enough know that we’re all about keeping these sorts of decisions democratic…but in this situation I strongly feel that this is the change we need to make which is why we didn’t post a poll here in this group.

I think for some time now a good number of us have just been using the “four letters or more” to help simplify things for noobies anyway.

In the words of the great American hero, Billy Mays, “BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!”

This one is sure to out outrage a number of you…but…we aren’t going to be doing any streak resets moving forward after this rule is in place. I know…TT is buggy and shit happens but that’s the nature of the beast. Any one person has the same chance as another for TT to screw up. And the days of “Well, you reset xxxxx’s streak why won’t you reset mine!” will be behind us.

Streaks have always been just an extra fun little thing, and they always will be. Hopefully you come to CTS to hang with cool people (or just to annoy Chad, like me) and expand upon your musical horizons. If you’re only there to increase a number that means absolutely nothing, then you’re doing life wrong.

Now, all of that being said. “WAIT WHEN ARE THE RULES CHANGING EXACTLY?! NOW!?”

Not immediately. When Ian gets a chance he’s going to add some code to REF to advise people that if they connect with the 2 and 3 letter words that in the coming days this will no longer be acceptable.

That’s it folks. Please keep any questions, concerns, or pure unadulterated outrage confined to this thread. Thanks gang.

<3, CTS Modstaff