I did some research and found out that Disney had to shut down CP because they received too many complaints about follow-bots in the form of a swastika.
Some spooked people who had never heard of Cloud Penguin's hacking program believed that the game was somehow being hacked and manipulated by actual Nazis from Russia. (Which isn't true of course)
So Disney, who hadn't heard of Cloud Penguin either, believed this and reported about the hacking to authorities, and authorities told Disney to shut down the online game, and that's why the Waddle On party and CP Island exists.
Even though the whole swastika thing had been going on for a while, I looked up a bot tutorial on YouTube in January and I found it fascinating.
I'm just an ordinary, peaceful gamer from the USA and I thought the swastika thing was funny because it was so random.
I figured it out by mid January and I was messing with people a lot. Probably more than other users...
About a day after I had some fun with the bots, Disney announced the end of CP on January 30th, and then the Waddle On party became a thing. So I feel that the end of CP is kind of my fault, and every other bot maker.
I just feel really bad for being part of the reason why Club Penguin is dead. I never would've made swastika follow-bots if I had known what would happen. I saw other people doing it, and I thought it was cool that you could make bots in any formation and customize them.
Some other users thought the clones were cool and funny, while others who had no clue were apparently spooked and thought there were real Nazis in the game. I feel terrible.
Maybe if we tell Disney about this website's hacking program, explain that the hackers weren't real Nazis, and terminate the hacking program, then maybe we could convince them to bring back Club Penguin?
A lot of people miss the real CP and I just wanna fix the mess that I unknowingly helped create. :(