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Wikia

Further to previous discussions about merging Grand Theft Wiki with en.gta.wiki.com, staff at Wikia have suggested the possibility of Wikia purchasing Grand Theft Wiki. This would mean that Wikia owns Grand Theft Wiki, and all our members would be merged into their central database. We would keep the domain name GrandTheftWiki.com, and keep the same content and structure and policies. The content and images of en.gta.wikia.com would be merged into this wiki. I'm wondering if the community here have any thoughts? Xenon (?) 16:52, 27 July 2007 (BST)

I like the idea Xenon, WikiaGTA has a lot of good content on there site that would be good for here aswell... Plus... *Cough*You get cash out of this*Cough*. George 16:59, 27 July 2007 (BST)
The idea is a good one, although I would prefer the layout and design of this site to be used. A-Dust 21:51, 27 July 2007 (BST)
We would be able to keep this design and everything - just like Memory Alpha and WoWWiki which were both bought by Wikia. We lose some extensions and we are forced to have things like adverts though. Bear in mind that the existing staff structure would remain the same, just Wikia would own the site and earn the revenue from adverts and they would also promote it. An alternative is for us to just set up adverts ourselves and start heavily marketing GTW on its own, which is a possibility but requires some investment, particularly in time. Bear in mind no decision has been made, we're simply exploring avenues. Xenon (?) 00:56, 28 July 2007 (BST)
From what's been mentioned on this page I completely agree with the merger. So long as it is definite that the domain, layout and everything else is kept. Promotion is something the wiki needs, and I'm sure Wikia can do a good job of that. As long as the adverts are not intrusive, and are well placed, Wikia should find this to be a profitable website, and with more contributing editors attracted, the site should grow to be a huge success. Chris 23:57, 28 July 2007 (BST)