Grand Theft Wiki:Merge

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On Friday 12th December 2007, Grand Theft Wiki will be moving to gta.wikia.com. This document will explain the reasons behind this move,

Why the move?

Wikia are purchasing Grand Theft Wiki from its creator User:Xenon.

Grand Theft Wiki will continue to exist as its own site, and all the content, staff and policies will remain in place. However we will be adding in all the users and content from en.gta.wikia.com to create a much bigger and better wiki. Also, Wikia will ensure GTW is actively promoted to the gaming community.


How is the move happening

  • Grand Theft Wiki will first be moved to Wikia, and be imported as a new wikia wiki, still called "Grand Theft Wiki"
  • All users on Grand Theft Wiki will be merged into the Wikia central user database
  • The existing content from en.gta.wikia.com will be merged into the new Grand Theft Wiki
  • The GrandTheftWiki.com domain name will redirect to gta.wikia.com, and later that will become the main domain name for the wiki

User Accounts

  • If your GTW username is the same as your Wikia username, and the two accounts have the same email address, the two accounts will be merged.
  • If your GTW username does not exist on Wikia, it will be created.
    • If you already have an account on Wikia under a different username, they can be merged at a later date
  • If your GTW username already exists on Wikia (but with a different email) it will be renamed
    • So Xenon will be renamed to GTW-Xenon

If you require your username renaming or merging after the import to Wikia, let us know on this discussion page.

The immediate staff on the new merged wiki will initially only be that of Grand Theft Wiki.

Content

  • All content from Grand Theft Wiki will remain in place
  • All content from en.gta.wikia.com will be merged into Grand Theft Wiki
    • If an article on en.gta.wikia.com does not exist in GTW, it will be created
    • If an article on eg.gta.wiki.com already exists in GTW, it will be created as a subpage of Project:Merge