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This page details how to use Grand Theft Wiki.

Finding your Way

To get around Grand Theft Wiki, the best place to start is the Main Page, which shows you the latest news and has some important links. If you look at Grand Theft Auto, there are links to all the GTA games. On those pages there are links to pages about those games. Just click on a link to go to that page. You can keep following links forever, get redirected a bit, and end up back where you started. You can also use the search function at the top of the page to find what you are looking for.

Clicking at your name at the very top of the page will take you to your user page, which is your profile. As with almost every other page, you can edit that too and add info about yourself, a {{todo}} list or anything you like. You also have a discussion page which your can reach by clicking "My Talk" next to your name. This is where people will leave messages for you. Don't forget that this works for other users too; you can visit their profiles and leave messages.

Editing

Anybody may edit almost any page simply by clicking the Edit button at the top. See help on Editing on how to format your edits. Whenever you edit a page, please add the reason into the reason box. If your edit is minor (just correcting spelling/grammar/links) then please tick the "minor" box on the edit page.

Some pages are protected, which means that normal users cannot edit them. Some of these are protected so that only the Staff can edit them, and others are protected so that anonymous users or new users (registered within the past 4 days) cannot edit them. Most pages are protected because they are important and involve Grand Theft Wiki policy, others are protected to prevent them being vandalised.

If you register and sign in, you have access to a wider range of features, and are less restricted than anonymous members. You have the opportunity to be involved in our community, and keep your own Watchlist of pages you're interested in or have helped on. You can create your own user page (see User:Xenon) and talk to the world about your technical interests.

Creating a Page

On some pages you might see red links (eg Moscow). Red links are "broken" links, and lead to pages that yet do not exist. Clicking a red link will automatically bring you to the editing box where you can create that page. Alternatively, you can click Create New Page in the Navigation box to create a new page. See Editing for help on formatting your pages.

Speculation

Unlike Wikipedia, Grand Theft Wiki does allow speculative comments and rumours, so long as it is clear that they are such. If there is a rumour of a game coming out (for example), you may post about it so long as you quote your sources and clearly state that it is speculation by using the {{speculation}} template. Place it at the top of the page, or for longer articles, place it in the part of the article where the speculation is.

Copyright

It is illegal to post copyrighted content on Grand Theft Wiki, unless you own the copyright or have direct permission of the copyright holder to post the information. If you include short quotes from a book or website, please clearly reference them (say where they are from). There is no shame in quoting, but there is shame in stealing.

Any user found stealing copyrighted material may be blocked/banned.

If you post anything on Grand Theft Wiki, you agree for it to be widely viewed, edited and re-used.

Vandalism

Posting offensive, racist, homophobic, xenophobic comments, swearing, and posting illicit, pornographic or suggestive images is strictly forbidden. Any user who does this will be warned and may find themselves blocked/banned.

Please read Policy for further information on what is/isn't allowed.