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'''Profile Tools''' are a new feature on Grand Theft Wiki, which gives our users the option between a Social user page and a standard wiki-formatted one. There are several components to these tools, including Avatars, Awards, Friends, Gifts and a Userbox generator.
 
'''Profile Tools''' are a new feature on Grand Theft Wiki, which gives our users the option between a Social user page and a standard wiki-formatted one. There are several components to these tools, including Avatars, Awards, Friends, Gifts and a Userbox generator.
  
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===Avatars===
 
===Avatars===
 
You can now upload your own avatar, which shows up around the wiki. For example, at the bottom of an article you can see the avatars of who last edited.
 
You can now upload your own avatar, which shows up around the wiki. For example, at the bottom of an article you can see the avatars of who last edited.
 
===Awards===
 
Awards are automatically given for reaching certain milestones in editing the main namespace.
 
 
===Discussion Board===
 
Each user has a comments section on their Social Profile, which is also visible at [[Special:UserBoard]]. You can view your conversations with a user at <nowiki>[[Special:UserBoard&conv=name]]</nowiki> (eg [[Special:UserBoard&conv=A-Dust]]).
 
 
===Friends===
 
You can now add any user as a friend, by clicking "Add as Friend" on any user page. Try not to constantly invite people you don't know.
 
 
===Gifts===
 
You can give gifts (created by [[Staff]]) to other users. Visit their user page and click "Send a Gift". You can also send a gift via [[Special:GiveGift]]. Gifts you receive appear on your social homepage and at [[Special:ViewGifts]].
 
 
Only users in the [[Special:Listusers/giftadmin|GiftAdmin]] group can create and edit gifts. You do this by visiting [[Special:GiftManager]].
 
 
===Userboxes===
 
New-style Userboxes can now be created at [[Special:UserBoxes]], and viewed at [[Special:ViewUserBoxes]] and [[Special:TopUserboxes]]. To include a userbox created this way, use the GTABox namespace prefix and include like: <nowiki>[[GTABox:Name]]</nowiki>.
 
 
Old-Style wiki-formatted userboxes can still be made using [[Template:Userbox]], and naming them as <nowiki>[[Template:Userbox:Name]]</nowiki>.
 
 
==Additional Features==
 
  
 
===Tags===
 
===Tags===
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*<nowiki><siteactivity limit=25></siteactivity></nowiki> (Visual version of Recent Edits)
 
*<nowiki><siteactivity limit=25></siteactivity></nowiki> (Visual version of Recent Edits)
 
*<nowiki><widget>name</widget></nowiki> (include a widget in a page)
 
*<nowiki><widget>name</widget></nowiki> (include a widget in a page)
 
===SiteScout===
 
Site Scout is a real-time activity monitor that can be found at [[Special:SiteScout]]. It works well with the Profile tools, as it shows avatars, votes and comments.
 

Latest revision as of 02:32, 12 August 2011


Profile Tools are a new feature on Grand Theft Wiki, which gives our users the option between a Social user page and a standard wiki-formatted one. There are several components to these tools, including Avatars, Awards, Friends, Gifts and a Userbox generator.

Social Profiles

Users wiki-formatted User pages have been moved to [[UserWiki:name]] (eg UserWiki:Gboyers), and the new social user profiles are visible at [[User_profile:Kirkburn]] (eg User_profile:Kirkburn). Their main user page [[User:name]] (eg User:Gboyers) can display either of these, switched by the button at the top of the page ("Use Social Profile" or "Use wiki userpage").

Avatars

You can now upload your own avatar, which shows up around the wiki. For example, at the bottom of an article you can see the avatars of who last edited.

Tags

New tags available for use include:

  • <loggedin>Show something to Logged in users only</loggedin>
  • <loggedout>Show something to Logged out users only</loggedout>
  • <randomuserswithavatars count=15 row=5></randomuserswithavatars> (Show 15 random avatars)
  • <welcomeUser></welcomeUser> (Display any open friend requests, gifts or other social notifications)
  • <siteactivity limit=25></siteactivity> (Visual version of Recent Edits)
  • <widget>name</widget> (include a widget in a page)