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This page REALLY needs to be deleted. Let users create a fan fiction page in their OWN namespace (eg [[User:Carl "CJ" Johnson/Fan Fiction]]. This after all is a factual encyclopedia. Plus peoples names are plasterd all over this page, which is against GTW policy. [[User:Chimpso|Chimpso]] 03:36, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
 
This page REALLY needs to be deleted. Let users create a fan fiction page in their OWN namespace (eg [[User:Carl "CJ" Johnson/Fan Fiction]]. This after all is a factual encyclopedia. Plus peoples names are plasterd all over this page, which is against GTW policy. [[User:Chimpso|Chimpso]] 03:36, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
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I agree little about deletion of GTA Fan Fiction page, but it'll be valuable from another viewpoint. Someone who has good suggestion about this problem, say it.

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Canon Fiction

How can any unofficial fan-fiction be canonical? Surely if its made up by someone other than Rockstar, then it does not actually chronicle the events in the GTA series. If it was approved by Rockstar to be the true story of events then it could be counted as canonical, but that hasn't happened to any. Xenon (Admin) talk 16:39, 9 April 2007 (BST)

What us fan-fiction writers generally consider to be canon is something that doesn't contradict the storyline. As far as I can tell, I've never crossed that line aside from in GTA: TUS, where the age of Carl Johnson is a bit out of tune. Although, as well, a nuclear bomb being detonated in the U.S. is unlikely for GTA, GTA: Deliverance could possibly take place hundreds of years in the future. So, I understand your point, but canon really just means that it doesn't contradict the main plot. CJ 23:25, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

I can add one thing in requirement of canonical fan-fiction. It's "being natural". For example(I'm not attacking CJ's novel, just criticizing weakly), how can Tommy and Carl are meeting in Vice City, 1986? CJ was stayed in Los Santos 1987. And never refered 'second, third return' in GTA:SA. Although they knew each other, I think Tommy and Carl should be an old enemy. Because they keep the valance, maybe. Anyway, fan-fiction have to solve a covered events perfectly, I think. --Mr.Korean 11:55, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Massive vanity

Sorry, no offense to User:Carl "CJ" Johnson, but this seems like one big vanity page for his fanfics. Having not read them I can't comment, but is it really notable on a factual encyclopedia?... C-d-rom 17:51, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

I agree, though not to cause offense to Carl "CJ" Johnson. This wiki is mainly for covering actual events and aspects (vehicles, characters etc) of GTA games, so fan fiction doesn't really warrant its own article on here - although there is nothing wrong with mentioning/promoting your stories on your userpage or associated userpages. Again, no offense, but I seriously doubt that people would search a wiki about GTA for fan fiction. - Hardrock182 18:04, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
Totally agree, the wiki is for information on grand theft auto, not made up stuff. Now, I myself love to write a bit of fan fiction and love reading the ones about background characters and such but fan fiction should be uploaded to another site dedicated to fan fiction such as this: http://www.fanfiction.net/game/Grand_Theft_Auto/ --LuisFernandoLopez 18:17, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

I agree to an extent. However, I can see how fan fiction could be relevant. If there was more of it, and it came from more people, then an article like this would be good. However in its current state, it would be best in another namespace, either under a specific user (that personally maintained a list of fan fiction, like a personal project) or as a forum topic. Perhaps this article could be about fan fiction in general (or something more general, such as being in a Canon article), with one or two examples - then a less-official non-encyclopedic full list could be kept elsewhere (eg the Forum)? Gboyers talk 02:20, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Deletion

I vote yes. --DT-boy 09:32, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

I think we should keep the GTA Fan Fiction page on Grand Theft Wiki. I mean, sure, it's a page that includes the URLs of fan fictions that Carl "CJ" Johnson is promoting, but it is still a wiki page... which means (we all know) that we have the right to edit. I myself am a reader of fan fictions; they are fun to read and are like an HBO series for custom- made GTA episodes. I am saying now that we should all use the GTA Fan Fiction page to both write about what a GTA fan fiction is all about, and, post our own links to other GTA Fan Fictions. And after all, the fictions are GTA related... and isn't this website titled "Grand Theft Wiki"? So I really don't see the problem with the page. -Omega'sHand

I agree. Although these episodes are not official stories, we need to save, read, study, recommend, comment and another act with them. There will be something valuable to GTA History Researchers, Unofficial GTA Storyteller like Carl "CJ" Johnson & others, GTA Fans and etc.

p.s. Omega'sHand, not Carl "CJ" Johnson but Carl "CJ" Johnson & others. There're another authors in that page! --Mr.Korean 07:02, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Oops, forgot "and others" when writing. I'm just saying that leaving the GTA Fan Fiction page active on GTW would be good for two things. One; good for the pleasure of reading, writing, and promoting GTA Fan Fictions. And two; what if one of the people working at Rockstar Games (Dan Houser or another "hierarchy" at Rockstar Games) happens to get on GTW, read one or more of the fan fictions, and want to make one into a real sequel or prequel game to the GTA series? It would make the Fiction's creator big money for writing the thing in the first place and it would be a motivation for more people to write/read/promote the fictions. -Omega'sHand
I really agree and hope about second thing. I don't know if Rockstar will be read or use them. Privately, I think the elite (who superior in several fields) is underestimate the usual often. If Rockstar really want to make sequel/spin-off/other series, they need to open contest like a 'WORLDWIDE(we haven't to forget the fans of other countries!)' GTA Fan-Fiction contest. Of course, they need to be interest in other Fan-Fiction tellers from other countries. That's a impartial opportunity, isn't it? --Mr.Korean 03:29, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Really needs to be deleted

This page REALLY needs to be deleted. Let users create a fan fiction page in their OWN namespace (eg User:Carl "CJ" Johnson/Fan Fiction. This after all is a factual encyclopedia. Plus peoples names are plasterd all over this page, which is against GTW policy. Chimpso 03:36, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Is there any other way to take place Deletion?

I agree little about deletion of GTA Fan Fiction page, but it'll be valuable from another viewpoint. Someone who has good suggestion about this problem, say it.