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Just wanted to give you a belated welcome to the Grand Theft Auto wiki and thanks for all the help. The articles look great --Thai420Talk to me! 01:53, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

It's pretty much just us around here, every couple of days somebody might stop by and edit and article or two but thats about it. --Thai420Talk to me! 03:01, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Images

Hey A-Dust. I see you have a list of images you've uploaded. If you want to include a link to the image, without it actually showing, use the following code:

[[:Image:Gta.png]]

This will create: Image:Gta.png
Cheers, Manticore 01:21, 18 February 2007 (UTC)


Hi. I just wanted to pop in and say I'm sorry for messing a few articles up recently...I'll abide by the rules in the future. --Synthetic Socks 23:13, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

My apology just in case...

I would like to apologize, if any, for my edits to those unsourced information that were added by this user just in case. I'm a stickler for better organization, grammar, and spelling so I'm simply doing a service for others, even in this case. ;D --Legion 02:02, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Houston, we have a problem....

Those vandalized articles you mentioned at Thai420's user talk page... I categorized them as candidate for deletion. Now another user with IP, though different from that of vandal but I don't know if this is same guy or not... *shrugs*, came and undone those action I took. I had to revert them. Now this user undone it again. I already left him/her a message asking him to refrain from blanking them out.... :/ --Legion 13:58, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Administrators

Thanks for the heads up, I've been really busy lately and haven't had much of a chance to get on here. I've decided to make you and Chief of Staff sysop so you have administrators options. I hope this helps if theres anything else you need feel free to e-mail me Thai420Talk to me! 18:59, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

hi, I made this logo , no idea if you like it, but I thought it would work well to replace your current wiki logo Wiki.png. anyway, cheers! -- Olipro 14:32, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
I have to say, I like the new logo better than the old one. But don't you think you should add a GTA IV screenshot to have every GTA 3D title covered? And it appears that this Wiki is all about San Andreas with the SA font. I think you should use another one but I don't know what the others think. And just one thing: The woman in the lower left-hand corner isn't that important to include it on a logo for a video game where much more important characters are in (add Tommy, Toni, Vic or Niko e.g.) Zaibatsu 16:19, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

GTW Merge

Hi There, Wanted to let you know that Grand Theft Wiki is merging with gta.wikia.com. Your admin privilege will not change, although you may want to get more involved now that there is a larger community. Read more Here angies<staff /> (talk) 18:48, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Cleanup of Merged Articles

Hey - thanks for helping out at this critical point of the merge of the two wikis. I'd just like to point out that merging the content of the two pages is preferable to just deleting the one at Project:Merge. If we slap the two pages together then get rid of the duplicate then we can strip it down into a single good article slowly. Not complaining, just asking you to make sure you dont get rid of anything we might want to keep. Thanks again - Gboyers (?) 00:24, 24 December 2007 (UTC) (previously User:Xenon)


Thank you

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User:A-Dust

Distinguished Service Medal
for long-term additions of top-quality content

I thought I'd say thanks for all your help on GTW, you're silently adding a lot of great content all the time and not expecting anything in return. I present you with the Distinguished Service Medal for all your work. Long may it continue - Gboyers (?) 02:54, 28 January 2008 (UTC)


¿GTA Revolution + GTA Wikis?

Thanks for contact with us. We have apologised for have been late so much in answering your request. We are interested in the affiliation, but before we want to know how you want to do it and what you are looking from us.

If you find more useful, you can contact with me by my personal mail, cubanvercetti@gmail.com . We are ready to attend to any proposition.

Sincerely, --_CuBaN_VeRcEttI_ 20:02, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

I'd like to hear what GTA Revolution can offer GTW that we don't already have. We have a massive databank of information and images, and most GTA screenshots fall under Rockstar's copyright rather than the person who took it. We already have every logo and boxart that we need. GTAR doesn't have any information/lists up about GTA IV yet, and I don't see anything to do with the other games that we don't already have, and the language barrier would make content sharing difficult.
I'm not saying no, I'm just asking how we would benefit. I am very much open to the idea of affiliation - our relationship with The GTA Place was instrumental in getting GTW off the ground, and the pre-merge relationship between Grand Theft Wiki and the old en.gta.wikia.com was equally useful. What can GTARevolution bring to the table? Gboyers (?) 23:35, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

If it's just a collection of screenshots, we may as well take them ourselves. We have dozens of active members who own each GTA game, and I expect a large number will own GTA IV very shortly. Normal screenshots are free to re-use anyway, as they fall under Rockstar's copyright (not the person who took the screenshot). Other sites can re-use our screenshots the same as we can re-use theirs, without the need for a partnership. Special artistic screenshots or ones showing copyrighted things will require permission. Only if we have a massive shortage of images, then we can look for a partnership like this, I simply don't think we would benefit from it at all.
One good thing to do would be to make a category and template for pages without images, then we can start actively finding images and taking screenshots to fill the void. Gboyers (?) 12:34, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

I'm not saying not ever, I just haven't seen a good reason to affiliate yet. Images is pointless because we can share them anyway (our licence lets them use our images and text so long as they say where it came from). It would perhaps be more useful for ES: to have an affiliation with a Spanish site. Walkthroughs and lists are more what we would be wanting to obtain from other sites. You're our 2nd heaviest-contributing member, what do you think? Gboyers (?) 14:18, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Profile tools

Hullo! You may be interested in the discussion on Grand Theft Wiki talk:Community Portal#Profile_tools. :) Kirkburn (talk) 19:44, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

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I was redirecting this non GTA Article to my userpage Chip2007 12:05PM 24th April 2008

Username Merge

Hey. At last they got round to merging your GTW user account (User:GTW-A-Dust) into this one, which means you now show up as having more edits than me ... You can merge your old user page with your real one, then we can redirect your old pages to your real ones. Use the button on your main page (User:A-Dust) to switch between whether to show your Wiki profile or Social profile. Hope that helps, and thanks again for alllllll your help - Gboyers (?) 22:57, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Hello and question

Hi, A-Dust. I've been editing here for a small while, and have noticed and admired your contributions. I would like to ask you a question, if I may: how were the Stationary Vehicles determined in the Doherty article? I am trying to expand the Calton Heights article (a current pet project), and was wondering what constitutes a stationary vehicle, since the vehicle types seem to change in every spawn point. Are there some that never vary, and if so, how do I find out which ones without periodically checking every spawn point? EganioTalk 09:53, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the congrats! Let's hope I keep up my (hopefully) good work so I can move from probationary to full sysop! Anyway, thanks very much for the suggestions...I will check them out. Along those lines, I think I found an Elegy in Calton Heights that always seems to spawn as such, but I will verify with the sites you suggested. Thanks again, and happy editing! :-) EganioTalk 22:57, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Link

Heya, how you doing? Not that you need any help, but User:Gboyers/Tasks has a lot of useful links to speed up cleanup work. Hope its useful to you - Gboyers (?) 17:47, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Hi

Hi, A-Dust! Your work and dedication are inspiring! I think you might have some good perspectives, and I would like to have a way to converse with you easily; Do you ever use our IRC channel or the chat widget? --GuildKnightTalk2me 22:25, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Alphabetizing for Category pages

Thanks for fixing that... I'll remember that for future reference. --GuildKnightTalk2me 01:59, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Mission Footer Template

By the way, dear, will you look at Template:Mission Footer for me; I can't figure out why it's got the white square... Thanks bunches! --GuildKnightTalk2me 03:02, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

I've had a look at the template, but can't find out why the white box is on the template. I shall leave a message on Gboyers discussion page, as he'd probably have a better idea of how to fix it. A-Dust 10:28, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
There's no white square for me, it shows up fine in Firefox and IE7. Make sure you purged the template and the page its on, and hard refresh your browser. Perhaps take a screenshot to outline what you mean, cos there is a small gap on the right where the width isn't quite 100%. Gboyers talk 12:28, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
The white box is appearing on the left hand side of the template (where it says Prev: None). It may only appear on certain browsers, but I can't get it to appear as it should do. A-Dust 13:01, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
After some experimentation, I figured out that it's not there when I sign out... I remember a similar situation on UESP, and I think they needed to purge the page. Now, if I could just remember how to purge the bloody page, I could see if that fixes it! --GuildKnightTalk2me 23:51, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Here's a screenshot showing what's wrong.

Should be fixed now. You were using a second table with class "hiddentable" (for no apparent reason) which has a white background. I just removed the second table, to make the left identical to the right. Hard refresh (Ctrl+F5) to see the changes - Gboyers talk 00:30, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
Merci beaucoup. :) --GuildKnightTalk2me 01:23, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Changes Reverted

Hey, I was wondering why you reverted the changes I made to several of the character pages? Each of these pages included information about the character that was not available until later in the storyline and many of them were spoilers. These pages contained no spoiler tags of any kind, so I added them. I feel that it was unfair to remove these tags, especially since I came across story plotlines that I have not yet reached in game. --Gebsy 20:12, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

De-categorization

Hi, A-Dust. May I ask why you removed the categorizations I had recently added to articles such as Zombotech Corporation? I am a little confused with how we are categorizing such things anyway, but as I understand from what is listed at the top of Category:Locations, things like this should be subsumed into Category:Locations in GTA San Andreas. Do you have a different understanding? If so, please enlighten me!  :-) EganioTalk 20:55, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Hmmm, OK, I see your point, but it says clearly at the top of Category:Locations that, "All places of interest (buildings, companies, checkpoints) should go in the games category (eg Category:Locations in GTA San Andreas)." This is why I am confused...how were these things decided upon, by whom, and is it possible to discuss them for more clarity? As it stands, it seems like numerous interpretations are possible. EganioTalk 21:03, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Could we then make a new category called "Businesses in San Fierro" and put it to categories San Fierro and Businesses? AND could we use only one user page to discussions. --Tsukaji 21:05, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Let's discuss this here, shall we? :-) EganioTalk 21:07, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Request

Hi, A-Dust. Would you do me a huge favor and look over Dam and Blast? I'd like to make sure it's in-line with the agreed-upon mission article format. Lemme know what you think. Thanks in advance!  :-) EganioTalk 21:54, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Merci beaucoup, mon ami! EganioTalk 22:25, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Hey, could you do me another favor and look at my sandbox? I am trying to make a detailed walkthrough to attach to the main mission page for Key to Her Heart. Tell me what you think. Thanks! :-) EganioTalk 20:48, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

LOL, I didn't know the gimp had a name! Thanks for looking that over. The Brief part I agree might be overkill. :-D EganioTalk 21:03, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Liberty City categories/articles

Heya. No, I can't see anything wrong per se. My only advice would be maybe trying to categorize by game instead of by city, then game, e.g. creating Category:Subway Stations in GTA IV, which would then fall under Category:Subway Stations and Category:GTA IV. Things that are common to more than one game will then just have multiple categorizations. What do you think? EganioTalk 21:12, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

When you specify which game, simply say "in GTA IV", rather than "(IV)". So Category:Bridges in Liberty City (IV) should be Category:Bridges in Liberty City in GTA IV. This is consistent with all our page namings (Liberty City in GTA IV not Liberty City (IV)). However, since this is a bit long, we could instead use Category:Bridges in GTA IV. The bot is going to do some category renaming over the next few days, so don't worry if things don't match up straightaway. Gboyers talk 23:10, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Opinion

Hiya, A-Dust. Would you take a glance at my sandbox when you get a chance? Gboyers and I were discussing how to manipulate and organize the Mulholland Intersection article. Tell me what you think. EganioTalk 22:33, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Re:Sandbox

LOL, I made the news story up myself! I agree about the Transport Authority...it's a bit of a stretch. Thanks for your opinion...I'll look into a more "legitimate" news source! :-D EganioTalk 00:22, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Wiki Language

What speaks against American English? Zaibatsu 15:03, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Sorry... but, still without an answer... Zaibatsu 17:47, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi

Hello, A-Dust. Thanks for correcting any mistakes I do when editing a page, my grammar ain't top class so you'll expect a lot of mistakes there. Also I need someone to assist me in creating pages for the Vice City Stories missions. After that I'll move on and do it with San Andreas. :) --GTA 4 PC 16:17, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Hi, A-Dust. Wanted to wish you a happy birthday! Go out and have several beers, drinks (or whatever your poison) for me!  :-D EganioTalk 00:03, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Happy birthday! Hope you have a great one! --GuildKnightTalk2me 02:04, 29 June 2008 (UTC)
And from me too! GTW is nearly 2 now, and wouldn't be where it is now if it wasn't for you. Have a good time, you deserve one. Gboyers talk 03:26, 29 June 2008 (UTC)
A fourth happy birthday, have a nice day! GTA 4 PC 09:59, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Hey thanks for renaming my image from Gallery23 to Grotti logo... I didn't know how to do it!

Grotti

Hey, just wondering why the change of the Grotti page? Thanks

Taxi Firms/Companies

If you want to follow this up or not, it is up to you but it's just a suggestion: Merge the pages taxi companies and taxi firms? Just to clean it up a bit?

MoNK 15:00, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

No worries, looks good thanks

MoNK 15:07, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

GTA: CR article

Hey A-Dust, thanks for fixing the images! I am still pretty confused why did I call petrol tanker a flour transporter! Thanks for the new layout as well.

Just a quick question - how do I make a redirect page??? For example I want a user to type in "gta cr" and be transferred toGrand_Theft_Auto:_Criminal_Russia article??? Thanks Lioshenka 19:34, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

GTA Canon

Hi, you seem to know alot about GTA so I thought you were the best person to ask... I know Vice City Stories, GTA III and everything in between is all interlinked but what I want to know is are GTA1, 2 and GTA London (both editions) connected?? Thanks MoNK 21:53, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Hello again, I see on the Protagonist page that the protagonists are the same in London 1961 and 1969. Not sure if that means they are canon or anything...
P.S. I wasn't very clear with the original post, I know that they are in a different 'game universe' to GTA III Era games, I was wondering if they are connected to each other.
P.S. That wasn't meant to sound rude if it does sound rude at all! MoNK 19:26, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Karen/Michelle

Hi. I've had to protect Karen and Michelle Stone for 1 month because of the "edit war" that has been going on. Looking at the history of the Karen article, you (correctly) reverted KalypsoSig's massive spoiler warning three times. However, you did not provide an explanation in the edit summary, talk page or on his user talk page. KalypsoSig obviously did not understand why you undid his edits, and this should have been explained to him. Yes, he did have the plot spoiled by the content of the Michelle page, but that has been prevented from happening again by separating the two pages. In future, if anyone un-does an admins edits, or the 3-Revert Rule is broken, then at the very least talk to the user. This is partially why edit summaries are so important. You were definitely right to revert, but it just needs explaining to stop people un-doing your edits, thats all. Gboyers talk 03:57, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Your opinion please...

Hi, A-Dust. The discussion regarding the Karen and Michelle Stone articles, and the spolier issue therewith, has resumed. Would you stop by and add your opinion when you get a chance? I'd greatly appreciate it. So far, it seems like we've got opposing opinions going on in there, and I was hoping other admin perspectives might help. Besides, you were a part of the discussion earlier, so I think your perspective would help us out quite a bit. Thanks! :-) EganioTalk 09:06, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks

Hey, thanks for adding the bold writing and/or categories to some of my articles. I keep forgetting one if not the other! Thanks again MoNK 14:45, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Need Help?

I've noticed you're fixing up the car manufacturer thing User:Tommy Vance put.

There's quite a large list of vehicles, so I was wondering if you need any help? --NotYouHaha! 21:49, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Never mind, I don't have anymore time to help you. I can't help you for the rest of today. I'll be able to help tomorrow.--NotYouHaha! 22:01, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

LMP

Hi, just wanted to say something small. I see your having Light My Pyre in your watchlist (or whatever you use to look after certain pages). As you can see I'm doing the same task as you were not so long ago, here I'm busy creating pages for every Vice City Stories, and I'm referring to your work with LCS and it's missions. So I would appreciate if you could look after my spelling and etc.. since I'm weak when it comes to wording also just to let you know, I use American-English in my text's. --GTA 4 PC 21:28, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Hello

thanks im gonna be on here lots so if theres anything to be done give me a shout.Andrew22k 19:49, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Character Templates

Hi, A-Dust. Here's a little trick Gboyers taught me for making sure the character templates always float to the bottom of the page: add the code <br clear="both"> to the line between the text and the {{character template}} line, and this will force a break between the text/image and the template so they're not running into each other. Check out my recent edit on the Eddie Pulaski article for example. Just an FYI, as I have noticed you working a lot with characters. :-) EganioTalk 20:55, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Thank You

Thanks, I never noticed the walkthrough sections.

Thank You

Thanks, I never noticed the walkthrough sections.

How does someone take a picture of their PSP like this one?

http://images.wikia.com/gtawiki/images//a/a9/Roastpekingduck.jpg

o lol

lol when i saw new messages i thought that i was banned for bad editing or something. thank you Olympics 17:35, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Walkthroughs

Just a comment on something you said on Grand Theft Wiki talk:Featured content. You said that all mission walkthroughs should be moved to missionname/walkthough, but this is incorrect. A small-to-medium sized walkthrough is fine for the mission page, like on It's Your Call. Most of the time, that is all that needs to go onto a mission page. But if there is more than one walkthrough, or a really long one, then it is better to put them on sub-pages rather than have a massive mission page. I hope that's a bit clearer. Gboyers talk 15:55, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Streetwannabes

hi sorry to bother you but in some articles where the Shark gang is mentioned they are instead referred to as "streetwannabes." are they supposed to be that way? Olympics 02:43, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Links within Script

Hi, A-Dust. I noticed you added the links I removed from the script on the mission Cam-Pain. I thought having links within the script looks a little messy and detracts from the in-universe perspective, but you seem to disagree. Has there been a discussion regarding this matter? Personally, I think links should be used only in text that has been created by a GTW editor to describe something pertaining to a GTA game, but not in actual game dialogue or in-game text. Thoughts? EganioTalk 16:59, 8 September 2008 (UTC)