User talk:ExtremoMania

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Welcome ExtremoMania

Hi , welcome to Grand Theft Wiki! I hope you like the place and decide to stay.

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-- gboyers talk 15:25, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Re: Can I Edit

In reply to Can I Edit

Hi Karl. Just to give you the background, I created the GTA Wikia back in 2007. In 2010, the community chose to move away from Wikia, because of a number of reasons. However, Wikia did not allow us to move, and decided to keep a copy of our wiki, copy all our content, and run it without any of the users or staff. They also kept the URL that we were using, so a lot of our visitors don't know we moved here, and Wikia refuses to let us tell them.

We do not hate the wiki, because we created it. We just dislike Wikia (the company) for how they have treated us. Almost all of the content on that wiki was created by us and our users. However now, we believe we have the better site.

Of course you may edit here - so long as you as being helpful and positive, there's nothing wrong with that. Just remember that our policy is slightly different, and we do do some things slightly differently. Also, please do not link back to Wikia. Good to see you here - gboyers talk 12:56, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

I've made some article edits here and they've been nice to me. And frankly I think grandtheftwiki is better than GTAWikia. Staff has a better command of the in-game facts, and because they have far fewer new editors coming in they're much better able to teach new editors how to be good editors. I think the difference in the wiki is most sharply illustrated by comparing grandtheftwiki's Vehicles in GTA V article to Wikia's "article". Jeff (talk this way) / (stalk this way) 00:45, 26 March 2012 (UTC)