Welcome Nameless assasin
Hi mr grand theft, welcome to Grand Theft Wiki! I hope you like the place and decide to stay.
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GTA V Gripes
In response to this question, there is not much point having a whole new gripes section for a game that's not out yet. We still have the GTA V Wishlist if you have any suggestions. If there's something you don't like about GTA V already (such as the location), you can still mention it on the wishlist. gboyers talk 14:45, 14 January 2012 (UTC)
- In reply to Community Pages
There's no rule saying members can't create community pages, but I can advise you on whether it would be suitable. What did you have in mind?
Also a quick note. When you leave a message for someone on their talk page, use the "Add Message" button at the top so you can add a title; and end your message with
~~~~ which automatically signs your signature and the date. gboyers talk 19:10, 15 January 2012 (UTC)
Could you explain what you mean? Your account (User:Nameless assasin) is not blocked, and has never been blocked on this site. Nothing should stop you from editing with that account. What problem were you having - did it show up any message? Are you sure it was this site causing the problem, not a different site? gboyers talk 18:57, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
- I am pretty comfused due to the fact that i could still edit,but it was stated on top of the editing page that my username or ip address has been blocked by gboyers reasons:spaming there were other things but that was all i remembered it must have been an error sorry about that.
That's interesting. If it happens again, could you take a screenshot and upload it here? I think it might be showing you a cached/saved copy of the page as viewed by a banned user, but that shouldn't happen. Thanks for letting me know - gboyers talk 01:03, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
Yes I will thanks for the adviceNameless assasin (talk) 20:16, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
Could I suggest you have a look at Help:Editing to see how code works here (or Help:Basics for a quick guide)? You'll probably learn a lot about how to make links and stuff. Also, I answered your question (not sure if you're watching that page for replies). gboyers talk 17:16, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
- Thanks for the advice and the reasons why i cant watch the page is because i am using a mobile phone and it is rather slow and for some reason when i click on watch page it does not watch but anyway thank you.Nameless assasin (talk) 17:29, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
Ah fair enough. You can always go to Special:Watchlist to manually add pages to your watchlist if you're interested. I've just updated the Help:Editing page to make it more up-to-date and friendly. gboyers talk 17:52, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
There's more to running a site like this than just filling out an online form (like you would for a Wikia wiki). This wiki is a proper full website that I run myself - I configure the software on our server and update and maintain it. There are dozens of advantages of doing it this way - mostly that we have total control over this site, what it looks like, how it works, who can do what etc. But that requires a high level of technical expertise in server management, a decent working knowledge of PHP and advanced MW config skills. On top of all that, running a wiki itself isn't as simple as making a few edits and hoping other people come along and do the hard work - managing the community here takes up a huge amount of time. I had to make decisions in 2006 when the wiki was tiny that still affect how we run now - such as not letting guests edit, the staff promotion procedures and the Article Titles in Title Case policy. I'm not saying this wiki is perfect, but it's taken a huge amount of effort from me, my staff and the community to get it where it is. I wouldn't want you to think that you could easily spend half a day setting up your own site and expect it to become an instant success. That's why Wikia is really useful for people to run small-to-medium-sized wikis with very little effort, because it can be up and running instantly and will automatically get a lot of traffic. If you want to bash together a wiki and gain some experience, that would be the best way. gboyers talk 17:08, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
- In reply to age
I fixed it for you, what you needed to do was to add
|13 to the end of the userbox code. A quick tip for you if you're not sure how something works, take a look at how someone else made it work on another page, and basically try and do the same thing on your own page, remember to use the preview button. That's how I have learned a lot of the things I know. :) There is also great help on the Help pages. That could be quicker than waiting for me to reply but of course you can always ask me if there is anything you are wondering. I'm glad to be of help. Andreaz1 (talk) 17:28, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
Re: Recent edits
- In reply to Recent edits
When you edit a page, take a look at the bottom of the page, just above the "Save page" button. There is a field that says "Summary". In there you can write a few words about what it was you did to the page, "fixing spelling" for example. You don't have to, but it makes it easier for other people to look at the history of that page and quickly see what happened and when it happened. Andreaz1 (talk) 17:11, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
- In reply to skin
I've changed your skin back to the default (Vector). Not sure how that got changed, and no other users have WPTouch set as their skin. Let me know if the problems continue. gboyers talk 22:41, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
Well spotted - there was a change I'd made that had overwritten the requirements for autoconfirmed. They have now been fixed, and you're showing as autoconfirmed again. Thanks - gboyers talk 16:14, 28 March 2012 (UTC)