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Hello, and welcome to Grand Theft Wiki! Your contributions are greatly appreciated, and I hope you intend to stay. Please do not hesitate to let me or any of the other staff members (Gboyers, Guild Knight and Eganio) know if you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, etc. We are here to help! In the meantime, have fun and happy editing. A-Dust 17:32, 14 August 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for your suggestion regarding an 'Official GTA Wiki Photographer'. Before we can make a decision on this, I'd like to see you prove the concept. Perhaps you could create a page for people to request screenshots. Also, I suggest you have a look at Category:Images Needed and provide images for those pages. If you can prove that the role of an official screenshotter is useful, then we will consider creating an official position for it. However, I'm sure you can understand that anyone can contribute to this wiki, and anyone can upload images - you don't have to be staff to be able to do that. Gboyers talk 00:38, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

I can see that you have added images to those pages (which is good), but so have thousands of other people [1] . What makes this worth a staff position? Staff are here to help other users, and be a first point of contact for anyone with a question or problem. There could be a screenshotter on staff if they regularly went to find images for other people, and had a system set up to do this. I'd want to see this working before making it staff. Also, you need to show your willingness to help (with various things), and your expertise with images (including Copyright templates).
Two other things - don't forget to sign your name on talk pages with ~~~~. Also, when you upload images, you need to leave the file extension on the end - eg "Image:Starfish Island.jpg" otherwise they won't work in some situations.
The alternative to a staff position is a photographer/screenshotter group, like Group:Games. This way a lot of users could get involved, and there would be an easy way for other users to ask the group for a screenshot of something. Gboyers talk 10:53, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

I'm still not convinced that you have to be staff to do that. I agree that it needs to be done, and I agree that there are people better at it than others, and I agree that we can make it official and recognise the people that do good work. However we don't add people onto staff just because they write good text, or are good with categories. On another note, please use the "Show preview" button instead of hitting save a hundred times on the same page - you end up clogging up the history and recent changes logs. Gboyers talk 17:21, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

I see your point, but remember that Staff is not a reward. It is the job of making sure this wiki runs smoothly. ANY user can edit pages and upload videos and fix things. Sometimes you need someone to have the authority to make a decision (eg in an argument) and sometimes you need additional tools (such as suspending users). We do keep the staff team small, simply to minimise the risk, and because we simply don't need more people with the administration tools. Remember that EVERYONE can moderate this site, everyone can fix pages, everyone can add content; and the Staff have a small number of additional tools for more serious problems. Also, I don't think qualifies as one of the most important sites on the Internet, and even if it is it isn't because of the number of staff. You seem to think Staff is a reward or something, rather than a job. Yes I understand that it is an honour, and partially for that reason I'm not going to give it to a newcomer to this site who doesn't know how it functions internally. You can do everything you suggest without being given adminsitrative privileges, which I'd like to see you continue to do. Gboyers talk 20:05, 27 August 2008 (UTC)


I have noticed you have been attempting to copyright images you upload to this wiki to yourself. We have determined that screenshots of GTA games are copyright to Rockstar, not to the screenshotter or uploader. Please just use the {{screenshot}} template when uploading screenshots, and do not add a contradicting copyright tag. Gboyers talk 00:52, 29 August 2008 (UTC)