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Quantcast seems to think you haven't really moved; shows grandtheftwiki as part of the Wikia Network, counting your data in their favor (and allowing them access to it?). --M.mendel 09:55, 5 December 2010 (UTC)


Why was wowwiki allowed to create a redirect from their old wikia page and gta wiki cannot? is it because the admins were banned and wikia hates us? Ezanrki 19:38, 17 December 2010 (UTC) is the original Wikia-run site. There are no links or redirects to, which is where the community moved to. So they're being treated the same as us. Feel free to add links to anywhere you like - including Wikia! Gboyers 19:45, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

gta.wikia still there and active

It still shows up first, with this being fourth when I searched. Daniel Christensen 20:38, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

Yep, nothing we can do about that. Wikia kept the "" domain, and they wont let us put any links or redirects to this new site. They are continuing to run their copy as if we never left. That site is still top of all the search engines, because of the work we did, and Wikia is taking all the credit for it. That site gets a lot more visits than this one, but more people edit this one, and the quality is a LOT higher. As you can imagine, we are not happy with Wikia at all. The best way you can help is to link to GTW from loads of other websites (especially Wikia and other GTA sites). Otherwise, it's going to be a long battle. Gboyers 00:15, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

Hey guys I put a warning in the main page [1] of I hope that a sysop don't revert it. Mgs 07:06, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Ads on GTW

"You will notice that we have not filled this site with adverts to pay for it", why can i actually see an ad box at the left of the page? --Livechatter 20:01, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

we have not filled this site with adverts can loosely be interpreted that there are no massive moving ad videos in the middle of the page. It does not mention explicitly that we don't have any ads at all.--spaceeinstein 20:09, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
ok, thanks for the quick anwser --Livechatter 20:28, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
Absolutely right - Wikia has up to 10 adverts per page, video adverts in the middle of the content area, and dozens of huge links to other wikia sites. That is one of the reasons we left. On here, we just have one little one out of the way at the side, which I hope doesn't annoy anyone. Gboyers 01:06, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
no,a little one doesn't annoy me, but i really hate pop-ups with video adverts. --Livechatter 18:03, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Donation link in the sidebar?

"To help keep Grand Theft Wiki running, you can donate using the link in the sidebar." Where is the link in the sidebar? I can't see it.--MrLanceVanceDance 07:31, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

I think that due to lack of donations, that link was replaced by the advertisement, and this page just hasn't been updated. Thanks for ponting that out! JFletcherTalk (formerly User:Biggest gta fan ever) 09:26, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Update this page

"As we have moved away from Wikia, we now have to pay for our own server. You will notice that we have not filled this site with adverts to pay for it. There is only a single advert in the sidebar, which doesn't distract from content."

Grand Theft Wiki now has two adboxes, one at the bottom of the screen, and one adbox on the left hand side. Can somebody please update the page to include those changes?--MrLanceVanceDance (talk) 09:4

Problems with the gta.wikia page

Does the gta.wikia affect this wiki due to the fact that when I search gta wiki on google it leeds to gta.wikia even if I search for articles,so does it affect and explain how does it affect itNameless assasin (talk) 21:41, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

The problem is that Wikia is a gets a lot of traffic, and a lot of people link to Wikia, so Google assumes that it is one of the best sites for everything and ranks it highly. Here in Australia, even searching for "Grand Theft Wiki" shows Wikia's site as the top result. The best thing that we can do to improve our ranking is to get a lot of people to link to GTW, such as in their signature on forum sites, on any social media sites, etc. EDIT: Reading your question again, you're asking how it affects us rather than why it's like that. It just means that a lot of people still go to the Wikia site, because they don't even know that we exist. Even returning users don't realise that we moved, because the new staff of that wiki covered it up. That's why it's important to spread the word about GTW, by linking to us wherever you can (not spam though, legitimate links, such as forum signatures) and telling your friends about us! JFletcherTalk (formerly User:Biggest gta fan ever) 02:03, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
In our (GTA Wikia's current staff) defense, we went back on our decision to help Wikia cover up the move and did as much as we could to clear the air instead. The problem is that we couldn't really do anything besides restore the discussion pages you guys had about the decision to move and create a page with a neutrally-worded synopsis of the issue. But that's about all we can do - if we got more lenient Wikia would very likely step in and demote the current staff, and possibly replace us with someone who would help cover things up and set things back to the way they were just after the split. Jeff (talk this way) / (stalk this way) 00:08, 20 January 2012 (UTC)