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Gameids Template

Hi Gerard, just pointing out that your recent edits to Template:Gameids (which you actually moved to Template:id), have actually broken a number of templates. The purpose of that template used to be to convert the Game ID (such as IV) to the full game name with a link (such as Grand Theft Auto IV). After the recent edits, the functionality has now been reversed to convert any input to the game ID, and a lot of templates, such as infoboxes, relied on the old functionality. For example, see the Yakuza article - {{infobox gang}} used to convert game IDs to game names, but now it's the actual IDs that are listed on the page. Seeing as the template being utilised by these infoboxes is actually now just a redirect to the new template, should we simply recreate the old template at the old title? Or is the plan to update all of the infoboxes to stop using it and use something else instead (such as {{long}}, and the infobox itself would have to produce the link)? JFletcherTalk (formerly User:Biggest gta fan ever) 04:30, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Yep, that's all clear - The semantic stuff is really starting to shape together! I'll start to help out with updating all of the pages in the near future. JFletcherTalk (formerly User:Biggest gta fan ever) 11:30, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Common typo

Hey Gboyers, I've seen many errors in the use of the word "it's".

This site shows the way it should be used:

It's is a contraction for it is or it has.

Its is a possessive pronoun meaning, more or less, of it or belonging to it.

I've been correcting pages, but it's very common. Users that may not know the use of it may think I'm vandalising the wiki.

The mistake is so common; do you think it's best to just leave them, or correct it? I don't want to start any trouble, or have others reverting my edits.

Please tell me what you think is best.

Thanks, --Original Light (talk) 18:00, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for clearing that up. Time to go searching! --Original Light (talk) 23:12, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

{{gameselect}} in {{Infobox vehicle}}

I just want to mention that not every article uses specific perimeters required for {{gameselect}} in {{Infobox vehicle}}. As a result an unknown number of articles will have the "Appearance(s)" field blanked if exact strings of text are not entered. Could the #ifexist syntax be reinstated or a notification on articles with this error be included? I'm not sure if I can work out the code at this time. - ZS (talk|edits) 19:37, 6 August 2012 (UTC)


Hey, thanks for checking up on me. Yeah, I've been kinda busy lately what with my preparations for university and the fact that I'm currently on vacation out of the country. Since I devote a lot of my free time to my social life, writing, music, and a few other stuff, I guess I haven't been particularly active. Also the fact that I'm an administrator on a fanon wiki means I have to divide my online time well, and it happens that there doesn't seem to be a whole lot I can find to contribute here, whereas I always have something new to write there. Of course, if I'm needed for administrative reasons here at any time, I always check in provided I receive an email notification. Still, I think this wiki has enough admins to deal with any issues that may come up, and even then, the community here is in a lot better condition than the other one I'm administrating (non-canon respecting fanfiction writers with the spelling ability of first graders, ugh), so if you think I'm not needed, you can remove me from the administrators group. I just come over here occasionally when I think of something to add to an article, and that's not very frequent anymore as I don't really play GTA now, and most of my association with it now is ideas for future GTA stories. Anyway, thanks again for checking in and let me know what your decision is. Silver Infernus talk 05:00, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Re: Mandatory image use for {{Infobox vehicle}}

I'm not particularly fond of having this infobox require an image link, as there are special cases where a vehicle article encompass vastly different iterations of vehicles that use the same name; the original infobox code was tailored to make available the option of not having a lead image, leaving galleries and thumbnails outside the infobox to provide illustrations instead.

By making images mandatory in the infobox, people are being forced to choose only one rendition; but it's come to the point when a recurring vehicle may have a relatively rich history in the series that it's not satisfactory enough to sum up its existence in just one image. I'm sure you're heard me mentioned about this before, but bias favoring specific games or generations isn't acceptable. - ZS (talk|edits) 12:43, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

You got me at a gallery template that supports all images in the lead (i.e. in a photo album-like UI). This is the best compromise available. Sure, there are issues with inconsistent image dimensions, but it can work. - ZS (talk|edits) 02:23, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Naming conventions

Hi. I'm a bit confused right now. You have renamed a few images recently, (Example), stating "naming conventions" as the reason. However, our naming convention has, for as long as I've been here, been [subject]-[game]-[additional info] ("Infernus-GTAV-prerelease-front"), the ones you moved were changed to [game]-[subject] ("GTAV-Infernus"). It was a number of images too, so I'm just wondering if this is a change you are planning to make or if it was simply a mistake. :P

All the best Andreaz1 (talk|edits) 16:23, 24 August 2012 (UTC)


Nrg badges.png

Hi gboyers i am new to this wiki as before i was contributing to the i am a PC Gamer and i visit the daily, i wanted ask if i can upload badges for each Car/Bike (if it contains in the game files)like the one above. im expecting a kind reply Thanks in advance --02:10, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Your reply is very much appreciated and i got the point plus i found another company in GTA V's Trailer but it's a garbage company so i was wondering if i could make a seperate page for this. the official (fan made logo) can be found here. --Faizanali (talk|edits)


Sorry for continuous reply's but i had to ask : 1. Do you still visit gta.wikia? 2. Are there limitations on this wiki? (Like page limitations) 3. Are you looking forward to GTA V? These were the questions now for requests. Please can you add the "See Also" option at the bottom of the page like every wikia has. Kindly reply to all the statements above Thanks. --Faizanali (talk|edits) 03:17, 8 September 2012 (UTC)


You sir deserve a medal Thanks it was nice talking to you i always wanted to talk to you since i heard the staff moved to grandtheftwiki one last question when i searched for the AA-12 gun there was no page not even the redirect page to Automatic Shotgun and when i tried to create one i saw that the page was deleted by the User:A-Dust this is why i asked you the question of if there were any limitations and i think you are doing your job well because ive seen unwanted pages all over the gta.wikia Thanks you are amazing. --Faizanali (talk|edits) 03:30, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Trusted User Status

Hi Gboyers, what happened to the trusted users group? I was filtering the search returned 0 results. Have I missed some rearrangements? Thanks--Montario (talk|edits) 17:59, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Mission location

Hello, I have a question What should I put as the location of a mission? Some mission articles have as location the place where you trigger the mission, but other articles have the place where the mission takes place instead, this confused me TheReaperHoldsOurHearts (talk|edits) 22:53, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Sounds like a good idea. I'm going to replay TLAD and TBOGT soon, so maybe I can help with this. TheReaperHoldsOurHearts (talk|edits) 23:43, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
So, are we going forward with this? :D TheReaperHoldsOurHearts (talk|edits) 20:58, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Admin rights

Hello, I just noticed that all of my administrator rights seem to have vanished although the visuals such as the badge remain. I can't tell for how it has been like this but I can only imagine something went wrong when you restored our usergroups?

Thank you Andreaz1 (talk|edits) 19:18, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

"Group Change" Email

Hello, Gboyers.

I don't check my mail often, but, as I checked it today, I received this notification Email twelve days ago. It says:

"Hello Originalusername.

This is to inform you that your group memberships on Grand Theft Wiki were changed by Gboyers at 18:20, 8 September 2012.

Added: trusted Removed:

With regards,

Grand Theft Wiki"

I checked my groups in the preferences page. Not there. I also checked the group's user list. Not there either. Was a mistake been made, or a glitch in the system, etc.? Originalusername (talk|edits) 20:46, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for clearing that up! Regards. Originalusername (talk|edits) 21:42, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Community Event

Hello Gboyers I know I have not been active lately but I had an idea about GTW hosting some kind of Community Event or in other words just invite the community to multiplayer matches for GTA IV. Let me know what you think.Gtajesus (talk|edits) 18:50, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Community Page has been created. Also what would be the deadlines for signups? Gtajesus (talk|edits) 23:22, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Category bar

What is it with the category bar unnecessarily inflated by "xx > yy > zz" links that occasionally repeat itself? These things occasionally overshadow the articles themselves and have become a bit of a distraction for both the readers and editors. - ZS (talk|edits) 19:12, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Wiki is running slow?

Hi, it's possible that this is a problem on my end as no one else seems to have reacted on it, but for the last week or 10 days, the Wiki has been running extremely slowly for me. Pages will hardly ever finish loading and if they do, the visuals will fail somehow in 90% of the cases, mostly looking like this but a few times it has been a bit worse than that and looked like this. It's been making it almost impossible for me to even look at the list of Recent changes. This evening though it seems to have improved a bit but maybe there is less stress on the server at this time of the week or something? Or do you think it's a problem on my end? Thanks Andreaz1 (talk|edits) 00:10, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Of course, I understand. Thank you for your response. :) Andreaz1 (talk|edits) 20:43, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Heh, no I won't. I tend to doubt myself and think I'm wrong, especially so in this case as no one else seemed to be having any problems. I won't do that from now on. Everything is back to working just as well as it did before. Andreaz1 (talk|edits) 21:08, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

"Junk" user registrations

I've been noticing a instances of user registrations with completely nonsensical usernames occurring every once in a while (i.e. October 29). What do you make of it? - ZS (talk|edits) 15:19, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Good to know that you're keeping a eye on that. Thanks for the response. - ZS (talk|edits) 16:25, 30 October 2012 (UTC)


I created the page Sunqueen a few days ago. And I saw a similar page named Sunqueer. I watched the Introduction video for GTA SA on Youtube and found out that the correct spelling is Sunqueen. Watch the video and tell me what you think is the correct one. Delete the page with incorrect spelling. Thanks. Angelobrylle24 17:56, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

GI images

I'm not sure if it's a good time to post those picture so soon after the preview's release, especially with those watermarks in view. If GTAForums is so concerned about preventing people from posting any GI material, we may want to do the same for now if we want to stay out of trouble. - ZS (talk|edits) 22:54, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Fine. But if the relevant parties do request to remove them, we'll need to comply. Otherwise, we can assume they either don't mind or didn't notice. - ZS (talk|edits) 23:09, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

2D/3D/HD universes

What do you think about recategorising games into 2D, 3D, and HD universes? Like in Wikipedia, because GTA V is in the same universe as GTA IV. Angelobrylle24 16:16, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Grand Theft Auto (GBA) Release Date

Is Grand Theft Auto Advance released on the same day as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, or is it released one day before the North American PS2 version of San Andreas? :-) Angelobrylle24 (talk|edits) 17:53, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Okay. Another one not about the release date but still related to Advance. I noticed there aren't any pages for cheats in GTA Advance, are there any cheats in that game? Angelobrylle24 (talk|edits) 18:10, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
I would, it's now on my To-Do List. Angelobrylle24 (talk|edits) 18:19, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

How to check the contributions numerically?

Is there any way i can get to know my Contributions in Numbers? --Faizanali (talk|edits) 15:51, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

RE:How to check the contributions numerically?

Thanks for the informative post, Naw i was just wondering how much Contributions I've done since my account was created. --Faizanali (talk|edits) 21:09, 17 November 2012 (UTC) One more thing, Am i doing the right thing to post the websites as images? Because at the time when GTA IV was released on Consoles and not on PC BOY i couldn't resist, How much of a clusterf*ck could R* do? I also wanted to see and experience that feel of searching those websites INGAME, But at that time no one had posted images of websites :( To me i think im doing a good thing. --Faizanali (talk|edits) 21:14, 17 November 2012 (UTC)