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Badges

Can you enable badges here? And if you think so, might I propose a vote for the purpose? Altaïr Skywalker 47 (talk) 05:17, August 10, 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, there will _never_ be badges on this wiki, all they do is encourage people to make useless spammy edits, add copyright-violating pictures, and stupid unnecessary categories. Jeff (talk|stalk) 05:32, August 10, 2013 (UTC)

GTA Wiki News

Hey Jeff.

Could you please check my new blog post?

Mikey Klebbitz (talk) 11:16, August 10, 2013 (UTC)

Url

Hi Jeff I am an administrator of the Norwegian version of the GTA Wiki, and I was wondering if you could change the url to the Norwegian GTA wiki on your frontpage. When I click on it, it only shows this site http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?c:no.gta. The real url is this http://no.gta.wikia.com/wiki/Hovedside. I would really appreciate it if you could find the time to do it. Cazanna (talk) 16:06, August 12, 2013 (UTC)

Done. Jeff (talk|stalk) 21:33, August 12, 2013 (UTC)

Report

Hi Jeff I've got a report about this user, he\she is deleting warning messages from other users. see this. Kingrhem (TalkEdits) 22:17, August 18, 2013 (UTC)

I blocked the editor. Pretty clearly not here to be constructive and I was unimpressed by the "block me forever I don't care" rant, so I did just that. Jeff (talk|stalk) 22:45, August 18, 2013 (UTC)


Polls

Hey Jeff, I noticed this wiki doesn't have any polls, so I thought if I ask you if would it be okay to have some polls in this wiki, let me know after you thought about it okay Jeff. Thanks! Cloudkit01 (talk) 05:13, August 19, 2013 (UTC)

Reminding

Hi Jeff. Are you back from West Virginia? Because the message Out of town for one week in June still being present in your talk page :) --Thomas0802 • (talkedits) 11:12, August 19, 2013 (UTC)

I got back from WV less than a week ago. I should archive my talk page probably maybe. Jeff (talk|stalk) 15:20, August 19, 2013 (UTC)


RE:

This user is spamming everyone's talkpage by adding nasty words, please block him Jeff. Cloudkit01 (talk) 01:19, August 21, 2013 (UTC)

Reply

Everything is good. Just enjoying life :) How was West Virginia? Messi1983 (talk) 11:13, August 21, 2013 (UTC)

I mowed a ton of lawns, did some painting, and learned some tricks to working with drywall. Not bad. I wish shop class hadn't been as ass-useless as it was when I took it, because there's always lots of carpentry to be done. At the apartments I worked at, I've rarely seen someone leave an apartment without having busted at least one of the doorframes, it'd be real nice if I knew how to repair them. Hanging a door is really tricky though, you need absolute precision or it will stick, or drag on the carpet, or not shut properly. Not beginner level stuff. Jeff (talk|stalk) 06:06, August 22, 2013 (UTC)

Platforms

Hey Jeff, I just wanted to ask; on which platform do you play games? ILan (XDEditsHome ) 18:07, August 21, 2013 (UTC)

XBox360. I also own a Wii that I sort of wish I hadn't bought because the few good games on it aren't enough to make up for how much it cost. Jeff (talk|stalk) 19:03, August 21, 2013 (UTC)
Do you plan on getting a next-gen console? -- ILan (XDEditsHome ) 19:12, August 21, 2013 (UTC)
PS4 if I have enough money when it comes out. Jeff (talk|stalk) 21:49, August 21, 2013 (UTC)
Huh, not to bud in, but I'll get the PS4 in 5 years when it goes down in value, just like when I got a PS3 two years ago! --Tony1998 (Talk * Contribs)-- 22:07, August 21, 2013 (UTC)
That's what I did, waited a while to get the Wii (which was cheaper) and a very long while to get the XBox360 - I think I got them for $199 each. I made a fair bit of money while I was working in WV so I may buy a PS4 when it's new, but I might rather spend that money on some boring adult stuff like a new bathroom sink or a new kitchen floor instead. Jeff (talk|stalk) 01:08, August 22, 2013 (UTC)
LoL I'm thinking on getting PS4 as well. My plan is to buy once a slim model would come out (should take 2-3 years), but maybe I'll buy the first model if Rockstar or Naughty Dog will announce a new title like Red Dead 3/GTA VI or Uncharted 4. -- ILan (XDEditsHome ) 05:01, August 22, 2013 (UTC)
The price for the 320 GB PS3 was a whopping $500 dollars, but the 160 GB was a mere $200. My parents didn't want to buy it because it was "too much", so I pitched in $70 of my savings and they bought it on my birthday along with NBA 2k11, and a free second controller. The PS4; hell that will be the least of my interests once I get a house settled, first and amass that much money! --Tony1998 (Talk * Contribs)-- 14:53, August 23, 2013 (UTC)
Nice. That's how I bought my first NES - I saved up $50 out of my allowance and my mom paid for the other $50. (Yes, I'm that old). Jeff (talk|stalk) 16:55, August 23, 2013 (UTC)

LoL Yeah, grandpa, we know :P You're around Dan's age *cough* perhaps a few years older *cough*. Anyway, this is a question I really want to ask, Jeff: what are your thoughts on the upcoming GTA5? -- ILan (XDEditsHome ) 18:39, August 23, 2013 (UTC)

What's that sonny? Speak up, my ears aren't what they used to be!
I've preordered GTAV for XBox360. I'm trying not to let myself get too excited about it though. GTAIV was one of the bigger disappointments in my life (I got it out while I was in WV, still hated it) and if GTAV's driving physics are more like the 4 era than the 3 era I probably won't like it no matter how good the rest of the game is. Jeff (talk|stalk) 18:55, August 23, 2013 (UTC)

Seeking Italian Users

Hi, I'm an Italian helper and I'm looking for Italian users on this wiki who may help restoring on the Italian GTA Wiki. I've already contacted those who have an Italian badge in their user profile, do you know if there are other Italian users on this wiki? Thank you (please respond on my talk page, if possible). leviathan_89 17:40, August 23, 2013 (UTC)

ANOTHER WIKI IS PLAGIARIZING

The GTA V Wiki was discover to have been coppying pages from the GTA Myths Wiki and there is coppied info from this wiki too. Sasquatch101 (talk) 04:38, August 24, 2013 (UTC)

If you check the history of that page, you'll see that the information was originally plagiarized from this wiki by Joshualeverburg. I don't have any particular problem with the GTA V wiki itself, nor with its bureaucrat Kujopawz. Kujopawz could have done a much better job cleaning up after Joshualeverburg, but since Wikia lets anyone who feels like it open a wiki you often get bureaucrats without adequate wiki administrative experience.
As someone said on Joshualeverburg's talk page over there, since Wikia wikis are CC-BY-SA, they're allowed to copy each other's content if they provide attribution. Instead of trying to pick a fight, just find which pages are plagiarized from which wikis and ask Kujopawz to add the attribution. If he doesn't believe they're plagiarized, check the page history and try to find a version of the page that was plagiarized that's older than the plagiarization and use that as proof. Jeff (talk|stalk) 04:50, August 24, 2013 (UTC)

Staff increase

Hey Jeff. There is less than a month until GTA V will be released, and people already started to edit a lot, mainly people that are not part of the staff. We need more people to check the activity. I was thinking maybe we need 4 bureaucrats (maybe Ilan?), 6 or 7 admins, and 2 more patrollers. I know what you may think, that I'm probably saying this because I want to be promoted. If you consider I am still not up for the job, I'll keep my patroller position and won't make a request, I promise, but we still need more staff. I talked to some people on the community wiki and they agreed we should bring some more people, since they saw wikis with less articles that have more people than us. Should we bring this subject up to vote again?Dodo8 Talk

BTW, did you heard about the songs leak?Dodo8 Talk
Wait until GTAV comes out and we'll see if our current staff is capable of keeping up with the vandalism and garbage. If they're not, we'll add more staff. Keep in mind that once it comes out, the staff we already have is going to become much more active.
As far as bureaucrats go, I seriously doubt we'll ever increase the total number of them, but if we do, it will be to 5. Occasionally there is a reason for a bureaucrats-only vote and so there needs to be an odd number of them. Jeff (talk|stalk) 18:38, August 24, 2013 (UTC)
Ok. Also, I might become inactive due to school homeworks. The grades of the exams we will take at the end of the school year will decide how good our high school will be. So my absence will be a problem aswell... But you're right, we should until GTA V is released to see what we should do. Dodo8 Talk

Johnny Klebitz page

Hey Jeff, can you lock the Johnny Klebitz page from editing please, three users here keeps adding false infos that Johnny is in GTA V and is killed by Trevor. Thanks and let me know that the page is locked okay man. Cloudkit01 (talk) 21:40, August 24, 2013 (UTC)

I added some notes to the article ordering editors not to write about Johnny being in GTA or face being blocked. I didn't protect it, because hopefully this will give us a chance to sift out some bad editors. Jeff (talk|stalk) 22:19, August 24, 2013 (UTC)
Blocked someone and I decided to semi-protect the article for 7 weeks. 7 weeks because that should be long enough for the game to be out and players to have made it that far into the game so we can prove that it isn't (or is, who the hell knows with Rockstar) Johnny. Jeff (talk|stalk) 02:57, August 25, 2013 (UTC)
I've been searching for more info, and found this; from what I can understand, Trevor fucked Johnny's girlfriend, Ashley, leading Johnny to confront the motherfucker. Trevor stabs Johnny, probably killing him. I know it's a leaked info, but atleast we found another 'proof' that he'd dead (and it pains me to no end!). I guess that this is also the reason why the Lost arrived in LS.
Anyway, just wanted you to know. -- ILan (XDEditsHome ) 19:57, August 25, 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, it looks like it's probably true, but, since we're not hosting leaked info we're not adding it into the Johnny Klebitz article. Jeff (talk|stalk) 20:01, August 25, 2013 (UTC)
Not only that, but this audio matches a scene from trailer #2, in which Trevor is seen beating a man wearing similar clothes to Johnny's, while a red-haired female Lost member (Ashley?) and Ron (who was also heard in the audio) whitness the incident. Shocking...
Anyway, it kinda builds-up Trevor as an antagonist; R* siad once that one of the main leads may be the antagonist. Personally I would love to kick Trev's ass for murdering my fav protagonist. -- ILan (XDEditsHome ) 20:14, August 25, 2013 (UTC)

Reply

If it is illegal, then we shouldn't use it. That is all I am saying about that. Messi1983 (talk) 08:44, August 25, 2013 (UTC)

It's Rockstar's fault, they should have released the digital version the same day with the disc version. We shouldn't post any info on the Wiki, but I'd love to hear that audios! Where did you find them, Jeff?Dodo8 Talk
I heard it too. Looks real. O_O Dodo8 Talk

Leaked info

I allowed leaked info on the L.A. Noire Wiki and TakeTwo contacted Wikia to have it removed, so I'd rather not risk that happening again. Tom Talk 12:06, August 25, 2013 (UTC)

Alright, if you me and Dan all agree on not spreading leaked info then we'll try not to let it get spread around here. Jeff (talk|stalk) 18:16, August 25, 2013 (UTC)

Locking pages

Hi Jeff, just a quick question. Is there a way to allow patrollers to edit protected pages?

And other thing, the staff increase that Dodo was telling about, I think that should be stated without a whole community decision for it. It is really though because I wake up everyday and I check all the activity since my last revision and there are really users messing up pages and when V comes out, the number of vandals and false-content-adding and non-experienced users messing up pages would increase a lot. I am not telling such childish things like : I want to become an admin because it's cool and what I'm saying is, something that would be helpful for the whole community. Principally the number of admins should increase because blocking vandals quick instead spending hours reverting edits would be more easy. However this is a bureaucrat decision. Thanks :) --Thomas0802 • (talkedits) 22:52, August 25, 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, there's no way for patrollers to edit protected pages. I've asked Wikia if they can change the wiki rights to allow that and they can't or won't, never sure with wikia. Jeff (talk|stalk) 23:02, August 25, 2013 (UTC)
Ok, it's alright, BTW there is nothing too much to edit in these locked pages. --Thomas0802 • (talkedits) 23:29, August 25, 2013 (UTC)

Another sock

Hey Jeff, I got another sockpuppet user name BarbieLover2 aka BarbieLover, just letting you know dude. Cloudkit01 (talk) 02:07, August 27, 2013 (UTC)

BarbieLover2

Howdy, Jeff. Apparently we got a sockpupperty going on and you get my drift: User:BarbieLover=UserBarbieLover2.

--Tony1998 (GET THEM OFF!!! * JOHNNY!!!)-- 02:48, August 27, 2013 (UTC)

blocked. Jeff (talk|stalk) 03:15, August 27, 2013 (UTC)

I know this is a silly question but i'm only bringing up because it hasn't been mentioned once. Do you think GTA V will have cheats and will GTA V have as many cheats as San Andreas did or a lack of them like in GTA IV. I'd like to hear your opinion

James1579 (talk) 00:53, August 28, 2013 (UTC)

Radio stations

Hey, I was wondering if you could bring back my edits so I can copy/paste them into a notepad and add them when sept 17th rolls around? Shadowrunner(stuff) 03:46, August 28, 2013 (UTC)

I'll restore them myself once the game's out. Jeff (talk|stalk) 03:46, August 28, 2013 (UTC)

RE:

That's why we have admins for... And I wasn't arrogant, it was a joke (HAHAHAHA - evil laugh).Dodo8 Talk

Hey could you do me a favour? Can you list the Rhino under GTA V Vehicles please as it's confirmed and I don't know how to do it.

Cheers James1579 (talk) 18:29, August 29, 2013 (UTC)

Clan Advertisers

Someone made a page for their crew in GTA, Crew:The Legion, and keep getting rid of candidate for deletion categories whenever they're added. Please do something about it. Shadowrunner(stuff) 18:48, August 29, 2013 (UTC)

GTA Wikia Crew

Hey-o Jeff! Hey, if you are interested, why don't you join GTA Wiki's official GTA Wikia Crew? We could use some extra members and skill. You don't have to join if you don't want to.

Over & Out,

--Tony1998 (Talk This Way * Stalk This Way)-- 23:37, September 1, 2013 (UTC)

Hey

Dam, I just forgot to follow the image policy on this photo. I would have followed it, but I was adding it to a gallery.Could you delete it? Boomer8 (talk) 03:33, September 2, 2013 (UTC)

Chat

Hey Jeff, I just wanted to ask if you have some time to on chat withme. I need someone to talk with on a certain subject. -- ILan (XDEditsHome ) 16:39, September 6, 2013 (UTC)

I just got out of class; I'll hop in the chat and see if you're there. Jeff (talk|stalk) 19:06, September 6, 2013 (UTC)


URGENT!!! What can I do to Stop an army of Vandals

Hey Jeff. The GTA Myths Wiki has been heavily assaulted by vandals with my fellow staff member begging them to stop. RandomTime, a vandal/spam wikia member sorted it out nut it has left us very uneasy about unregistered users. A few vandals brought our over 200 page wiki down to around 30 pages in only a few hours. I just came on tonight and found out all about this which was happening the whole day. This leads me up to the question, how can we allow only registered/signed in users to edit our wiki like on this one. We don't have the mann power to combat vandals and need all the help we can get. Please tell me the best way to go about getting the registered-only user requirement in place. Thank you, Sasquatch101 (talk) 05:35, September 7, 2013 (UTC)

P.S.
The GTA Myths Wiki is featured in the New Yorker Magazine. I'm Rob Silver in the interview. http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/08/grand-theft-autos-bigfoot-hunters.html
Congrats on getting interviewed and getting GTA Myths Wiki written up!
As far as vandals go, here's the thing.
First, I keep saying this, it doesn't seem to stick, but I'll say it again - quit letting the vandals see you get upset and for the love of all that is good don't make discussion posts about it! Don't say or do ANYTHING that would let the vandal know that it's upset you.
The only thing I can suggest is that you contact Wikia and ask them if they'll set up "abuse filters" (small programs designed to prevent certain kinds of edits). However, honestly, I don't think they will because you guys don't really have that many vandals. I only got abuse filters set up on Bully Wiki when I was having 4 different vandals per day. Jeff (talk|stalk) 14:49, September 7, 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for the feed back. You see some of the staff members were acctually pleading with these vandals to stop. It wasn't until a wikia staff member got involved that it ended. Then the wiki was restored which took hours. I believe we need all the resources we can to stop this (or these) vandals. I'll see what the staff on the wiki think about going forward with trying to get registered only users and what you said above. Thanks for the help. :) Sasquatch101 (talk) 05:50, September 8, 2013 (UTC)

Shadowrunner56

Hey Jeff, I'm just wondering why exactly User:Shadowrunner56 was blocked. The block log says he violated the image policy but I was wondering if you could elaborate. Tom Talk 18:13, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

He uploaded 7 images against policy (failed to name them properly and didn't add licenses) after Ilan's warning, so I blocked him for a week. It's his second block. Shadowrunner is an admin on another wiki and so he thinks he's above the rules here apparently. His first block was for ignoring in-text warnings in an article. Jeff (talk|stalk) 03:39, September 12, 2013 (UTC)
Ok, thanks for letting me know. He contacted me on another Wiki, I'm not sure what he thought I'd do to be honest. I only asked you about it because there wasn't an explanation on his talk page. Anyway, thanks again. Tom Talk 11:37, September 12, 2013 (UTC)
I'm extending his block by 3 days, because I made it clear to him that he was not to use other wikis to whine about being blocked on this one. Jeff (talk|stalk) 17:34, September 12, 2013 (UTC)
He asked me to message him on his GTA Wiki talk page to discuss it but I ignored that. Not sure if that changes anything. Tom Talk 22:38, September 12, 2013 (UTC)

Question

Hi Jeff, just a quick question. Are you available in the Rockstar Games Social Club? And one little thing more, what do you think about the new official GTA V map? --Thomas0802 • (talkedits) 17:47, September 12, 2013 (UTC)

I'm not a member of the Rockstar Games Social Club. I've glanced at the map, I don't have any particular thoughts on it. It's a map. Jeff (talk|stalk) 21:41, September 12, 2013 (UTC)

RE:

Yup. I added a notice, "watch at your own risk". And I find it strange that you only warned me when JBanton, Warwolf001 and Dragoscorca also added pictures of cars from the leaked strategy guide. Do you have something against me personally? And I told you I don't want to be promoted anymore, I need to focus on school. Dodo8 Talk

I don't have time to watch each and every edit that is made on this wiki. I caught you, I warned you. I know there are other people who're adding leaked content, and the patrollers and administrators should be helping me in ruthlessly purging this wiki of all leaked content, deleting what they can and reporting to me what they can't. Jeff (talk|stalk) 21:36, September 13, 2013 (UTC)

Re: Leak ban

I decided to keep them as they had come from an official product that was legitimately obtained. I do respect that we are keeping leaked content away, and am working to keep to keep it that way, but do official guides that arrive before the game also classify as leaks? JBanton (Talk | Contribs) 22:04, September 13, 2013 (UTC)

On topic of Leak Ban, I have a question. Can I post an Image of flight school and a sound clip with Michaels real name? I prefer to ask because I don't want to get banned.
V-michael-trunk-miniV-franklin-trunk-miniV-trevor-trunk-mini 22:13, September 13, 2013 (UTC)
I added "leaked content to the delete reasons, but we're being overwhelmed by screencaps of leaked videos. I'm deleting what I can and then plan to remove the images from vehicle infoboxes (I'll use the image filenames to upload official photos to overwrite). I could use a little help with deleting content as I'm using android. JBanton (Talk | Contribs) 22:21, September 13, 2013 (UTC)
All the images from the guide scans have been removed from infoboxes or articles altogether. JBanton (Talk | Contribs) 23:00, September 13, 2013 (UTC)
The strategy guide was not "legitimately obtained", as long as the game is not released (the guide is included in the game's box). I admit that I added that videos of leaked footage, but since other users added leaked images and info I thought is legit to do it. I'm sorry for not checking that post. Next time something important happens, should we add a red warning on the Community corner? (it's a suggestion, I'm not being ironical)Dodo8 Talk
I was on holiday when the news bulletin came, but I'm not using that as England excuse, seeing as the guide has poor information in it. I removed the content from the guide from the articles altogether. JBanton (Talk | Contribs) 10:44, September 14, 2013 (UTC)

Hey.Why is the picture I put on the Express car service is deleted?It was to show the depot that was rebuilt

Inactivity notice

I just wanted to let you know, school starts on 16 September. Here, at the end of the year we will have to pass 2 exams with a grade as high as possible, this will decide our future. The higher the grade, the better the high school. Due to this I'll have to learn a lot and do a lot of homework, so I will become inactive. I'll try to check the wiki as much as possible, maybe even daily, but I won't edit that much. Cheers! Dodo8 Talk

OnlyOnTuesday (talk) 07:21, September 17, 2013 (UTC)

Hey I posted a glitch I found in GTA V on the glitches wiki. I was just wondering if you can look it over and make sure everything is okay. It would be awesome if someone can test it out as well seeing as the only credibility is on my Xbox 360 so far.

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