Profile Tools are a new feature on GTA Wiki, which gives our users the option between a Social user page and a standard wiki-formatted one. There are several components to these tools, including Avatars, Awards, Friends, Gifts and a Userbox generator.

Social Profiles

Users wiki-formatted User pages have been moved to [[UserWiki:name]] (eg UserWiki:Gboyers), and the new social user profiles are visible at [[User_profile:Kirkburn]] (eg User_profile:Kirkburn). Their main user page [[User:name]] (eg User:Gboyers) can display either of these, switched by the button at the top of the page ("Use Social Profile" or "Use wiki userpage").


You can now upload your own avatar, which shows up around the wiki. For example, at the bottom of an article you can see the avatars of who last edited.


Awards are automatically given for reaching certain milestones in editing the main namespace.

Discussion Board

Each user has a comments section on their Social Profile, which is also visible at Special:UserBoard. You can view your conversations with a user at [[Special:UserBoard&conv=name]] (eg Special:UserBoard&conv=A-Dust).


You can now add any user as a friend, by clicking "Add as Friend" on any user page. Try not to constantly invite people you don't know.


You can give gifts (created by Staff) to other users. Visit their user page and click "Send a Gift". You can also send a gift via Special:GiveGift. Gifts you receive appear on your social homepage and at Special:ViewGifts.

Only users in the GiftAdmin group can create and edit gifts. You do this by visiting Special:GiftManager.


New-style Userboxes can now be created at Special:UserBoxes, and viewed at Special:ViewUserBoxes and Special:TopUserboxes. To include a userbox created this way, use the GTABox namespace prefix and include like: [[GTABox:Name]].

Old-Style wiki-formatted userboxes can still be made using Template:Userbox, and naming them as [[Template:Userbox:Name]].

Additional Features


New tags available for use include:

  • <loggedin>Show something to Logged in users only</loggedin>
  • <loggedout>Show something to Logged out users only</loggedout>
  • <randomuserswithavatars count=15 row=5></randomuserswithavatars> (Show 15 random avatars)
  • <welcomeUser></welcomeUser> (Display any open friend requests, gifts or other social notifications)
  • <siteactivity limit=25></siteactivity> (Visual version of Recent Edits)
  • <widget>name</widget> (include a widget in a page)


Site Scout is a real-time activity monitor that can be found at Special:SiteScout. It works well with the Profile tools, as it shows avatars, votes and comments.