Welcome to the GTA Network Support FAQ Topic. In here you can find out answers to some of the commonly asked questions in the GTA Network Support Forum. I think I have gotten all the ones that are asked most often however I may not have. If so send me a PM and I'll add it. So here they are.
Q: Why Was I banned?
A: People are banned from GTAForums for repeatedly not following the rules. Before you were banned you were given ample warning. You chose not to follow the warnings you were given and you were banned. If you feel you shouldn't have been banned or if there is some kind of mistake, please send a PM to the moderator that banned you. You may be able to work something out with them.
Q: Why Was My Signature Disabled?
A: Your signature was a most likely disabled because it was over the size limit. The size limit for signatures is 500x150. The maximum file size of a signature is 80 kb's. Even if it is 1 pixel over it will be disabled. If your sig is disabled it can easly be fixed. Simply make a post in the Sig Re-Enable Request Thread and your sig will be back up and running as soon as a moderator sees your post. If your sig is continually disabled because it is too big you might end up getting something like a temporary ban.
Q: What Are The Gangs And How Can I Join One?
A: GTAForums has several Official Gangs. These were originally formed as multiplayer gangs. As time wore on, they turned into social gangs. With the announcement of GTA IV Supporting Multiplayer the gangs will now serve their original purpose. To get into a gang you must be a good overall member and then there is usually some kind of voting process. Currently there are 7 Official Gangs.
|Andolini Mafia Family||HD Rick|
|Leone Family Mafia||DJDeez|
|$outh $ide Hoodz||OBrien97, Knightmare & EmSixTeen|
How Do I Get A Medal?
A: Medals are not something that are easily gotten. They are given to people who have been extremely helpful to the GTANetwork Community. Most of the people who currently have them, have them because before the medals were introduced we had karma starts. People who had 5 Karma Starts Automatically got a medal when they were introduced. To get a medal you must be an extremely helpful member around the GTANetwork.
Q: How Can I Get A Username Change?
A: Currently, Username changes are not being done. There was a topic before but people abused it and the staff have decided to stop doing username changes for some time. As soon as they are doing them again there will be some kind of announcement, but for now there are none being done.
Q: How Do I Add Colors, Images, And Other Stuff In My Posts?
A: To add those kind of things to your post required you to use BB Codes. I'm not going to go in depth about them but you can learn everything you need to know about BB Codes from these 2 Topics.
GTA3Rockstar's BB Code Guide
Flicko's BB Code Guide
Q: What Are The Different Member Log Entries?
A: There are 6 possible entries that can be added to your member log. They are as follows. Full Warning, Temporary Ban, Verbal Warning, Reminder, Verbal Commendation, and Commendation. Verbal Commendations and Commendations will appear in Green to indicate that you have done something good/positive. While Warnings, and Ban's will show up in red to indicate that you have
done something bad/negative.
|Full Warning||Coming Soon|
|Temporary Ban||Coming Soon|
|Verbal Warning||Coming Soon|
|Verbal Commendation||Coming Soon|
Q: How Do I Become A Staff Member?
A: Firstly, donít ask. You will be asked. To become a staff member you must be a good member who doesn't break the rules. If a position that requires a staff member is available there will be a list of people the Adminís will ask. They start with the one who they think is most appropriate. If that persons says no then they go to the next on the list and so on until someone fills the position. Currently, there is no need for additional staff members.
Q: Somebody Stole My Graphics/Stole My Modification. What Should I Do About It?
A: If somebody has stolen your graphics or modification(mod), send them a PM about it. If they donít reply back or say it is theirs, try sending a PM to a moderator. The moderator should be able to help you with it. Make sure you have a case though. If you sent a PM to a Moderator saying Joe Blow stole my sig and you cant even prove it's yours well your wasting everybodyís time. The same thing goes for if it is a mod.
Q: Somebody Made Racist Comments/Made Sexist Comments/Made Offensive Comments. What Should I do?
A: If the comments somebody made have truly offended you. Please click the "Report This Post" button in the bottom left corner. Do up the report and include the reasons as to why the comment offended you.
Q: How Do I Upload Avatars and Signatures?
A: To change your avatar or sig you will need the link to the image you wish to use. If it is on your computer that means you are going to have to upload it. Here is a guide to hosting an wearing your own signature.
1. Go to www.isarapix.com and where it says "Locate the image you want to upload" click "Browse".
2. This will bring up a window, allowing you to find the image you want to upload. Click it, and hit Open.
3. When the window has closed, click "Upload Image"
4. You will then be greeted with a screen like this:
5. Highlight the "Direct Link to Full Image" link at the bottom and copy it by hitting Control + C.
6. Go to your signature or avatar edit screen on GTAF:
Edit Your Avatar
Edit Your Signature
7.1 For your avatar, simple paste (control + v) the link into the box and click "Update Avatar".
7.2 For your signature, click the "IMG" button above the white box and paste (control + v) the link into the box, and press Ok.
8. click "update my signature" and if your signature is below 80kb and smaller than 500x150 pixels, you have successfully updated your sigature.
•Thanks to Ottae for the avatar/sig guide and for the special code thingy he did.