Please take a moment to completely read the guidelines before you begin posting.
This forum is only for organizing and discussing events. If you have any general questions regarding GTAIV multiplayer (such as technical issues, achievements, gameplay and such), please ask at the IV Multiplayer Sub-Forum. If you wish to form a team/gang/clan, check out the Gangs Forum. If you're confused and don't know where to go, take a look at the Multiplayer Index.
Requirements for Starting an Event
There are no specific requirements for staring an event. Anyone can start an event, regardless of their join date, post count, forum history, etc. The rules you set up for your event need to be reasonable and mature. As the judge of a competition, you are expected to be just while deciding on winners.
Make sure to include the essential details, such as gamemode(s), Date and Time (with Timezone), duration, etc. Please mention the platform(s) [PSN/XBL/SA:MP, etc.] in obvious locations, such as the topic title/description or the first post. If you require some help with this, consider using the Event Template (Found in the following post).
Furthermore, please consider joining an existing event over creating a new one, if it is very similar to the latter. Instead of having a few small events, everyone can team up and have a much larger game, which can be more fun and successful. Yet, you may want to start a game from scratch and run it the way you like; that is completely understandable.
What kind of events?
Anything related to GTA multiplayer. A casual game, a strictly judged contest, or any other way you desire. You needn't stick to conventional modes, such as deathmatches or turf wars. For example, you can host a machinima making contest, or a stunting contest. New, innovative ideas are very much welcome. But please, no events such as "Halo Deathmatch" or "MGS Story Writing". This is the Multiplayer section of GTAForums. The events may be for groups or for individuals. The groups needn't necessarily be gangs.
Anyone found to be repeatedly cheating/griefing will be appropriately dealt with. We don't want people here who enjoy the game at others' expense.
We do not mind if an external gang or player seeks for participation from here, the more players/events, the merrier. But do not just post a link to your website/forums, asking people to sign up over there. No advertising - its against the GTAForums Rules and Policies. Avoid posting external links and make proper use of your topic. You can post anything pertaining to your event within your topic - rules, schedules, results and what-not.
Server Advertisements *
Any post referring to specific servers, particularly independent ones, is prohibited within the Multiplayer section. Meaning that posts advertising your "virtual getaways" are not allowed. Again - do not advertise your server(s). Additionally, we do not allow people to post topics or off-topic posts requesting general server information of any kind. The Events forum is strictly for hosted games that take place on universally public servers hosted by the developers of the game in question. This is a requirement that allows any budding participant to join events freely and effortlessly. In essence, it is simple as booting up Grand Theft Auto IV and inviting friends into a lobby.
* Revisions made by gamesguru and docrikowski.
If you've got any complaints regarding any of the events, PM the organiser(s) and sort it out in private. If that doesn't work, just report the post, or contact one of the area moderators. Do not flame and accuse the organizers and stink up the topics.
Polite suggestions are acceptable, flaming isn't.
If you have any suggestions or questions, please contact the area moderators (Shown in the forum index as Forum Led by). If you're still not satisfied, contact one of the global moderators (shown in blue on the online list and listed on the leaders page).