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GTAWikia essay


universetwisters

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Though you gotta admit, GTAWiki has a really nice layout and look to it.

I hope you're being sarcastic.

 

I'm being serious, IMO I actually like the black, white and orange colours to it.

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Though you gotta admit, GTAWiki has a really nice layout and look to it.

I hope you're being sarcastic.

I'm being serious, IMO I actually like the black, white and orange colours to it.

I agree with you that the colors aren't bad, but the layout itself is crap. The narrow pages are quite annoying and make it feel like I'm reading from a mobile phone. The backgrounds that have nothing to do with GTA are also irritating (I know, that's a Wikia thing). And don't even get me started on the advertisements.

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Though you gotta admit, GTAWiki has a really nice layout and look to it.

I hope you're being sarcastic.

I'm being serious, IMO I actually like the black, white and orange colours to it.

I agree with you that the colors aren't bad, but the layout itself is crap. The narrow pages are quite annoying and make it feel like I'm reading from a mobile phone. The backgrounds that have nothing to do with GTA are also irritating (I know, that's a Wikia thing). And don't even get me started on the advertisements.

 

I'm an editor there, and I love the place, but yeah, layout needs some work. I wish Wikia would stop trying to push mobile so much, so the pages aren't so narrow. The ads are a necessary evil in my opinion, they are distracting and annoying as all hell.

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I tried the mobile version today while I was on the sh*tter, literally broken. Couldn't look at nothing without either a full page ad popping up or the whole damn thing refreshing itself.

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I tried the mobile version today while I was on the sh*tter,

Ample place to try to enjoy it.

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GTAwikia, where unofficial artwork becomes official

 

Really though, has there been ANY confirmation that this artwork is official?

 

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E. Didn't want to bump with an update from not too long ago, but here you can see the asinine-ness of their arguments. Furthered by the fact that he protected (i.e. made it uneditable) the page, I can only make the conclusion that GTAWikia likes keeping fake fanon up on there.

 

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GTAwikia, where unofficial artwork becomes official

 

Really though, has there been ANY confirmation that this artwork is official?

 

-unofficial artwork-

 

E. Didn't want to bump with an update from not too long ago, but here you can see the asinine-ness of their arguments. Furthered by the fact that he protected (i.e. made it uneditable) the page, I can only make the conclusion that GTAWikia likes keeping fake fanon up on there.

 

-other pic-

"GTA Advance isn't in Rockstar's website either"

What?

http://www.rockstargames.com/grandtheftauto/gba/

http://www.rockstargames.com/games#/?platform=9

Quality

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sh*t HAMBONE, YOU AIN'T WRONG

 

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The longer I read this thread, the more I stop believing GTA Wikia.

 

I remember, when someone added two articles about fake radio stations called Heartbreaking FM (seduction music) and New Generation 69.9 (2010's music). It happened when the GTA V OST was leaking. Those articles are no longer available, but you can find some info about them on the Spanish GTA Wikia.

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@universetwisters, you should quit contributing to gtawikia, seems like the place is run by morons and there's nothing you can do about it, it's not the first time i see you venting about this (this is a thing that has been going for years) you never thought about contributing to another wiki?

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I would find another one if I had the time to actually contribute other than getting rid of fake information, but I'm not doubting the place is run by morons. I just want to change the misinformation that they're clearly passing off as actual information. But it's pretty evident that even if I wanted to add to articles and such, they would just revert it back. If anything, I just wish we could get one of their moderators in here to explain why they're so reluctant to get rid of bad information and cite sources. But clearly that won't happen other than Mortsnag coming to scratch their back. Unless we get more persistent, but that's all I can think of.

 

But yeah, I've read Onion articles that were a lot more valid than GTAwikia ever will be.

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GTAwikia, where unofficial artwork becomes official

 

Really though, has there been ANY confirmation that this artwork is official?

 

[image]

 

E. Didn't want to bump with an update from not too long ago, but here you can see the asinine-ness of their arguments. Furthered by the fact that he protected (i.e. made it uneditable) the page, I can only make the conclusion that GTAWikia likes keeping fake fanon up on there.

 

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Hi there! It's the guy from the wiki again. I don't know why Andre did that, especially considering you actually made a valid point. As you know, I love the wiki and I think that its staff are great people, but yeah, I can see why you're irritated here. I once had a similar problem on the Humane Labs page, but it got protected as well. I'll get in touch with the guy, hopefully get the image removed. Sorry about this.

 

As for all the staff being morons, that just isn't true. They have strengths and weaknesses on the wiki, and I'll admit that one of the weaknesses is that "loose" kind of behavior when it comes to adding questionable info. Once again, sorry for the issue.

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As for all the staff being morons, that just isn't true.

 

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I mean stuff like this doesn't really stop perpetuating that assumption.

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I mean stuff like this doesn't really stop perpetuating that assumption.

 

I said they have strengths and weaknesses. I don't agree with all the decisions they make, this included. I looked over the site for Vice City, didn't find a thing about the radio hosts being there; that doesn't mean they're morons for keeping it.

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I mean stuff like this doesn't really stop perpetuating that assumption.

I said they have strengths and weaknesses. I don't agree with all the decisions they make, this included. I looked over the site for Vice City, didn't find a thing about the radio hosts being there; that doesn't mean they're morons for keeping it.

 

I think they're morons for it since, like we talked about before, they let it on and kept it on all this time without questioning whether or not it was legitimate. I'm willing to bet that if I were to make up fake artworks and stuff for GTA 3 radio hosts, they'd allow it without nary a question of validity.

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I mean stuff like this doesn't really stop perpetuating that assumption.

I said they have strengths and weaknesses. I don't agree with all the decisions they make, this included. I looked over the site for Vice City, didn't find a thing about the radio hosts being there; that doesn't mean they're morons for keeping it.

 

I think they're morons for it since, like we talked about before, they let it on and kept it on all this time without questioning whether or not it was legitimate. I'm willing to bet that if I were to make up fake artworks and stuff for GTA 3 radio hosts, they'd allow it without nary a question of validity.

 

I don't think they would. We delete false info on a daily basis, and have people try to contribute their personal fan art/in-game scenes, and thankfully, most doesn't get through. Now, I said MOST, not all; so that's why a lot of stuff that is incorrect about the series may still be out there.

 

As for the current scenario, I think it's just a thing where, it's been there so long, that it'd be hard to be false. I'm honestly not sure why the situation is what it is.

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As for the current scenario, I think it's just a thing where, it's been there so long, that it'd be hard to be false. I'm honestly not sure why the situation is what it is.

 

I'm just thinking that, if it were to be legit, why did Rockstar do just one artwork for only one of the guests instead of the other ones? And why aren't they on any other Vice City fansite, like this one? They did a poor job checking the facts then and now they're having a hard time coming to terms with it.

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Good lord, the moderators there are awful. They're threatening to block you because you spoke the truth and proved that those images are fan-made, while they haven't brought up one valid point or evidence that it is real? What a bunch of arrogant, butthurt pricks.

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Good lord, the moderators there are awful. They're threatening to block you because you spoke the truth and proved that those images are fan-made, while they haven't brought up one valid point or evidence that it is real? What a bunch of arrogant, butthurt pricks.

 

1984, it's happening!

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why did Rockstar do just one artwork for only one of the guests instead of the other ones?

Random point that doesn't really mean anything, but there's this which I got from this topic, though I asked GTAKID where he got them and he got them off GTA Wikia so it doesn't really add anything :p

 

Also, the user who added these two pictures and put them in the articles for each person has 4 contributions - 2 for uploading the images, and 2 for putting them in the articles. Combined with no-one being able to find a source, their authenticity is a bit fishy at the moment, and it would be nice if the folks over at GTA Wikia would care a bit more about this sort of thing - citations, sources 'n that.

 

Still, I'd like to add that this topic shouldn't turn into just venting; discussion purely about single edits/reversions and talk page stuff can stay on GTA Wikia - not saying the current discussion is like that, but it may head that way, so don't end up using it as a dumping ground for venting. Thanks!

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Still, I'd like to add that this topic shouldn't turn into just venting; discussion purely about single edits/reversions and talk page stuff can stay on GTA Wikia - not saying the current discussion is like that, but it may head that way, so don't end up using it as a dumping ground for venting. Thanks!

 

Good point, especially since there's more of a snowball's chance in hell than the moderators actually getting back to the point I made considering that he made literally plenty of other unrelated edits between then and now, I guess we can conclude what hambone said, the wikia is managed like Oceania in 1984 and, because the higher-ups are corrupted and care more about their ego than actual factual information, we can't do anything about it but complain.

 

But yeah, the best kind of information is what you learn yourself.

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Wow. It's like they have no imagination.

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I wonder why nobody's talking about the other gta wikias. Gtafanon for example. You wanna make a fanfic? Make everything you want but if you make a fanfic about something official like characters, you can go f*ck yourself. Also what's the deal with gta songs wikia?

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Everyone is on here bashing GTA wiki, but I've always found it to be accurate and extremely helpful. Sure, not everything on there is true but that stuff is corrected usually. It's kind of like Wikipedia. GTA wiki has never done me wrong.

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Everyone is on here bashing GTA wiki, but I've always found it to be accurate and extremely helpful. Sure, not everything on there is true but that stuff is corrected usually. It's kind of like Wikipedia. GTA wiki has never done me wrong.

Which page is this quote from?

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