2009 - 2010
The automatic Wikia message for creating it was sent on June 16th, 2009, with the recipient being Th3warr1or. Th3warr1or made no edits to the wiki. Originally called Red Dead Redemption Wiki, the wiki's history between then and the start of 2010 is somewhat blurry, but the wiki seems to have been active in some way. Eventually, on January 26, 2010, TeslaRaptor adopted the wiki. Overtime, he would promote three users (TNT LotLP, Tiktaalik, and Raadec) and during his time as a member of staff, the wiki was merged with Red Dead Revolver Wiki. In May 2010, Red Dead Wiki had over one million daily views following the release of Red Dead Redemption.
Between then and now
TeslaRaptor last made an edit on June 22, 2010. After this, users such as JackFrost23, Blaff 60, Raziel Reaper, Spawny0908, 2ks4, and Crowbar would gain prominence. From August 26, 2010 until April 7, 2012 Spawny regularly made blogs, attracting numerous users to the wiki. The GTA Wiki was affiliated with Red Dead Wiki when LS11sVaultBoy contacted JackFrost13 about an affiliation on January 31, 2015.
On July 20, 2016, LS11sVaultBoy adopted the wiki. He then began a large clean up of the wiki. Following the adoption, talk pages were replaced by message boards and Discussions were added. On July 22, 2017, he affiliated Red Dead Wiki with Red Dead Myths Wiki. That same year, LS11sVaultBoy promoted users such as Monkeypolice188, JamesTheNerdKing, and JackiBackiBoy. JamesTheNerdKing created the wiki's offical Discord server on October 26, 2017 and The Spawny Award and Hall of Gunslingers on December 31, 2017. After joining the wiki on October 17, 2017, JackiBackiBoy massively edited the wiki and cleaned it up, resulting in becoming a Sheriff that same month and a promotion to Marshall in June 2018. In April 2018, the affiliation with Red Dead Wiki and Red Dead Myths Wiki was ended. In 2018, with Red Dead Redemption II on the horizon, the wiki would gain nearly one hundred thousand views after Rockstar Games released more information on the game. On June 4, 2018 Raziel Reaper returned to the wiki full time and Linus Spacehead was promoted to deputy.