GateWorld Celebrates 11 Years Online!

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Happy Birthday To Us! It’s been 11 years today since GateWorld first went online — originally called “STARGUIDE” back in the day.

Over the past year we’ve enjoyed most of the first season and the first month’s worth of the second season of Stargate Universe, a praiseworthy (if sometimes controversial) addition to our favorite franchise.  We also launched into our third year of podcasting after passing the 100-episode mark, and launched our first podcast spin-off — The TameZone!

And my … how the Internet has changed.  Eleven years ago we were cutting-edge by just reporting news and posting episode photos.  Today blog-style sites rule the world, and anyone with an idea and a WordPress account can launch a new site.  But we believe we have a lot to offer in the quality and timeliness of what we do, and in the reputation we’ve earned over the past decade.  Today we do everything from photos and video to news and spoilers, a monster screencap gallery, word-for-word episode transcripts, The Stargate Omnipedia (now over 2,400 entries), interviews with the cast and crew, and a whole lot more.

Starting this year we’ve also opened up our news submissions to you, so that you can get yourself published on a major sci-fi genre news site and help us cover your favorite shows and actors better.  News story submissions — long or short — are welcome every day.

GateWorld Forum is marching toward the 40,000 member mark, with Stargate fans from all over the world joining what has become, for many, a true online family.

What are the plans for the future?  It’s a wild time in Stargate fandom.  We have some plans on the drawing board for 2011, but it’s too early to spill the beans on the BIG ONE just yet.  But we will continue to hammer away at our weekly coverage of our favorite science fiction franchise, and bring you all the Gate news that’s fit to print.

You can read more about GateWorld’s 1999 origins and the history of our site here.

I think I say it every year, but it bears repeating on this birthday:  GateWorld is what it is because you help make it so.  More than anything we’re a site made by fans, for fans.  Whether you contribute to the site, participate in the forum, post comments on news items, or just have us bookmarked or watch our RSS feed, this site is here for you.

Thanks for making us “your complete guide to Stargate” — and here’s to Year 12!

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22 Responses

  1. Kosh
    Kosh
    (63 comments)
    October 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm |

    Congrats to Darren and the Gateworld staff, and a big thanks for providing all us ‘Gaters a place to hang out and discuss the ups and down of our favourite franchise – and an especially bigger thanks for being fair when it has come to moderating the opinions and criticisms being passionately expressed about SGU.

  2. Alan
    Alan
    (111 comments)
    October 22, 2010 at 4:17 pm |

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY GATEWORLD!!!!
    Discovering this site and joining its forum has been one of the best things I’ve done on the internet! I’ve made many friends through the forum and enjoyed many conversations, games and laughs with so many really nice people!
    MASSIVE thanks to Darren Sumner for creating GW!
    Jack O’Neill would undoubtedly have cake to celebrate this wonderful occasion so I back that and recommend other members to also have cake to mark these 11-years! Here’s to the next 11!

  3. Petra
    Petra
    (33 comments)
    October 22, 2010 at 4:50 pm |

    Happy Birthday Gateworld!!! I second (third?) the above b-day wishes, congrats and thanks. Checking GW has become a part of my daily routine, which I think is the biggest praise for the site. Keep up the good work guys :)

  4. sgfan
    (74 comments)
    October 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm |

    Happy Birthday! Gateworld has been my “go to” site for everything Stargate. Thanks for the great site.

  5. Sylvia
    Sylvia
    (594 comments)
    October 22, 2010 at 5:29 pm |

    Congrats to the entire GW staff and its’ many fans and supporters! It has been a big part of my life for the past few years and has been a fun and interesting place to go, I’ve learned alot here!

  6. Ugly Pig
    Ugly Pig
    (42 comments)
    October 22, 2010 at 5:36 pm |

    Awesome. Happy B-day, GateWorld! :)

  7. lin21
    lin21
    (21 comments)
    October 22, 2010 at 5:38 pm |

    Happy Birthday, GW! I’ve made some very good, and I hope, lifelong friends here. Thanks for everything you do Darren and team! :)

  8. Rob24
    Rob24
    (16 comments)
    October 22, 2010 at 6:09 pm |

    Congratz you’re a true fan Science fiction.

  9. dinixxx
    dinixxx
    (1 comments)
    October 22, 2010 at 6:10 pm |

    Happy Birthday :)

  10. carrollwoman
    carrollwoman
    (28 comments)
    October 22, 2010 at 6:40 pm |

    Great job – this is the ultimate Stargate site – keep it going!

  11. Mentat
    Mentat
    (141 comments)
    October 22, 2010 at 7:03 pm |

    Congrats – I bet the Big One will be streaming video. We should be able to watch Stargate as well here!

  12. comp734
    comp734
    (19 comments)
    October 22, 2010 at 9:03 pm |

    Thanks for all the updates, postings, videos and fan information! It is always a fun website to visit and take part in the forums.

  13. kevinoneton
    kevinoneton
    (7 comments)
    October 22, 2010 at 11:26 pm |

    Happy Birthday Gateworld. Here’s to 11 more years. Thanks for all the hard work and dedication you put into this site.

  14. stargategfx
    stargategfx
    (1 comments)
    October 23, 2010 at 2:06 am |

    Congratulations GW!
    I’ve been working on the Stargate franchise since the pilot episode and have been following Gateworld from the day you launched.
    With a crew our size, and being as geographically spread-out as we sometimes are, its’ often faster to get news about our show from GW than it is to wait for the rumor mill at work.
    Keep up the outstanding work and here’s (hopefully) to another eleven years! – Boyd, Stargate graphics.

  15. daxmaryrussel
    daxmaryrussel
    (165 comments)
    October 23, 2010 at 4:28 am |

    Happy Birthday Gateword! Congrats to Darren! and Dave and all the rest working on the site. Indeed it’s my daily routine to go here and thanks to you guys this avid trekker has now become a gater instead. LOVE the podcasts!

  16. davey1994
    davey1994
    (5 comments)
    October 23, 2010 at 8:18 am |

    Happy Birthday!

  17. kellx
    kellx
    (66 comments)
    October 23, 2010 at 10:21 am |

    new to the site and love it…well done

  18. syfygyrl
    syfygyrl
    (29 comments)
    October 23, 2010 at 10:28 am |

    Yay! It’s been 11 years! Congrats Darren & David! Just look at far you’ve come!

  19. chaapa-ai
    chaapa-ai
    (3 comments)
    October 23, 2010 at 5:27 pm |

    Happy Birthday! Keep up the good work!

  20. Browncoat1984
    Browncoat1984
    (234 comments)
    October 23, 2010 at 9:43 pm |

    Not only is Gateworld the BEST, most clean and well-presented Stargate fan site, I can say it’s one of the best sci-fi news sites in general. The only site I’ve visited that I compare to Gateworld is Trekmovie.com.

  21. ant101
    ant101
    (5 comments)
    October 24, 2010 at 7:32 am |

    Happy birthday gateworld.

    Your the number one place for all things stargate and i thank you for that!!!

  22. SGU Online
    SGU Online
    (14 comments)
    October 25, 2010 at 7:14 am |

    11 wonderful years!
    Keep up the good work.
    Thank you Darren & David!
    Thank you Syfy!

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