Break out of the frame | Updated April 24, 2005 | Get the frame back

Frequently Asked Questions

It seemed like it was time to come up with a FAQ to take care of some of the basics. If these don't answer your question, or you want to argue a point in them, by all means write to me -- I'm always happy to get email about the site. If I'm very busy it may take some time to answer, but I will reply.

 

Site layout and navigation

Why do you use so many frames?

How can I keep the left navbar when I break out of a frame?  I wanted a direct link, but I still want to be able to move around in the page easily

Are you ever going to add images to the site?

Why doesn't the search engine bring up any results for me?

Do you have something like rdanderson.com's Lexicon, where I can just look for a specific term and go straight to that listing?

Site info

Why does it take you so long to update?

Why does your timeline work on one season = one calendar year, when prop canon clearly shows that that isn't true?

What is it with you being pissy about the gate chevrons lighting up one by one? It happens all the time on the show, so it must be right.

What's with you and Jack's age? RDA is old enough to have served in Vietnam, so Jack must be, too.

Why do you have the gate technician listed by so many names?

How can you refuse to add aired episodes to your site, claiming they're not canon? They aired, so they count. It shouldn't matter if you like them.

Why don't you have X character or X race of people listed?

Why don't you have a detailed list of X/X relationship moments?

If I send you my theory about why something happened, will you put it up?

Outside the specific SG1 universe

Where's the Stargate Atlantis info?

Where's the Stargate Infinity info?

Do you have spoilers? Do you have behind-the-scenes info? Can you ask TPTB something for me?

Why isn't there actor info on the site?

Why isn't there RPG info on the site?

Email

Is it really okay to email you, or will I just be bothering you?

Why did it take you four months to answer my email? My friend wrote to you and you answered her the same day!

I know you said you don't like spoilers, but you *have* heard about X, right? I mean, everyone knows about *that*. So that's okay to mention, right?

Other

Can I copy part/all of your site to put up on my own site? I'm doing one about X, and you've got everything I need.

Can I get notified when the site is updated? It's a pain checking back all the time when all I want is the new stuff.

 

Site layout and navigation

Why do you use so many frames?
Are you ever going to add images to the site?
Why doesn't the search engine bring up any results for me?
Do you have something like rdanderson.com's Lexicon, where I can just look for a specific term and go straight to that listing?

Q. Why do you use so many frames?

I know how annoying frames can be on lower-resolution screens, and I stayed away from them as long as I could. But there's so much information on the site that eventually, it was the only way I could think of to keep the information manageable. The frames I have are comfortably usable for resolutions at 800x600 and up, which accounts for most of the visitors to the site. For those on lower resolutions or who just find moving around in frames to be obnoxious, every page has a link at the top that will break it out of the frame(s) it's in, and every page has a navigation table at the bottom so that if you've lost the larger site frame and its drop-down navigation menu, you can still get around. That's the best compromise I can come up with.

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Q. How can I keep the left navbar when I break out of a frame? I wanted a direct link, but I still want to be able to move around in the page easily.

Once you break out of the site frame, go into your address bar and delete " main" -- so " http://www.stargatehandbook.org/sg1/jackmain.html" would become " http://www.stargatehandbook.org/sg1/jack.html" .

There's one page where that won't work -- Continuity. On that one, make the address " ...continuity.html" and you'll be fine.

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Q. Are you ever going to add images to the site?

Yes. It's going to be a slow process, though, because I'm planning on being fairly completist about that, as well. I finally have a screen-capture setup that works, so I'm planning on grabbing images one season at a time, adding them to the site in full-season batches.

These will not be screen-capture galleries -- they'll be included as links in various entries to provide a visual aid (e.g., for people, for various bits of technology, for various geographic locations).

The images will open in popup windows. I realize that's annoying in many ways, but it's better than bloating the various pages with images that not everyone will want to see, and it's better than forcing people off the page they're reading just to look at a picture.

Since I think information is more important than pictures for the site's purposes, though, the screen-capping and Photoshopping will take a back seat to my regular note-taking and updating.

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Q. Why doesn't the search engine bring up any results for me?

If you're searching for information about a new or recent episode, it's possible I haven't gotten to it yet. Check the front page or updates page to see what episode I have listed in the " contains spoilers through" line. If it's a mid-series episode, it's also possible that I haven't had a chance to go back and fill in some of the holes that I left in the information back then, before I got quite so completist.

The most likely reason, though, is that you're not spelling the word the same way I spelled it. It's a common problem, especially with some of the alien terms and unfamiliar names. Your best bet is to check the Site Index, which is a list of all the major terms on the site, linked back to the main entry about them.

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Q. Do you have something like rdanderson.com's Lexicon, where I can just look for a specific term and go straight to that listing?

Absolutely. It's the Site Index, which is a listing of every major term on the site, linked back to its main entry. Some entries are listed multiple times under different alphabetical headings, to make them easier to find (for instance, all SG teams are listed under S for " SG-#" , and T for " Teams, SGC" ).

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Site info

Why does it take you so long to update?
Why does your timeline still work on one season = one calendar year?
What's with you and the gate chevrons lighting up?
What's with you and Jack's age?
Why do you have the gate technician listed by so many names?
How can you refuse to add aired episodes to your site?
Why don't you have X character/people listed?
Why don't you have a detailed list of X/X relationship moments?
If I send you my theory about why something happened, will you put it up?

Q. Why does it take you so long to update?

I do apologize for how long it sometimes takes -- I'm sure it's frustrating. It certainly is for me. But I have RL commitments, and gathering the amount of information I do for the site takes a lot of time. There are weeks when I simply can't work on the site, and if that happens for a couple of weeks in a row, I can find myself three or more episodes behind very easily. At that point, it's a matter of playing catch-up. I generally need to be able to put aside at least a couple of complete weekends, or a week of vacation, to get caught up, especially while episodes are airing. This isn't helped by SciFi's decision to run the episode in 10-12 ep blocks, with no breaks within that -- once I fall behind, I'm screwed.

In situations where I need to rework parts of the site (such as the revamp to include Atlantis), things fall even further behind, since I can only do one thing at a time.

I do try not to be more than a month behind at any given point, although I don't always succeed.

Would it help if I sent you information about episodes?

Although I very much appreciate such offers, no, I'm afraid it wouldn't help. I would still need to doublecheck everything, and to go through the episodes as carefully as ever to catch anything that was missed (which is not a slam -- I find things that I missed as well, all the time!). Also, for half the season most of the fandom is ahead of me -- I don't download episodes to watch in advance of the US airings. And I can't abide spoilers, so people honestly trying to help out by sending me information about episodes I haven't seen yet are actually going to be destroying much of my enjoyment in the show.

But if you see something on the existing site that seems wrong, I'd love to hear about it! Several times a year I do a massive cleanup on all the things that I and other people have spotted as problems, from typos to missing/incorrect information, and any help there is much appreciated.

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Why does your timeline work on one season = one calendar year, when prop canon clearly shows that that isn't true?

That particular piece of prop canon makes the baby Arduinna cry. Okay, not really, but -- argh. So.

In late eighth season, prop canon (a calendar) appeared in Citizen Joe clearly suggesting that the end of first season happened in August 1997. I believe that that compresses the timeline too much -- we have spoken canon putting the beginning of first season in early February 1997 -- and screws up too much of the future timeline. Basically, if that date is correct, there's absolutely no way to know when anything else happened. So for simplicity's sake, I'm sticking to one season per calendar year.

Really, the calendar screws up everything.  Not only is there no  way to gauge when future events happen (if early second season is mid-1997, when does season 3 start? When do any of the other seasons start or end, if one season can happen in seven months or less? What current year is it in show time?), but  there's also no way to gauge past events -- most of which I've placed on the timeline because characters say things like " 540 years ago, such-and-such happened" . If I don't know what year it was when they said it, I don't know what year they were referring to.

If you believe that the date on the calendar is correct, basically the  entire timeline will be wrong for you in specifics, and only good for a general sense of the universe's overall chronology (A happened before B, etc.).

My apologies, but I just don't know how to reconcile such a compressed timeline with first  seeason, or how to to recalculate the  entire series timeline based on a six-or-seven-month first season and seven-plus seasons of unknown duration thereafter.

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Q. What is it with you being pissy about the gate chevrons lighting up one by one? It happens all the time on the show, so it must be right.

Ordinarily, I'm all for canon being canon. But in this case, they screw up. Worse, they don't screw up consistently, so there's no way to even just grit my teeth and accept that the physics in the SG world don't make sense. Sometimes they do it right, often they do it wrong.

The explanation that Daniel gave way back in first season, of the DHD basically doing the equivalent of dialing a phone, is the most logical analogy. Actually, even more logical than that is the idea of a cell phone making a call.

When you punch in numbers on a cell phone, they just sit there, not doing anything, until you hit send. Once you hit send, the entire number is transmitted and the signal is sent along to the correct receiving phone, which rings. The person on the other end doesn't hear each beep as you hit each number before the ring, they just hear the final ringtone.

It should be exactly the same for the stargate system: each symbol is like a number on a phone's keypad, and the orange center of the DHD is the " send" key (on Earth's dialing computer, the " send" key is basically the point of origin being locked). Until that entire address is sent through the system to the correct receiver, nothing should go through.

For the receiving stargate's chevrons to light up one by one as the sending gate is being dialed, each signal would have to be sent through the entire stargate system -- meaning that every single stargate whose address starts with the first symbol will light up on the first chevron, and with each additional chevron, some gates will continue to light up while others drop out as they stop sharing the particular combination, until finally only the correct one connects. It's insane. (Think about your phone beeping at you all day long, as people start to dial numbers that turn out not to be yours.)

The receiving stargate's chevrons should all light up at once just before the wormhole engages, when it receives the full signal. Anything else is just plain wrong, no matter how often they show it happening the incorrect way.

(I'll change my tune about this if they start showing gates lighting up randomly with one to six symbols, but never completely connecting, on a regular basis, to prove that in fact each symbol is being sent individually, of course.)

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Q. What's with you and Jack's age? RDA is old enough to have served in Vietnam, so Jack must be, too.

If they ever give us spoken canon that raises Jack's age by five years or so, I'll go with it.

But unless and until we get that spoken canon -- Jack was born in 1956 or 1957, making him several years too young to have served in Vietnam.

In early 1997 (during Brief Candle), he very clearly says that he's 40 years old, and at the time, he's trying hard to convince Kynthia that a hundred days of life is nothing, that humans can live for vastly longer than that. In proof, he tells her how old he is, trying to impress upon her how very much older he is than she is. He has absolutely no reason to be rounding down his age here -- if anything, he'd be rounding up to make his point. If he were really born in 1952, he would have been 44 or 45 when he was talking to Kynthia, with no reason not to say so, and all the reason in the world to emphasize those extra years. (Not to mention that I can't see Jack as trying to pretend he's younger than he is, under any circumstances other than undercover work.)

The prop canon of an ID card that gave his birth year as 1952 simply can't outweigh the spoken canon of a man determined to convince someone of how much older he is in comparison to her. (For that matter, prop canon about Sam's birthday is further evidence that it can't be trusted -- her prop ID card said her birthday was in January, but spoken canon in Ascension puts it in May.)

In real-world military terms, there's no good reason to raise his age, and a very good reason not to -- adding five years to his service time starts to call into question whether he should have been forced to retire. Colonels are allowed 20 years of active commissioned service before mandatory retirement, according to the 1999 USAF Colonel's Handbook I've got. Even with his temporary retirements stretching his service out a couple of years, it's hard to believe that in a 34-year career (starting in 1970, assuming he was born in 1952, and going through his promotion in early 2004) he hadn't racked up at least 20 as an active officer. If you go by the recent prop canon showing his graduation from the Academy as a second lieutenant in 1972, as of 2004 [his promotion to general] he's definitely had more than 20 years of commissioned service, which simply doesn't work.)

As for the actor's age, that has nothing to do with it. Yes, RDA is several years older than Jack. But Michael Shanks is several years younger than Daniel, and Christopher Judge is nearly 70 years younger than Teal'c. Neither of those facts changes their characters' ages in any way.

The actors aren't the characters. The characters' ages are whatever they tell us they are onscreen.

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Q. Why do you have the gate technician listed by so many names?

Because TPTB give him whatever name they feel like at the moment. It's a joke to them, and they have a good time with it, but it drives me completely bonkers when it comes to trying to keep track of factual canon.

The show is usually extremely good about maintaining a universe that you can accept because the seams don't show. This? Is a giant gaping rip in the fabric of their reality, and it makes me nuts.

He didn't even have a name until fourth season, when his nametag started visibly identifying him as " Sergeant Davis" . As of late fourth season, Jack (in the future) had called him " Walter" , so " Walter Davis" was his name.

By fifth season, his nametag was reading " Norman Davis" . That was the last name we got for him for two-plus more years.

By eighth season, the " Norman" part was gone, and he was back to " Walter" -- Jack used it all the time, and even Hammond did. For the first two-thirds of eighth season there are occasional hints that his last name has suddenly switched to " Harriman" (which is fanon from way back in first season), but nothing concrete in aired Stargate SG1 episodes, not even prop canon (his name patch is hard to read, but whatever name is on it is a whole lot shorter than " Harriman" ).

Then suddenly, in Prometheus Unbound, Hammond specifically referred to him as " Sergeant Harriman" .

By that point, though, every reference to him on the site was to " Sgt. Davis" , because that's what his name had been for several years.

Bluntly, I don't trust TPTB not to change their minds again on a whim, so I'm only making limited attempts to match their version. I have his information cross-referenced under both " Davis" and " Harriman" on the SGC Personnel page, but I'm not changing the references to him throughout the site.

Given all of that, and needing to have one name to use to put down his info and refer to him as, I'm going with " Walter Davis" for as long as possible. It's got the most canonical support, one way and another.

I cross-reference " Harriman" as well, to cover my bases, but that's as far as I'm willing to go until they give me something more solidly canonical.

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Q. How can you refuse to add aired episodes to your site, claiming they're not canon? They aired, so they count. It shouldn't matter if you like them.

Yes and no. Almost every episode is included here as part of canon, regardless of my personal opinion about it. If I can tell that what we saw actually happened (or, conversely, if I can tell that it's definitely a hallucination or some such), I add it, because obviously, that's canon.

But if I can't tell if something's real, I can't add it. As I write this FAQ, that's been true only of the Felger episodes. Much of what happens in them simply makes no sense in terms of the Stargate universe. For example, Goa'uld ships having prisoner cells that have shoji-screen walls that can be effortlessly lifted away, and that open onto nice big airducts to provide a fast, clean escape route, which somehow no prisoner -- including former First Prime Teal'c, Jack, and Thor -- ever figured out before Felger and Coombs came along to show them how stupid they'd been. To accept the reality of that episode is to accept the reality of those screens -- and I can't do it. I simply can't.

And I can't pick and choose which bits of the episode might be real, either. If the shoji-screens aren't real, how did Felger and Coombs break SG-1 out of the cell? Were Felger and Coombs really on the ship? Were SG-1 really captive? There were only a few rebel Jaffa on the ship (or were there?), so it seems unlikely to me that SG-1 were tossed into the special super-duper easy-escape cell. Etc.

So, yes, I can't stand the Felger eps. I find incompetence, especially played for humor, to be excruciating to watch, and Felger is incompetence incarnate. I don't like the humor or the stupidity or the Star Trek in-jokes (SG is not ST. Period. And no, I didn't like all the Star Wars stuff in Full Circle, either, much though I love both ST and SW.).

But that's not why I won't add them. There are probably a good dozen other episodes I also dislike, some intensely, and they're all included as canon, because they at least make sense within the universe. These don't make sense, and I can't in good conscience list their events as facts.

But on the DVD commentary, TPTB said they meant Other Guys to be treated as real! So you're wrong.

I don't care. No, really, I don't.

If they wanted me to think it was real, they shouldn't have said Khonsu was a Klingon, which is what they did when they stuck an obvious, easily identifiable Klingon weapon up behind his chair. Their only purpose there was to say "Hey, look, a Star Trek writer wrote this, and we have a Star Trek actor in it!" -- which has nothing whatsoever to do with the Stargate universe.

If they wanted me to believe it was real, they shouldn't have put those damn shoji screens in the holding cell.

If they wanted me to believe it was real, the Jaffa who spotted Coombs wearing his glasses should have shot him on sight, or at least captured him. Thanks to Daniel, it's an easy way to mark someone as Tau'ri.

If they wanted me to think it was real, they should have remembered that Tok'ra infiltrate Goa'uld society at low-ranking levels, to be able to move around more or less undetected. That sort of invisibility is what keeps them alive. Khonsu going into Anubis's service as the equivalent of Osiris or Zipacna? No. (But then, he's a Klingon, not a Tok'ra, so who knows.)

If they'd wanted me to think it was real, Jack should have used curling as his sports metaphor, not hockey. Hockey is pure fanon  -- Jack's never mentioned it in any other episode. The most he's done is whack a puck around outside his house when he was grieving for Daniel in Fire and Water, and in Gamekeeper, Kawalski (not Jack) mentioned that they used to play street hockey together. That's it. When Jack talks sports, it's almost always curling.  When it's not curling, it's (North American) football or golf.

If they'd wanted me to think it was real, Jonas should have known what mission he was on consistently, not thought the capture was real one minute and then saying " no, no, it's all fake, don't worry" the next.

Bluntly, what TPTB say on the DVDs that they intended to convey doesn't matter in the slightest (about any episode, not just this one). What matters is what they did convey, which was that this was a giant joke at the SG universe's expense, and they didn't care enough to even pretend it was really supposed to be Stargate.

Which is fine, as far as it goes, and I'm glad a lot of people got a chuckle out of it. But it doesn't make any of it canonically factual.

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Q. Why don't you have X character or X race of people listed?

When I started this site, it wasn't intended to be comprehensive  -- I just wanted to keep track of a few major details about the main characters, and some basic info about other people/races that seemed to be important in the overall scheme of things. As time went on, I turned into more of a completist, and started adding more. By this point, I'm trying to track every character that appears (and each appearance of every character), every race, every piece of technology, every language, etc. But because it took me a while to get to that point, there are a lot of holes in the site's information. I'm getting them filled in as I can, but it's a slow process.

As of late 2004, information should be reasonably complete for seasons 1-3, 6, 7, and 8 (to date). Seasons 4 and 5 likely still have some key information missing. All eight seasons are likely missing minor information, simply because there's no way to be sure of getting everything, no matter how careful I am.

If you notice that something's missing, by all means let me know about it.  It may be on my list of things to do, but it also may have slipped through the cracks, and I'd appreciate a heads-up.

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Q. Why don't you have a detailed list of X/X relationship moments?

Because while the people who ask me that are usually looking for only one specific pairing, to be fair, I would need to add lists for Jack/Sam, Jack/Daniel, Jack/Teal'c, Daniel/Sam, Daniel/Teal'c, Sam/Teal'c, Sam/Jonas, Jack/Jonas, Teal'c/Jonas, Daniel/Jonas, Sam/Janet, Daniel/Janet, Jack/Janet, Hammond/Janet, Jack/Harry, Daniel/Davis, Jack/Davis, and probably a dozen more that I haven't thought of.

I want no part of the fandom's various relationship squabbles, and I don't have the time or patience to look for every little moment for every possible relationship. If a particular relationship appeals to you, you'll be better at looking for the moments that support it than I would be.

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Q. If I send you my theory about why something happened, will you put it up?

Probably not. I put up some of my own theories about things (marked as personal speculation), but I can back those up with my reasons if someone writes to ask me about them. I can't back up other people's theories.

I'm always happy to hear them, though -- and who knows, if you convince me, maybe it'll go up after all. < g>

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Outside the specific SG1 universe

Where's the Stargate Atlantis info?
Where's the Stargate Infinity info?
Do you have spoilers? Behind-the-scenes info? Can you ask TPTB something for me?
Why isn't there actor info on the site?
Why isn't there RPG info on the site?

Q. Where's the Stargate Atlantis info?

There's basically no Atlantis info on the SG1 site per se, other than some preliminary information that showed up in the original series. All other information is on my Altantis site. (Clicking that link will take you completely out of this SG1 site and into the SGA site.)

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Q. Where's the Stargate Infinity info?

There isn't any, and there won't be. Sorry, but the cartoon did absolutely nothing for me, and I had no interest in watching it, much less obsessing over its details. I don't consider it a part of the Stargate universe.

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Q. Do you have spoilers? Do you have behind-the-scenes info? Can you ask TPTB something for me?

No, no, and no. Sorry! I don't do spoilers, at all, and I have much less information about what's going on behind the scenes than almost anyone else in the fandom. (This is deliberate -- I do not want to know, so please don't email to be helpful and fill me in!)

I also have less contact with TPTB than the rest of the fandom -- I don't go to actor cons, and I don't attend online chats or read the newsgroups where they occasionally post. I have never, to my knowledge, been in contact of any sort with anyone connected to the show -- cast, crew, or lunch-deliverers. No one. I can't help you get your script read (no one can, other than an agent), I can't change the direction of the show, I can't pass along complaints.

Your best bet is one of the SciFi chats, or the newsgroup.  Some of TPTB really do read/post there, from what I hear from friends who frequent it.

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Q. Why isn't there actor info on the site?

Because it's a site about the show's canon, not the actors. There are lots of actor-specific sites  -- try Google to find them.

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Q. Why isn't there RPG info on the site?

Because it's a site about the show's canon, not about RPGs for the show. If you're running an RPG and are using this site as a reference, cool. But I'm not a gamer, and I don't tend to track some things that are important to gaming. Sorry! I also don't include information from RPGs, official or otherwise  -- they have their own reference works, and don't apply outside their own specific game universe.

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Email

Q. Is it really okay to email you, or will I be bothering you if I do?

It's really okay. I love hearing from people, whether they have good, bad, or indifferent things to say about the site. Hearing that the site is helpful for people makes my day, but I'm just as happy to get mail pointing out typos, errors, or omissions.

I answer most site-related email in batches, as I get the time, so don't worry if you send something pointing out a problem and don't get answered immediately. It's not that I'm pissed off -- I never get pissed off at being told things like that, at least not if the person writing is reasonably polite about it. I'm just busy a lot of the time.

I do have one exception, though: people making demands. Suggestions are very welcome, but I'm not getting paid to do any of this, and an email that consists of " do this, change that, do this other thing" is going to be ignored.

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Q. Why did it take you four months to answer my email? My friend wrote to you and you answered her the same day!

When I answer email depends on a lot of factors: how busy I am, how focused on Stargate I am right at the moment I see your email, and how much effort needs to go into the reply are the three biggest ones.

If my real life or other obligations are taking up most of my time, or if I'm currently fannishly focused on something other than Stargate canon (hey, it happens occasionally!), I put aside any site-related email until I have time for it. This is fairly common -- I tend to answer site email in batches as I get the time.

If the email asks questions that I want to go back and check episodes for before I reply, I wait until I have time to check.

If the email has suggestions for the site, I often hold off on replying until I can add them (or delete something that needs deleting), to make sure that I don't reply and then accidentally forget to make whatever change is needed.

So, yes -- some people get answers the same day, some people wind up waiting a few weeks, and in really busy RL times, a few months. But I do eventually answer everything (except demands).

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Q. I know you said you don't like spoilers, but you *have* heard about X, right? I mean, everyone knows about *that*. So that's okay to mention, right?

No. And if you tell me, I will very probably go off on you, because it makes me incredibly angry to be spoiled. Spoilers ruin the show for me. I love this show. I want to be able to enjoy it.

I don't care how tiny the spoiler is. I don't care how huge it is. I don't want to know about it. Not casting, not plot points, nothing. Not even "brace yourself" or "oh, you're going to love what's coming up!" Nothing.

If the episode it's in hasn't aired in the United States, I don't know about it, and I don't want to know. I don't care if it's been on the cover of a dozen magazines, or talked about in televised interviews/online chats, or has been available for download for three months, or has been analyzed in excruciating detail on 37 huge lists and 600 LiveJournals -- I am insanely good at avoiding all of those things. I don't even watch previews/commercials or read TiVo descriptions. If it hasn't aired in an episode on SciFi, I haven't seen it, and I don't know about it. Don't tell me.

Man, touchy, much?

Yes, I am. I'm touchy because no matter how hard I try -- and I try very, very hard -- to stay unspoiled, including basically isolating myself from the entire fandom (lists, livejournal, fanfic, cons, you name it, I avoid it), people still spoil me every single year for things that I don't want to know about. I'm getting to the point where I feel almost like I have to gafiate from fandom entirely, including fandoms other than Stargate, just to be able to enjoy watching the show.

I would very much like to get through an entire year where the show itself, as it airs, was how I found out what was happening on the show. I want to be excited and surprised and happy and sad as it happens. I don't want those emotions to be diluted by days, weeks, months of prior knowledge. I know that this is basically unheard of in a Stargate fan, but there it is.

As I write this, it's the middle of eighth season, and I've already been spoiled for something that's going to happen in ninth season. I'm furious. I would have loved to have been surprised by this, and now? My reaction will be " yeah, whatever" . How do I know that? Because that's been my reaction to all the things people have felt necessary to spoil me about, when they finally aired.

Don't write to me with anything that hasn't already aired in the US. Seriously.

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Other

Can I copy part/all of your site to put up on my own site?
Can I get notified when the site is updated?

Q. Can I copy part/all of your site to put up on my own site? I'm doing one about X, and you've got everything I need.

No. I'm sorry, but no.

I put in huge amounts of time and effort on this site, and I really don't want it copied elsewhere. If you're building a site about a particular subject and you need big chunks of my site to create it -- you're not creating a site. You're just taking mine and putting your name on it, and you're going to piss me off, and then things will get ugly. Do us both a favor, and just put up a link pointing visitors to your site here.

If you're trying to create something that will bring readers to your own site, trust me -- it'll be better if you put the work in yourself, because then you'll know what's there, and it will reflect you. You're more than welcome to look at mine to see what you think you'll need and what you won't, and to mutter things like " yeah, but if she'd organized it *this* way, it would be much more useful" and to use that as your jumping-off point, but from that point, put it together yourself.

In fact, that's how my site got started. There were some fabulous sites out there, but none of them organized the information the way I wanted it. Everything was broken out by episode, and I wanted things broken out by subject -- character, etc. So I looked at all of them to see what information they had that was the sort of thing I was interested in, and what information I wasn't interested in, and figured out a different organizational method that would work better for me. Then I sat down and started taking notes on episodes. Without those other sites as a springboard, I don't know if I ever would have thought to do this.

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Q. Can I get notified when the site is updated? It's a pain checking back all the time when all I want is the new stuff.

Sure!

The site has an update-announcement list on Yahoo Groups. You can join by going to the list's webpage at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sg_handbook/ and clicking on the " Join this list" button. It's a low-volume (1-3 posts a month, usually), no-chatter list.

DON'T use the email-command version, if you know it  -- for whatever reason, Yahoo started eating emailed subscription commands.

If you prefer to find out via Livejournal, I also post update announcements there, at  http://www.livejournal.com/users/sg_handbook/ .

Both the list and the LJ are specifically for site updates, and won't be cluttered with anything else.

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