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    Smile Stargate Actor Pages at GW - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

    Hey, gang!

    Something new that we'd like to introduce at GateWorld this year is Stargate Actor Pages -- a single page where you can see, at a glance, all the vitals on a Stargate cast member. We're looking for YOUR help in maintaining them. As a little experiment I've put together an example of what I have in mind, for Michael Shanks:

    http://www.gateworld.net/wiki/Michael_Shanks

    As you can see these pages will live inside the Omnipedia, and I hope to link several of them from the home page to give them some good traffic. It has a brief bio, a list of the actor's current film and television projects, tagged news headlines from GateWorld, trivia, links to all past GW interviews and major forum threads, and more. It's a one-stop shop not only for the latest info about what the person is up to post-Stargate, but also an index of just about everything on GateWorld that features him or her.

    We are looking for one superfan of each main cast member from the three shows to be in charge of running that actor's page. The main task is to keep the list of the actor's current projects up-to-date, though you're free to periodically update the bio, add trivia items, etc. as you see fit.

    As a bonus (for you, hopefully, and certainly for us), we'd like you to write up the occasional, brief news story for the GateWorld home page when there is something significant to report about the actor's work -- cast in a new project, projects about to air, etc. This is one area where we've been particularly sparse in our news coverage. We hope that we can remedy that with some help from a big fan of RDA, a big fan of Joe Flanigan, a big fan of Amanda, a big fan of Claudia, etc. etc.

    For the sake of making a list, here's who we are currently seeking volunteers for:

    Richard Dean Anderson
    Michael Shanks
    Amanda Tapping
    Christopher Judge
    Corin Nemec
    Ben Browder
    Claudia Black
    Beau Bridges
    Joe Flanigan
    Torri Higginson
    David Hewlett
    Rainbow Sun Francks
    Rachel Luttrell
    Jason Momoa
    Paul McGillion
    Robert Picardo
    Jewel Staite
    Robert Carlyle
    Louis Ferreira
    Ming-Na
    Brian J. Smith
    Elyse Levesque
    Alaina Huffman
    Jamil Walker Smith
    David Blue

    Basically, we would like to find one person per actor who we can designate an unofficial "actor's rep" to GateWorld. Help us and our readers keep up on what they are doing in life after Stargate!


    If you are interested: Please e-mail me at webmaster -at- gateworld -dot- net and introduce yourself. I'm looking to see if you are a good communicator in writing, a grounded and mature fan of the actor you're volunteering to cover, and (sorry, kids) 18 years or older. If we get multiple volunteers for the same page, be aware that I'll probably take your names to that actor's fan thread here in the forum and get 'em to vote on you.

    And if anyone who is reading this happens to be the webmaster for the actor's official site, the job is basically yours already if you want it. I think that having you write an occasional news story for GW is a great way to drive traffic back to the actor's site, and it obviously helps us keep our readers current on his or her latest projects. My apologies for not e-mailing you the invitation personally, but we have around 25 main cast members from the three shows at this point ... and it's taken me months to just get this post written! If anyone knows a webmaster and wants to direct them to this post, I would certainly appreciate it.

    Rather than busting out 25 of these at the same time (and me having to manage them all as we find people), we'll be launching them one at a time as we find volunteers. If this initial roll-out is successful and people like the actor pages, we may expand the new section to include other Stargate favorites who weren't main cast members -- e.g. Teryl, Kavan, ad infinitum.

    Thanks, everyone!
    Last edited by Darren; March 23rd, 2011 at 11:53 AM.


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    Default Re: Stargate Actor Pages at GW - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

    Not a bad idea, but a little clarification....is this meant to be kind of a full-sentences take on imdb?
    "Not every movie is for you. Not every TV show is for you. Not every song is for you. Find the things you like, and like them. Go nuts liking them. A thing ISN’T for you? Cool. Go find something you like. That’s it. That’s as complicated as it should be." -- David Blue

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    Default Re: Stargate Actor Pages at GW - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

    it sounds like a great idea i hope it works out.

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    Default Re: Stargate Actor Pages at GW - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    Not a bad idea, but a little clarification....is this meant to be kind of a full-sentences take on imdb?
    Not sure what you mean by that. Look at the example page and you'll see what they will and will not have. Definitely not a full list of the actor's filmography.


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    Default Re: Stargate Actor Pages at GW - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

    Yeah, this sounds like a great thing to do, rather than having to traipse around Wikipedia or imbd to find what you want, it's simple and clear. I, personally can't do this as I'm not 18 but let the best win!

    PS. Once you have all the volunteers and you need us to vote if there are more than one per actor, can you put a link on the news page on the home page so we all know?

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    Default Re: Stargate Actor Pages at GW - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

    I'm still toying with taking one or more of these on--would it be possible to post/amend the list as they're taken? Would help in the consideration process/keep me from doing any unnecessary research
    "Not every movie is for you. Not every TV show is for you. Not every song is for you. Find the things you like, and like them. Go nuts liking them. A thing ISN’T for you? Cool. Go find something you like. That’s it. That’s as complicated as it should be." -- David Blue

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    Default Re: Stargate Actor Pages at GW - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

    Yep! I'll start striking out those that are taken in the first post, above.


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    Default Re: Stargate Actor Pages at GW - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

    Would it be a good idea to post notices in the individual thunk, whump and relationship threads for the actor's characters? I know some people there never venture outside of the C and R folders.

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    Default Re: Stargate Actor Pages at GW - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

    Better if they stay there, too
    "Not every movie is for you. Not every TV show is for you. Not every song is for you. Find the things you like, and like them. Go nuts liking them. A thing ISN’T for you? Cool. Go find something you like. That’s it. That’s as complicated as it should be." -- David Blue

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    Default Re: Stargate Actor Pages at GW - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

    I posted an announcement in all the C&R folders, but for some of these it may come to actually venturing into the threads ...


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    Default Re: Stargate Actor Pages at GW - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

    Darren, I just fired off an email with a contribution to this. I attached it as a .doc, so I hope it doesn't find its way into your junk folder
    "Not every movie is for you. Not every TV show is for you. Not every song is for you. Find the things you like, and like them. Go nuts liking them. A thing ISN’T for you? Cool. Go find something you like. That’s it. That’s as complicated as it should be." -- David Blue

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    Nagging post!

    I know I know, it's only been a day since I sent my submission and you may well have just had a busy day I'm just anxious to tackle more of these before they're taken, but don't want to start on any till I get feedback on the one I sent in
    "Not every movie is for you. Not every TV show is for you. Not every song is for you. Find the things you like, and like them. Go nuts liking them. A thing ISN’T for you? Cool. Go find something you like. That’s it. That’s as complicated as it should be." -- David Blue

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    Default Re: Stargate Actor Pages at GW - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

    E-mailed you back. Thanks!


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    Got it--appreciated. Sent one back (two, now).
    "Not every movie is for you. Not every TV show is for you. Not every song is for you. Find the things you like, and like them. Go nuts liking them. A thing ISN’T for you? Cool. Go find something you like. That’s it. That’s as complicated as it should be." -- David Blue

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    Default Re: Stargate Actor Pages at GW - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    Nagging post!

    I know I know, it's only been a day since I sent my submission and you may well have just had a busy day I'm just anxious to tackle more of these before they're taken, but don't want to start on any till I get feedback on the one I sent in
    It's been a few days for me too. I'm sure Darren is just busy.

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    Default Re: Stargate Actor Pages at GW - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

    Sorry guys, I know I'm the one who came asking for help! I have several e-mails to reply to. Thanks to all for volunteering!


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    Default Re: Stargate Actor Pages at GW - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

    Quote Originally Posted by Darren View Post
    Sorry guys, I know I'm the one who came asking for help! I have several e-mails to reply to. Thanks to all for volunteering!
    I'll send you an email as well.

    Although I just realized I left my phone at home. I'll send you more info offline but I'm interested in doing Corin's.

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    This is a great idea. I thought about applying for a second, but then again, I'm already writing for another site, which takes up quite some time. Also, I would have to follow the person on Twitter and Facebook, which I am not a big fan of.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing the first results of this project.
    Last edited by ZGoten; March 20th, 2011 at 05:37 PM.

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    Default Re: Stargate Actor Pages at GW - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

    Apologies to everyone who has written in volunteering to help and hasn't heard back from me yet. We don't have a whole lot of doubled-up requests, so hopefully most of you should get your pick.

    Please give me a few more days to screw my head on and I'll e-mail you back!


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    Default Re: Stargate Actor Pages at GW - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

    Darren, I know you're a busy lad, but I was wondering if this was still happening?

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