Awards won by TerminatorFiles
TerminatorFiles, the best place for Terminator related info, collectibles, news and what not more... has been acknowlidged by several (official) companies and individuals.
Below are some of the most memorable awards the TerminatorFiles.com website and STAFFmembers have recieved. Ranging from personal official letters for saga and community contributions ...to awards won for webdesign and -developements... or even the occasional contest we joined.
Official sources, blogs, and companies who thank us for our efforts to help better the web... and make it an interesting place. Our little corner of the internet takes a bigger chunk with its ever expanding visitors.
- SciFi.com, Site of the Week (August 6, 2008)
"Time travel makes great fodder for sequels. No matter how definitive the victory may have been in the hero's last outing, no matter how much they believe they truly won the day, there's always the chance that another villain's lurking somewhere out in the timestream. The Terminator franchise has taken excellent advantage of these loopholes, first with the Judgment Day sequel, then again with The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and hopefully once more with the latest film, Terminator: Salvation."
"The fan Web site Terminator Files chronicles this frequent rewriting of James Cameron's original science-fiction timeline with news about upcoming movie and television projects, past, present and future cast news and interviews with series stars. Delving beneath the homepage reveals a variety of official and fan-generated content. There's a collection of Windows and Mac screen savers (the latter of which unfortunately don't work with Mac OS X Leopard) from Terminator 2 and Terminator 3, a bunch of super-sized photos for use as desktop images and WAV files from the three theatrical releases. There's also a cache of skins for Unreal Tournament, Neverwinter Nights and Half-Life that allow players to assume the classic exoskeleton look of the T-800 in game."
"Elsewhere on the site there are extensive files chronicling the franchise's variant timelines and chronology, showing each iteration that's been spawned by the comic-book, movie and television sequels. These are particularly handy for anyone trying to figure out exactly when Judgment Day is supposed to happen, when Skynet became self-aware or any other time-related minutiae from the series."
Ken Newquist, SyFy.com Editor
- FilmCritic's SciFi Scanner Site of the Week (July 29, 2008)
American Movie Classics TV-station (amctv.com) has a website featuring a lot of classic TV-series and movies, and focusses on giving prays to fansites around the world. This week (wk 31, 2008) TerminatorFiles.com is featured as their Site of the Week in their popular SciFi Scanner blogs.
"If you thought Terminator fandom was purely an American phenomenon, then you would be very wrong. One of the most comprehensive sites out there for the iconic franchise is run by two guys from the Netherlands (Eindhoven, to be exact). Vic van der Put and Maurice Huijs run The Terminator Files, which van der Put launched, in its first incarnation, back in 1999. The goal is to 'collect all the info on any- and everything Terminator-related. We want to be an online encyclopedia, so to speak, but only related to the facts,' says van der Put, a web designer by day who admits that he 'lives and breathes The Terminator,' spending countless hours each day working on the website, building out the content, contacting dealers and so forth."
"The site -- which has a countdown on its home page to the release of the as-yet-unnamed Terminator 4 film (298 days, 6 hours, 49 minutes, as of this writing) -- proclaims it's 'By the fans... for the fans!' Most of the content is sent in by fans, 'who want to contribute to make the site bigger and better, or even badder,' according to van der Put, a self-confessed scifi 'nut', who began his journey with the original Battlestar Galactica television series. But it was the Terminator films that captured his imagination. 'The Terminator was more down-to-earth, more life-like,' he says. 'The Terminator movies are about a real everyday world infested by machines that are out to kill all humans. And, most importantly, a Terminator infiltration unit has got to be the most original thing I've ever seen'."
"The image and video galleries plus the news sections are the site's most popular offerings, and van der Put's future plans include adding a database of collectibles and a feature called the Terminator Universe (a comprehensive guide to the machines, vehicles, clothing, weapons and the like). Rumors surrounding next year's Terminator 4 are also keeping the website popular (it averages three million to four million hits a month). van der Put, who is 'game for any continuation of the saga,' thinks it 'will be a great movie, since it is finally going to portray the world we Terminator fans would love to see: The SkyNet-infested future'."
- Carolyn Koo, FilmCritic.com Chief Editor
- I GIDS Top Site 2005 (November 18, 2005)
I Gids, the leading Dutch pocket sized Internet magazine since 1995, registering the best sites of the web in their on- and offline guide... has acknowledged the TerminatorFiles.com as one of their Topsites of 2005!
"Congratulations! Your site has been selected as one of the best sites on the web in your specific catagory. Also, we've been reviewing your site and award it as one of our Top Sites of 2005! We will include your site for free in our new guide! With a total of 1.600 unique subscribers, 54.000 issued magazines a year through 1.500 stores and (according to our latest marketing research) a total of 80.000 readers, we are sure your site will get a lot of attention... which is deserves! Contact us for a issue or check it out in your local store! We wish you and your site all the best for 2006 and beyond!"
- I Gids editors, I-Gids.nl
- 384,518 Most Visited Site on the Web (December 25, 2003)
Top market research site Ranking.com shows our site to be one of the most popular websites on the Internet! Their market research software has tracked over 38,000 Internet surfers since our and other Terminator fansite inceptions, many of whom have visited this site on a regular basis. Although the number is still very big... since there are millions (or trillions) of sites available on the net, this is cool news ;)
"Ranking.com has spent several years aggregating statistics from thousands of online users and found that TerminatorFiles.com is ranked as the 384,518 most visited site on the web."
- Patrick Devereaux, Ranking.com Customer Support Staff
- Grand Prize Warner Brothers Interactive Marketing (September 12, 2003)
"Firstly I would like to thank you for running a T3 Promotion on your website. We truly appreciate the partnerships we have with all of our sites and always look forward to working with them. In addition to that I'm pleased to inform you that you have been selected as our Grand Prize winner and have been chosen to receive a special 'T3' prize pack. This is a special thank you for choosing to work with us on the movie 'Terminator 3 Rise of the machines'. I hope that you enjoy the prize pack and we look forward to working with you in the future."
- Justin Shockley, Warner Brothers Interactive Marketing
We sometimes enter contest ourselfs, in the hope to win them. And we occasionally do ;).
- Buzztone 250 dollar sweepstake (October 8, 2003)
If TF wins, everybody wins! Remember the Buzztone banner you could attract visitors with... and win $250? Well... we won and we didn't. Soo... we decided to donate the money to an Arnie charity.
"On behalf of the After-School All-Stars (formerly the Inner-City Games Foundation) thank you for your generous donation of $250.00 donated by BUZZTONE.com on your behalf. The donation will help provide after-school programs to children across the nation. Your generosity is very much appreciated. It is contributions such as this that allow us to expand our programs and reach out to even more at-risk young people."
- Ben Paul, Chief Operating Officer After-School All-Stars
Our site has gone through several designs since its launch on the 9th of june 2003. These fine institutes have awarded us for our efforts to provide our visitors with attractive design and content.
- CoolestDesigns.com 'Top 100 Best Site Award' (June 22, 2006)
CoolestDesigns.com, one of the leading portals on cool websites, has awarded TerminatorFiles for its design/layout as well as the content presented on our site. Though this award was primarly sponsored by a hosting company, the CoolestDesigns.com portal itself has always been a cool inspiration of the best content available on the web. We thank them for their 'cool' award!
"Congratulations! You have won the 'TOP 100 Best Site Award'. We have selected only top 100 Best Design websites from 1000's of websites submitted by many webmasters all over the world. The best thing is, your site has been selected as 1 of the top 100 websites, which means you have done a very outstanding job from design/layout to your site content."
- The CoolestDesigns.com Staff
- World Wide Web Awards "Gold" Award (August 1, 2004)
"We see all the hard work and dedication that you have put into constructing your web site and your efforts are well deserved. Excellent design and layout of website, with quality content and informative information for your visitors. Your site is a wonderful contribution to the internet community."
- Donna Snyder, Founder World Wide Web Awards