| Originally posted by gland |
Considering the fact that everything about the SGC's dialing program is completly jerry rigged, un-needed spinning may be a side effect of using a dialing program that the gate wasn't designed for.
...I mean hell, Earth's dialing program almost caused (SPOILER FOR SEASON...i don't really know...) them to blow up a sun because their wormhole passed through it, and DHDs usually prevent such things.
Yes, My guess is that the stargate can be highly influenced by the dialing device.
Earths dialing computers have caused problems in more then just the sun episode. The episode where teal'c gets trapped inside the stargate (not really a spoiler) shows that the computers program ignores several signals from the gate. So it's safe to assume it does other bad stuff too.
They really should improve the software
They have said before that the earth dialing computers were created by randomly sending different signals to the gate to find out what everything does.