Let’s get to know more about CrazzyAmmy

We love getting to know our Answers contributors better and had a nice interview with another awesome member recently.  Meet Aman, known on the site to many as Crazzyammy.

Q:  What is the story behind your username?

A: A friend of mine had her Twitter username as CoolCrazyRock! I stole the middle one with a ZZ!

Q:  Tell us a little about your education.

A: I’ve done my schooling from Mamta Modern School. Currently attending college at Northern India Engineering College in Computer Science Engineering.

Q:  Where are you from, where did you grow up?

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Certificate of Merit

A: Born and brought up in India. Was born in a small town but right now staying in the capital, New Delhi.

Q:  What life accomplishments are you proud of?

A: Winning the first prize in Indian Government Organized Montreal Protocol and getting a certificate of merit from Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Environment Minister, India. This was the achievement that led to my increased interests in the ozone layer.

Q:  Do you have a special motto, belief in life or quote; something you always keep in mind or live by?

A: After delivering my report for my Summer Internship in Hughes Systique Corporation and after saying the words, “It was a difficult task”, the manager of the team stood up and said something I would never forget.  “If others can do it, why not you!”

Q:  What are you most passionate about in your life?

A: Life is all about learning. The day you stop learning, is the day you stop living. This passion for learning has kept me alive.

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With friends in Manali

Q:  Do you have any traveling experiences you’d like to share, places you’ve visited, or favorite places?

A: I personally love traveling. I, along my DSLR, would love to go on a world tour. This is a recent picture from my latest trip to Manali, a hill station in India.

Q:  Are there any other places you’d like to visit?

A: There are two actually.

1.        Venice. A photographer’s paradise
2.        NASA Headquarters, Washington D.C.

Q:  What are your special interests, hobbies, or collections?

A: Photography. However, it would more likely be a passion than a hobby. I have the drug in my veins to carry the special moments in life on my shutter. Studying about Ozone has been another one. It gives me the feeling of being connected with nature.

Q:  What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

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River Rapelling

A: River Rappelling. The fact that I am scared of heights made it more daring.

Q:  How long have you been a member of Answers, and what do you like about out community?

A: I’ve been a member since 23rd November 2010. Completed my 4 year WikiVersery recently.  The fact that each member of the community encourages the others to perform well and contribute to the society is what makes it unique. Answers for its members it’s not just about the contributions, it’s something more.

Q:  Do you see the glass half full or half empty? Why?
A: Half Empty. Take it and fill it up to the rim. A half filled glass might leave you thirsty.

The December Rumble AnswerThon coming up!!

 

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Answers presents the first ever AnswerThon for Experts Only!  Sign up today!

December 18th-21st

What is the Expert AnswerThon?
The December Rumble Expert AnswerThon is a 4-day Answers.com contest for EXPERTS ONLY!

This Expert AnswerThon rewards Expert users who answer the most questions in a 4-day period. During the AnswerThon, Experts answer as many questions as they can, simultaneously spreading knowledge and winning prizes!

Only answers that are posted by approved Experts in the Expert box within this timeframe and in accordance with the contest rules will be counted as part of the contest. Be sure to read the rules before you begin. And of course, bots are not eligible.

Who can participate?
All users who are registered as Experts! Expert users must officially register for the AnswerThon contest.

What is an Expert?
An Expert is a user who:
Has uploaded an approved profile photo
Has an approved tagline
Has a real name
Has declared himself/herself an Expert at least one (1) category
Has included an Expert statement in above stated category(ies)

How do I become an Expert so that I can participate?
It’s easier than you think! To become an Expert, simply take the following steps:
1. Sign in, and go to your profile page.
2. Under the Settings tab:
a. Upload a photo of yourself.
b. Write your first and last name in the “Name” field.
c. Write a tagline – Include your experience, education, and interests!
d. Save changes!
3. Under the Following tab:
a. Click “Edit”, and choose category(ies) in which you’re an Expert.
b. Click “Next”, and choose click “Expert” for those category(ies) in which you’re an Expert.
c. Write a short statement about why you’re an Expert in that category (years experience? certification? etc.)

What Are The Prizes?
Over $3000 in prizes will be awarded to AnswerThon winners, including 5 lucky RANDOM participants!

Three GRAND PRIZE winners
The top 3 Expert users will win an Apple iPad Air!

Three 1st place winners
The top 3 Expert users who give 1000+ answers will win a $200 Amazon eGift card

Ten 2nd place winners
The top 10 Expert users who give 500+ answers will win a $100 Amazon eGift card

Ten 3rd place winners
The top 10 Expert users who give 100+ answers will win a $25 Amazon eGift card

100+ winners
EVERY Expert user who gives 100+ answers will win an exclusive Answers Expert t-shirt!

Five random registrants
5 random registrants who give 10+ answers will win a $25 Amazon eGift card

All winners receive profile “AnswerThon Winner” badges!

Sign up today!

November Rumble 2014 AnswerThon Winners Announced

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It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for!

Please join me in congratulating the winners of our November Rumble 2014 AnswerThon!

 

1st place: $200 Amazon card

Aggie80 (1835 answers)
CrazzyAmmy (1646 answers)
WNY007 (1543 answers)

2nd place: $100 Amazon card
JayJayVay (1396 answers)
Skullcandy88 (1281 answers)
Prachi.tejan.1.0794 (1096 answers)
Kanika.khattar.52.3831 (1021 answers)
Ginezumi (994 answers)
Dynotech (741 answers)
Lifesnadir (725 answers)
Dr.Q (708 answers)
Jabirshah (678 answers)
Peakaytea (672 answers)

3rd place: $25 Amazon card
Stan.mathers.338 (662 answers)
Mg42 killer (658 answers)
GeekDushyant (620 answers)
Lugia2453 (534 answers)
Darkwater (476 answers)
Harsh.Lahiri.gp2625 (434 answers)
Starrskitchen (407 answers)
Snart Gurk (403 answers)
William Howe (325 answers)
Fivejeagle (313 answers)

Runner-ups: Answers Merchandise
Dfoofnik (287 answers)
Aayushsrivastava14 (232 answers)
Anjana Narayanan (194 answers)
Jmowreader (190 answers)
Mehtamatics (165 answers)
Flukey (164 answers)
LindyStar (161 answers)
MountEverest53 (154 answers)
Mary.Drager.fb9512 (146 answers)
LauraLF1 (138 answers)

RANDOM WINNERS won $25 Amazon gift cards just by answering at least 10 questions! 
Phrogster (17 answers)
CFirg (64 answers)
ChuckSiata (61 answers)
Rdrsh (62 answers)
Sgongola (19 answers)

 

Happy Thanksgiving from Answers! (and a few recipes)

175546220It’s Thanksgiving here in the US.  It’s the day that kick-starts our holiday season.  The day we take a moment to be thankful.  The day the kids watch parades while Dad watches football.  Have you ever stopped to wonder, “When was the first Thanksgiving celebration?”  Take a few minutes to visualize what that first Thanksgiving celebration must have been like.  Must have been really amazing!

Thanksgiving is also a time when there’s lots of activity in the kitchen.   And oh, the aromas that waft through the house as that delicious Thanksgiving feast is being prepared!  Turkey and dressing are traditionally the center of attention on the dinner table at Thanksgiving.  So two very popular questions at Answers around this time of year is “How do you cook a turkey?” and “How do you make dressing to go with Thanksgiving dinner?”  The traditional Thanksgiving feast usually includes a few other dishes such as yummy “Candied Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Marshmallows,” mouth-watering “Homemade Cranberry Sauce,” and delicious “Pumpkin Pie.”  What dishes are traditional in your family?  Share with us in the comments section, and recipes would be great!

Here’s wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Answers!  Have a wonderful weekend with your loved ones!

 

 

Reasons to Participate in the November Rumble AnswerThon: Starting tonight on Answers.com!

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The November Rumble AnswerThon starts tonight at midnight (Thursday, November 20th, at 12:00 am EST), and runs until Sunday, November 23rd, at 11:59 pm EST. Simply sign up, log on, and start answering any unanswered question!

Why should I participate in the AnswerThon? We thought you’d ask that!

So we’ve put together a few fun Reasons to Participate in the November Rumble AnswerThon:

  • Increase your contributions count exponentially in just one weekend!  Rack those babies up!
  • Show off your expertise!  Let your smarts hang out!
  • Become a top contributor of 2014! Top 10?  #1?  You decide!
  • Help out hundreds of people looking for answers in just 4 days!  From all over the world – without leaving home!
  • Win an Amazon gift card, just in time for holiday shopping! Or spend it on yourself!
  • Win awesome Answers merchandise!  Wear it, carry it or use it!
  • Avoid a weekend of raking leaves, shopping at a busy mall, or cleaning the house for visiting in-laws!  You have a great reason to say, “I have plans!”
  • Meet other users who are competing and love to answer as much as you do!
  • Unlike a 5K or an obstacle course competition, you won’t freeze your bum!
  • LOTS of winners – $2000 in prizes will be awarded to 38 AnswerThon winners!
  • It’s EASY to win – if you post just 10 answers, you’re automatically entered in the random drawing to win a $25 Amazon gift card! How easy is that? Sign up now!
  • Learn random fun facts that you can impress your family with at Thanksgiving! Will anyone else at dinner know how exactly how tall the Washington Monument is? Didn’t think so!
  • And best of all, It’s fun!  Sign up now!

Remember, answers must be at least 2 sentences long to qualify, and exact duplicates are not counted in your answer totals. For a complete list of rules, regulations, tips, and prizes, click here.

Good luck, ladies and gents!!

Loves music and met Tony the Tiger – Let’s say hi to Bobo192! He’s Grrreat!

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We recently had a nice interview with Bobo192. With over 355,000 contributions on his side, Bobo192, aka Matthew, has got it going on! This Double Platinum Contributor has been a member at Answers since 2009 and has worked tirelessly to help out on the site. He’s a Supervisor and Mentor, helping new Supervisors learn the ropes, A Community Outreach WikiGuide, reaching out to the community, and a Site Investigator in the Vandal Patrol Program, on the lookout for vandalism.

Q:  Is there anything special about your username?

A:  Bobo has been a childhood nickname ever since I was around 21 months old. The 192 came about as, when I first attempted to register myself as Bobo on one Internet service, it was already taken and 192 came about as the first suggested alternative.

Q:  What can you tell us about your family and where you’re from?

A:  I live in Shrewsbury, England, and was born in Brighton. I live with my mother and father, and have two brothers, one sister, a sister-in-law, and one niece.

Q:  What life accomplishments are you proud of?

A:  I feel that our role in life is to achieve more than those around us believe is possible. As a young baby I wasn’t expected to live beyond three months, and in spite of my disabilities, I have overcome this and countless other difficulties in my life by refusing to say no.

Q:  Is there anything you feel sets you apart, something that makes you unique you’d like to mention?

A:  I have an acquired brain injury which inhibits both my short term and long term memory. In spite of this I am thankful that I was never closed off from any circles of friends I have made throughout my life, some of whom have now been friends for nearly 25 years. I am also grateful that this has never clashed with my musical ambitions.

Q:  Do you have a special motto, belief in life or quote; something you always keep in mind or live by?

A:  My favourite motto at present is from a song by Warren Zevon, entitled “Never Too Late for Love” – the last line of that song is “Don’t stop believing in tomorrow” – I have always believed this to be of paramount importance. Our tomorrow is others’ today.

Q:  What are you most passionate about in your life?

A:  Music is my life, my soul, and my inspiration. Anyone who knows me well will testify that my musical taste is insanely wide, and that I have music for every mood, and all of my various states of mind. If I need calming down I will listen to music. If I need picking up, I will listen to music which puts me emotionally in the same place I was when I first listened to it.

Q:  What are your special interests, hobbies, or collections?

A:  My main collection is my music. Having been involved in both the practical and theoretical sides of music for over 20 years, I will always foster the creation and interpretation of music from anyone of any level of self-belief who realizes they are keeping fresh the love of their life and not allowing it to go stale in the eyes of adversity fostered by today’s mass-marketing world.

Q:  What do you enjoy for recreation?

A:  I listen to music 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Music is my life and my world, without music in my life I would be empty. I enjoy exploring around the many hills of the local area, and I often go for walks of ten miles or more in the afternoon or evening outside of wintertime.

Q:  Do you have any special talents?

A:  I love to play the piano and guitar – I took up the guitar in around 2010, but have played the piano since early childhood – on the advice, and considerable cynicism, of my teacher, who didn’t believe I would be physically capable.

Q:  How did you discover Answers.com?

A:  The exact circumstances of discovering the site are something of a blur, I must have Googled a question rather than a search term and stumbled upon interactive Q&A. The Answers.com community were immediately friendly, welcoming, and keen to help out anywhere they could. Five years later, many of those same people who welcomed me back then are still close to me.

Q:  What enticed you to join our community and what do you like best about the community?

A:  For me, the most important facet of Wikianswers is the ability to share our own knowledge, to build a database of knowledge for the whole world. As a child we are constantly wondering “why”, but something along the way stops us from asking that question for ourselves. Equally, we are capable of viewing the knowledge others have voluntarily passed along to us.

Q:  If you were inviting someone to join Answers.com, what reason(s) would you give them to convince them they would love being a part of our community?

When I first joined the site, I was amazed at how quickly everyone became not just friends, but like family. And like every family, we have grown, shared in happiness, sadness, loss, gain, but mostly a world of knowledge and positive community spirit.

Q:  And last, but certainly not least, tell us about one quirky or interesting random fact about you that most people may not know?

A:  I have met Tony the Tiger. The man who does the voice of Tony the Tiger in the United Kingdom visited our college in 2004 and talked about his experience in the music industry.