This woodworking, motorcycling racing, contributor extraordinaire has been called Rudalicious and Ruderific – but around the site we like to call WikiAnswers.com he’s appropriately known as Rudiful2! Fueled by his love of helping others, Rudy enjoys sharing his knowledge with the WikiAnswers.com community and taking an active role in the various programs on the site. A Senior Supervisor, Mentor, WikiGuide and Site Investigator – this Double Platinum contributor is a rootin’ tootin’ Rudiful!
I was researching camera information and after many hours I still didn’t have the answers I was looking for. That’s when I came across WikiAnswers.com. I discovered that I could ask my question and someone would give me the answer. So after posting, I began roaming around the site out of curiosity, and that’s when I came across the Wood Crafts category. Woodworking is one of my passions so I started answering questions that I knew something about and did research for the questions where I had limited knowledge. I was eventually asked to Supervise that category. At first I declined, but finally accepted with some coaxing from some very wonderful people at WikiAnswers.com. I will forever be grateful.
Explain your user name.
Rudy is a nickname the people I worked with gave me, because I like to have fun, joke around and make light of most anything. For me “Humor, a smile and laughter make up the Nectar of Life” and from that my workmates started giving or adding to my name such as Rotorudy, Rudedog, Rudalicious, Ruderific and, of course, the least offensive Rudiful. I added the # 2.
What motivates you to volunteer your time to the WikiAnswers.com community?
I have several passions in life including helping, teaching and/or sharing what I know. WikiAnswers.com is somewhat or in part like Christmas (gift giving) because knowledge shared or given is a gift. WikiAnswers allows me to fulfill this passion by helping and giving the gift of knowledge. Also the people that I have come to know are like-minded and have the same passion as I do. They have become my brothers and sisters on WikiAnswers, in which I hold them in high regard. They are an amazing group of people and I can only hope to aspire to inspire as they do.
What are your areas of expertise?
Actually nothing. I know a lot about a little and a little about a lot. >>LOL<< I have been an artist most of my life in no specific medium. I do try to create or make most anything and have paintings, carvings and wood-turnings all over the US. I have raced motorcycles, automobiles (stock cars) and have or had family in Nascar and the top levels of Motocross. I have three journeyman cards with many other job exposures. From these experiences I have the honor of Supervising Hobbies and Collectibles and most of the Racing categories.
What is your favorite WikiAnswers.com feature?
This question is a hard one to answer. I guess you could say it’s the basic principal of WikiAnswers – being able to help someone with the knowledge or life experiences you have had. However, Vandal Patrol is very gratifying because you can eliminate those people who are only there to soil the purity of the site. Meeting like-minded people ranks way up there, but in the end it would have to be helping people.
What is the funniest question/funniest experience on WikiAnswers.com?
I learned that the most dedicated actually have a sense of humor. My Mentor taught me this important fact. I always thought the dedicated were too serious and lacked the fun side of life, but he proved this to be a fallacy. He is a multi-talented individual with many facets to his personality, the best of which is his humor. When WikiAnswers appointed him to train/teach me my world opened up. He has this innate ability to know when to be serious and when to be funny and through him I have met a bevy of people who make this site tons of fun.
Share a random fact (or two) about yourself.
I can, at times, be obsessive. When I first became a Supervisor I purposed to have the best kept category on WikiAnswers. For awhile I answered all questions by way of knowledge or research in Wood Crafts. I was quite proud of myself until I learned there were Wood Craft questions all over the site. They were simply categorized incorrectly or not categorized at all. So my little category went from a few hundred to several thousand. This coupled with being a Vandal Patrol Site Investigator, WikiGuide, Mentor, Senior Supervisor, a multi-category Supervisor and greeting new people for WikiGuides – my obsession has now become the purity and quality of WikiAnswers. As far as my artwork, I like making or creating one-of-a-kind things that are different than most things you see. I like to stretch the norm, so to speak.