There is a plethora of evidence to support the fact that Plethora is an amazing Answers.com Supervisor and contributor. With over 15,000 contributions – including 750 awesome answers – Plethora is the kind of contributor that makes us want to sing in the rain, catch fireflies through fields of clover…paint pictures of monarch butterflies on the sides of our cars! Okay…we really just want to share how wonderful she is. Enjoy reading this plethora of incredibleness!
What is your Answers.com user name and the history behind it?
My Answers.com user name is Plethora. Years ago I saw a nice butterfly pic on the Internet and, when I saved it, its default file name was plethora. That is when I started using Plethora as my pen name. I also named my daughter Plethora.
Are you a Floating or Category Supervisor?
I am a Category Supervisor of the Filipino Language and Culture category.
What is your first name?
Mark Melody Joy
What is your age?
I am 27-years-old.
Would you care to tell us about your family?
I am the second child. I have one sister and one brother, but my parents separated and now have families of their own. On my father’s side, I have two more sisters and on my mom’s, two siblings. I am married and blessed with a 5-year-old smart girl.
Do you have any pets?
Right now, no. But before I used to keep kittens, cats…when I would see them on the road, I would bring them home. :)
Where do you live, how long have you lived there and why do you like the area?
I am staying now in Bangkok, Thailand since January 1st of this year. I am working as a teacher. I must like the area (LOL); if not, I would be buying a plane ticket for the next flight back to the Philippines (kidding)! Seriously, there is not a lot of difference here from the Philippines. So it has not been hard to adjust to the place or the weather.
Where did you grow up and do you have any special memories of your childhood?
I grew up in the Philippines! My hometown is in Laguna. Hmmm. I cannot think of any special childhood memory. :(
What educational information would you like to share?
I took BS Info Technology. I am undergraduate in college, and then I took and was able to finish a Caregiver Vocational Course.
What are some of your past and/or present occupations?
My first two jobs I was a customer assistant in computer cafes. Later I worked in a supermarket for promotions only, as a customer service representative at a call center and a Quality Control Agent in another call center (where I was promoted to an Escalation Agent). My present job is a K1 teacher.
What are your key areas of knowledge, interests or expertise?
I believe I am quite good with computers. Here’s a story. When I got my first job in a computer cafe, I knew nothing about computers. I had no interest in them. I intentionally didn’t review for the entrance exam at a university, because my sister wanted me to take BS in Computer Science, and as expected I failed the exam. I also never attended my computer class in high school. But when I got my first job, I had no choice but to use and like computers. And so I learned on my own. The cafe had so many books about computer programming. Within two years of working there, I started computer tutorials, Web page design, making animations and programming. I am also into writing poems, drawing and painting.
Do you have any collections or hobbies?
When I was in high school, I collected Hanson Brother posters, cassette tapes and CDs. Now, what I am keeping are some hard copies of my poems and my drawings.
What do you like to do for recreation?
I just go on the Internet and play Flood It! But it is not as good as signing into Answers.com! It’s the best kind of recreation ever…when you sit on your laptop and answer questions, merge questions, split, ask questions and learn from facts and answers!
Do you have any special talents you’d like to share?
Nothing really special. I can sing, play guitar, dance, draw and write…but I’ll only rate myself a 5 in all of those talents!
What accomplishments are you proud of?
Becoming a part of PenMen Writings, an international poetry site.
What are your special goals or dreams?
I want to buy a house. I want to be home with my family…(sighs).
How would you describe yourself or personality?
I am a quiet type of person. I’m more of a listener. I am a dreamer, a perfectionist but not perfect, hehe.
What brought you to Answers.com?
In my last call center job, we used ReferenceAnswers for references. That’s when I found out about WikiAnswers. And then a friend, an office mate, noticed me answering questions so she suggested that I sign up. Later she recommended me as Floating Supervisor and that was that…I became addicted! Unfortunately when the IT staff noticed that I spent most of my time on WikiAnswers, they blocked the site. Tsk tsk tsk. :-(
What keeps you coming back to Answers.com?
At first I found it amazing when I discovered good answers to my questions and reading the opinions from different community members. But when I became a Category Supervisor, that’s when I realized that it is more of the concern that you feel for the site. You will feel that responsibility even though you’re not obliged to do so. It is like the feeling of being a mother knowing your responsibility to raise your child, and honestly, it feels bad when I get busy and don’t have time to visit the site.
What is your favorite Answers.com activity?
Merging – because of the many Tagalog questions in the category that I am Supervising. Some Filipinos must not realize that there is a Tagalog version of WikiAnswers for their Tagalog questions. I also love deleting bad answers. :D