In this season of somewhat superficial (but deliciously addictive) entertainment awards, we may forget the folks who truly make a difference in our local communities… one of those communities being your online community of contributors on Answers.com.
Millions of people contribute all year, and the annual WAmmy Awards are a chance to give a shout and badge of honor to the community’s nominees in dozens of categories.
Some of my personal favorites for 2010:
Check ‘em all out here.
Feel free to personally congratulate winners on their message boards! Positive feedback makes the world go ’round…
You can start collecting and promoting your nominations for the 2011 WAmmys by posting them on the Community Forum, in the Kontributor Kudos section under the relevant WAmmy 2011 threads.
Supervisor and mentor JoyceP has made the community proud by being featured in her local newspaper, The Franklin Sun, after taking home two WAmmy Awards this past January. Joyce introduced thousands of readers to WikiAnswers.com in her interview.
Joyce garnered “Best Advice Answer” for “What steps can an abused woman take to protect herself and children?” and tied to win “Answer of the Year” for “What precautions should be taken before a hurricane hits?”.
The following is an excerpt from the article:
Winnsboro resident Joyce Parker is making a name for herself on the World Wide Web as an award-winning contributor for the fastest growing Q & A site on the Internet. WikiAnswers.com provides answers to visitor queries that cover a range of 4,700 topics. The site offers contributors, supervisors and mentors from all over the world, and yes, even Winnsboro.
Parker joined the Wiki family in 2008 where she was quickly promoted to Louisiana supervisor, one of only two in the state. In 2009, she received two WAmmy Awards for Best Answer of the Year and Best Advice Answer of the Year.
The answer Parker submitted for Best Answer of the year was to the question: “What precautions should be taken before a hurricane hits?” and “What steps can an abused women take to protect herself and her children?” received the Best Advice Answer of the Year.
“I feel the information I gave in those answers can help countless people, not just here in our local parishes, or just in the state of Louisiana,” said Parker, “but all across the country. I would like to get the information to as many people as possible.”
Way to go Joyce!
We were a Webware 100 winner once again! Webware, we thank you! And we thank all of you who voted for us, and everybody who helped make the site so great. The winners were “voted to be the best of the best by Webware readers and users of the apps themselves.” According to Webware’s announcement, “Nearly 630,000 votes were cast during the voting this year to pick the best Web 2.0 sites and services.”
Answers.com won in the Search & Reference category, where we were listed ahead of Google and Wikipedia, though we might have been helped by the fact that the list was sorted alphabetically.
From their write-up:
“Want to find out more about something? Check Answers.com. The service pulls information from several different reference sites to provide answers to your questions. … Users are also able to register, and answer questions that have been asked by other users. … There’s also a Facebook daily trivia application and a plug-in for blog owners that will highlight keywords with small pop-up links to content on Answers.com pages.”
This is our third straight year as a Webware 100 winner. Thank you for your support!
Sure, Slumdog Millionaire and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button are getting a lot of attention at the Oscars. Sure, you’ll probably grab some popcorn and watch intently to see which celebs are wearing whose gowns on February 22nd.
But none of that awards-watching will inform you of who racked up the most WAmmys this year. How else will you know which two contributors had the Answers of the Year or the Most Contributions? How will you learn which New Supervisors are this year’s stars? And what about Best How-To Answer, Best Advice Answer and Funniest Answer?
The 2008 WAmmy Awards have been voted on and doled out… And WikiAnswers is the only place to find out the who, what, and most importantly – which questions – are winners this year.
Yes, last year’s WAmmys were such a big hit that they’ve done it again… So start brushing up on your answering skills for next year! In the meantime, check out the full listing of the winners…
I cannot WAIT for Sunday night. My friends are coming over to watch the Academy Awards — for us, it’s even bigger than Super Bowl Sunday! We love a little Oscar in our lives. Who doesn’t!?
This year, I was browsing WikiAnswers to see what the latest Oscar gossip has been. You know…to get me in the right frame of mind. I’ve missed some of the year’s blockbusters and sometimes find myself obsessing over movies that no one has ever heard of. Like Stomp the Yard, for instance. I think I watched it eight times in one weekend. I’m not ashamed.
Have you ever heard of it? Didn’t think so. In my opinion…you’re missing out because it’s definitely worthy of recognition.
But that doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate the blockbusters. I saw Atonement on a recent transatlantic flight and found myself wiping my tears on the guy who was asleep in the seat next to me. I think I’ll be rooting for it to win big on Sunday.
What is everyone else buzzing about? I checked the WikiAnswers vault and found these unanswered questions:
Perhaps you can help out and share what you know. Or maybe you have some of your own questions to ask. Regardless, check out all the Oscars questions on WikiAnswers…and be prepared for Sunday!
Last week, Crystal announced the 1st Annual WAmmy Awards winners here on no.stupid.answers. In this season of constant awards shows, I thought I’d take a step back and explain why we at WikiAnswers wanted to show our appreciation through an online awards ceremony of our very own.
First of all, the WAmmys concept was developed by no other than Brave3, one of our most involved Supervisors. The idea was to share our appreciation so that everyone on and off WikiAnswers can see and understand all the hard work our dedicated group of Supervisors do throughout the year.
This is not your ordinary awards show, either; we’re not bogged down by writers’ strikes or heavy ball gowns. Instead, our winners wear their user names with pride as well as their own award badges.
In addition, winners got to leave their ‘acceptance speeches’ on the awards page – without having to worry about time running out!
It was a fun process to get these awards up and running, and, of course, you can see all the winners here.
Click on the names of the winners to see their bio pages and award ribbons.
Meanwhile, start racking up the answers for next year. Congratulations, all!