Spottedtail is a real trailblazer. One look at her profile page and it is obvious that she is a dynamic and enthusiastic contributor to our site. She has over 100 missions as a WikiAnswers Influential Teen and was the winner of the 2010 Special Project Assistant award. In addition, she has over 50,000 contributions, is a member of the Vandal Patrol and a graduate of the Mentoring Program. Spottedtail is an outgoing and creative teen who plays the piano and works hard at her studies. She inspires others on and off Answers.com.
What is your first name?
My first name is Gabriella.
What is your occupation?
I’m currently a student.
What is your Answers.com username and how did it come about?
My Answers.com username is Spottedtail. The name Spottedtail was forged in the Fires of Mount Doom. I’m joking! My username is based on the Warriors book series by Erin Hunter. I’ve been a fan of the series since I was twelve, so my warrior name just stuck to me like glue.
Where in the world do you hail from and what makes this place special?
I currently live in West Virginia. It is special because I have spent most of my life here with my family. I have moved a bunch in the past, but West Virginia is my home.
How did you discover Answers.com?
Like most people, I found Answers.com through Google search. Eventually, I made an account and got hooked.
What is your favorite thing to do on Answers.com?
I like working in the categories that I supervise, and helping fellow contributors. I also love merging questions.
If you were inviting someone to join Answers.com, what reason(s) would you give that person to become a part of our community?
First off, I would tell them that it is unlike any other site. You are part of a family on Answers.com, and that family becomes really close to you as you spend more time on the site. At least that’s how I see it. I would tell the person about the thousands of categories on Answers.com and that it is a place to share your knowledge and help other people find the answers they are looking for.
What life accomplishments are you proud of?
I am proud that my piano teacher named me the most advanced student. I now feel that I am holding the torch for other students and it has truly been a humbling experience for me. I played “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” at Christmas last year, and it inspired all the kids to keep up with their piano playing. The feeling that you are inspiring people is indescribable! Oh, and when I win the lottery, I will let you know.
What accomplishments on Answers.com are you proud of?
I am very proud to be a Supervisor and Mentor. I love helping contributors on Answers.com and enjoy teaching new Supervisors the ropes!
What is your favorite type of music? What is your favorite band or artist?
I like CCM, Christian Rock, and some mainstream stuff too. My favorite band is Evanescence.
What was the last song you listened to?
Umm, should I share this? Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO. It is catchy and stays in my head for hours. Drat! Now it is in my head again! “Everyday I’m shufflin. . “
What is your favorite song?
My favorite is “Voice of Truth” by Casting Crowns. It is such a powerful song. The lyrics speak to me so clearly.
If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?
1. I have some physical problems, so I would wish for those to go away.
2. For poverty, war, and animal and child abuse to end.
3. Either I’d let the Genie go free, or I would wish for more time to spend on Answers.com!
You can only pick one: banjo, butterfly, or babbling brook. Which would you choose and why?
Butterflies, because they are so purdy!!
What do you find most challenging as an Answers.com Supervisor?
The most challenging thing would probably be dealing with vandals. I hate vandalism and sometimes dealing with vandals can be tough. At least I am the one with the block button.
What are your special interests, hobbies, or collections?
Music, Answers.com, reading my Bible, spelunking, riding horses, and reading fiction and nonfiction. I love reading about US History and my favorite period is WWII.
What are you most passionate about in your life?
My family and friends, my education, and Answers.com!
Where is one place in the world you would love to visit and why?
I would love to visit Greece someday. That would be awesome. I am sure I would learn a bunch!
What Disney character would you be?
I have a large family. Sometimes we say that all of my siblings are each one of the dwarfs in Snow White. So, if I was any Disney character, I would be Sneezy.