A Man of Few Words and Many Actions: Meet Mystery Mania

Mystery Mania is a man of few words. However, he is a man full of action. In a little over a year, he has made more than 10,000 contributions to Answers.com. But that’s not all! He is a WikiGuide in the Community Outreach Program, a Special Project Assistant, and a Floating Supervisor. Using his technical expertise, Justin designed his very own unofficial site known as Answers.fans where members are invited to socialize with each other. One more interesting fact about Justin: he knows Chinese and greets you with NiHao, Huan Ying (Hello, welcome!) on his profile!

What is your first name?

My name is Justin.

What is your occupation?

I am a student.

What is your Answers.com username and how did it come about?

My username is Mystery Mania because my friend said this about me: “Well Justin, I have to say, you’re always full of surprises.”

Where in the world do you hail from and what makes this place special?

I live in Northern California, specifically the Bay Area.

How did you discover Answers.com?

Like most people, I found Answers.com through a Google search. I eventually got hooked and decided to create an account.

What enticed you to join our community?

I joined the Answers.com community because I like to answer questions and I thought this would be a great place to show off my answers.

What is your favorite thing to do on Answers.com?

My favorite thing to do on Answers.com is answer questions! I also like to help other contributors use the site.

If you were inviting someone to join Answers.com, what reason(s) would you give them to become a part of our community?

I would tell them that this site is not like any other Q&A site that exists. Here at Answers.com, everyone is treated as part of a family. I would tell them about the various things they can do on the site besides just asking questions. This is their chance to share their own knowledge.

What accomplishments on Answers.com are you proud of?

I am proud to have become a Floating Supervisor on Answers.com.

What was the last song you listened to?

Rolling In The Deep, by Adele.

What makes you unique?

I have my own fan site. It is called Answers Fans.

What do you find most challenging as an Answers.com Supervisor?

The most challenging thing on Answers.com is dealing with vandals and people who decide to write dumb answers that don’t answer the question.

What are your special interests, hobbies, or collections?

I created a fan site for Answers.com. It’s called Answers Fans.

Could WikiAnswers develop an Artificial Intelligence and take over the planet like on Terminator?

With all this talk of U.S. primary elections, Democrats, Republicans and the state of California, I thought it might be appropriate to discuss the important issues that Americans should be taking into consideration when deciding the new president in 2008.

The fact is, none of it really matters since we have WikiAnswers anyway. At least, that is according to the question I put forth this WikiAnswers Wednesday:

Could WikiAnswers develop an Artificial Intelligence and take over the planet like on Terminator?

The answer to this query comes from Zanbabe, a WikiAnswers Supervisor and top contributor (so you know she’s good):

Yes, of course. But we choose not to. We like to leave only footprints in the sands of time, and avoid all of that messy taking-over-the world-by-force stuff.

The actual plan (shhh, don’t tell anyone) is to take over the world through answering everyone’s questions. Eventually, the entire world will be so dependent on us that they will do anything we say… because they love us and depend on us, rather than fear us.

So, yeah. We could… but we have higher standards than that. :)

Note the smiley face at the end – you know she means business. I wouldn’t argue with a WikiAnswers Supervisor. Especially when she believes the site is more powerful than the Terminator. Hasta la vista, Zanbabe.