Xnicola is a star at Answers.com! Just one look at her bio page and it is clear: Senior Supervisor, Mentoring Program Mentor, Copy Editor for WikiReviewers, Imperial WikiGuide for Community Outreach, Senior Site Guardian for Vandal Patrol and TIP Supervisor. The long list of accomplishments makes her an expert on the site and a great role model. It’s not surprising that she is also a Category Supervisor for Literature and Language. She is currently finishing a Masters Degree in the English language. If you have ever received a greeting from Xnicola on the site, you know that she is a warm and welcoming person, too! Read more to learn more about this outstanding young lady from Scotland. Continue reading
Born on the other side of the Atlantic in Scotland, he now makes his home in Canada. This very week Fixit895 (aka Charlie) reached 10,000 answers on the site! He supervises the Glue and Adhesives and Manufactured and Mobile Homes categories (a clue to his username) and he is also a WikiGuide for Community Outreach and a TIP member. He can figure out how to fix anything and loves to answer questions on the site. On a personal note, he has an admirable military background. We are proud to have him with us! Read on to learn more about this well-travelled and seasoned Supervisor. Continue reading
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?
What enticed you to join our community?
What is your favorite thing to do on Answers.com?
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?
Rolling In The Deep, by Adele.
What makes you unique?
I have my own fan site. It is called Answers Fans.
What are your special interests, hobbies, or collections?
We love social media here at Answers.com. And with 33,000+ fans on our Facebook page, we’re pretty sure you do too. But did you know we have Facebook pages set up for every language and community group on Answers.com? This week we added two new ones to the list: WikiAnswers Influential Teens (WIT) and Answers.com Tagalog.
You can find our main Answers.com Facebook page here and follow our Twitter feed of titillating trivia here. Here is a full list of our Facebook pages and a sample of what you will find there. Go ahead, tell us you like us!
Answers.com Facebook Pages
- Answers.com: Daily posts include Answer of the Day, Quote of the Day, Today in History, Word of the Day
- Answers Espanol: Q&A about current events in the Latino cultures
- Answers Français: Q&A about current events in French culture
- Answers Deutsch: Q&A about current events in German culture
- Answers Italiano: Q&A about current events in Italian culture
- Answers Tagalog: Q&A about current events in Filipino culture
- Premier Answerers: Question of the Day posts and updates for users who spend most of their time answering
- WikiReviewers: A group dedicated to increasing quality (grammar, spelling, etc.) on WikiAnswers
- Orange Guy: Follows the world travels of our mascot, Orange Guy
- Community Outreach: A page dedicated to WikiGuides, who welcome new users into the Answers.com community
- WikiAnswers Influential Teens (WIT): For active teenage users on Answers.com and members of WIT
- Blufr: Daily “way or no way” posts from our addictive trivia app, Blufr
A word from their coordinators, please!
From Apryl, Vandal Patrol Coordinator:
Happy 2 Year Anniversary to the Vandal Patrol and all of its wonderful members! Vandals Beware!
From Robin, Community Outreach Coordinator:
Much thanks to everyone for their support of Community Outreach and to our awesome WikiGuides for their efforts in spreading inspiration, goodwill and happiness throughout the Answers.com community we all know and love so well. It’s been a wonderful two years and we’re looking forward to even better times ahead. Let’s keep on keeping on!
Thank you to all the dedicated contributors who volunteer their time and effort to make those programs the wild successes they are.
So, interested in joining? Click the name of the coordinator above and get in touch.
Last week we mentioned here that the Answers.com community has grown to over 5 million members. The growth is encouraging, and not just to us no.stupid.answers bloggers. Answers.com’s Director of Community Development, Scott Moore, shared his thoughts in yesterday’s press release:
“Q&A sites have become a very popular means for getting answers to everyday questions, as well as sharing knowledge on topics close to people’s hearts, and Answers.com is at the forefront of this trend,” said Scott Moore, Director of Community Development.
“Whether it is the BP oil spill disaster, the latest on the iPhone 4 release, or excitement surrounding the FIFA World Cup games, our dedicated community is asking, answering and conversing across a vast collection of categories. Our community programs – Community Outreach, WikiReviewers, Mentoring and Vandal Patrol, to name a few, are delivering on the opportunity to expand our user-base, our data-base and our brand. As we fast approach 9 million answers in our community answer database, it’s clear that, without the wonderful, diverse and knowledgeable members of our community, we wouldn’t have one of the fastest-growing Q&A communities on the Web.”
Here are some other fun facts about Answers.com’s recent growth:
- Answers.com’s U.S. audience size in May 2010 was 45.4 million unique visitors…
- …this ranked the site #21 on the comScore charts.
- Globally, monthly unique visitors were 72 million…
- …which makes Answers.com the 37th highest ranked site worldwide.
WikiGuides, or WikiAnswers Community Outreach members, perform activities geared toward fostering a positive community experience. They welcome new contributors, invite them to participate in special events, offer guidance, and help where they are needed.
Other opportunities for WikiGuides include sending special occasion greetings, contacting MIA supervisors, and offering congratulations for special achievements.
Recently, we added some awesome new WikiGuide badges. Oh, the levels you can achieve!
WikiGuide (program participant)
Noble WikiGuide (5,000 credits achieved)
Royal WikiGuide (25,000 credits)
Imperial WikiGuide (50,000 credits)