Announcing Answers’ top five Community Outreach WikiGuides in 2014!

We had an awesome year in Community Outreach in 2014. WikiGuides were busy greeting new contributors, inviting former contributors and supervisors to return, delivering well-wishes and congratulating members of the community for their accomplishments.


These top five WikiGuides for the year will receive shiny new badges on their profiles and Answers merchandise for their outstanding efforts:

1st place – ChuckSiata
2nd place – Fish247
3rd place – Darksyde
4th place – Xnicola
5th place – Skullcandy88

For 2015, we have a program goal of completing 3000 missions, and WikiGuides are off to a great start!

If you are interested in joining the Community Outreach program, reaching out to the community by completing fun missions, earning badges and receiving Answers and program swag, email Robin at

Meet Nicola: A purrfect role model from Scotland!

Xnicola is a star at! 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

Meet Fixit895: Crossover from Scotland!

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

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 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 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 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

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

What enticed you to join our community?

I joined the 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

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

If you were inviting someone to join, 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, 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 are you proud of?

I am proud to have become a Floating Supervisor on

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 Supervisor?

The most challenging thing on 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 It’s called Answers Fans. (and more!) on Facebook

We love social media here at 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 This week we added two new ones to the list: WikiAnswers Influential Teens (WIT) and Tagalog.

You can find our main 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! Facebook Pages

Vandal Patrol and Community Outreach celebrate two years.

Spread the kudos around! Two of’s community programs deserve a congrats for reaching their two-year anniversaries today: Vandal Patrol and Community Outreach.

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 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.

More on’s 5 million-strong community.

Last week we mentioned here that the community has grown to over 5 million members. The growth is encouraging, and not just to us no.stupid.answers bloggers.’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 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’s recent growth:

  •’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 the 37th highest ranked site worldwide.