The May Marathon Expert AnswerThon is just around the corner!


Answers presents the May Marathon EXPERT AnswerThon!  Sign up today!

May 14th – 17th, 2015

What is the Expert AnswerThon?
The May Marathon Expert AnswerThon is a 4-day Answers contest for EXPERTS ONLY!

This Expert AnswerThon rewards Expert users who answer the most questions in a 4-day period. During the AnswerThon, Experts answer as many questions as they can, simultaneously spreading knowledge and winning prizes!

Only answers that are posted by approved Experts in the Expert box within this timeframe and in accordance with the contest rules will be counted as part of the contest. Be sure to read the rules before you begin. And of course, bots are not eligible.

Who can participate?
All users who are registered as Experts! Expert users must officially register for the AnswerThon contest.

Why should I become an Expert?
As an Expert:
Your answer is given priority, and appears at the top of the page above other answers.
Your tagline appears on every answer – everyone will know what you’ve accomplished!
Your answers can’t be edited by anyone but you.
There are perks, such as this Experts ONLY AnswerThon!

What is an Expert?
An Expert is a user who:
Has uploaded an approved profile photo
Has an approved tagline
Has a real name
Has declared himself/herself an Expert at least one (1) category
Has included an Expert statement in above stated category(ies)

How do I become an Expert so that I can participate?
1. Sign in, and go to your profile page.  Under the Settings tab:
a. Upload a photo of yourself.
b. Write your first and last name in the “Name” field.
c. Write a tagline – Include your experience, education, and interests!
d. Save changes!
2. Under the Following tab:
a. Click “Edit”, and choose category(ies) in which you’re an Expert.
b. Click “Next”, and choose click “Expert” for those category(ies) in which you’re an Expert.
c. Write a short statement about why you’re an Expert in that category (years experience? certification? etc.)

What Are The Prizes?
Over $2,000 in prizes will be awarded to AnswerThon winners, including 5 lucky RANDOM participants!

One 1st place winner
The top Expert user who gives 1200+ answers will win an Apple iPad Air

Three 2nd place winners
The top 3 Expert users who give 1000+ answers will win a $200 Amazon eGift card

Ten 3rd place winners
The top 10 Expert users who give 500+ answers will win a $100 Amazon eGift card

Ten 4th place winners
The top 10 Expert users who give 100+ answers will win a $25 Amazon eGift card

100+ winners
EVERY Expert user who gives 100+ answers will win an exclusive Answers Expert t-shirt!

Five random registrants
5 random registrants who give 10+ answers will win a $25 Amazon eGift card

All winners receive profile “AnswerThon Winner” badges!

Sign up today!

Fall Frenzy AnswerThon: Win up to $300 for showing off what you know!

Fall Frenzy AnswerThon Blog BannerHow many questions can you answer in 48 hours?

Join us and find out! The 2013 Fall Frenzy AnswerThon is an Answers™ contest, rewarding the individuals who answer the most unanswered questions in a 2-day period.  It will be held November 23rd-24th, and there are $2,000 in Amazon gift cards and merchandise to award to 28 winners!

It’s easy to win! In fact, if you answer just 10 questions, you’re automatically entered in a drawing to win an Amazon gift card.

Sign up today!!

Check out previous AnswerThon winners rewards:

1st place: $200 Amazon card (+$100 FB connect bonus)
Xnicola (1120 answers) – $200 Amazon card

2nd place: $150 Amazon card (+50 FB connect bonus)
Supervisor – Aggie80 (980 answers) – $200 Amazon card [FB connect bonus]
Contributor – Quizzical Mind (859 answers) – $200 Amazon card [FB connect bonus]

3rd place: $100 Amazon card (+$25 FB connect bonus)
Supervisor – Skullcandy88 (685 answers) – $125 Amazon card [FB connect bonus]
Supervisor – Fixit895 (442 answers) – $100 Amazon card
Supervisor – Natural Val (440 answers) – $125 Amazon card [FB connect bonus]
Supervisor – Peakaytea (375 answers) – $100 Amazon card
Contributor – Radioactivesmurf (694 answers) – $125 Amazon card [FB connect bonus]
Contributor – JayJayVay (442 answers) – $125 Amazon card [FB connect bonus]
Contributor – Janitha Hashan (406 answers) – $125 Amazon card [FB connect bonus]

4th place: $50 Amazon card (+$25 FB connect bonus)
Supervisor – Mannydlr (258 answers) – $75 Amazon card [FB connect bonus]
Supervisor – Dfoofnik (256 answers) – $50 Amazon card
Contributor – Kedar bc (249 answers) – $75 Amazon card [FB connect bonus]
Contributor – Desdichado (246 answers) – $50 Amazon card

Runner-ups: Answers Merchandise
Nurudeen Ahmed
Lakeshia Plum
DrAshok Deshmukh

RANDOM WINNERS who won Amazon gift cards by answering at least 10 questions:
Cyberchief (132 answers)- $50 Amazon card [$25 FB connect bonus]
Whistlejacket (24 answers) – $50 Amazon card [$25 FB connect bonus]
Basstrom18 (10 answers) – $25 Amazon card
SummerMaple (121 answers) – $25 Amazon card
Azurite (18 answers) – $50 Amazon card [$25 FB connect bonus]

Competition is his middle name: ZachMeyer94

It makes sense that an avid gamer would love the contests on ZachMeyer94 has already participated in four AnswerThons and he has placed in each of them! He is a bronze contributor and his favorite categories are Roblox and Racing Video Games. Maybe those long cold winters in his native Wisconsin have helped him to improve his game! Read on to learn more.

What is your username and how did it come about?

I’m ZachMeyer94. My username is a combination of my shortened first name, my last name, and my birth year.

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

I hail from the state of Wisconsin, land of cheese….and cows, lots of cows.

What enticed you to join our community?

Quite honestly, I was enticed by the contests. I originally joined to compete in one of the contests and now I usually only get on for the sake of competing in them. I also seem to treat the community as my competition, but in a friendly way.

What is your favorite thing to do on

CONTESTS!!! That and answering questions about things I really understand. It feels good to share my knowledge with others.

What accomplishments on are you proud of?

Winning prizes in four contests so far.

What is your favorite type of music?  What is your favorite band or artist?

I love to listen to rock, pop, and some electropop. Some of my favorite bands include: Owl City, Reliant K, Switchfoot, and Skillet.

What is your favorite song?

Hmm… Tough question. Depending on my mood and new music I am listening to, I find my favorite song often changes. Right now my favorite song is probably “Deer in the Headlights” by Owl City.

If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?

I would wish for:

1. Super powers. It would just be cool.

2. Nearly unlimited money. Thinking of all the good things I could do (and things I could buy) with nearly unlimited money just makes my head hurt.

3. I would also wish that every person in the world could feel the love and peace of my savior Jesus before dying. Whether the person chooses to follow Him after that would be a personal decision.

What are your special interests, hobbies, or collections?

I enjoy music, eating food (mostly pie), and playing and making video games. PS3 all the way! By the way, I usually go by the name EpikMcWin or Freshbakedpie on games I play.

What are you most passionate about in your life?

I am a Christian, a follower of Christ, so that definitely is first on my list of passions. After that I consider myself an avid gamer.

Who or what is your inspiration in life?

My God and king, Jesus, is my inspiration. I think that as humans we all really want to strive for perfection, and since nobody on earth is perfect why not choose the One who is perfect as  role model?

Where is one place in the world you would love to visit and why?

There are a lot of places I would love to visit. If I had to choose one place, it would probably be Hawaii. To those of you people living in Hawaii or some other tropical place, feel lucky. You haven’t felt cold until you’ve lived though a Wisconsin winter!

Are you ready to AnswerThon?

It’s been a while, and the folks at are not only hosting a shiny new AnswerThon from October 24-25, but are upping the ante with a first prize worth – wait for it – ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

The AnswerThon is a competition held for contributors from all levels, categories and areas of the Q&A community.

During the AnswerThon, you must answer as many questions as you can in any categories over 48 hours. It’s all for the sake of winning fabulous prizes – oh, and spreading your knowledge! But mostly for winning fabulous prizes:

  • The FIRST PLACE winner will receive a $1,000 Amazon gift card.
  • The SECOND PLACE winner will receive a $500 Amazon gift card.
  • Three THIRD PLACE winners will receive a $250 Amazon gift card.
  • Thirty RUNNERS UP will receive WikiAnswers merchandise.

A little more on the details:

This edition of the WikiAnswers AnswerThon begins at 12:00 am (EST) on Saturday (late Friday night), October 24, 2009. The event ends 48 hours later, at 11:59 pm (EST) on Sunday, October 25, 2009.

Only answers that are posted within this timeframe and in accordance with the contest rules will be counted as part of the contest.

What’s new on WikiAnswers… newsletter edition.

Yesterday the latest WikiAnswers newsletter went out, and I thought I’d recap the highlights for y’all in case you aren’t on the mailing list. If you’d like to be added to the mailing list, leave a comment and I’ll pass your name along to the powers-that-be.

On to the news… letter:

New chance to win prizes with Mission: Recategorization

Missed out on the AnswerThon? No sweat. Mission: Recategorization is the challenge to recategorize the most questions located in the Uncategorized category to their appropriate categories. The contest started last night at midnight, and lasts until 11:59pm (EDT) on Monday, August 11th.

There are prizes to be won! Find out more and get started.

AnswerThon Results

Thanks to everyone who participated in the first ever charity-edition WikiAnswers AnswerThon! Hundreds of contributors sponsored a charitable organization by answering questions from July 26-27. See the list of winners and participants on the AnswerThon results page.

Introducing the Community Development Team

We’ve created a Community Development team of Wikiholics to support the rapidly-growing WikiAnswers community. There’s nothing like keeping that addiction to WikiAnswers alive!

To briefly introduce the team: Deb, Brave3, Robin, Zanbabe, and Eliesheva. Feel free to stop by their Message boards and offer your suggestions and feedback.


Dispute Resolution on WikiAnswers

The Community Advisor Team is a new initiative to have a Dispute Resolution program for the community. Our aim is to make you feel comfortable settling disputes with your fellow contributors. To ensure impartiality, the team remains anonymous. Review Community Guidelines & Dispute Resolution in the Help Center.


New feature: Share your Q&A

Now you can share any Q&A page however you prefer! Use the Share button below answered questions to add the Q&A page to your favorites or post it on social networking/bookmarking sites (like MySpace, Facebook, Delicious, Twitter and Digg). Learn more about the Share button.


Name the Youth/Teen Group Contest

WikiAnswers recognizes youth contributors as valuable members of the Q&A community and so we are announcing the WikiAnswers Teen/Youth Initiative.

Here’s where the contest (with prizes) comes in: This program needs a name! Submit your name suggestion by Wednesday, August 6, and win! Get contest details.