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
Rhyfor is a Christmas miracle and we couldn’t resist featuring him this week in the Contributor Corner as we come to the end of 2012! Based in Scotland, he is a top Supervisor who has earned many badges: Senior Supervisor, Mentoring Program Mentor, Category Supervisor for the iPhone, the iPad 2 and Technology, SPA Active Alumni, WikiGuide for Community Outreach, Bug Catcher, Senior Generalist for Vandal Patrol and Gold Contributor with over 89.000 contributions! He is a valuable contributor on our site and we are pleased to present him to our community. Read more to get to know him and learn about his miracle! Continue reading
Clay knows what he likes. That includes rock music, the great Kentucky outdoors, and his five grandchildren. He is a fan of the Kentucky Wildcats and Answers.com. He joined the site in 2005 and the site has benefited from his expertise as a mechanic and from his love of automobiles. Check out his first car, a 1956 Studebaker Flight Hawk on his profile page!
What is your first name? Gerald
What is your occupation?
I’m retired. I work as a part-time electrician and part-time auto mechanic.
What is your Answers.com username and how did it come about?
Clay, which is obvious (as it is my last name).
Where in the world do you hail from and what makes this place special?
I live in Western Kentucky, near Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. It is special here because of the great weather, hunting, fishing, and friendly people. I would not want to live anyplace else.
How did you discover Answers.com?
I found it through a search engine in 2005. I joined and have been a member ever since.
What enticed you to join our community?
I would be a big ole German Shepherd.
What is your favorite thing to do on Answers.com?
I like to answer questions and remove incorrect answers.
If you were inviting someone to join Answers.com, what reason(s) would you give them to become a part of our community?
You can get a lot of satisfaction out of helping people and knowing you helped them free of charge.
What life accomplishments are you proud of?
I am very proud of my 2 children and 5 grandchildren. I hope that when I leave this earth I will be remembered as a man of honor.
What accomplishments on Answers.com are you proud of?
What is your favorite type of music?
My favorite is classic rock.
What is your favorite band or artist?
Dire Straits is my favorite group. My favorite artist is Neil Sedaka.
What was the last song you listened to?
I just listened to Hotel California by The Eagles.
What is your favorite song?
‘Money For Nothing.’
What makes you unique?
Everyone is unique and most people have good points and bad points. I guess I am unique because I am very curious.
If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?
To always be happy no matter what; to live to be 90 and be sound of mind and body; and to have 1 million dollars to help my family and friends.
Do you view the glass ‘half full’ or ‘half empty’?
I view the glass as half full. Every day is a new adventure and you make of it what you put into it.
You can only pick one: banjo, butterfly, or babbling brook. Which would you choose and why?
A babbling brook. To sit by a babbling brook is one of life’s pleasures.
Removing bad answers and category editing is most challenging.
What do you find most challenging as an Answers.com contributor?
Answering questions with as much detail and accurate information as I can provide.
I love to play golf, and spend countless hours watching my grandchildren play basketball, baseball, and softball. I also love to fish and spend time with friends and family. I am an avid Kentucky Wildcats basketball fan.
What are you most passionate about in your life?
I’m most passionate about my grandchildren.
What is your favorite quote and why?
“Youth is wasted on the Young.” As I have gotten older I have realized that quote is a truism and not just wasted words.
Who or what is your inspiration in life?
Paul the Apostle.
Where is one place in the world you would love to visit and why?
Do you have any special talents?
I can fix just about anything that is broken if you can call that a talent. I am also a very fast learner.
What is one quirky or interesting random fact about you that most people may not know?
I am very bad at matching my clothing. My wife chooses what I wear as I have no clue what does or does not go together.
Do you want to add anything?
I love helping people. Answers.com gives me the opportunity to do just that without ever leaving my home.
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