Here’s a WikiAnswers.com contributor who has been around the wiki-block many times since joining the community in December 2007: JRWaddy – or Jeff – is a dedicated Supervisor, Mentor, WikiGuide and Vandal Patrol Generalist who has reached Silver Contributor status as well.
Introducing the wonderful JRWaddy:
How did you originally hear about WikiAnswers?
I stumbled upon it quite by accident. A sister of mine does Quizzes & Crosswords. I was using the computer to help out with an answer or two. Soon I was replying on a regular basis. The offer to be a Supervisor came out of the blue; since I became one I have never looked back.
Explain your .
Nothing to it really: It’s basically who I am…
What motivates you to volunteer your time to the WikiAnswers community?
Oh I want to do it. It is compelling. I wouldn’t actually say I am addicted, but it does drive me. I am passionate & committed. I think that is reflected in the way I operate. I think, indeed I am sure, that WikiAnswers is a good place which enables ordinary people to share what they know & help everyone who wants to share a bit of knowledge or to express an opinion.
What are your areas of expertise?
History & Geography: I was given Lakes & Rivers, Oceans & Seas and it suits me down to the ground. I couldn’t have chosen better, oh, except for Napoleon or World War 2. I do a bit of all sorts, though there are a great many places I simply do not go to at all. I know what I don’t know, if you see what I mean…. I do like to see a Quality reply though. Every now & then I do try to type one ! But in the main I do Military History, it is what I read most of. Basil Liddell-Hart’s History of the Second World War is as good a reference as anyone would ever need.
What is your favorite WikiAnswers feature?
Favourite feature ? Doing my Watchlist! Just being able to choose what I want to answer and what to leave well alone.
What has been the funniest question you’ve seen or your funniest experience on WikiAnswers?
I have to attribute this to Robbb:
I do find my bestest pal James Joseph terrifically amusing & erudite. I do enjoy good humour. I find many of my fellow Supervisors delightful. Too many to mench….
Share a random fact (or two) about yourself.
Gosh, I don’t know what to say…. I feel like I am such an ordinary guy who is able to do what I do on here & take pleasure doing it. I suppose there is something to be said for the fact that I am a real life recipient of the kiss of life: I drowned when I was four… It once happened in a Cricket Test Match, a batsman was hit on the pocket of his trousers, setting alight to a box of red top matches: I have set alight a box of red topped matches (I used to smoke a pipe) in my pocket on three separate occasions! Twice at cricket, once batting & once fielding and once playing soccer ! And no, I never hurt myself!
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