MRA: No, that’s not a new rap artist or government office. MRA stands for something so much greater: Matthew Ryan Albert.
Since December 2007, MRA has been working hard on WikiAnswers.com and has set a role for himself as a WIT member, WikiGuide, and Silver contributor. Going further, he’s a Category Supervisor covering Computer Games, American Idol, Guitar Hero, Wind Instruments, Saxophone, Counter Strike, Jagex, and Alto Saxophone.
MRA is also a student with all kinds of hobbies and experiences; exactly what the WikiAnswers community thrives on. Let’s take a look at what else MRA has to offer:
How did you originally hear about WikiAnswers?
Back in 2007, during the school year I was looking for a place to get some factual information for school. I used the site for about a year as a guest, then I decided that I would sign-up just for the heck of it. I signed up, and I asked questions for about half a year, not getting the full experience of WikiAnswers. One day I decided that I would try answering a few questions and doing a little bit of research.
Explain your .
My username is actually not that unique, and I regret not spending a little longer making it up. My username is just initials of my full name, Matthew Ryan Albert.
What motivates you to volunteer your time to the WikiAnswers community?
I do not know exactly what motivates me to volunteer, but I know it is partially because I am addicted to this site. I love helping people out, and here I can help people out and make an abundant amount of friends. I just have too many experiences to leave, and not be more active here I guess.
What are your areas of expertise?
My areas of expertise are: Saxophones, American Idol, and Computer Games. I have been playing the Saxophone for 4 years, but I know quite a bit about the Saxophone. I have watched every single of episode of American Idol since season 1, and I am also a member of the forums on American Idol.
What is your favorite WikiAnswers feature?
My favorite feature on WikiAnswers would have to be the Feature option. I think it really gives certain questions a boost in the view, as it posts it on WikiAnswers in front of many other questions . I think that this separates the valid questions from the trashy questions awaiting their removal. Now I am not saying every question is bad if it isn’t featured, but almost all of the featured questions are excellent as they have been handpicked by Supervisors.
What has been the funniest question you’ve seen or your funniest experience on WikiAnswers?
I have had so many incredible experiences on WikiAnswers, and I do not believe I could chose one as my “favorite” in specific. One experience that I would like to share that I learned a lot from and actually learned how much I should appreciate a computer is when I had the Blue Screen of Death. I could not contribute normally, as I was forced to use my MP3 player (iTouch), and you cannot get the full benefit of internet features on it. I really had to work hard, and I had to put extra time, but during that time I really let out a few giggles and had a great time, and said some stupid things too.
Share a random fact (or two) about yourself.
I have been involved in a bunch of Online Communities since I was in Elementary School. I actually used to be a [HELP]er for GameSpy. In addition, I have owned a Counter-Strike Server, but I had to shut it down because of a lack of time due to school-work.
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