Georgia Talent and Future World Traveler: Meet At32296

Throughout his high school career, At32296 has been contributing to Answers.com.  He joined in 2008 and has more than 200,000 contributions.  Over the years he has earned almost every badge available: Senior Supervisor overseeing Entertainment & Arts, Celebrities, The Hunger Games and more, Mentor, WikiReviewer, Royal WikiGuide, Site Guardian and WIT Explorer and the list goes on.  We are proud to introduce At32296!

What is your first name?

My first name is Alex.

What is your occupation?

I am currently a high school student.

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

I hail from the great state of Georgia – South Georgia to be specific.  Georgia is special because we are the No. 1
producer of different crops, home to many talented celebrities, and we have cool attractions to visit.

How did you discover Answers.com?

Like most people, I discovered Answers.com while searching for a question.  Once I began using the site, I was instantly hooked.

What is your favorite thing to do on Answers.com?

I like doing almost anything, but if I have to choose a favorite it would be editing questions and answers.  I can’t stand to see incorrect grammar, although I’m guilty of having bad grammar a lot.

What enticed you to join our community?

I was enticed by the fact that there was an endless amount of things to do around the site.

What do you find most challenging as an Answers.com Supervisor?

The most challenging part of being a Supervisor is dealing with those pesky vandals.

What accomplishments on Answers.com are you proud of?

I am proud that I became a Senior Supervisor and also that I have made over 200,000 contributions.  I hope to be on the site for many more years and achieve even greater accomplishments.

What is your favorite quote and why?

My favorite quote of all time would be “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind” by Dr. Seuss.  This is my favorite because it reminds you to just be yourself and say what you feel no matter what others may say.

Who or what is your inspiration in life?

My family would definitely be my inspiration.  They always motivate me to do my best at whatever I do.

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

I don’t think I can choose just one.  There are so many different places I want to go.  Some of the places I would love to visit are: Boston, London, Jerusalem, Germany and more.  I love history so there would be many sites to explore.

Do you want to add anything?  

I just want to give a shout-out to all of my fellow Supers and contributors.  Without you guys, Answers.com could not be the amazingly awesome site that it is today: the #1 Q&A site in the world! Everyone keep up the great work!

Clever and Cultured: Meet Ten Tibias

Ten Tibias is a true Renaissance man with his many tastes and talents.  Descended from a German monarch and a distant cousin of the man who coined the term “Big Bang Theory,” Ten Tibias himself is a lover of knowledge and culture.  His top categories on the site are chimpanzees, lions, bears and other animals from the wild.  We are fortunate to have a contributor with such a broad range of talents and interests at Answers.com.  His expertise and enthusiasm have earned him various badges including one from WikiReviewers and another from Vandal Patrol.  Read on to learn more!

What is your first name? 

My first name is Jaid.

What is your Answers.com username and how did it come about?

My Answers username is Ten Tibias.  It was originally just a funny-sounding name that got stuck in my head but it was so easy to remember – and it sounded kind of neat – that I kept it for many things.  (For those that don’t know, the tibia is the large bone in the lower part of the leg, commonly referred to as the “shin bone.”)

What enticed you to join our community?

I joined Answers.com because it seemed like a great opportunity to pass on knowledge which is something one can never have enough of.  Having been raised by a professor of English, I have a passion for teaching and learning, and Answers.com seemed like a good place to exercise that passion.

What accomplishments on Answers.com are you proud of?

I’m proud of becoming a Supervisor, and managing, at one point, to hold first place for answers on the site.

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

My taste in music is certainly not the usual.  I listen mainly to the classical genre and techno.  I know that sounds like a mismatched preference, but there you are.  Amid classical genre, I listen mainly to the Romantic era composers, particularly Chopin and Rachmaninov.  As far as techno goes, I am a particular fan of Dimrain47.

Who is your favorite poet?  What is your favorite poem and why?

My favourite poem is “The Raven”, because of its morbid nature, which is very like my own.

My favourite poet is Edgar Allan Poe, though Alexander Pope comes close.

If anonymous poems were accounted for, I would have to mention Unhappy Dionysius.

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

If I had three wishes, I would probably wish for a longer life, good fortune, and more wishes.  The allowance of limitless wishes, while a dangerous one, removes the stress normally applied by the three-wish scenario.

What are your special interests, hobbies, or collections?  

I have several hobbies that include gardening and landscape architecture.  I greatly enjoy growing plants, particularly exotic ones, and landscaping a small park or garden.

Perhaps my favourite is genealogy.  I have traced my ancestry back to the 800s A.D.,  I am descended from a minor German monarch.  I also am a distant cousin of Sir Fred Hoyle, who is famous for his theory of the origin of the elements, and who coined the term “Big Bang Theory.”

What are you most passionate about in your life?

I have a passion for problem-solving.  I intend to use the rest of my life for solving the problems of anyone and everyone, at small and large levels.