How about those WikiReviewers?

Close up of vintage typewriter machineWhen our WikiReviewers tackle a task, they do it with gusto! It’s amazing to see members of this program band together on missions and work hard to meet and even by-pass monthly program goals!

We’re saving the bulk of our brags for our end-of-the-year sound off, but we just can’t keep quiet about one of the  WikiReviewers‘ accomplishments this year. And boy are we proud of this one!  In April, WikiReviewers dove into the Uncategorized category with a goal of recategorizing 5,000 questions. We thought that would be a pretty tough task. Well, you’ll be amazed to know by the end of the month, we had recategorized an astronomical 425,988 questions!!  Turns out we set our sights a little low on that one, and as more WikiReviewers pitched in, we exceeded our goal far beyond what we expected!

In the past year, WikiReviewers have completed a walloping 14,978 missions, making hundreds of thousands of needed edits on the site!  We’ve also gained over 30 new members since the first of the year!

There are five divisions in the WikiReviewers Program, each with their own specific types of assignments.  Robin, the program coordinator, places newcomers to the program in the most suitable category for them, based on a review of their contributions to the site.

If you happen to meet up with a WikiReviewer on the site, give them a pat on the back.  They certainly deserve it!


It’s exciting to be part of the WikiReviewers Program!  If you would like to join us, message Robin, the program coordinator and let her know.

Vigorous Chemist


Vigorouschemist Is a WikiAnswers Supervisor, Mentor, Editor at Large, Wikiguide, SPA Alimnist and Vandal Patrol Generalist, his principal leisure time activities are related to classical music. He devotes at least one hour every day to play the piano (excluding exercises). Sometimes when his mind is stuck for any reason, he might scribble down a small melody or improvise something which would never be heard again even to him.

What is your first name?

My first name is Chrishan.

What is your occupation?

I’m currently an undergraduate in the Physical Sciences stream at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka.

What is your username and how did it come about?

My username at is Vigorouschemist. When I was in high school in the Advanced Level of Mathematics, I became famous for solving exam questions in chemistry in a relatively very short time. My friends gave me this nickname after I got only one incorrect response in a span of 30 minutes on a two hour exam.

What enticed you to join our community?

When I and my classmates were doing academic work, we used the Internet for immediate reference.  On many occasions –  actually almost all occasions –  we landed on the page.  I decided that one day I would  contribute to! I signed up on 29th April 29th in 2012, although prior to that time I contributed as an anonymous user. The credits of enticement should go to my friends and search engines.

What is your favorite thing to do on

As a regular contributor, my favorite task is to give first answers in full sentences.  I submitted 100 such answers even before completing my first 150 contributions. By now, as a supervisor, batch re-categorizing and editing alternates are among my favorite activities.  Meanwhile, my least interesting task is to warn and block users.

If you were inviting someone to join, what reason(s) would you give them to become a part of our community?

I will never forget to invite my friends to contribute to  It allows them to help other persons in various ways and they gain extra knowledge about the fields they are interested in. I would recommend as one of the best websites with a friendly community of CAs, Supervisors, Special Project Assistants and other contributors.

What life accomplishments are you proud of?

One of the accomplishments that I am most proud of is being eligible to do undergraduate studies in my favorite subject stream.

What accomplishments on are you proud of?

I’m proud of being a Double Platinum Contributor, Special Project Assistant Active Alumni, and a Category Supervisor. I am also a Mentoring Program graduate, another tremendous achievement! What is your favorite type of music?  What is your favorite band or artist?

I like classical music, especially piano sonatas and symphonies. Among my favorite composers are Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Schumann and many others.

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

My favorite poet is Wendy Whatmore. My favorite poem is “Island Spell” by the same author and it is written about my home country. The poetic devices and techniques used there are awesome!

Do you view the glass ‘half full’ or ‘half empty’?  Why?

Actually I believe it depends on the context. As an example, when results are given on an exam, I’d like to see the glass as ‘half filled’. But when I’m practicing something, such as a performance for a recital, I usually like to see the ‘half empty’ glass, because it can be further filled by continuous effort!

What is your favorite quote and why?

“A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.”

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein I believe that there may be many mistakes happened by me (although I try to refrain), so I am practicing to be patient in all circumstances I face when dealing with other persons.

Who or what is your inspiration in life?

My parents, all of my teachers and my sister are among the persons behind me in my activities.

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

I would like to visit the Amazon Rain Forest. The beauty of nature, colorful surroundings rich with natural and clean air and its solemnity would make me happy and light hearted!

What are your special interests, hobbies, or collections?

There are many activities that I enjoy in my leisure times. Most of the time I am play the piano, and among my other hobbies are philately, listening to music, photography, playing chess and contributing to (obviously!).