WIT – where the teens hang out on Answers.com

Teens2You’ve probably seen the acronym and badges all around the site, but let me introduce you fully to the Answers.com WIT program.

WIT stands for The WikiAnswers Influential Teens. This program provides a safe place for teens to hang out online, ask and answer questions, and even gain the skills to assist the Answers’ Q&A community through special projects!  WIT is a great opportunity for teens to learn cooperation, understanding, and leadership skills.  It’s a fun program, a unique experience, and a terrific resume/college application builder!

WIT is divided into 4 divisions, allowing members to choose which tasks they enjoy most:

Keep an eye out for WIT Explorers! This division is for those members who would like to participate in all facets of the site rather than focus on one particular aspect. To name a few, missions may include answering questions, recategorizing, featuring, and working on flagged questions.

Our fearless WIT Warriors focus on new categories and unsupervised categories. Tasks include seeding new questions, recategorizing questions, cleaning up unsupervised categories, and jumping in to assist with categories that need extra help.

Watch out for those WIT Trailblazers! The Trailblazers focus specifically on answering questions. Their focus could be on newer categories, current event categories, specific categories of interest and featured categories.

Teens1  Meep! Beep! Here come the WIT Roadrunners! They tackle special projects assigned to their division, clean up alternates and merges of  various questions, help Supervisors clean up problem areas in their categories as necessary, remove personal information from answers,  and  various category clean-up.

And these awesome teens have been busy this year! So far in 2014, they have answered 460 questions, done 5,330 recategorizations, 1,410  edits, and edited and unflagged 250 flagged questions.  Membership has grown 20%, with 178 awesome teens in the program, and the  number of missions completed is up 100% since August 2013.

The WIT program coordinator is Melissa aka Melbrown2013.  WIT is currently open to teens between the ages of 13 and 18, have a few  quality contributions on Answers.com, are in good standing on the site, and complete the WIT Membership Application.  The number of  contributions isn’t as important as the quality, and desire to be involved in WIT!

 

If you’re a teen and would like to become a part of this amazing program, contact Melissa at: melbrown2013 at wikianswers.com. Replace “at” with “@” and omit the spaces.

Announcing our 2014 Summer Sizzler AnswerThon Winners!!

We’re excited to announce the winners of our 2014 Summer Sizzler AnswerThon!

Please join us in congratulating these winners who worked hard at answering as many questions as they could from July 17 to July 20. They were amazing!

 

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FIRST PLACE: $200 Amazon card:

WNY007 (1822 answers)
CrazzyAmmy (1703 answers)
Jabirshah (1446 answers)

SECOND PLACE: $100 Amazon card

Skullcandy88 (1054 answers)
JayJayVay (1023 answers)
Dfoofnik (817 answers)
Peakaytea (712 answers)
Lifesnadir (582 answers)
GeekDushyant (548 answers)
Prachi.tejan.1.0794 (527 answers)
Darkwater (519 answers)
Nemeth.yella (500 answers)

THIRD PLACE: $25 Amazon card

MattApril (450 answers)
Desdichado (439 answers)
Ginezumi (384 answers)
Lugia2453 (305 answers)
LincMad (281 answers)
Lakeshia Plum (275 answers)
Mr.Quizzical (265 answers)
Mg42 killer (261 answers)
PinkiePieJr (248 answers)
Elosery (225 answers)
Flukey (216 answers)

RUNNER-UPS:  Answers Merchandise

Anuradha.dubey.gp6143 (202 answers)
Starrskitchen (185 answers)
DrAshok Deshmukh (183 answers)
Dynotech (181 answers)
Lysdexia (169 answers)
Pyrrha (168 answers)
Dlhalper (149 answers)
Prioktan918 (145 answers)
Snart Gurk (145 answers)
ThatwouldBme (125 answers)

RANDOM WINNERS:

Amazon gift cards just by answering at least 10 questions! $25 Amazon card

Tschear (124 answers)
Najn (90 answers)
Galileedawn (35 answers)
LWOPP (24 answers)
Musdan77 (10 answers)

The much anticipated AnswerThon is hosted by Answers four times each year. Registrants for the event compete during a specified time period to answer as many unanswered questions as they can. It’s easy to win! In fact, if you answer just 10 questions, you’re automatically entered in a drawing to win an Amazon gift card.

How many questions can YOU answer?

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Keep an eye on The World of Answers so you won’t miss the next AnswerThon!