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.

Fall Frenzy AnswerThon: Win up to $300 for showing off what you know!

Fall Frenzy AnswerThon Blog BannerHow many questions can you answer in 48 hours?

Join us and find out! The 2013 Fall Frenzy AnswerThon is an Answers™ contest, rewarding the individuals who answer the most unanswered questions in a 2-day period.  It will be held November 23rd-24th, and there are $2,000 in Amazon gift cards and merchandise to award to 28 winners!

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.

Sign up today!!

Check out previous AnswerThon winners rewards:

1st place: $200 Amazon card (+$100 FB connect bonus)
Xnicola (1120 answers) – $200 Amazon card

2nd place: $150 Amazon card (+50 FB connect bonus)
Supervisor – Aggie80 (980 answers) – $200 Amazon card [FB connect bonus]
Contributor – Quizzical Mind (859 answers) – $200 Amazon card [FB connect bonus]

3rd place: $100 Amazon card (+$25 FB connect bonus)
Supervisor – Skullcandy88 (685 answers) – $125 Amazon card [FB connect bonus]
Supervisor – Fixit895 (442 answers) – $100 Amazon card
Supervisor – Natural Val (440 answers) – $125 Amazon card [FB connect bonus]
Supervisor – Peakaytea (375 answers) – $100 Amazon card
Contributor – Radioactivesmurf (694 answers) – $125 Amazon card [FB connect bonus]
Contributor – JayJayVay (442 answers) – $125 Amazon card [FB connect bonus]
Contributor – Janitha Hashan (406 answers) – $125 Amazon card [FB connect bonus]

4th place: $50 Amazon card (+$25 FB connect bonus)
Supervisor – Mannydlr (258 answers) – $75 Amazon card [FB connect bonus]
Supervisor – Dfoofnik (256 answers) – $50 Amazon card
Contributor – Kedar bc (249 answers) – $75 Amazon card [FB connect bonus]
Contributor – Desdichado (246 answers) – $50 Amazon card

Runner-ups: Answers Merchandise
Elosery
KrazE
Nurudeen Ahmed
Lakeshia Plum
MattApril
LincMad
Ahjteam
DrAshok Deshmukh
Elizabeth.corbell.9
Msaeed77
Fivejeagle

RANDOM WINNERS who won Amazon gift cards by answering at least 10 questions:
Cyberchief (132 answers)- $50 Amazon card [$25 FB connect bonus]
Whistlejacket (24 answers) – $50 Amazon card [$25 FB connect bonus]
Basstrom18 (10 answers) – $25 Amazon card
SummerMaple (121 answers) – $25 Amazon card
Azurite (18 answers) – $50 Amazon card [$25 FB connect bonus]

August AnswerThon: Win up to $300 for answering questions!

AnswerThon Online ContestHow many questions can you answer in 48 hours?

Take the challenge and find out! The Summer Scorcher AnswerThon is an Answers™ contest, rewarding the individuals who answer the most unanswered questions in a 2-day period.  It will be held August 17th-18th, and we’ve got $2,000 in Amazon gift cards to award 28 winners!

Winners who participate with a Facebook-connect account will receive a bonus gift card, and 5 lucky registrants will be chosen at RANDOM to win a gift card just for participating!

Sign up today!!

**Check Out Previous AnswerThon Winners’ Rewards!!**
1st place: $200 Amazon card (+$100 FB connect bonus)
Aggie 80 (1360 answers) – $300 Amazon card [FB bonus]

2nd place: $150 Amazon card (+50 FB connect bonus)
Supervisor – Xnicola (1214 answers) – $150 Amazon card
Contributor – RoboDag ( 789 answers) – $200 Amazon card [FB bonus]

3rd place: $100 Amazon card (+$25 FB connect bonus)
Supervisor – TexAlex94 (1105 answers) – $125 Amazon card [FB bonus]
Supervisor – Peakaytea (515 answers) – $100 Amazon card
Supervisor – HisPowr4U (473 answers) – $125 Amazon card [FB bonus]
Contributor – Kedar bc (781 answers) – $125 Amazon card [FB bonus]
Contributor – Cyberchief (649 answers) – $125 Amazon card [FB bonus]
Contributor – Janitha Hashan (539 answers) – $125 Amazon card [FB bonus]

4th place: $50 Amazon card (+$25 FB connect bonus)
Supervisor – Skullcandy88 (380 answers) – $50 Amazon card
Supervisor – At32296 (314 answers) – $75 Amazon card [FB bonus]
Contributor – Coinlvr11 (227 answers) – $50 Amazon card
Contributor – Kevineering (210 answers) – $75 Amazon card [FB bonus]

These RANDOM WINNERS won Amazon gift cards, and you can too – all you have to do is answer at least 10 questions!
Penpencil22 (110 answers) – $25 Amazon card
Lindaloulou (31 answers) – $50 Amazon card [$25 FB bonus]
Fish247 (30 answers) – $25 Amazon card
Sidewaysrob (24 answers) – $25 Amazon card
Pr77x (18 answers) – $25 Amazon card

This weekend: Spring Answerthon!

Spring Answerthon 2013How many questions can you answer in 48 hours? Take the challenge and find out. The Spring AnswerThon is coming this weekend, April 20-21. We’ve got $2,000 in Amazon gift cards to award 28 winners! Winners who participate with a Facebook-connect account will receive a bonus gift card and five lucky registrants will be chosen at random to win a gift card just for participating!

Click here to sign up. Good luck!

p.s. Answerthons have been an Answers.com tradition since 2008. Check out our past winners here.

Congratulations to our Wammy winners!

general_Wammy_logoPlease join us in congratulating the 2012 WAmmy award winners! The WAmmy awards (WikiAnswers Awards) are presented annually in recognition of outstanding talent on Answers.com.

Supervisor D4est, this year’s winner of Answer of the Year, is no stranger to the WAmmys, winning eight in her four years on the site! Prolific supervisor 4Jays took home the Most Answers of the Year award, an honor he also won in 2010. It’s no surprise that the Lifetime Achievement Award went to Rudiful2, who has racked up an impressive 3+ million contributions since 2007. Busy bee Stupid Little Genius was honored with the most contributions and the most category changes. See the full list of winners (and honorable mentions) here.

Thank you to all who participated in nominating and voting! Don’t forget, we’ve already begun taking nominations for the 2013 WAmmys in the Community Forum. Nominate yourself or any other registered user all year long.

P.S. As we continue to update and improve this program, we ask for your input. Please leave your feedback on our WAmmy Feedback Survey.

Top March Madness Q&A

ncaalogoThe Big Dance kicks off this week. Have you filled out your bracket? Don’t worry, there are only 147.5 quintillion ways to do it! Whether your team made it to the tourney or not, you’re asking lots of basketball-related questions on Answers.com this week. Here are a few of the most popular:

How did the phrase ‘March Madness’ originate?

Why are the rankings of basketball teams in the NCAA tournament called seeds?

Has anyone ever filled out a perfect NCAA tournament bracket?

What school has won the most NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships?

How much do college teams receive in prize money for attending or winning the NCAA Basketball Tournament?

What is the lowest seed ever to win a NCAA Basketball title?

Let us know in the comments who you think will win it all this year.

Answers to Six Popular Job Interview Questions

jobinterviewJob interviews can be daunting even for the most qualified candidates. It’s easy to iron a shirt, get a haircut and be on time, but the real legwork is prepping for intimidating interview questions. While every company has a different hiring style, many tend to use tried-and-true interview questions (it’s no wonder these questions are among our top content on Answers.com). Are you preparing for an upcoming interview? Check out our answers to six popular job interview questions:

  • Describe yourself. It’s open-ended, yes. But keep it focused on traits that match what the employer is looking for.
  • Why did you leave your last job? Resist the temptation to bash your boss. Instead talk about how this company will give you opportunities your old company couldn’t.
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses? The trick is to talk about your weaknesses so that they can also appear to be a strength. Try to tailor your responses to the job you are applying for.
  • Why should we hire you?  Uncover your interviewer’s greatest wants and needs and then list your achievements and traits that match those needs.

Do you have more tips for job interviews? Share them with us in the comments.