The May Marathon Expert AnswerThon is just around the corner!

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Answers presents the May Marathon EXPERT AnswerThon!  Sign up today!

May 14th – 17th, 2015

What is the Expert AnswerThon?
The May Marathon Expert AnswerThon is a 4-day Answers contest for EXPERTS ONLY!

This Expert AnswerThon rewards Expert users who answer the most questions in a 4-day period. During the AnswerThon, Experts answer as many questions as they can, simultaneously spreading knowledge and winning prizes!

Only answers that are posted by approved Experts in the Expert box within this timeframe and in accordance with the contest rules will be counted as part of the contest. Be sure to read the rules before you begin. And of course, bots are not eligible.

Who can participate?
All users who are registered as Experts! Expert users must officially register for the AnswerThon contest.

Why should I become an Expert?
As an Expert:
Your answer is given priority, and appears at the top of the page above other answers.
Your tagline appears on every answer – everyone will know what you’ve accomplished!
Your answers can’t be edited by anyone but you.
There are perks, such as this Experts ONLY AnswerThon!

What is an Expert?
An Expert is a user who:
Has uploaded an approved profile photo
Has an approved tagline
Has a real name
Has declared himself/herself an Expert at least one (1) category
Has included an Expert statement in above stated category(ies)

How do I become an Expert so that I can participate?
1. Sign in, and go to your profile page.  Under the Settings tab:
a. Upload a photo of yourself.
b. Write your first and last name in the “Name” field.
c. Write a tagline – Include your experience, education, and interests!
d. Save changes!
2. Under the Following tab:
a. Click “Edit”, and choose category(ies) in which you’re an Expert.
b. Click “Next”, and choose click “Expert” for those category(ies) in which you’re an Expert.
c. Write a short statement about why you’re an Expert in that category (years experience? certification? etc.)

What Are The Prizes?
Over $2,000 in prizes will be awarded to AnswerThon winners, including 5 lucky RANDOM participants!

One 1st place winner
The top Expert user who gives 1200+ answers will win an Apple iPad Air

Three 2nd place winners
The top 3 Expert users who give 1000+ answers will win a $200 Amazon eGift card

Ten 3rd place winners
The top 10 Expert users who give 500+ answers will win a $100 Amazon eGift card

Ten 4th place winners
The top 10 Expert users who give 100+ answers will win a $25 Amazon eGift card

100+ winners
EVERY Expert user who gives 100+ answers will win an exclusive Answers Expert t-shirt!

Five random registrants
5 random registrants who give 10+ answers will win a $25 Amazon eGift card

All winners receive profile “AnswerThon Winner” badges!

Sign up today!

The December Rumble AnswerThon coming up!!

 

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Answers presents the first ever AnswerThon for Experts Only!  Sign up today!

December 18th-21st

What is the Expert AnswerThon?
The December Rumble Expert AnswerThon is a 4-day Answers.com contest for EXPERTS ONLY!

This Expert AnswerThon rewards Expert users who answer the most questions in a 4-day period. During the AnswerThon, Experts answer as many questions as they can, simultaneously spreading knowledge and winning prizes!

Only answers that are posted by approved Experts in the Expert box within this timeframe and in accordance with the contest rules will be counted as part of the contest. Be sure to read the rules before you begin. And of course, bots are not eligible.

Who can participate?
All users who are registered as Experts! Expert users must officially register for the AnswerThon contest.

What is an Expert?
An Expert is a user who:
Has uploaded an approved profile photo
Has an approved tagline
Has a real name
Has declared himself/herself an Expert at least one (1) category
Has included an Expert statement in above stated category(ies)

How do I become an Expert so that I can participate?
It’s easier than you think! To become an Expert, simply take the following steps:
1. Sign in, and go to your profile page.
2. Under the Settings tab:
a. Upload a photo of yourself.
b. Write your first and last name in the “Name” field.
c. Write a tagline – Include your experience, education, and interests!
d. Save changes!
3. Under the Following tab:
a. Click “Edit”, and choose category(ies) in which you’re an Expert.
b. Click “Next”, and choose click “Expert” for those category(ies) in which you’re an Expert.
c. Write a short statement about why you’re an Expert in that category (years experience? certification? etc.)

What Are The Prizes?
Over $3000 in prizes will be awarded to AnswerThon winners, including 5 lucky RANDOM participants!

Three GRAND PRIZE winners
The top 3 Expert users will win an Apple iPad Air!

Three 1st place winners
The top 3 Expert users who give 1000+ answers will win a $200 Amazon eGift card

Ten 2nd place winners
The top 10 Expert users who give 500+ answers will win a $100 Amazon eGift card

Ten 3rd place winners
The top 10 Expert users who give 100+ answers will win a $25 Amazon eGift card

100+ winners
EVERY Expert user who gives 100+ answers will win an exclusive Answers Expert t-shirt!

Five random registrants
5 random registrants who give 10+ answers will win a $25 Amazon eGift card

All winners receive profile “AnswerThon Winner” badges!

Sign up today!

November Rumble 2014 AnswerThon Winners Announced

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It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for!

Please join me in congratulating the winners of our November Rumble 2014 AnswerThon!

 

1st place: $200 Amazon card

Aggie80 (1835 answers)
CrazzyAmmy (1646 answers)
WNY007 (1543 answers)

2nd place: $100 Amazon card
JayJayVay (1396 answers)
Skullcandy88 (1281 answers)
Prachi.tejan.1.0794 (1096 answers)
Kanika.khattar.52.3831 (1021 answers)
Ginezumi (994 answers)
Dynotech (741 answers)
Lifesnadir (725 answers)
Dr.Q (708 answers)
Jabirshah (678 answers)
Peakaytea (672 answers)

3rd place: $25 Amazon card
Stan.mathers.338 (662 answers)
Mg42 killer (658 answers)
GeekDushyant (620 answers)
Lugia2453 (534 answers)
Darkwater (476 answers)
Harsh.Lahiri.gp2625 (434 answers)
Starrskitchen (407 answers)
Snart Gurk (403 answers)
William Howe (325 answers)
Fivejeagle (313 answers)

Runner-ups: Answers Merchandise
Dfoofnik (287 answers)
Aayushsrivastava14 (232 answers)
Anjana Narayanan (194 answers)
Jmowreader (190 answers)
Mehtamatics (165 answers)
Flukey (164 answers)
LindyStar (161 answers)
MountEverest53 (154 answers)
Mary.Drager.fb9512 (146 answers)
LauraLF1 (138 answers)

RANDOM WINNERS won $25 Amazon gift cards just by answering at least 10 questions! 
Phrogster (17 answers)
CFirg (64 answers)
ChuckSiata (61 answers)
Rdrsh (62 answers)
Sgongola (19 answers)

 

Reasons to Participate in the November Rumble AnswerThon: Starting tonight on Answers.com!

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The November Rumble AnswerThon starts tonight at midnight (Thursday, November 20th, at 12:00 am EST), and runs until Sunday, November 23rd, at 11:59 pm EST. Simply sign up, log on, and start answering any unanswered question!

Why should I participate in the AnswerThon? We thought you’d ask that!

So we’ve put together a few fun Reasons to Participate in the November Rumble AnswerThon:

  • Increase your contributions count exponentially in just one weekend!  Rack those babies up!
  • Show off your expertise!  Let your smarts hang out!
  • Become a top contributor of 2014! Top 10?  #1?  You decide!
  • Help out hundreds of people looking for answers in just 4 days!  From all over the world – without leaving home!
  • Win an Amazon gift card, just in time for holiday shopping! Or spend it on yourself!
  • Win awesome Answers merchandise!  Wear it, carry it or use it!
  • Avoid a weekend of raking leaves, shopping at a busy mall, or cleaning the house for visiting in-laws!  You have a great reason to say, “I have plans!”
  • Meet other users who are competing and love to answer as much as you do!
  • Unlike a 5K or an obstacle course competition, you won’t freeze your bum!
  • LOTS of winners – $2000 in prizes will be awarded to 38 AnswerThon winners!
  • It’s EASY to win – if you post just 10 answers, you’re automatically entered in the random drawing to win a $25 Amazon gift card! How easy is that? Sign up now!
  • Learn random fun facts that you can impress your family with at Thanksgiving! Will anyone else at dinner know how exactly how tall the Washington Monument is? Didn’t think so!
  • And best of all, It’s fun!  Sign up now!

Remember, answers must be at least 2 sentences long to qualify, and exact duplicates are not counted in your answer totals. For a complete list of rules, regulations, tips, and prizes, click here.

Good luck, ladies and gents!!

Meet the Winner of the Summer Sizzler 2014 AnswerThon: Bilal Tariq

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He was a first place winner of the Summer Sizzler 2014 AnswerThon, which is no wonder! He loves to answer new questions! Say hi to Bilal Tariq, also known on Answers as Jabirshah.

Hailing from Lahore, Pakistan, Bilal has been a member of Answers since 2007. A Floating Supervisor and Copy Assistant in the WikiReviewers program, he is a Silver Contributor with over two thousand answers under his belt!

In his offline time, Bilal enjoys reading the poetry of Mr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, the national poet of Pakistan and listening to pop music.

An accountant by trade, Bilal can often be found on Answers plugging away in the Business Accounting and Bookkeeping, Accounts Payable, and Budgeting and Forecasting categories.

Answering, of course!

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!

Meet Ironnica: Eclectic, Intelligent and Irish

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Ironnica is one of our top Supervisors in the areas of Chemistry and Math. He has a special talent for chemistry in particular and is currently doing a PhD in the subject, and he is just 25 years old! To pay his way through school, he bartends and he also works with undergraduate students at University. On our site, he is an AnswerThon winner in Second Place, and a member of the Mentoring Program and Vandal Patrol. He is also a Category Supervisor in Math and Arithmetic and Chemistry and related areas. At over 26, 000 contributions, he is already a Gold Contributor. It is an honor to have Ironnica helping out on our site! Read more and get to know this young Irishman.

What is your first name?

My first name is Liam.

What is your occupation?

I am a PhD student in Dublin City University. My area of study is solar fuels generation in the Department of Chemistry.

What enticed you to join our community?

I asked a question about a guitar that I wanted to buy, the Jackson WRMG. It has a very unusual shape and I wanted to know if it would fit into a normal sized soft guitar bag. Somebody actually checked their guitar and let me know that it did. From there, I answered a few questions while in  my first year of college and later I was asked to join the Premier Answerers Facebook page. That was a very nice touch. Following that, the community of people on the site made it somewhere that I wanted to stay. There are a lot of lovely people here.

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

I like answering questions. I’ve recently been working through a few key words, mainly on unit conversions, as a means to clean the backlog up. I could try to guess alternative wording for answers in the hope of slotting an answer in, but for the majority of these questions, they require a one sentence answer, and it is far more efficient to just answer them. When I started,  I used to look up the answers to questions I had a vague idea about, and I learned a lot of random things myself through that method. I used reliable sources so I do not fear that the info was incorrect!

What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

The move from an institute of technology (IT Carlow) to university was daring. I didn’t come from a house with vast amounts of money, but I knew from my time in Carlow that chemistry was my calling and that I would have been at a disadvantage if I didn’t take the plunge.

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

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I used to be into heavy metal and some power metal, hard rock, punk and a random mix aside from that. I have gone now drifted towards pop punk and listen to Less than Jake, The Offspring, Blink 182, Bad Religion, Lars Frederiksen, Bouncing Souls, Fight Like Apes and Dead Cat Bounce. Two legends of music that I’ll always hold very dear are Andy McKee (double hand tapping acoustic) and Ludovico Einaudi (Italian composer and pianist). I’ve been very lucky to see both and they gave incredible shows.

What makes you unique?

I am a very honest person, and if I’m not being honest, I have good reason not to be. I am not religious, but I do live by a loose idea of karma. I have been very lucky in life to get where I am, which encourages me to continue this way and to keep in mind who may be affected by my actions or lack of them.

What are you most passionate about in your life?

I am most passionate about chemistry, and as of late, inspiring younger minds by explaining things in ways that I wish had been told to me. I have always been passionate about my three nephews and my niece and I hope to be there for them whenever they need me in the future.

Who or what is your inspiration in life?

I don’t need to look far in my life for inspiration thankfully. My girlfriend, Andrea is a rock, and a very intelligent, capable and highly motivated individual, and to put up with me is something to be admired on its own.

My dad and sister have always offered me help. My dad has provided me with any tools that I have needed in life, and has done his level best for me. I have quite a few aunts and uncles who are there to give support whenever needed, in particular, my uncle Eamonn who is a Catholic priest. He (and others) has looked out for me and we get on remarkably well, considering I am an atheist. He respects that, and it goes unmentioned.

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

I am a half empty type of person, a bad habit. Doing research is an absolute roller-coaster that has you picking yourself up a few times a week. That’s where the forced optimism comes in, and the “ah sure, it’ll be grand” line.

What life accomplishments are you proud of?

I won the 2009 Eurachem Analytical Measurement Competition in Ireland. I was selected as one of five IT students to represent Ireland at the 2008 London International Youth Science Forum. I got a side qualification in quality assurance while attending Carlow IT. I finished top of class in my undergraduate degree. Also, I never dreamed that I could have the opportunity to do a PhD, and for getting here (a long road to go yet) I am proud no matter what lies ahead in the future.

Anything else?

Not so much a question, but I have to thank the Answers team for the opportunity to enter the recent AnswersThon and for being the lovely people that they are. They have provided a platform of free education.  I am also thankful to Sal Khan of Khan Academy, Wikipedia, and the infinite amount of freely available educational resources on the Internet. We really live in a knowledge-rich environment with all these media available at our fingertips. With proper dedication, anyone can succeed, with the right tools already in place.

Check out some of Ironnica’s questions on Answers.com:

How do you find the answer to A girl counted 28 geese and horses on the farm all together and if there were 78 legs how many were geese?

What two factors most influence the chance a collision will occur between atoms of chemical reactions?

What are 5 ways to know that a chemical reaction has taken place?

How much water will a 25 millimeter by 100 millimeter pipe hold?