AnswerThon Xtreme at Wiki Answers website

Rathnashikamani By Rathnashikamani, 17th Sep 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1crwgmat/
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AnswerThon Xtreme is an answering contest at Wiki Answers website which is a Q&A site to share your knowledge and learn while you ask, answer, edit and interact with other users.

About Wiki Answers website

I’ve been posting Questions and Answers on Wiki Answers since October 2007.

When I did not get some specific information on the Internet by searching through various search engines like Google, Yahoo, Infoseek, MSN, etc., I stumbled on Wiki Answers as I wanted to post my specific question.

Then I registered as a user at WikiAnswers, only to get an answer.
And after posting my question, I was curious to browse some of the open questions and answered a question.

I waited to see an answer to my question, but there was no answer for so many days.
But to my surprise, my answer received many hits and I won many trust points, though my question remained unanswered.

Then I got interested in WikiAnswers and posted as many as thousand questions while I could answer a few hundred questions and also edited some answers.

WAmmy Awards

There are many interesting profiles at WikiAnswers which have also won some WAmmy Awards annually.

Though Wiki Answers does not pay for your contributions, you can win prizes when you participate the answering contests and also you'll have a chance of winning some WAmmy awards if you're nominated.

Last year I was nominated for WAmmy awards for Best Profile category but I could not win it.

AnswerThon Xtreme 2nd Edition

In fact I learned a lot about editing by participating in Wiki Answers Operation Unflag during September 2010. Then I was still new to that site, and I could unflag as many answers as possible in the time frame of two days, but at the end of the second day I had to go to see one of my friends urgently, but I was placed in the 'runners up' list.

And here is a great opportunity for the answering geeks who can try their skills at answering as many questions as possible at AnswerThon Xtreme.

AnswerThon Xtreme 2nd Edition starts at 12:00 am ET Friday morning, September 23rd (late Thursday night)and ends at 11:59 pm ET Monday night, September 26th.

You can win upto $500 worth Amazon.com gift card by answering the questions in AnswerThon Xtreme 2nd Edition.

Wiki Answers honors your contributions if they are NOT plagiarized only, and the supervisors can delete the plagiarized answers, or even they can warn and block any user who is posting plagiarized answers or spamming the website.

You can view the Plagiarism Policy, and be original in answering the questions.

After you answer a good number of questions at Wiki Answers, you can become a supervisor on the site. Please see the Supervisor Community Guidelines.

Getting ideas for Wikinut articles

You can create your own profile page at Wiki Answers, for example, look at these profile pages: Keats, Kamuna,Pasteur.

Similar to Wikinut , at Wiki Answers also, you can share the joy of questioning, answering, editing and interacting with many friends across the globe, as you do at Wikinut.

But the difference is Wikinut is a paying site, whereas Wiki Answers won't pay every contributor, but rewards a few of the contributors through WAmmy awards or AnswerThon like competitions.

When I heard of Wikinut through a friend, I just joined because I was fascinated by the Wikinut name since it sounded similar to Wiki Answers.

In fact I get plenty of ideas for my Wikinut pages from Wiki Answers questions.

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author avatar Carol
18th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you very much for sharing this info with us.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
21st Sep 2011 (#)

Thanks Carol for the good comment.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
18th Sep 2011 (#)

thanks a lot for sharing it!!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
22nd Oct 2011 (#)

Thank you Geeta.

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author avatar Buzz
18th Sep 2011 (#)

You've aroused my curiosity again, dear friend. Thanks.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
22nd Oct 2011 (#)

Hi friend, hope you've enjoyed my WA profile page!

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author avatar Shreeja
18th Sep 2011 (#)

nice article and thanks for sharing

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author avatar Delicia Powers
18th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you for this great information Rathnashikamani...I truly appreciate it:o)

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
22nd Oct 2011 (#)

Shreeja & Delicia,
Thank you for the appreciations.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
19th Sep 2011 (#)

Thanks for sharing the useful information.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
19th Sep 2011 (#)

Thanks for sharing the useful information.

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author avatar Maria Malone
19th Sep 2011 (#)

Interesting....

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
22nd Oct 2011 (#)

GVR and Maria,
Thanks for the kind comments.

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author avatar Retired
19th Sep 2011 (#)

Thanks for the interesting and informative article. Well done, Rathna=-ji

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author avatar Songbird B
22nd Oct 2011 (#)

Rathna, you bring so much to Wikinut, how fortunate we are that you are with us and share so many of your experiences of various sites..Bless you dear friend..

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
22nd Oct 2011 (#)

Hi rd and Songbird,
I bow to the divine in you!
Hope you liked my WA profile page?

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