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On a quarterly basis, Answers.com challenges users to an AnswerThon - an organized event designed to foster the sharing of knowledge. During the AnswerThon, participants answer as many questions as they can over 48 hours with the hopes of spreading knowledge and winning prizes.
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What is Answers.com?

Answers.com is a Q&A site with answers about anything. Answers.com marries the best of community-driven questions and answers with hundreds of respected and trusted editorial reference books. The site knows the best answer to give you, whether it summons the expansive, ever-growing collection of community answers from WikiAnswers, or it taps into its ReferenceAnswers database, a comprehensive set of editorial, licensed reference topics. WikiAnswers If you have a specific, unique, complex or more social question, and you are seeking a to-the-point answer, WikiAnswers is the place for your question. Anyone can ask, answer, edit or collaborate on answers in thousands of categories. ReferenceAnswers Trusted editorial sources supply the best answers to most simple who-is , what-is questions, the core strength of the ReferenceAnswers database. The result is a fact finder's gold mine: a one-stop page of reference information pulled from hundreds of trusted licensed sources covering millions of topics. International Answers.com The Answers.com community now offers international language support of five language versions, in addition to the English site: Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Tagalog. So, go ahead, ¡hacer cualquier pregunta! The Answers community Our community include war veterans, doctors, librarians, lawyers and students, as well as retirees who have spent their lives absorbing facts and ideas. Whether their answers comes from job experience or hobbies, our contributors are eager to channel what they know into a powerful resource, sharing knowledge with hundreds of thousands of people each day. Answers.com is powered by its unique community - where individuals are bolstered by team spirit.

How do you participate in the AnswerThon?

You participate in an AnswerThon by answering other people's questions on the Answers.com website during the designated AnswerThon period (usually 48 hours). In order to participate, you'll need to do the following: . If there is a scheduled AnswerThon (check the AnswerThon Home Page link below), sign up. . During the scheduled AnswerThon (which is usually 48 hours), answer as many unanswered questions on the site as possible. The answers should be at least 2 sentences long, and should not contain any signature. . Check the AnswerThon Home Page 1 week after the contest has ended to see who has won!

Why is the AnswerThon on Shabbat?

The AnswerThon falls only partially on Shabbat -- the competition begins at midnight between Friday and Saturday. It ends at midnight between Sunday and Monday though. WikiAnswers isn't discriminating against any particular religion but spread the competition over the weekend so as to ensure that EVERYONE will have at least 24 hours straight in which they can participate. If you're Jewish and want to participate, just wait until after Havdallah and get started...no one says you can't be a winner by answering questions in only 1/2 the time -- everyone has to take a break at some point.

Is there a list of people participating in the AnswerThon?

After each AnswerThon, the sign up page becomes a page featuring the winners. It also includes a full list of participants.

What are the prizes for winning the AnswerThon?

The prizes for the AnswerThon vary from contest to contest, but can include Amazon gift cards, donations to charity, and Answers merchandise. Check out the AnswerThon Home page for details!

What is the charity edition of the AnswerThon?

Several times throughout the year, WikiAnswers challenge users in an AnswerThon - an organized event designed to foster the sharing of knowledge. During the AnswerThon, participants will answer as many questions as they can over 48 hours with the hopes of spreading knowledge and raising money for their favorite charity. After registering for the WikiAnswers AnswerThon, you choose from a list of participating charitable organizations. Each participant then becomes part of a global team competing against other teams to win a donation for the charity of their choice. The AnswerThon Charity Edition will run from July 26 to July 27 2008. To sign up or get more information, visit http://wiki.answers.com/static/answerthon.html The charities we're competing for include: ArtWorks : ArtWorks provides children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts programming which encourages the use of the creative process as a vehicle for healing, communication, self-expression, and personal development. ArtWorks seeks to empower, validate, and honor these children by offering them the hands-on experience and materials with which to create, as well as the opportunity to publicly share their artistic accomplishments. Caring Bridge : CaringBridge® offers free, personalized websites that allow people to stay in touch with family and friends during a health crisis, treatment and recovery. The goal of the service is to ease the burden of keeping friends and family updated, while also providing a way for them to send their love, support and encouragement. Global AIDS Alliance : The Global AIDS Alliance seeks to mobilize a comprehensive and compassionate response to the global AIDS crisis, while addressing the epidemic's fundamental links to social justice issues such as poverty and gender inequity. They demand faster, bolder action and concrete results for people living with HIV/AIDS and at risk of HIV infection. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) : LLS is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. Founded in 1949, they are relentless in pursuit of their mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. World of Good Development Organization : World of Good is focused on building strategies to substantially improve economic and social conditions for millions of artisans and their families living on less than $4 per day. Their organization promotes fair trade practices and invests in fair trade artisan communities around the world. They strive to educate US consumers and corporations about the benefits of engaging in ethical trade practices to bridge the gap between the global north and south. Key initiatives include catalyzing the development of transparent fair trade craft standards, promoting fair trade among craft trading companies and other community development projects.\n. \n \n. \n \n. \n \n. \n \n. \n \n. \n \n. \n

Can anyone register for the WikiAnswers AnswerThon?

There are some requirements to be eligible to participate in the Answerthon. A main requirement is the minimum age of 13 years old.

Where do you sign up for the How-To AnswerThon?

\n . \nYou don't have to sign up. You just have to be a registered user, and participate on November 7-9 and follow the official rules, which are posted on the AnswerThon Home page.

Why do people want to be in the AnswerThon?

Well, you could think it's because people love to contribute to the best Q&A community in all the land... But let's be honest: it's the prizes! There are some pretty great prizes for the top answerers in every AnswerThon, and Answers.com merchandise for the runner-ups! Check the AnswerThon home page for the dates, rules, tips, and prizes for the next AnswerThon! For the AnswerThon happening over April 20-21 , 2013 , the prizes are as follows: Over $2000 in prizes will be awarded to 28 AnswerThon winners, including 5 lucky RANDOM participants! We are awarding BONUSES if an AnswerThon winner is registered on Answers.com through a Facebook connected account!** One 1st place winner will win a $200 Amazon eGift card ($100 bonus if the winner is Facebook connected!). Two 2nd place winners (1 Supervisor, 1 Contributor) will win a $150 Amazon eGift card ($50 bonus if the winner is Facebook connected!). Six 3rd place winners (3 Supervisors, 3 Contributors) will win a $100 Amazon eGift card ($25 bonus if the winner is Facebook connected!). Four 4th place winners (2 Supervisors, 2 Contributors) will win a $50 Amazon eGift card ($25 bonus if the winner is Facebook connected!). Five random registrants will win a $25 Amazon eGift card if they answer 10 or more questions ($25 bonus if the winner is Facebook connected!). Ten runner-ups will receive awesome Answers.com merchandise!

What is the How-to AnswerThon on WikiAnswers?

The How-To AnswerThon was a special edition AnswerThon held November 8-9 2008. The goal was to answer as many How-To questions as you could in 48 hours.

How do you get to Answers.com?

Open a browser and type http://www.answers.com into the address field. By the way, of you're reading this, you're already on Answers.com. So get started! Just type in Answers.com in the Address bar in the browser (URL). To join Answers.com you'll need to create an account. Learn how to do it here: http://wiki.answers.com/help/signing_in

When is the next AnswerThon?

AnswerThons are generally hosted quarterly on Answers.com - Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. For information on an upcoming AnswerThon, check the AnswerThon official page (link below). The next AnswerThon is scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 2016 - Sunday, July 31, 2016. Details here: http://www.answers.com/answerthon

How do you get an answer on Answers.com?

You get an answer by putting your question in the top where it saysask and then hit enter. If the question has been asked before and answered it should showyou the answer that was posted. If it is similar to previousquestions it will show you some alternatives and ask if they arethe same as what you were asking - and show you the answer if youagree that you have just rephrased a previous question. If it is a new question then you have to wait until someone whoknows the answer - or can research and find the answer - sees itand answers it. Sometimes that takes a little patience. Everyquestion answered on here was answered by a real flesh and bloodperson.

How do you enter the AnswerThon?

You participate in an AnswerThon by answering other people'sunanswered questions on the Answers.com website during thedesignated AnswerThon period (usually 48 hours). To enter the AnswerThon, you'll need to do the following: . If you're not already a registered user on Answers.com, you'llneed to sign up on the home page by clicking on "Connectw/Facebook" and create an account. . If there is a scheduled AnswerThon (check the AnswerThon HomePage under Related Links), sign up. . During the scheduled AnswerThon (which is usually 48 hours),answer as many unanswered questions on the site as possible. Theanswers should be at least 2 sentences long, and should not containany signature. . Check the AnswerThon Home Page a week after the contest hasended to see who has won!

Who own the AnswerThon?

WikiAnswers is the owner of the AnswerThon. It was made up by and run by the WikiAnswers staff.

Who won the AnswerThon.?

It seems that two members came in first, Fuzzy Logic and Runciblette , followed by Mannydlr and Debabrata Sengupta in second place. Third place winners include Snart Gurk and Coinlvr11 .

How do you restart the AnswerThon?

You cannot restart the AnswerThon. It only happens for two days, and then that's it. If you couldn't answer many questions, then you couldn't answer many questions. You'll have to wait until the next AnswerThon to try again.

When is the Holiday Answerthon?

The AnswerThon is NOW! It began at 12:00 am (EST) on Saturday (late Friday night), December 5 . This Answer Event ends 48 hours after that time. At 11:59 pm (EST) on Sunday, December 6 the AnswerThon will be over. I can't believe I answered my first question in the AnswerThon but didn't log in before I did it!

Who participated in the Answerthon?

Any registered user who answered a question in the categories Holidays and Traditions, Shopping, or Food and Cooking (and their respective sub-categories) during December 5-6, 2009 participated in the AnswerThon.

Are you on Answers.com?

Yes. You are on Answers.com if you are able to read this answer.However, you can be on Answers.com as a guest or a registered user,so you might see different things or more ads than if you wereregistered.

What prizes are given out on Answerthon?

Usually the prizes are gift vouchers to purchase stuff from amazon website. Also, wikianswers merchandise like t-shirts, caps, towels etc are given away as prizes to the winners.

Can you answer this question for the Answerthon?

Yes, Any question in the wiki answers website that is not yet answered is eligible to be answered for the AnswerThon event.

When will the Answerthon results be announced?

The results of Answerthon Xtreme have been posted on the No Stupid Answers blog. See the related links. If an Answerthon is not taking place the results of the previous contest will be posted at the Answerthon related link below as well.

When is the AnswerThon held?

AnswerThons are generally hosted quarterly on Answers.com - Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. For information on an upcoming AnswerThon, check the AnswerThon official page (link below).

What can you do on Answers.com?

Answers.com is a Question & Answer Knowledge-sharing site that is continually being improved by people like you and I throughout the world. Anyone anywhere can ask and answer questions. You can edit questions and answers by correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, rewording when needed, move questions into their correct categories and so much more. Contributing to Answers.com is a fulfilling experience, knowing you are helping others by sharing your knowledge. You may also research to answer questions and many, many times you will learn something amazing that you didn't know. Answers.com has a very large community of wonderful people who contribute together, collaborate their efforts, develop lasting and deep friendships - it's like one large family of members from every corner of the world. You earn contribution points for each contribution you make on the site and receive badges for your accomplishments on your very own personal profile page. Community members have forums and each person has their own message board to stay in touch with each other. They have a variety of fun programs in which to participate such as Vandal Patrol, WikiAnswers Influential Teens, Community Outreach, becoming a Supervisor, joining the Mentoring Program to help new Supers learn the ropes, WikiReviewers, with new programs and exciting divisions to come. Click on the site tools to your left, explore what Answers.com has to offer and see for yourself how fast you learn to love the site, the community, and all we do here at Answers.com. If you have any questions about anything or need help, see the related link below for a list of Supervisors who will be happy to give you a hand.

How many users participate in the AnswerThons?

The number of registrants, participants, and answers varies with each AnswerThon. While the number is sometimes high, we offer prizes to many individuals, making this popular event a fun and competitive contest!

What happens in an AnswerThon?

During the\nAnswerThon, participants answer as many questions as they can over 48 \nhours with the hopes of spreading knowledge and winning prizes! In order to participate, you'll need to do the following: . If there is a scheduled AnswerThon (check the AnswerThon Home Page link below), sign up. . During\nthe scheduled AnswerThon (which is usually 48 hours), answer as many \nunanswered questions on the site as possible. The answers should be at \nleast 2 sentences long, and should not contain any signature. . Check the AnswerThon Home Page 1 week after the contest has ended to see who has won!

What is the AnswerThon and who can participate in them?

The AnswerThon is a contest to see who can answer the most questions in a given time frame. Usually, the answers must consist of 2 sentences, and any registered contributor on Answers.com can participate.

When is the next answerthon in 2011?

The first Answerthon of 2011 was held on the weekend of 22-23 January 2011. Next One, September 23-26, 2011.

When did the January 2011 AnswerThon begin?

WikiAnswers competition for most completing the most answers starts at midnight tonight -- 12:00 am ET Saturday morning, January 22nd (late Friday night) and ends at 11:59 pm ET Sunday night.

Who won the AnswerThon quiz 2011?

January 2011 Winners (2011 & Beyond 11 Million Answers): 1st Place: Aggie80 2nd Place: Anandvijayakumar and Fuzzy Logic 3rd Place: Bfmt, Snart Gurk, and Mrkbh 4th Place: ZachMeyer94, Squirrel Man, HisPowr4U, and D Devil.

Who won the AnswerThon in January 2011?

'2011 & BEYOND 11 MILLION ANSWERS' Here is the list of winners of the AnswerThon held in January 2011: 1st Place: http://wikianswers.com/q/User:Aggie80 2nd Place: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/User:Anandvijayakumar http://wiki.answers.com/Q/User:Fuzzy_Logic 3rd Place: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/User:Bfmt http://wiki.answers.com/Q/User:Snart_Gurk http://wiki.answers.com/Q/User:Mrkbh 4th Place: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/User:ZachMeyer94 http://wiki.answers.com/Q/User:Squirrel_Man http://wiki.answers.com/Q/User:HisPowr4U http://wiki.answers.com/Q/User:D_Devil Runners Up: http://wiki.answers.com/q/user:Iluvcake94 http://wiki.answers.com/q/user:Ginezumi http://wiki.answers.com/q/user:Spottedtail http://wiki.answers.com/q/user:Gd_Here http://wiki.answers.com/q/user:HalloweenBlogs http://wiki.answers.com/q/user:Xnicola http://wiki.answers.com/q/user:Tomorokoshi http://wiki.answers.com/q/user:ChristLuvsU2 http://wiki.answers.com/q/user:Bobo192 http://wiki.answers.com/q/user:Rebeccamelka http://wiki.answers.com/q/user:SummerMaple http://wiki.answers.com/q/user:Dfoofnik http://wiki.answers.com/q/user:NorwinM http://wiki.answers.com/q/user:Skyebeam http://wiki.answers.com/q/user:Kendra_Crossen http://wiki.answers.com/q/user:Ophiruly http://wiki.answers.com/q/user:Adamlance

How do you answer on answers.com?

Once you're on the question page, click on the button to Answer it!(for unanswered questions) or to Improve Answer (for questions thatalready have an answer). For more help on answering questions, check the Help Center (linkedbelow).

Can there please be an AnswerThon soon?

Yes, there can! ;) The next AnswerThon is scheduled for Thursday, July 17 - Sunday,July 20, 2014. To stay current on AnswerThon news, check out theAnswerThon home page (link below).

Has the AnswerThon started?

AnswerThons are hosted regularly on Answers.com. For information on AnswerThon dates, check the AnswerThon official page (link below). As of today (March 4, 2013), the next AnswerThon is scheduled for March 30-31, 2013.

How can you keep track of your answers for the AnswerThon?

The best way to keep track of your answers for the AnswerThon are to: . Go to your profile page by clicking on your user name. . Click on "Total Contributions." . Go to your filter at the top of the page, and select "Answers (new)", and click Go. . This will give you the answers you have contributed, along with the time/date that you posted these answers. . The default setting is "Displaying 50 results per page." If you'd like to view more, click on the "50" and choose the desired number of results per page. . Take the number of results per page, multiply by the number of pages, and stop counting at the start time of the AnswerThon.

How long does it take to judge the AnswerThon?

The AnswerThon winners are determined purely by numbers - the registered users who answer the most questions in a 48 hour period win the Answerthon prizes (answers must comply with contest guidelines). The Answers Community staff members review the answers contributed by AnswerThon registrants, and the winners are announced within 10 days of the contest close date.

Who judges the AnswerThons?

The AnswerThon winners are determined purely by numbers - the registered users who answer the most questions in a 48 hour period win the Answerthon prizes (answers must comply with contest guidelines). After the Answers Community staff members review the answers contributed by AnswerThon registrants, the winners are announced.

How do they decide when to have the AnswerThons?

Generally, AnswerThons are held quarterly - Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. As of today (March 11, 2013), the next AnswerThon (which will be the Spring '13 AnswerThon) will be March 30-31! For more information check the AnswerThon home page!

Where do I sign up for the AnswerThon?

During AnswerThon sign-up periods (usually 2 weeks before a scheduled AnswerThon), you can sign up on the Answers home page, or on the AnswerThon home page (link below).

What is the AnswerThon Xtreme?

The AnswerThon Extreme is a two tier contest to see who can post the most answers in four consecutive days. It offers more time than the average AnswerThon, which is generally 48 hours. For more information on the AnswerThon, see the AnswerThon home page.

Do you need a Facebook to participate in an AnswerThon?

No, not for this AnswerThon! You can be a legacy OR Facebook connected member to participate in the AnswerThon! However, there is a bonus for winners who are Facebook connected. Check out the link below for more details on the AnswerThon.

Are there going to be any AnswerThons in 2013?

Yes, there most certainly are! We are currently writing and developing the Spring '13 AnswerThon, to be held March 30-31! More information coming soon!

Where can you find information about the AnswerThon?

You can find information about the AnswerThon on the AnswerThon home page (linked below). This page will give you dates, instructions, rules, and tips!

Are there going to be any more answerthons in 2013 after spring answerthon?

Answerthon is a contest where participants are challenged on a 24 hour answering spree. The most recent one took place between April 20,2013 and ended on April 21, 2013. There are no newly scheduled answerthons at this time.

What do you win for for the answerthon?

Over $2000 in prizes will be awarded to 28 Fall Frenzy AnswerThon2013 winners, including 5 lucky RANDOM participants! WikiAnswers isalso awarding BONUSES if an AnswerThon winner is registered onAnswers.com through a Facebook connected account! . One 1st place winner will win a $200 AmazoneGift card ($100 bonus if the winner is Facebook connected!) . Two 2nd place winners (1 Supervisor, 1Contributor) will win a $150 Amazon eGift card ($50 bonus if thewinner is Facebook connected!) . Six 3rd place winners (3 Supervisors, 3Contributors) will win a $100 Amazon eGift card ($25 bonus if thewinner is Facebook connected!) . Four 4th place winners (2 Supervisors, 2Contributors) will win a $50 Amazon eGift card ($25 bonus if thewinner is Facebook connected!) . Five random registrants will win a $25 AmazoneGift card if they answer 10 or more questions ($25 bonus if thewinner is Facebook connected!) . Ten runner-ups will receive awesomeAnswers.com merchandise! . All winners receive profile "AnswerThon Winner" badges andwidgets for their individual websites and blogs! For more information, visit Answerthon homepage (link given below).

How many sentences does an answer need to have for the AnswerThon?

It must have at least two full, complete sentences. Sentences ofthree words or less are not "sentences". Sentences that aremeaningless filler (which is generally discouraged anyway) like"good luck" or "hope this helps" will not be counted (even ifthey're more than three words, unlike the two examples given).

Who won the AnswerThon from Spring 2014?

Spring Fling 2014 AnswerThon : 1st place: WNY007 (2069 answers) Aggie80 (1598 answers) Dfoofnik (1486 answers) 2nd place: CrazzyAmmy (1109 answers) Skullcandy88 (1081 answers) Darksyde (904 answers) TexAlex94 (874 answers) Ck.myvegas (594 answers) Darkwater (516 answers) Nemeth.yella (500 answers) 3rd place: $25 Amazon card Jabirshah (444 answers) Peakaytea (428 answers) Montyred (355 answers) Muffindk (336 answers) Starrskitchen (300 answers) Radioactivesmurf (284 answers) MattApril (256 answers) Fivejeagle (249 answers) Kanika.Khatar.52.3821 (211 answers) Lakeshia Plum (192 answers) Desdichado (188 answers) Mr.Quizzical (188 answers) 5thValley (169 answers) Flukey (160 answers) Runner-ups: Dlhalper, LincMad, Ahjteam, Rajataroraipod.0318,DrAshok Deshmukh, Aslam gondal, Ha014, Kenwd0elq, Xnicola,Marilyn.lewis.7792.7089

Why am i on Answers.com?

Because your need info for and you need it quick because your testis due tomarrow

Can a floating supervisor participate in the answerthon?

Of course they can... The Answerthons are open to everyone (so longas they're a registered user).