Welcome to the November Rumble Answerthon

When is the AnswerThon?

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 12:00 am GMT - Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 11:59 pm GMT


What is the AnswerThon?

TheNovember Rumble Answerthon is a 4-day Answers.com contest, rewarding the individuals who Edit the most previously answered questions  that have short answers and add at least 2 sentences of additional helpful detail in a 4-day period. During the AnswerThon, participants edit as many answers as they can, simultaneously spreading knowledge and winning prizes!  Any category, ANY previously answered question!


Site Experts should concentrate on community answers only.


Only answers that are posted within this timeframe and in accordance with the contest rules will be counted as part of the contest. Be sure to read the rules (listed below) before you begin. And of course, bots are not eligible.


Who can participate?

YOU.  As long as you officially register for the AnswerThon contest, you’re qualified to win.  But you have to register for the AnswerThon (the sign up is on THIS page).


Which questions should I focus on?

Any category, any answered question on Answers!

Experts should focus on editing existing community answers only, but equivalent edits to existing expert answers of theirs will be included.

What Are The Prizes?

Over $2000 In Prizes!

$2000 in prizes will be awarded to 28 AnswerThon winners, including 5 lucky RANDOM participants! 



Three 1st place winners

The top 3 users who give 1000+ answers will win a $200 Amazon eGift card


Ten 2nd place winners

The top 10 users who give 500+ answers will win a $100 Amazon eGift card


Ten 3rd place winners

The top 10 users who give 150+ answers will win a $25 Amazon eGift card


Five random registrants

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

Got Any Helpful Tips To Be a Frontrunner?

Answer questions in a category in which you’re passionate!

Answer questions in a category in which you are knowledgeable!

Get your friends & colleagues involved!  Have virtual gatherings over the weekend, cheer each other on, and help each other out.  Have your own mini-competitions!

AnswerThon Rules

  • Each contest participant must (i) be a registered member of Answers™ and (ii) sign up for the AnswerThon contest. Members must be logged in to the site when they post their answers during the event in order to qualify for participation and recognition.
  • In order to qualify for one of the 5 random prizes, each contest participant must (i) be a registered member of Answers™, (ii) sign up for the AnswerThon contest, and (iii) contribute at least twenty five (25) answers that meet contest guidelines.
  • For an answer to count towards the goal, it must be at least TWO (2) sentences long and represent an honest, best effort to directly answer the question and add additional information pertinent to the subject of the question. Sentences of one, two or three words will be disqualified, sentences that do not add to the answer will not count IE: "This is a word meaning to jump". Sentences must be clear English and use acceptable grammar and spelling. Irrelevant comments (i.e. "Good luck" or "Hope this helps") will also be omitted, and signatures are not allowed. Answers posted using batch tools (including bots) are not eligible to be counted towards the contest. If 2 or more people finish with the same number of answers, the judges will decide the order of those contestants based on the quality of the answers provided in the opinion of the judges.
  • All standard Answers™ rules apply, including the prohibition of cutting and directly pasting information or plagiarizing from this or other sites or using any infringing material whatsoever (see the full Plagiarism Policy. You can research and use snippets of content you find, but the answer must be sufficiently original to be called your own.
  • An answer must address an EXISTING answered question (participants are NOT allowed to ask and answer their own questions during the contest; these question-answer pairs will be disqualified). Deleting a valid or short answer and rewriting will not count toward your total.
  • Participants’ answers that are reverted and/or removed will NOT be counted in the AnswerThon.
  • Exact duplicate answers (copy/paste from another question on Answers™) will NOT be counted in the AnswerThon.
  • The winners' answers will be reviewed for compliance by a panel of judges comprised of Answers Corporation staff. Judges' decisions are final and binding.
  • Participants must be 13 years of age or older in order to compete in the contest. Employees, consultants or Board members of Answers Corporation and of affiliated companies, and their immediate family members, are not eligible to enter the contest. Volunteer supervisors may participate.
  • Winners will be contacted via their Answers™ Message board and/or e-mail within 10 days of contest close. Winners  may also be published in our newsletters and a press release. Upon notification, winners will have 5 days to respond in order to claim their prize. Failure to respond via e-mail means that the winner has forfeited his/her prize and the judges may award it to another qualified participant.
  • Winners may not request substitutions of prize winnings. All winners are responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees associated with the prizes.
  • Answers Corporation will NOT gross up any prize amounts to cover possible taxes. Winner will be responsible for any local, state and/or Federal taxes conferred upon any prize amount, as well as any other incidentals or costs associated with claiming the prize.
  • This contest is governed by the laws of the State of New York, United States. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. By participating in this contest, you agree to be bound by the terms of these rules, by the Community Guidelines, the Terms of Use and Answers Corporation's decisions, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this contest. Return of any prize/prize notification may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Potential prize winners may be required to sign, notarize and return an Affidavit or Declaration of Eligibility, a Liability/Publicity Release, an I.R.S. Form W-9, and provide any additional information that may be required by Answers Corporation. Answers Corporation is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prizes.
  • Answers Corporation reserves the right to disqualify any contest participant for a breach of these contest rules, the Community Guidelines and/or the Answers™ Terms of Use. Participants may also be disqualified for tampering or attempting to tamper with the contest entry process or the operation of the contest, or for acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A CONTEST PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY PROPERTY OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, ANSWERS CORPORATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
  • To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Contest are hereby excluded, and you expressly waive any and all such rights.
  • TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU INDEMNIFY AND AGREE TO KEEP INDEMNIFIED ANSWERS CORPORATION AND ITS AFFILIATE COMPANIES AT ALL TIMES FROM AND AGAINST ANY LIABILITY, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, COSTS AND EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY ACT, DEFAULT OR OMISSION BY YOU AND/OR A BREACH OF ANY OBLIGATION OF YOURS AS SET FORTH HEREIN. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU INDEMNIFY AND AGREE TO KEEP INDEMNIFIED ANSWERS CORPORATION AND ITS AFFILIATE COMPANIES AT ALL TIMES FROM AND AGAINST ANY LIABILITY, CLAIMS, LOSSES, DAMAGES AND EXPENSES FOR OR IN RESPECT OF WHICH ANSWERS CORPORATION WILL OR MAY BECOME LIABLE BY REASON OF OR RELATED OR INCIDENTAL TO ANY ACT, DEFAULT OR OMISSION BY YOU UNDER THESE RULES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION RESULTING FROM OR IN RELATION TO ANY BREACH, NON-OBSERVANCE, ACT OR OMISSION WHETHER NEGLIGENT OR OTHERWISE, PURSUANT TO THESE RULES BY YOU. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU AGREE TO HOLD ANSWERS CORPORATION AND ITS AFFILIATE COMPANIES, THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND ASSIGNS HARMLESS FOR ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE CAUSED OR CLAIMED TO BE CAUSED BY PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND/OR USE OR ACCEPTANCE OF ANY PRIZE WON.
  • Answers Corporation is not responsible for the policies, actions, or inactions of others, including your school or any other academic institution, that might prevent you from entering, participating, and/or claiming a prize in this contest.
  • IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Answers Corporation and/or any affiliate company of Answers Corporation will not be liable for any warranty, costs, damages, injury or any other claim in whatever shape or form, incurred by any participant as a result of participating in the contest and/or as a result of usage of any prize. Answers Corporation and/or any affiliate company of Answers Corporation will not be liable for any losses arising out of, in connection with or resulting from the contest and its promotion by Answers Corporation. Answers Corporation reserves the right to alter any contest rules at any time and for whatever reason. If, for any reason, the contest is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Answers Corporation shall have the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest.

Past Winners