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About the top contributor badge

The top contributor badge is awarded to readers who post high quality and engaging comments and replies on certain Yahoo web sites. The criteria are:

  • High quality posts -- comments and replies that are favorably received by other readers.
  • Engaging posts -- comments and replies that engage other readers in discussion.

We update the status of top contributors every day based on recent posting activity.

Once earned, the top contributor badge is visible in the commenting section of certain Yahoo web sites and remains active on your account for at least 14 days. After that period, you can lose the top contributor badge if:

  • You have not posted enough comments or replies.
  • Your posts receive negative ratings from readers.
  • Your comments don't receive enough replies.
  • Your comments or replies are abusive.

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