A Top Contributor on Yahoo Answers
is a person who is particularly knowledgeable in up to three sections on the answers website. The specific formula is not known, but one can become a Top Contributor by doing the following:
*~Getting a lot of best answers for the category
*~Keeping questions to a minimum
*~if a question is asked, choosing the Best Answer yourself, as opposed to going letting it be decided by vote
*~Reliably reporting abuse
*~voting for best answers on unresolved questions
Top contributors are identified by the bright orange badge underneath the avatars of users. They are reviewed weekly, and if you do not maintain the previous level of contribution, you can lose top contributor status.