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What do the numbers on the trophies next to contributors' pictures mean?

Every single contributor to the Best Places Community is valued.  (We call them “heroes”.)  However, as in every community, there are those who give special effort to be helpful and who deserve special recognition for contributing the most and best.
 
You can easily identify the level of contribution of our “super heroes” by their Contribution Level, which appears in the trophy near their picture.  The higher the number in their trophy, the more contributions they've made to the Best Places community.
 
Here’s how Contribution Levels are calculated:
  • Add a video (4 points)
  • Remove a video (-4 points)
  • Answer a question (6 points)
  • Answer a previously unanswered question (6 points)
  • Have the top rated answer (2 point)
  • Post a story (10 points)
  • Remove a story (- 10 points)
  • Add a comment to a story (1 point)
  • Remove a comment to a story (-1 point)
  • Vote “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” on an answer (1 point)
  • Upload a photo (2 points)
 

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