Salesforce has announced a new Community Rewards & Recognition Program, which the company says brings rich metrics including a clear call out of who its top contributors are.
Salesforce will be awarding badges with each seasonal release, and overall winners once a year.
There are badges for "MVP Ideas", "Top Ideas", "MVP Answers", and "Top Answers". The company lists the criteria as:
Badge: Top Ideas
Criteria: Top 20 IdeaExchange contributors with the most votes received for Ideas posted during the seasonal release awards cycle
Badge: MVP Answers
Criteria: Top 5 Answers contributors with the most comments submitted during the reward cycle (June – May).
Each recipient of this badge will receive a FREE pass to Dreamforce as a token of gratitude for all the hard work they put into helping make the community successful!
Badge: Top Answers
Criteria: Top 20 Answers contributors with the most comments submitted during the seasonal release awards cycle
Salesforce has already announced the first winners here.