We try to thank our map contributors at every opportunity. After all, the maps would be much less cool if they were out of date. But they’re not! You all continue to make your local pinball map useful for the casual “is there still pinball in the world?” person as well as the seasoned pinball warrior, while we continue to make the maps easy and fun to update. It’s working, people! Over the years, we’ve individually said thanks to hundreds of operators, thousands of users, and over one hundred map administrators. And in the past, that’s all we could do: props! shout-outs! keep it up!
Now with our user system, we can do a little more. First we gave you the User Profile. Your profile is a nifty way to see which locations you’ve edited, and an overview of the types of edits. Your User Profile is cool and all – and some sweet stats can be a reward unto themselves – but how about a bonus for being an extra great contributor? Sounds good!
Since we’re tracking contributions, we can rank our contributors. When we partnered with Stern Pinball last year, we told them that we had the user system coming around the bend, and would love to work with them to give rewards to our top contributors. They were totally into the idea. So that’s what we’re doing!
Here’s how it works:
- A couple times a year we’ll rank users by quantity of contributions during a set period of time.
- The top 3 contributors will receive signed translites from Stern Pinball!
That’s it! We’ll contact you if you’re in the top 3, and will share news of your victory on the blog. We hope this serves as a reward for all your work, as well as an incentive to do more! Pinball Map now has well over 1,000 editors (along with many times that non-editing active users), and that field is growing every day. So competition will be tight!
In the future we may get crafty with it and assign different scores to different types of contributions. But for now, this is a great start!