Wanted to take a moment to introduce you all to our forum's crew of Top Contributors. Read more about each of them in the Help Center!
What's a Top Contributor you ask? TCs are Google users who volunteer their time to help others with questions and troubleshooting issues. They're also a huge help when it comes to helping me identify the big issues you guys need help with. You can learn more about them here on the Official Google Blog.
Say hello when you see these Top Contributors around the Places forum (look for the badge "Top Contributor" just below their username):
You may recognize some of these guys from the Maps forum too. We began the TC program in 2005, and today there are more than 350 Top Contributors who are active in our forums. If you're interested in becoming a TC yourself, you can learn more in our Help Forum guide.