Who can tell me about Top Contributor status?

For awhile there was a yellow tag under my avatar that read Top Contributor. Now it is gone. I thought it was because I passed a certain amount of points that that appeared but evidently not. Does anyone have a perspective? I don't care what level I am and I don't care about the points. I just care about... show more For awhile there was a yellow tag under my avatar that read Top Contributor. Now it is gone. I thought it was because I passed a certain amount of points that that appeared but evidently not. Does anyone have a perspective?

I don't care what level I am and I don't care about the points. I just care about helping others and sharing an opinion. It felt good to be a Top Contributor for awhile so it is just curiosity that I ask.
Update: There were so many BEST ANSWERS given here that it was hard to choose!!!!! Thanks to you all!
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