In this forum, there are multiple users who I feel deserve a rank up to top contributor for their work. I think many others feel the same way. I think their should be a way to anonymously(or not) recommend users that should be promoted to top contributor.
This used to be the case, where people recommended others. It ended up becoming a closed group where friends would invite friends. I think not.
See these quotes:
We have now automated the Top Contributor program to be based on actual contribution criteria on the forum, rather than it being an invite-only program.
As a result of the above changes, Top Contributor is no longer responsible for forum nominations or providing feedback to New Members.
It was once the case, but has now been removed. It should be based on data rather than recommendations.