ergophobe - 3:57 pm on May 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
The top translators page is a great idea.
In isolation, though, it's nothing. For example, I will never contribute a translation of a Microsoft, Apple or Google help page. I feel no connection, loyalty or debt to them. I need a carrot and that's about an entire feel and atmosphere.
I don't think a contributors page will help that much unless I feel like the users of this site are a group whose recognition matters to me... and there are times I ask myself why in the world I've typed so many words into WebmasterWorld. Ha!
But I've met friends here (real, come and visit me, flesh and blood friends), gotten incredible help in return for what I've offered, and learned a ton by trying to find answers to questions. It's enough to keep me coming back. Having my name on the front page wouldn't change that for better or worse, if you see what I'm saying.