GameReviewPad’s Contributor Ranking System

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Ranks may be tweaked as necessary. Current contributors will be notified of any changes.

Guest Contributor
  • 7-Day Review Reserve: Reviews must be submitted within 7 days from the day of review request acceptance. (Must be available via e-mail for any editing questions within 24-48 hours of submission)
  • Review Reserve requests and Reviews submitted via e-mail.
  • New Releases Restriction: Bronze, Silver, and Gold contributors get a 10-Day priority window to reserve a review for a new release starting on the release date.

Rank Promotion Requirement
Submit a review 2 months in a row OR Submit 2 reviews in 1 month.

Bronze Contributor
  • 14-Day Review Reserve: Reviews must be submitted within 14 days from the day of review request acceptance. (Must be available via e-mail for any editing questions within 24-48 hours of submission)
  • Receives a site login and submits review reserve requests through the site.
  • Allowed to skip submitting reviews for up to 6 months a year, (Can’t skip 2 months in a row)
  • Allowed to submit other content type: MiniReviews. (Does not count towards the review requirement)
  • Access to the private Contributor’s Only Discord server.

Rank Promotion Requirement
Submit a review 3 months in a row OR Submit 3 reviews in 2 consecutive months.

Silver Contributor
  • 21-Day Review Reserve: Review must be submitted within 21 days from the day of review request acceptance. (Must be available via e-mail for any editing questions within 24-48 hours of submission)
  • Allowed to skip submitting reviews for up to 4 months in a year. (Can’t skip 2 months in a row)
  • Allowed to place a hold on one additional game for your next review. (The review hold must me be for the following month and not a month you are skipping in order to keep things moving on the site.) Violators will have this privilege stripped.
  • Allowed to submit other content type: Trailer Impressions

Rank Promotion Requirement
Submit a review 4 months in a row OR Submit 4 reviews in 3 consecutive months.

Gold Contributor
  • 31-Day Review Reserve: Review must be submitted within 31 days from the day of review request acceptance. (Must be available via e-mail for any editing questions within 24-48 hours of submission)
  • Allowed to skip submitting reviews for up to 2 months in a year. (Can’t skip 2 months in a row)
  • Allowed to submit all remaining content types
  • Allowed to pitch Mobile game Review Reserves. (Mobile reviews may take longer for approval.)
  • Allowed to place a hold on a total of 2 additional games for your next reviews. (The review holds must only be for the immediate following months and must not include a month you are skipping in order to keep things moving on the site.) Violators will have this privilege stripped.
  • Review Copy Access: Will be considered for covering Review Copies at the Editor-in-Chief’s discretion.

Gold rank is the highest rank that can be achieved and has the highest responsibility and commitment level.

Overall Rank Rules
  • You must wait for the game to be released before submitting a Review Reserve request.
  • Review Reserves are first come, first served based on a given day. Rank or seniority (if same rank) breaks the tie.
  • If you don’t submit content within the time frame you committed to you will banned from contributing.
  • Your contributor year starts when you are promoted to Bronze rank.
  • A contributor is allowed to turn down a promotion if they don’t want a greater commitment level, but their promotion clock will be reset.
  • You don’t gain any extra months to skip when promoted or demoted.
  • Anyone can be a guest contributor.
  • The current list of Review Reserves will be available publicly.
  • Review Copies always have first priority and can override a request. (Some review copies are not made available until around release day.)
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