Rating & comments issues...

January 5th 2002

The last few weeks the amount of pageviews have gone up massively (from ~55000 to ~90000 a day!). This is noticable in the amount of comments and ratings done on cars. Usually it is good that those amounts are rising, but unfortunately has the abuse also gone up.

I have already removed a lot of posts and entire discussions on the site which were offensive and/or contained foul language. If someone sees an offensive post or discussion, do not respond to it, but email me, I will remove any offensive post and all posts relating to it without warning and possibly block the account of the members involved.

Also, some people like to rate good cars with 4s, either for their own fun, or to let their own cars go up in the top10/top50.

I am implementing some admin tools to keep track of the ratings, so I can view the rating behaviour of certain people. If I find someone rating a lot of (good) cars with only 4s or 5s, I will remove those ratings and maybe even block that members account.

If the rating system keeps being abused, I will either remove it, or limit the system.

In other news:
I have written an improved search script. It is now being publicly tested from the carpages (click on the Other cars by… or Other …s links), please let me know if there are any problems with it.


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