We have made drastic changes to our rating system which should greatly help the abuse we all have been well aware of for the last 3-4 weeks. The following steps have been taken to bring us to our new system:
- IP checks are now in place for new users. We only allow 1 new user per IP, per 24 hours. Although there is the *slim* chance that 2 users from a big ISP might be behind a proxy with the same IP (like AOL uses) we don't see this as very likely. In this rare event the user can voice a complaint and we will check the IP for a proxy.
- A single user can now only edit/create 2 game ratings per 24 hour period.
- Users must have at least a 5/100 rank with MMORPG.COM to rate a game. For those that are not familiar with our ranks, please read our FAQ on this here. As many of you know, getting a 5/100 rank is very easy and would only require a couple forum posts and/or a couple logins.
- All game reviews placed by users that were perfect 10s or perfect 1s were deleted if the user had logged into our site less than 3 times in the entire history of their account. This ended up removing approximately 2500 reviews out of 9800 total.
We hope that these new rules will meet a balance of not being too restrictive while enabling us to have accurate ratings. As always, we encourage and welcome your comments.