|Recently we have noticed a fair amount of "trolling" on SIYE. It seems that some members of this site took upon themselves to decrease the star ratings of certain stories by rating it repeatedly with the score "1". On the other hand, some authors decided to bring their ratings up by rating their stories with "10" numerous times. Some of these were only defense against "trolling", while others simply did not like their ratings.|
You are allowed to dislike a story and rate it that way, but doing it more than once per chapter is simply ridiculous and more importantly - not allowed.
To help this situation, the reviews function now shows even the 'empty' reviews and all of them are accompanied by a star rating provided by the reviewer.
This way, the authors have more feedback and they can find out why the rating on their stories suddenly dropped. It also allows them to see who is responsible so they can report such behavior.
The results of this modification are most interesting.
Additional info: the hack attempts detection script has been redesigned so all the problems some users experienced should be gone. I apologize for all the problems.
SIYE Tech Admin