If we can report lowball ratings to firstname.lastname@example.org, and IF they are indeed proven malicious or just plain dishonest, then they are simply deleted. This has happened on my own images too many times to remember. In fact just this evening another fairly significant amount of ratings were deleted without my prodding (many higher ones as well). Brian has often said that as long as ratings are given in good faith, then regardless of the actual numbers, high or low, they will stay put. If proven otherwise however (bogus account, to get even...or whatever else) they are deleted. Why then can't the opposite apply equally?? If people are just rating away 7 after 7, over and over to the same people, isn't this another form of abuse? Why not simply report those cheaters to email@example.com, explain why we believe these are another type of *bogus* ratings. Then if management sees the situation similarly, they can promptly delete every one of that photographers ratings. Or at the very least each of the 7s. I can tell you this much, having a members ratings entirely zapped away would get some major attention very quickly. In some cases tens of thousands of ratings could be deleted. In the past, regarding the lowball ratings, it has never been easy to prove ulterior motives, or insincere intentions, especially in the beginning. Usually these manifest themselves after a measure of time elapses. Only then can all of us (management included) see the true colors, true intentions and only then they are zapped away. In the case of bogus mate-ratings, many of these have been going on for such a long time, there really is no doubt as to who is really handing out these HIGH mate-attracting ratings. The hand out the same ratings to the same people over and over again, even if the work is average or below. In my opinion it is much easier to prove because it has had time to manifest itself conclusively, sometimes over years. I suggest then rather than waste time in the forums - yes, just like this- lets instead just start reporting these obvious maters to abuse, and see what happens from there. Last month one lowballer not only had all of his ratings deleted, but so were his images as well. In the most obvious cases, deleting everything, ratings AND images would absolutely put these mate- raters on notice in quick fashion. This way the ratings system remains (since management seems to really like the system) and only the abusers of the system are dealt with. It is obvious these cheating maters are not being honest here and all dishonest ratings should be deleted. Let all of us then start sending these abusers to the proper department (firstname.lastname@example.org) just as we would lowballers or mechanical bots and get them out of here once and for all. Once a few heads have been rolled so to speak, everybody should start thinking twice before handing out more of the same.