It has come to my notice that a lot of forums users are abusing rating by creating random users and giving away negative ratings to users. While it doesnt really strips affected users from any forum rights but it does leave an aura of negativity . Another issue is personal flaming by targeting users and posting hate messages in their profile. I suggest it is time to add some kind of restriction like 50 minimum post and atleast 10 positive ratings before users can rate others and post on other's profile. IMO if a user cannot do anything positive to get some positive ratings , may be they shouldnt be allowed to rate others anyway . Before you say , if you are scared about getting flamed on your user profile you should hide it anyway, but that will effectively restrict the good guys from sharing their good wills as well. My aim is to filter out the rotten ones, not to strip legit and honest users of their rights . PS: I didnt add a poll since i have realized decisions are made based on their validity and reasoning, not on user opinion .Share your thoughts against or in favor of this suggestion as well as incidents you have been a victim of. PS: goomba and co. is still lurking in the forum and occasionally going rampant against some people with rating abuse.