Phoenix - i agree - the rating system isn't good at Abuzz, tho i think it's better than the really horrid one they had when i started.
Forums like Taunton and beyondmainstream don't have ratings, and others like P45 decided to discontinue using them (if you post a rating at P45, someone will come looking for you for an explanation of your behaviour).
I do like the 'enthusiast in training' etc. tags - mostly because the titles are so cuuuuuuuuuuuute
(probably not Craven's intention, but ...)