Comment blocking

I’ve noticed that the volume of off-topic and offensive comments has been rising on recently. The Hummer reviews were probably the worst area, but there were other areas of concern.

I’ve now implemented a check on each review that looks at several different indicators of abuse happening. If certain conditions are met, further comment posting to those reviews is blocked. I can see a report of all reviews where comments are blocked, and I intend to manually clean up some of these.

At the moment, only 75 reviews have their comments blocked, so it’s a tiny fraction of the total. However, I’m hoping this will be enough calm things down a little, and will improve life in the members area.

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