I have concluded that the rating system on SOL is prone with loopholes and contradictions and have suspended all voting on my stories. You want to read it, read it, You want to tell me it is crap send me a message. You want to tell me it is good and you want more of that storyline send me a comment. I had one reader tell me that "Popularity" is no indicator of the quality of the story but that the SOL rating system would tell readers what is good and what is bad. I frankly think nothing could be further from the truth. If a reader sends me a comment and tells me why he or she hated a story I listen and try to do better. It is the anonymous supposed "readers" who send in a 1 or a 2 or even a 3 rating and in my opinion have not even read the story that make the SOL rating system not worth the effort.