Our post rating system that we have in place was always designed to be able to identify valuable posts. Thinking that if people would rate valuable stuff, new members can have an easier time choosing what to read first, and perhaps what not to read.
With the forum growing, we already disabled rating in the race threads several years ago, and we're going to extend this further. In essence, rating will be disabled in the entire F1>General chat subforum.
While doing this, we will also start deleting existing ratings done in all the topics in these subfora. This will inevitably see the rating of most members drop considerably, but it will make the user ratings more representative to what we aim to achieve: a valuable community and source of information for the technical minds.
The F1T Team,