I will admit, it's a little troublesome to see 11 reviews go up in one day (literally, I counted today) and have each of them say virtually nothing about the product that even indicates the author has ever seen it, much less used it. It's an abuse of the points system, and while 98% of the rest of us contributing fairly and reaping modest rewards proportionate to what we do, there are disingenuous people that are dishonestly earning about $5.50 a day on phony reviews. Factor in dozens of sentence long posts and oodles of other abuses, and you can get $10 a day easily, or $70 a week, and that's not chump change.
It's really discouraging for the rest of us to watch this, but even more so than just feeling that it's wrong, it clogs up the forums and the reviews with junk. The reviews are supposed to help customers make informed choices about products, and none of these spam reviews going up are doing that. The forum is supposed to facilitate meaningful and relevant discussions and answer genuine questions, and none of these forum posts are doing that.
For a while I've been biting my tongue, but it's really starting to be upsetting for a lot of people. Kristi, I don't know if this is a problem that you alone would be able to fix although I think we're all really, really grateful that you are working so hard for us. I think maybe the other EF admins might need to also moderate this somehow, because it's getting a little silly.