This deserves its own thread... Indeed. It's always been this way, but in recent years the activity has dropped significantly. To the point that it's impact the section's usefulness as it stands now. So any lists based on ratings is definitely going to reflect this. Number of Place Ratings: 2019 = 12,600 (so far) 2018 = 18,300 2017 = 22,100 2016 = 31,200 2015 = 52,900 We're currently reviewing the section, but my gut tells me that we'll probably turn off rating Places, archive reviews, and focus our efforts on new ideas.