I think alot of people get a chuckle out of seeing trolls. I know I do and I know it isn’t helping the situation. Some of them are really good though. You have to admit it. As far as a 4.5 minimum. I think that would count out have of the nation. The voting on here always seems to get skewed somehow.
I’ve seen some physiques that were actually pretty impressive get lower than a 4.5 while I’ve seen others not nearly as impressive score higher. Point is it isn’t going to matter because it’ll take everyone to just ignore the trolls for anything to get done.
When you start getting into the 7’s, 8’s, and 9’s, you should be competing and most people on this site aren’t to that level yet nor do they necessarly want to compete. There are a select few I’ve seen on this site that should be competing but the majority of us aren’t there. Rate My Physique is for people who have been lifting a good while and need critques from fellow lifters to better themselves. I do agree that people should use their better judgement and if they look in the mirror and see a bird chest or their arms aren’t at least 15 inches, they probably shouldn’t post.