I reckon that when you go to a genre's page, the most recent tracks in that genre should come up by default. Say, at least 20-30.
Secondly, let votes be tracked and able to be viewed by the audio page administrators. Any vote of 2 or below wil be identified and then sourced back to the person who will have a list of their complete voting history for the last month or whatever attached to them behind the scenes. The administrator will then check to see if they are a serial down-voter.
Since there are only about 30-40 new tracks a day on the site, I don't see this as being a time-consuming process. Perhaps 20 minutesa day.
Another thing we need is a 'competition page' with regular music production contests. There would also be wonderful, wonderful prizes! For example frisbees, pogs, yo-yo's and subscriptions to feminist newsletters.
I'm definitely in agreement with ideas to bar the same address from downloading a track more than say, twice. That flaw really lets this place down. ( 2,500-10,000 downloads, <5 reviews...not cool ) Actually, anything less than 100 reviews for this amount of downloads would be highly unrealistic which gives us some indication of the scope of manipulation on this site.
Also, in a users list of received reviews for a track, there should be a button alongside 'respond to review' that links to the reviewers most recent track. This would make it easier to return the favour of writing a review.
I don't know how popular this idea will be, but I get the feeling that deleting every song older than 1 year will keep the audio portal moving forward. Or put songs older than 1 year in a seperate archive.
And last but no least, I am getting **cking tired of hearing lo-fi versions of Paragons loops on the audio portal front-page. Why not have a bit more variety there, or perhaps a merciful silence. I can't bear it......!!! He doesn't even come here anymore, why are we stuck in the past like this? We should put a Sugababes loop up there, and copyright be damned! :P Better yet, put up my track "We Love Candy" that's taken the site by storm as the front-page song.