Authors Deleting Reviews
However, they can't affect the ratings/reviews on their story.
We rely on user reports for any reviews that break the rules, sometimes authors report them, sometimes readers report them. But, the admins decide what to do for each case.
As an example:
If the review was toxic or insulting toward the author or other readers, then it will get deleted, and the reviewer would likely be blocked from making another review.
If the review was deleted for minor reasons such as the review not containing actual review content of the story or for being nonsensical. Then usually the user would be allowed to rewrite and submit a new review.
Each case is unique. But we decide if to delete a review or not - it is always the site's decision not the reporter's decision.