This system is actually a search feature that everyone is flat out misunderstanding. Some people really like to read "new" authors. Most of the "new" authors would, in theory, have under 100 likes. It is also a way for us to catch people who come here just to post plagiarized stories from other sites. (They come, they post, they leave and are never heard from again.) It's not in any way a punishment or a purgatory.