A few issues.
1. How would you verify that the games have really been played once/multiple times? Do we have to log game play sessions now to post reviews?
Not an issue. It's not done now. How do you know I played the game even once? Most of those 1-play reviews you could write reading the back of the box.
2. How many plays are required to qualify as a normal review? 2? 3? 15? If you're simply trying to avoid the cult of the new and the enthusiasm that follows playing a new game, then you're going to have to set the bar at I'd say around 5 sessions. The higher the number, the longer you have to wait before you start getting in reviews (and the more reviews you will simply never get because players never get to the threshold of required plays)- which isn't going to thrill game publishers or people curious if a new game is good or not.
You cannot have more than one "first Impression". It's evident, is it not?
3. I'm actually aware of no professional movie reviewers who watch every single movie they review 3-5 times before writing on it. That's not a particularly common way to experience movies that are in theaters, and frankly, there are way too many movies to do that with anyway.
I think it's obvious that reviewers (good, competent ones, that is) watch a movie more than once based on the details they provide of plots, and sub plots. YMMV, obviously.
4. What about component reviews? Do those count as reviews or first impressions? After all, you haven't played with the components multiple times to see how your opinion of them changes over time...
BGG can police itself.
5. The majority of first impressions... in fact I'd say the vast majority of first impression reviews, say so in the title or in the first paragraph. Is it *really* that difficult and *really* that upsetting to skip over these reviews? BGG is supposed to be a positive community. Segregating a large portion of the reviews because you're "tired" of having to look at them is a particularly negative outlook.
Whoosh...that was the sound of you missing the point.
If "First Impressions" are in a separate spot, then you know where to look to find them. And, I don't get your segregation comment at all - you are not segregating anyone. You are providing a higher level of detail. Segregating would be 'excluding' those reviews. That's not what I am talking about. I'm talking about making it easier for those who wish to find and read F.I. reviews. It goes both ways - experienced gamers who write reviews (that are essentially strategy guides) put some people off because of their pontification over strategic elements in the game. Some (most?) people like the discovery aspect of a game when they play it.
Ok, I'll chalk you up as a no. Thanks.