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I was able to star my own message by pinning it and unpinning it. Pinning a message adds a star, even to your own messages, but when the pin is removed, the star remains.

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As a chatroom owner you are awesome and you know it. status-bydesign I'd say. – Bart Dec 6 '12 at 20:18
    
"Pinning a message adds a star, even to your own messages, but when the pin is removed, the star remains." -- huh. I never noticed that. – Adam Lear Dec 6 '12 at 20:30
    
Well, a pin kind of has to have an implied star, because a pin has a custom icon. If the pin isn't an implied star, then the first person who stars the pinned message will visually have no effect, because it doesn't add a number next to it for only having one star. There would be no visual difference between a pin with 0 stars and a pin with 1 star. – animuson Dec 6 '12 at 20:40
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Dammit people - stop reporting bugs I like – Shog9 Dec 6 '12 at 20:46
    
Sorry :( You can close this, I guess. – Kyle Trauberman Dec 6 '12 at 20:48
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+1 @Bart for admitting that chat room owners are awesome :D – Sunshine Jan 29 '15 at 19:19
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Yeah, you can. But have no fear, Jeff said it was okay.

As such, this is currently – although at the time balpha seemed willing to entertain reasons why the behaviour should be changed, if you have a compelling reason.

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Interesting. Let's close it then! – Kyle Trauberman Dec 6 '12 at 20:47
    
Well, see, I wrote this crappy leaderboard that I can now game by starring my own messages: starleaderboard.azurewebsites.net/Room/Index/7 – Kyle Trauberman Dec 6 '12 at 20:50
    
Not that that's a good reason... – Kyle Trauberman Dec 6 '12 at 20:51
    
Heh, that's pretty nifty – Tim Stone Dec 6 '12 at 20:52

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