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Bill the Lizard, a moderator on Chat, said that he can star his own messages. I don't think anyone should be allowed to star their own messages on Chat, even moderators. I don't see how it could be useful, so I think that this is a bug and should be removed.

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In my own defense, someone asked me to try it. I'm not just that vain. ;) –  Bill the Lizard Jul 14 '10 at 23:03
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I see you're very addicted to the new chat feature. You should totally drop that and try jQuery. –  Jon Seigel Jul 14 '10 at 23:04
    
don't overdo it! ;-) –  Andy E Jul 14 '10 at 23:09
    
If you're an owner you can star your own messages. Not that I know exactly how?!?!?! –  Lee Louviere Sep 29 '11 at 16:21
    
@Xaade: you can pin 'em, but you can't star 'em. –  Andy E Sep 29 '11 at 19:52

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Yea; it does seem like it should be.

I vote for the following image to pop up when someone tries to flag their own message: alt text

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all I see is "I vote for the following image to pop up when someone tries to flag their own message: alt text" –  Pops Sep 17 '10 at 15:59
    
@popular demand do you have adblock on? It's a jpg from here: motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/0807/… –  George Stocker Sep 17 '10 at 18:06
    
no, it is installed, but I've had it disabled since who knows when. Ah, but the direct link takes me to a "this site is blocked by [company name]" page though, which probably explains it. –  Pops Sep 17 '10 at 18:10
    
Where I am, MSDN returns "This site under category (social blogs and forums) is blocked" Too bad someone invented smart phones. –  Lee Louviere Sep 29 '11 at 16:32

While we're at it can we stop dangling the carrot? If the link isn't there we won't be tempted to click on it, only to receive this severe telling off:

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this is status-completed now :-) –  Andy E Jul 15 '10 at 10:40
    
what link did that???? The edit, or flag. Certainly not Andy's head? –  Lee Louviere Sep 29 '11 at 16:30

Room owners can also star their messages, but the process of going about this actually appears as a legitimate bug and not an allowed power.

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It's the same for mods, they can't actually star their own messages, but they can pin/unpin them to end up with a star –  Michael Mrozek Sep 29 '11 at 16:26
    
Oh noes.... they found my trick. Don't take it away!!!! –  Lee Louviere Sep 29 '11 at 16:28
    
I used to get a sense of accomplishment when my messages were starred. Now that I have the cheat-code, the game isn't fun to play anymore. –  Lee Louviere Sep 29 '11 at 16:29

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