Chat Feature-Request: Thumbs-Up
Chat currently has a button next to each message which, when clicked, causes the message to appear on the right hand side in the "star board" (along with a count of how many people starred the message). It also allows you to revisit the messages you have starred (though this feature is a little hard to find).
Many messages are hilarious, and I think they should be highlighted on the "star board", but I don't want to save them for later. The messages I want to find again later are a completely different set.
I propose this should be changed to a combination of the schemes used for posts and comments on SE sites:
- An upvote button should be present next to each message, as well as a star/favorite button.
- The "star board" should be ranked by upvotes, not stars.
- Starred messages are for you to revisit later — similar to favorite questions on SE sites.
Or, as summarized by Shawn in the comments, rename "star" to "upvote" and introduce a favourite/bookmark feature.
(Update: I just found out there's a daily limit on stars, and a time limit after which you can't unstar a message — these limitations should exist on upvotes but not favorites in my proposed system!)