I just starred an already-starred message over at RPG General Chat, and the message moved up by four spaces. Normally, I only see two or three spaces, but it was underneath a pile of highly-starred messages.
This has confused me for some time; a good portion of me expects some linear algorithm, such as "one star means move up one space," but the behavior doesn't seem to follow any pattern I have yet found.
And I'm not going to go star a bunch of random messages to figure it out (as much as I'd love to).
Is there any way to tell how far up a message will move when I star it?
For reference, the message I starred had two stars, and was bumped to three. It was underneath a message with five stars and another with three, and above that, two.