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In the Root Access chat room, we are having a little issue with some people starring every message, even though none make sense on their own, and they aren't interesting.

I spent a few minutes removing the redundant stars (with the room's approval, of course), and then it was suggested to have a Mass Star removing option.

I know that we can select a range of messages to delete, but these messages aren't delete worthy; they are only unstarring-worthy.

What I propose is that moderators and room owners get an option to remove multiple stars at one time in their room, if this type of starring does not stop.

Obviously, it's not an everyday thing, so this would not need to be high priority for the developers, but please consider it.

  • Devils Advocate - how often does this happen? – tombull89 Jun 24 '14 at 16:28
  • Lately, it's happened a few days over the past week or so. I just want to stop the problem from continuing, but we can't identify who is starring the mssages – Canadian Luke Jun 24 '14 at 16:29
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    IDing people who spam-star and hitting them with the mod hammer seems like an easier, more-likely-to-happen approach to the problem. – HopelessN00b Jun 24 '14 at 16:34
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    Being able to identify the spammers as a room owner (i.e., someone who is a room owner but not a diamond moderator) would definitely help. The room owners could then alert the mods or warn the user as necessary. I think the allure of this star spamming nonsense is that it's "anonymous" and no one knows you're doing it. Once people realize they can easily be outed, they'll stop, or jeopardize their standing in chat (and possibly lose access to chat temporarily or permanently.) – allquixotic Jun 24 '14 at 16:45
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I'm not sure this will go very far as a feature request, for the following reasons.

What's a 'legitimate star'?

Each person is given their own portion of stars, and they use them to star what they deem interesting, not the rest of the room. Giving that, I don't think there can be a such thing as a 'legitimate star'.

  • As a side note, one person in The Comms room has a 'stalker' who, from time to time, will star every message that user posts, until they hit their daily limit, which brings me to point 2:

Push it to the limit

There's a daily limit. If posts are being starred beyond the daily limit for a single user, then you can bet there's more than one person doing the starring, perhaps it's a conspiracy?

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    But, I'm not the president, so they can't conspire against me... I'm just a lowly moderator! – Canadian Luke Jun 24 '14 at 16:30

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