I don't see the purpose of the star-limit. Why is there one? And, if possible, can we have unlimited stars? We do after all, have some star-happy users.

  • 6
    We all know that user is you, Ethan.
    – user248725
    Commented Jun 12, 2015 at 0:34
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    Your link doesn't really support your case. (in fact, quite the opposite)
    – Doorknob
    Commented Jun 12, 2015 at 0:42
  • Maybe I am cynical, but this looks like a request for an easy way to get the silver Outspoken badge - I would say the star limit is sufficient.
    – user289879
    Commented Jun 12, 2015 at 2:56
  • @santiago Getting that badge isn't too difficult in the 2nd monitor. I have no idea what the results would be for other chat rooms.
    – Mast
    Commented Jun 12, 2015 at 9:25
  • Very difficult in just about all the chat rooms I frequent
    – user289879
    Commented Jun 12, 2015 at 9:27

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Stars are designed, like upvotes and close votes, in that, they should be used sparingly to determine the worth of questions, or in this case, chat posts.

Whilst in The 2nd Monitor, starwalls and pointless starring are somewhat commonplace, other chat rooms don't take so kindly to over starring things.

By limiting stars you can avoid situations like this.

With unlimited stars, you could potentially star everything and then the whole idea of starring to highlight interesting content would become pointless.

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    Unlimited stars would also be even more obnoxious, exacerbating the problem of the already-infuriating "star troll." +1
    – Doorknob
    Commented Jun 12, 2015 at 1:12

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