I'm proposing to modify chat to include special chat rooms where there are no stars, but upvotes instead. I've read the previous propositions similar to this one where upvotes get converted to stars and every time the rebuttal is "but upvotes aren't start and there are no upvotes in chat". So add them. It's that simple. Just add a
bool to the code of the room that says this is a migrated comment thread, not a regular chat room and re-skin the stars to look like upvotes.
With all the fuss about chat rooms and revisiting the rules, I think this won't take too much developers' time to implement something that's been in demand for a long time. I don't think I need to bring up the argument about how upvotes/stars help figure out the public opinion (or how they're used not perfectly in line with the rulebook definition).
If you think this is a bad idea, I'd like to hear your reasoning. Also I'd like to read the staff's thought about this.