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Can I see things that I've said in chat that have been starred?

I was reviewing the star on chat.SE list this morning and I noticed that quite a few of the items on the list were mine. I was curious as to how often people enjoy the things I post there enough to ...
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Prevent repeated starring and unstarring of messages

It appears that you get to blink stars on any message as frequently as you want, as long as you want. Some child on The Bridge has just found out about this and the only approach I can think of - ...
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Allow cancelling of stars from message

Currently, the only way to cancel stars in a chat transcript is when the chat-message is visible in the chatroom's sidebar. However, in a fast-moving, multi-star chatroom, the window of opportunity ...
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When starring a message from the star board, it's not reflected in the main chat window

If you click to star a post on the side (in the starred list), it changes color but not the star by the main chat area (it does add one to the number, but it doesn't change the color). Then when you ...
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I'm seeing stars! (I can see who starred a message and so can you)

So I was making a chatbot in Ruby for SE chat, and I discovered that I could find out the starrer of a message. I'm pretty sure stars, like votes, are supposed to be anonymous. Although this ...
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Please add a reply button to messages in the pinned/starred section

I've run into this a few times; I'll rejoin chat after being away for a while and notice something interesting in the starred section. I'd like to reply directly to the message but there's no reply ...
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Transfer upvotes on comments to stars in chat

When a comment conversation is moved by moderators to a chat room, the upvotes on those comments are lost. If a comment had 20 upvotes, there is nothing to indicate that once it has been moved to ...
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Display onebox title in starred/pinned messages list

When a message containing a onebox is starred or pinned, the star list displays the original URL in a hyperlink. Instead of a URL, the text should be a descriptive label depending on what kind of ...
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Displaying “show X more” (starred) in chat is a tease?

In chat, when clicking on the "show X more" link to show more recently starred messages, the new entries are added beyond the exiting view and are tucked away under the footer. The scrollbar is ...
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“You have starred and pinned this message”—no I haven't

Once more, The Nineteenth Byte has uncovered an exceptionally obscure chat bug. When I click the dropdown arrow from the transcript next to this message, I see: However, I've only starred it, and ...
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Editing a starred post in chat breaks display for user who starred it

Steps to reproduce: User A posts a message User B stars it, the star next to the post appears yellow User A edits the post The display of the star in User B's view becomes black, as if they haven't ...
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Why am I able to star old chat messages but unable to then unstar them?

If you are viewing a chatroom's transcript, click the little arrow while you're hovering over a chat message. You will see "Star as interesting". This works for any date/time, regardless of how old ...
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Stars and pins are retained when chat messages are moved!

In the chat system, stars and pins are retained when moved to another room. This is probably a bug. Here a picture: When a room owner pins a message, they can move it to another room, and they cannot ...
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Chat stars on trivial messages

Let me paint a picture ... I've just returned from a solid two or three hour coding binge. Very productive. I feel good about myself and the universe, but mostly I feel good about all the ...
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Provide a way to determine which user is spamming stars in chat

As a compliment or alternative* to not refunding cancelled stars, it'd be nice if chat would auto-raise a flag identifying someone starring n items in x minutes, or at least provide a list of ...
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When stars are cancelled on a chat message, the stars should not be refunded [duplicate]

We in the C# chat room are having an issue with people abusing stars. When someone starts spam-starring messages, we cancel the stars, but this gives the user their stars back, enabling them to spam ...
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Markdown in multiline messages does get rendered when starred

We all know that multiline messages in chat don't support Markdown (except for fixed-width and quote formatting). But if such a message gets starred the Markdown will be rendered after all: That is ...
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Hover text for chat starboard messages

In chat, starred messages appear in the panel to the right but are truncated to a certain length. Rather than have to follow the link to a new page, it would be useful to be able to hover over a ...
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Chatroom owners can star their own messages

I was able to star my own message by pinning it and unpinning it. Pinning a message adds a star, even to your own messages, but when the pin is removed, the star remains.
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Starring a message in chat that has a tag late in the message causes an empty tag box in the star list

Well, that's a decent title. Now what the heck am I talking about? Caused by starring this chat message. Seems to me like the box shouldn't be there at all since the tag is not part of the ...
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Starred message from ignored users should not show up

When you ignore a user, you don't want to read their posts. However, if messages by such users get starred, they do show up in the sidebar list of starred messages even though you ignore them.
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Chat Transcript claims I pinned a message I cannot have pinned when I star it

Whenever I star a message in chat via the transcript, the chat transcript gets very confused. These are snippets of the Transcript and Live Feed for the same message: Transcript Live Feed ...
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There's a discrepancy between the number of starred messages reported at different places

In the C++ chat room, the number of all starred messages is currently reported in the right-hand panel as 3407. That number is a link, and if I click on it, it takes me to [an info page with a tab ...
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How does the repositioning of starred messages work?

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 ...
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Chat room stars, personal vs. room

Update This just happened. I waltzed into the PHP room, and sure enough: If this isn't evidence that we need a room star creation reputation minimum, I don't know what is. Alternative While I ...
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Move starred onebox images to separate section in starred message list (aka StarScript)

We on Anime&Manga like images in chat, but we also like to still see relevant content in the starred chat message list. We just installed a chat bot that posts anime pictures from time to time and ...
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Let me see stars

Here is how the chat sidebar looks, annotated with how interesting/useful stuff is: On my monitor, I can usually only see the top two or three starred items, but I want to see more. Could something ...
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Bringing chat moderation to a stable state

So, room owners can now moderate their rooms which is great! I think this is an awesome step towards a less abuse prone chat. Now that it's implemented I'd like to suggest a few new additions to ...
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Feature request: Chat stars by me ordered by most recent

If I visit http://chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/rooms/info/89/the-tavern-general/?tab=stars&mine=true I get a lovely little list of starred comments, but I can't find the ones that I starred most ...
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Chat moderation tools are insufficient for combatting star spam

Lately in The Nineteenth Byte (I know, it's always us), we've been dealing with an issue where one or more users have decided that spamming stars on every recent message is funny. While moderators and ...
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What is a starred message in chat?

For the Talkative badge, I need to post 10 messages with 1 or more starred in chat. I don't understand what a starred message is and can't find information about it anywhere. Can anyone help me ...
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Order starred chat posts by stars

When I look at the starred posts in a chatroom, they're not ordered by stars, even though the list of posts starred by me is only ordered by stars. I would like the ability to sort all starred posts (...
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As a room owner, starring a message on the transcript marks both pin and star as set, pin doesn't work

As a room owner, starring a message on the transcript marks both pin and star as set in the dropdown, and using the pin feature doesn't seem to work. I for one don't mind if we can't pin on the ...
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Make starred comments box in chat scrollable

Just above the red hand-drawn line, it should be obvious there are crests of some text lettering peeking through. Can we just have the box in a scrollable DIV?
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Starring any message in the C++ room makes list of starred and pinned messages disappear

Just now, whenever someone stars any message in the C++ room, the list of starred and pinned messages disappears. This seems to happen across all browsers for all currently active participants in ...
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How late is too late? (aka getting “It is too late to undo this operation” while unstarring a chat message)

While unstarring a chat message I starred in the past, I got a message: So, I want to know: what is the time frame in which we can unstar the old message? In other words, After how much time it ...
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Stars mysteriously disappearing in the Python Chat Room

A few weeks ago, in the Python chat room, a few of the room owners got together and decided that the starred list was getting a bit out of hand (from memory about 100-150 messages, maybe even more). ...
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Why doesn't this chat message show up as me having starred it?

Over in Charcoal HQ, I starred this message a while ago. However, now it is not showing up as me having starred it. Here's what I see on the board: So I clicked on it, and got the 'It is too late to ...
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Starred messages in chat room

When I click on "show 7 more" starred messages on the left side in chat, it only shows 4 and sometimes it shows only 2 messages. So maybe it depends on the length of the message. Could it be because ...
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Messages starred by me can only be sorted by the number of stars

You can see all starred messages for a chat room and there you can filter only messages starred by you. But! The default (and only) sorting is by the number of stars a message has. But what do I care ...
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Highlight questions in the star list when I hover over the reply

When I hover over a reply, I get a nice effect that clearly shows me which post it is replying to: It would be really nice if this effect happened in the star list too: Stars (sometimes) hang around ...
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Starred messages aren't showing their stars in the transcript if you use their permalink [closed]

In Firefox 29.02a, if a message is starred, and you visit it via its permalink, you won't see its stars in the transcript. This includes the messages in the starred message list on the right hand side ...