You're breaking what little system there is. Stars were designed to award the "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..."
If a person simply stars a post just because it's there, you have now broken the system. We all know the name of the game here is contribution or
otherwise ATS wouldn't have any content. RIP to all it's past expert contributors. There is just no reason to show support just for showing up. Never
judge a post by it's username.
Instead, why don't you read the entire thing and respect what thoughts or questions the member may have asked you and decide whether it was thought
provoking or not worth drawing attention to. Always ask yourself, should I?
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My stars are mine to give for whatever I deem worthy just as yours are....
That's the way it works.
If it wasn't then we would all have to get someone to judge whether we were worthy to give out stars and that would just create a whole other system
where other judges would be needed and so on and so forth.
You star what you like. I star what I like and the world keeps spinning the same as it always has.
Today must be one of those days to rant...a thread about donations...a thread about stars...and tomorrow is FRIDAY...lighten up and star a post just
for the heck of it...its free, unless of course you want to make a donation for a good cause and a good site
It's okay, I'm not that emotionally invested in stars like some may think. But for younger members, "shiny" often leads new members down trails
they might not have taken if they had to fully read, analyze and form their own unbiased opinion in response to the material by themselves.
When I browse the site on my phone, I expand the content of the post to where it fills the screen and I can't see the avatars. That way when I read
the comments I'm genuinely judging the content rather than the person that wrote it.
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