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a reply to: lortl
They are also popular to give to those who have the same political persuasion to slap each each other on the back.
Or to add up how they fall on either side of the issue as if they are votes and see who is winning the battle of the thread.
They are also good for helping build up and maintain the ego of those who strive to validate themselves by having a lot of them.
I think that there are also people who just skip through a thread and star everything they come across, one after another after another. So use them
however you want, hand them out like candy or hold them for only the finest posts you find. Your choice.
So have a good time here lortl and see you around.
Star if you agree with the post, or even to how it is delivered not necessarily the agreement in the message. I try to, but don't always get around
it, to star my own thread participants or even those who reply to posts. Though, being(likely minority) not too found about caring for stars for
oneself personally, figures it helps the community know they are appreciated.
I tend to just star everything whether I like it or not because I have OCD and I have to see those empty stars become filled on every page. I still do
it on posts I already starred, because I have to see those empty stars gone! Some of us are just silly like that.
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