Originally posted by benrl
reply to post by juleol
Even though I agree with you I still don't understand why people care so much about stars. I could not care less how many stars I got. I just don't get what the fuss is about.
because as the OP said stars drive the popularity of the thread, recently stared post move up the ranks to the new topics page or recently what ever on the main pages of the sight.
So if you want a popular thread, make sure you appreciate the people who reply... Did you read the op?