I've been a regular over at the SFF chatroom, Mos Eisley, for several years, and I've seen many trends in chatting come and go, but, traditionally, giving a comment a star meant the comment was exceptionally funny, useful, courageous, or topical. Oh, and if you're @Tango, you can get a star for saying the word "crap". ;)
Anyhow, I've recently noticed that lots of comments that, in my opinion, are just general chat statements, getting starred for reasons I am clearly not understanding. I realize people star things they think will be helpful, but it seems a lot of the starred comments are coming from general conversations. If this is so, can't a user can just read the transcript to get all the details? I don't know -- it just seems like there's been a huge shift in what kind of comments are starred in the chatroom.
ETA: Just wanted to add that I'm not upset by the change in dynamic, but rather I'm just curious as to whether it's appropriate and if the star board is more of a use and let use thing.
Do we want to revisit our policy (if there is one) on what is appropriate to star in the chatroom?