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What's the deal with stars under usernames?

GrahorGrahor Member Posts: 828

Okay, so, there are 5 stars under usernames. What's the logic behind them filling in and out? Every day I log in, it randomly jumps forward or backward for me. Sometimes it's half-star more filled, sometimes half-star less. What's going on? Anyone knows? Does someone somehow influences those stars?


  • IlliusIllius Member UncommonPosts: 4,142

    Have a gander in the FAQ section.  It's all explained in there.

    No required quests! And if I decide I want to be an assassin-cartographer-dancer-pastry chef who lives only to stalk and kill interior decorators, then that's who I want to be, even if it takes me four years to max all the skills and everyone else thinks I'm freaking nuts. -Madimorga-

  • bezadobezado Member UncommonPosts: 1,127

    They do nothing for the participants of these forums. The only thing they do is tell other players how active you are on these forums and how much you play by the rules. I been up and down from max to 1 star for years, it all depends on how often you participate in the forums and the rating drops the more infractions you get by mods.

    I guess they are just there for looks really and let us know how active the people are. Also these stars do not represent a participants credibility or anything like that, being max star wouldn't mean your opinion is right or warranted by other people. People decide mostly of your opinions on these forums and thus will quote and reply back if they don't like something you said, so these stars are just fluff for the site.

    A better system would be a thumbs up vote system where the system is coded to only accept 1 thumbs up per any user over each post by a user. Meaning if I thumb up or down a persons post then I can't thumb up or down again cause it checks the ip and if you did thumb up or down already it wont let you rate again, but if that user posts a new post you can then thumb up his new post or thumb down. This would keep the system fair. And the system would take the percentages and show under your avatar how much of a percent your average thumbs up is.

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