Honestly, having my notifications feed clogged with starrings for a comment as lacking in substance and quality as this becomes flat-out obnoxious after a while. I so wish the star and reply notifications were split apart.

If I'm being cute and funny, by all means, PRAISE ME, but starring pile-ons like this are just silly. Didn't io9 post an article recently about how website "like" systems create a snowball effect? The more stars/likes you have, the more stars/likes you get? I see that in action here constantly.