|Q: I see stars next to threads.. is it just my eyes?
A: I doubt very much it's just your eyes... Although better get them checked out to be on the safe side.
If you've noticed star ratings next to posts its more than likely because someone else has either loved or hated that particular thread. Either way if you've read a thread - then why not rate it!
It's dead easy to do, and takes a few clicks of the mouse.
Find the "Thread rating" box, below the quick reply box:
Choose your rating from the drop down, and click "Rate Thread".
Your rating will be cast. Depending on the overall ratings for the thread, will depend on the number of stars shown: