The stars are only connected to your "rank" on the forums. "Rank" is determined by the number of posts but is not indicative of any other status on the boards. The only "ranks" which mean anything are Moderator and Trusted Source, and those 2 ranks are assigned by TechGenix and are only given to members who have contributed a lot of valuable information and time to the forums.
The best thing to do is not concern yourself with the number of stars you might have and spend your time helping other members of the community. Truly helpful members are noticed and brought to our attention by others.
Hi, For the first time I saw the stars I thought they look like the ones from the crash tests(see euroncap, nhtsa tests), similar color.... And they also "increased" based on some numbers. I actually saw them on many forums. Maybe a litlle imagination might help? Or it is not possible due to the forum software use? Just wondering.... Not that I am bothered by them or that I care about those stars. By the way: The forum is really really cool. Regards!