When you rate other participant ideas, a certain amount of stars (based on your level of support) are added to the idea. Other participants are able to see the running total of stars for each idea.
Rating options include:
Neutral - 0 stars
It's Okay - 1 star
I Like It - 2 stars
I Love It! - 3 stars
You can only support an idea once. As an indication of community support, site sponsors and other participants on the site are able to view the total number of stars accumulated for each idea.
Note: Your specific star rating is private but your username will appear alongside your comment.