As members join and contribute to the forum, they also earn their way to stars with each post they make.
You don't win a prize the more you post, and you don't gain greater value on this planet as a human being or anything -- these stars are just a fun feature of our forum system. We always hope people will post for the sake of posting and not just to accumulate more stars.
The star number (and color) varies with certain quantities of posting.
Red stars: Me (Queen Bee Clara and nobody else, bwooo-haa haaa!)