Users of this site who have demonstrated their ability to conduct trades in an effective manner are given "good trader" stars. There are 3 primary levels of good trader star: bronze, silver, and gold. Once a user achieves gold trader status, there are then 5 levels of stacked gold stars.
Here is a chart which shows what is required to achieve the various star levels.
|Average Speed Rating||excellent||excellent||excellent||excellent||excellent|
|Average Honesty Rating||excellent||excellent||excellent||excellent||excellent|
|Average Courtesy Rating||excellent||excellent||excellent||excellent||excellent|
|Recent or Active Bad Trader Reports||0||0||0||0||0|
|Last Sign On||within last 30 days|
|within last 14 days|
|within last 7 days|
|within last 3 days|
|Number of Different People Traded with||10||25||50||100 150 200 250||4|