Verb: The act of searching for a footnote referenced by an asterisk.
Jackass-terisk: Noun: Any person who publishes, posts, or writes anything that includes an asterisk and who then fails to identify the reason for the asterisk.
1. The reader was determined to star search until he discovered the meaning behind that asterisk.
2. The next time I star search something and discover the author failed to include the associated footnote, I'm gonna get myself a sawed-off shotgun, find that m**ther f**ker, and blow off the head of that douche bag Jackass-terisk.