Originally Posted by zodiak3000
because the starter was still very active. didnt want to shock the yeast or kill any further growth
If you were about to brew with it but then delayed, I'd assume it was done. If it's not finished, then you shouldn't be worried about he clock ticking on it being at room temperature anyway... so wait til it's done then put it in the fridge. No problem with leaving it out while it's still completely active.