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Not sure if I should release new feature...

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Posted: March 13, 2007, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

I'm kinda on the fence about whether I should put this new feature I created out there or not.

It is wickedly cool, but it's not a "lottery feature" as much as it is a really cool "web feature".

I have developed something that I know is very rare.  I got the idea from a popular web site, but I have never seen a forum site do this kind of thing.

It's the kind of thing that is a nice to have, rather than something that really boosts productivity on the site, so I'm thinking maybe I should just keep it to myself, I don't know.

Why am I saying this?  I'm sort of talking to myself out loud because in the past there have been some really unique things that I spent a good deal of time creating, and because they weren't a new lottery system or something like that the reaction was like, "eh, no biggie".

Or maybe I'll just pick a few people to show it to.  (No promises!)

 

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    Posted: March 13, 2007, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

    Trust your judgment.

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      Posted: March 13, 2007, 12:46 pm - IP Logged

      Greetings Todd, from one admin to another. If you need a test subject, I will be glad to assist.

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        Posted: March 13, 2007, 12:46 pm - IP Logged

        If in doubt - wait

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          Posted: March 13, 2007, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

          Do show it to a few people, maybe 5 to 10 of them and see what they have to say about it, pick them at random from the ones that are here posting most of the time.

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            Posted: March 13, 2007, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

            I would say "Go For It". Obviously, you've put a great deal of thought into it and you also mention "it's rare". So I'm thinking in terms of inventions, if you've thought of it, and don't act on it, someone else may beat you to it. Then the other guy gets the credit.

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              Posted: March 13, 2007, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

              Do show it to a few people, maybe 5 to 10 of them and see what they have to say about it, pick them at random from the ones that are here posting most of the time.

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                Posted: March 13, 2007, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

                Atleast tell us what it entails...

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                  Posted: March 13, 2007, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

                  Just keep in mind that on a few occasions, for each "eh, no biggie" you hear, there may be 10 "Oh Cool Beans" that you might not hear.

                  I don't know, perhaps it's human nature to complain about what we don't like and yet we forget to mention all the things we do like. Kinda like M&M's, most folks like em, but how many do you hear about singing the praises of em?

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                    Posted: March 13, 2007, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

                    I would say "Go For It". Obviously, you've put a great deal of thought into it and you also mention "it's rare". So I'm thinking in terms of inventions, if you've thought of it, and don't act on it, someone else may beat you to it. Then the other guy gets the credit.

                    That's something I think about a lot, which is why I tend to be tight-lipped about these things.  It's bad enough when a certain "strategies" site monitors Lottery Post and copies everything I do, but to have someone take an idea I leaked and then release it like their own idea would be much worse.

                    (BTW, that site has now copied my Flash-based lottery results map.  I guess they realized my custom-built interactive map looks a lot better than their map picture they copied off the web.  They also seem to like how I created the selection for the Canadian lottery regions, as they've copied that idea too.)

                    Thankfully, this latest concept of mine is not really very useful to the "Strategies feature duplication team", so I won't have to worry about seeing it popup over there.  But it's something that other busy sites like LP will probably like.

                    One idea I had was to publish another technical article about it, so at least if people copy it I'll get some credit.

                     

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                      Posted: March 13, 2007, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

                      Just keep in mind that on a few occasions, for each "eh, no biggie" you hear, there may be 10 "Oh Cool Beans" that you might not hear.

                      I don't know, perhaps it's human nature to complain about what we don't like and yet we forget to mention all the things we do like. Kinda like M&M's, most folks like em, but how many do you hear about singing the praises of em?

                      That's true.  I can scarf down a bag of peanut M&Ms faster than you could blink an eye, and I just complain that there are no more left! Big Grin

                       

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                        Posted: March 13, 2007, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

                        Wouldn't the site where you got the Idea from get mad If you wrote a technical article about it, and take the credit?

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                          Wouldn't the site where you got the Idea from get mad If you wrote a technical article about it, and take the credit?

                          No.

                           

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                            Posted: March 13, 2007, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

                            I say go for it..BE FIRST...dont wait..remember.."If you Snoose, You Lose"..lol

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                              Posted: March 13, 2007, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

                              I say go for it..BE FIRST...dont wait..remember.."If you Snoose, You Lose"..lol

                              I happen to be wearing a "You snooze, You lose" shirt today....lol

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