well said manta. Even if somebody "steals" an idea, that is what a lot of modding is based on.
Well said yerself and welcome to the MPC Forum.
Modding is about being creative. Once in a while a very original idea may have to be persued in a quiet manner, but in general, (at least for now) we are in the "what technique should I use to do this" stage of the art. The simple fact is I have niether the time or desire to "rip off" an idea wholesale (ignoring the fact that I am not like that any way). And, folks like that are short lived one trick ponies IMO.
Still, its important for folks to know that posting in a forum is like making a public web page. Its there for all to see.