You asking if you should get a patent on a site that is notoriously anti-patent? I'd say you're looking for a certain answer.
At the risk of being modded down, I'm not going to give you that answer. Get the patent. It is good legal protection. It will help if someone else tries to steal your idea and sues you for infringing on the patent they just got. It will help if you later decide to actually get paid for your idea and need to keep others from stealing it.
The patent basically says you thought of this first. It doesn't not say you can't publish your idea, in fact with a patent you must publish your idea.
So bottom line get the patent and then work on making your idea a success.
The real problem is that we no longer have a jury of our peers. Back in the day, your peer was someone who knew you well and shared a common status. Now it's 12 random people who have nothing more in common than someone who lives somewhere in the same county as you. No wonder jurors are trying to find out more info, they don't start with the necessary information about the defendant.
It's not that the government is unwilling to regulate it. It's that government grants them the monopoly. Your local government prohibits other companies from competing with the "authorized" cable franchisee. Get rid of this and allow companies to compete and at least you'll have an option to switch when one of them does something stupid.
Actually what it really means is that a few editors have amassed all the power (much like a few people amass all the power in the government). This problem has been around for a while. I personally stopped contributing after they kept deleting the the article on the stolen sidekick. Its been reduced down to just a few lines in some other article.
There is of course Deletionpedia, but it looks like their bots aren't always on top of the situation. Several of the articles I've tried to find there weren't saved in time.
It's a shame, since Wikipedia could be so much more that the narrow vision of the deletionists.
They never, ever, asked for picture ID.
That's funny. The reason I stopped going to RS (in addition to all the reasons others have mentioned) is that they always demand a photo ID from me. The last time I refused and reported them for violating their merchant agreement with Mastercard
After years of trying to get one of my submitted stories on the front page I finally did!
I came close once getting on the front page of one of the sections, but this was on the real front page!
I'm so happy.
"Register.com is one frustrating company. The ICANN policy clearly prohibits blocking a transfer of a domain name that has expired but not yet been deleted. Despite that, a customer trying to transfer a three-day-expired Register.com domain name told us last week that they refused to give him the necessary code to allow him to transfer — unless he pays them to renew it first.
"GoDaddy (and their reseller arm, Wild West Domains) have a different problem. They still block transfers for 60 days after a registrant contact update, even after the ICANN update specifically prohibited doing so. They freely admit it, too. "
"We see a similar problem with many transfers from Network Solutions."
When will ICANN clean up these registrars?
Beware of the blob, it creeps
And leaps and glides and slides
Across the floor
Right through the door
And all around the wall
A splotch, a blotch
Be careful of the blob
-The Five Blobs
Every time a new version of Windoze comes out, we see a survey saying most places won't install the new version. So either most places are still using Windows 3.11 or they switched to Linux right?
Ok ok I know most places dont' upgrade every year, so it takes 2-5 years before the newest version takes over. So really this survey is nothing new and I wonder if it is even newsworthy.
Take a deep breath dude, was trying to give you info that I thought might help. Now it seems that you've presented a moving target.
I don't know what the GP is thinking, but here's my thoughts...
At first I thought your help was awesome. But then I realized it being able to filter on From: is not the same as being able to sort on From:
Joe sends me email which gmail sends to spam. Since I know gmail does this frequently with his emails and that Joe sends me email once a day, I can easily use the filter to find his message in spam.
Now comes the problem. Sally sends me an email which gmail sends to spam. She doesn't normally send me email often so I'm not on the lookout for it. I won't even think to use a filter to find her email. Only by sorting on From: and scanning through the list in Spam would I ever find her email.
I don't think the GP is presenting a moving target. He needs to be able to sort by the headers, like you can in every other email program out there.
This is not a good work around for me. I like being able to tell which links I've already visited. I suspect a lot of people like it too.
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... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"