Quantumsurfer wrote:players should feel free to share their ideas.
I think this is the core idea that needs to remain true. Everyone can share their ideas yes, but if I (or anyone else) sees an idea that can be improved by a previous idea, they should share that too. Hell, even if someone thinks your idea is shitty they should be able to share that - that doesn't mean you need to listen to them.
I guess I can't speak for anyone else, but I personally take zero offense to people pointing out where my idea has been thought of before, or at least elements of it. Even if it's a worse idea. I wish I didn't have to censor myself and completely nitpick apart some truly tasteless rules (read: sam, collette, etc.), but it's neither worth my effort, nor constructive to the free flow of ideas. Boy could they be improved with a bit of criticism, though.