I'm not sure if a post has been made here or not about online writing devices, such as Authonomy and Inkpop, so sorry if I'm re-posting something here. If you aren't aware of it, they are virtual online slush piles by HarperCollins. They encourage you to upload full novels to their database, implying that if they see your stuff, they might just want to publish you. What do you guys think about this sort of stuff? Good idea? Bad idea? I was always a bit weary of posting online, because I was/am afraid that someone will just come along and "take" my idea. I ended up posting a couple of chapters on the site, about 3,500 words. I took it down 3 days later after reading a blog article about how posting online greatly diminishes a story's value. What do you guys think?