Completely agree mate, don't think that posters should be scared to look at other threads and build on what they see. There are no patents on any ideas I have had and so if somebody want's to take those and use them then thats fine, I hope other story owners are equally happy to share ideas (so long as it's credited! )If I could 'like' that post I would. There are some good stories that get lost but I can understand it is hard to commit sometimes. I wouldn't try too hard to make it amazing at first as that is when you will lose the commitment.
It would be a shame for this section to die, it must be one of the most heavily subscribed.