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... but didn't post himself? Should I mark it CW at least then since the rep shouldn't be mine?

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I'd first leave a comment on the original post suggesting that they should post the idea themselves. If they decline, feel free to post it yourself. I don't think you need to make it CW, since you're the one making the effort to post the suggestion. It won't do any harm to give a citation in the form of a link to the original post, just so people can see how the idea came about.

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so this one is ok? – Tobias Kienzler Jul 14 '10 at 12:32
@Tob, it would if it was understandable – juan Jul 14 '10 at 12:34
@Juan Manuel: I tried to clarify a bit... did you use the chat already? – Tobias Kienzler Jul 14 '10 at 12:36
@Tob, I have, that doesn't make me understand that phrase any better. Furthermore, the chat will close in 3 days, making the link in the question a dead link. I suggest you write the full suggestion in the post. – juan Jul 14 '10 at 13:01
@Tobias: I agree with @Juan. That request isn't entirely clear. I didn't realize you were talking about a suggestion from chat. It would be better to flesh out the suggestion in full. – Bill the Lizard Jul 14 '10 at 13:23
@Bill the Lizard♦ & @Juan Manuel: You're right, I hope I put some more visible effort into it now – Tobias Kienzler Jul 14 '10 at 13:40

Yes. An idea is an idea, and if it's interesting, it is a good contribution to the site regardless of its origin.

Should I mark it CW at least then since the rep shouldn't be mine?

I don't think it should be CW just because of that. Use it if you want to encourage collaborative editing.

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