Halfbakery Idea Autocomplete   (+10, -4)  [vote for, against]

As your typing out your ingenious thought that someone else has already thought of and posted eons ago, once you complete enough words for a match to another specific topic, it alerts you.

Or I could search better...
-- Giblet, Feb 22 2005

Ooooh, this would be both wonderful and terribly annoying, as all autocomplete functions are.
-- normzone, Feb 22 2005

"Warning: your idea has been identified as unoriginal. It bears many many resemblances to [Idea1], [Idea2] and [Idea3] and will likely be pilloried by other users. Please ensure that your idea is significantly different to those above or risk fishbone disaster."
-- wagster, Feb 22 2005

<irritating paper clip stylee> "It looks like like you're typing an unoriginal idea. Do you want me to:
1) add auto links to the original idea
2) send it to the recycling bin
</irritating paper clip stylee>
-- AbsintheWithoutLeave, Feb 22 2005

And this would be written in what, Ajax? (Javascript + XML HTTP)
-- bristolz, Feb 22 2005


Sphericon custard pirates playing guitars made out of an oloid that rolls (see link) in a wobling pattern you could have them in your office and you call the number for tech support and viola! you have custardy computer!

-- phundug, Feb 22 2005

Sounds like it could also be used as an HB glossary.

-- Ling, Feb 22 2005

A warning when you submit your idea would use far less custard. Am I using the term custard correctly?

I'm not totally sure about the custard/tumbleweed thing here at HB.

It actually kind of scares me.
-- Giblet, Feb 23 2005

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