What happens if some ground breaking, novel, Nobel prize winning ideas are posted in this website?

Does the person posting the idea get credit ? Is there a risk of ideas being stolen from this website and plagiarized ?

  • $\begingroup$ Related: meta.physics.stackexchange.com/q/34/2451 $\endgroup$
    – Qmechanic Mod
    Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 19:14
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    $\begingroup$ Content creators keep ownership of the content they post on SE. But I doubt new physics would be posted here, new physics is usually not cooked up on a website. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 19:21
  • $\begingroup$ @Manishearth counterexample. $\endgroup$
    – Nick T
    Commented Feb 19, 2014 at 2:52
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    $\begingroup$ @NickT: Are you joking? $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 19, 2014 at 4:42
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    $\begingroup$ @NickT are you serious ? $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 3:47
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    $\begingroup$ He's obviously joking here, it's a sarcastic way of pointing out the kind of "physics" that one finds "published" on the Internet. Legit physics usually goes through peer review and mostly via a university $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 4:17

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  1. For the most part you should not post new work here. This is a question and answer site, not a publication venue.

  2. If you do, you can rely on the site to establish priority. That's not ideal, but it will suffice.

  • $\begingroup$ But, new work should be closed right away because it is not mainstream physics. $\endgroup$
    – tpg2114
    Commented Feb 19, 2014 at 5:38

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