Let's say someone has an idea related to statistics, or for that matter another field, in which that person is not an expert. The idea works better than competing approaches found in literature, but perhaps is not expressed using the right key words or terminology. Another problem is that it is quite easy to program a moderately complicated algorithm which might be very difficult to express in "math" notation (at least for the author of the algorithm).
What would you recommend such a person to do?
What do you think about putting such an idea up the website here for some kind of pre-review?
My motivation for this question is that in such a case I gave a presentation at a conference, but didn't get so much feedback on it. And I don't know if people were just too polite to show that the idea was silly or already existent, or if the idea was fine and I should do more with it. At forums people are more open and direct, but then there might also the risk that somebody would take the idea, cast it in better shape (which is OK) but would also take the credit for the original idea (which I think is not OK).
Perhaps the question is a bit naive, but it may also be relevant for some other people.