I just had this happen to me, and I'm pretty much gnashing my teeth in annoyance. I've been working on a story called "Family Portraits" for awhile -- I started posting it last month on the forums, but it has been kicking around my hard drive for awhile in various states of outline, since I brainstormed for ten JQ ideas to see if I could develop any. This is the one that appealed to me most -- Siri, Obi-Wan, and Anakin posing as a family on a planet with rampant Jediphobia. So I started writing it. Now, I go to my guestbook at VM (it's not a VM story), and there are notes from people saying they've been working on a story with the same theme for months. They gave me a link. It's there. There are significant differences that I can gather from the description, but there it is, with the three of them (and Siri's padawan, whom I don't have, because one of my issues is her lack of same), on a hostile planet... Now, I never saw it before, and I can be reasonably sure that they haven't been raiding my hard drive, so why do I feel like screaming and tearing my hair out? Has anyone else had this happen? Just venting.