EDIT: i guess i should elaborate. what i imagined was playing around with this idea on my machine until i decided it was impossible or until i was successful. i also assume the task is more difficult than it seems. is it considered bad etiquette in such a forum to petition help for such an endeavor when the inevitable confusion arises? i've no idea how such impressive open development works...
First I'd recomment not to edit a posting if you have an additional question... Just answer your own post...
Second: If you are working and have a certain problem you can post like this:
I want to do this
To to this I have done that
I ran into this
problem at that
Does anyone have any additional ideas ?
If someone does have an idea, he/she will propably help you.
If you only want to make a feature request because you cannot code and do not have the time to learn it, go to the feature-request forum and discribe your idea there.
The feature-request-forum can be seen as an inspiration for developers. So if someone thinks it's a good idea, he/she is going to try it out. But there's no guaratee.
Discussions about the value of a certain feature belongs into the feature-request forum as well.
The difference between open-source and commercial feature request is that the developers decide for themselves if they want to take on a task. In commercial fields it's only the production manager that makes all the decisions sometimes taking finacials into account. in OSS it's more democratic, i guess.
Of course, you can try to find a developer to do the work for you and pay him. Or set a bounty for a certain feature. See the market place for that.
(maybe some delcaration like this should be made a sticky post in the forums: Posting rules or something)