Lauren, this is great! Ideas are mischievous little brats that seem to land in more than one head at a time.
When Charles Darwin was writing his book on evolution, someone else was writing almost the identical one. Two people racing to the patent office with the same unique idea, unbeknownst to each other happens a lot, too.
Most of all, I liked the ideas for salvaging the article. I tend to do the deep dive, but what a great bunch of suggestions. Thanks!