Originally Posted by TheCostumeShop.ie: Ronan
Great idea, the only issue with this is the ownership of the idea. In the same way that a social network was by no means a new idea, facebook got sued many times for "stealing" someones idea. Sometimes companies ended up paying them to just go away rather than risk the courts pausing the company's trading while a legal battle ensues.
People over estimate the value of a good idea and under estimate the value of hard work. Also it can be hard to get motivated about an idea unless you believe it fixing the problem.
Other than those two points though I think its a great idea. Best of luck with it.
Yeah the ownership of an idea can be a problem, doesnt force people to put their ideas in the comments section, they could work on the idea themselves and simply place a comment saying that they might have a solution and leave contact details, this way leaving both parties to deal the issues of trust, ownership, NDA's etc themselves.
I originally got the idea from hearing the story off a person who was looking for working calling a friend in esb and asked them was there anything in there job that could make there work easier and more profitable, I dont know the technical details or even how true it is but apparently they had trouble with losing electricity in the wires, so this guy came up with a way to fix the problem and eventually sold his idea to them. Supposedly these are the yellow things that we see on the wires today.. True or not it gave me the idea for people to discuss problems that they were having on day to day basis that they couldn fix themselves. So i figured why not set up a space where people can vent about frustration and may even find a solution to their problems
I do believe u have a point that people have to believe in the idea to go through with it, thats why hopefully if this takes off I can segment different industries so that way viewers can look into an area that they know well themselves and would be more inclined to believe in an idea.
and very true point about over estimating ideas and undervaluing hard work