CriterionD wrote:We've got about 30 questions so far. IMO they should be broken down into two or three separate categories - perhaps: intellectual property, manufacturing & licensing, and "general."
CD, although those are truly distinct areas, the presumption is that every inventor will come across a concern or two in just about every area, when all is said and done. Since we can't divide a single forum in separate sub-categories, you're suggesting that a few more FAQ forums be created. There's no need to break this out any further, as that would tend to be counter-productive. What we should start doing is posting these questions in this forum, one at a time. I'll go ahead and put the announcement up.
I was thinking more along the lines of creating new threads per category, within the same forum. If each question permanently receives its own thread, not all questions will necessarily stay on page 1 (although upon slightly more thought we can have up to 40 questions and still only one page, so thats not an issue). By breaking down questions my logic was that it might be easier for people to locate the question they are looking to have answered, on a page full of 30-40 questions, it may be easier for someone to overlook a question.
Its just my gut, my opinion, which shouldn't matter more than any other opinion here, and its nothing that I've spent so much time thinking about. I'll also add re-reading my comment on the issue that I don't mean to come off as too critical. I'm just too much of a perfectionist for my good at times, I acknowledge that.
I'll get around to posting hopefully a few questions within the next week.