As for what Mistral said, discussing whatever about your idea you're comfortable discussing in fanfic is fine. The writers who are still working in the line don't come here. Discussing it in TrekLit, however, is a bad idea.
My only point in saying that was that any idea...modified... by input from amateurs might be susceptible to litigation if the final work was published professionally. Nada mas.
As for the sucking up part-I meant that in good fun-any of the pros seem willing to give advice IF it doesn't involve hearing details of a story.