A lot of the missions that you will get sent on follow sort-of patterns. They look like one another and tend to run similarly.
So, to help each other, pilots tend to take notes of points that occur to them, and share the information. It's all stored at a site called (quite sensibly) Eve Survival, which you can reach on the InterWeb, and also on your IGB (In Game Browser -- you can get to it from a button on your Head-Up Display.
So, when you need to know if a mission is safe, or has exploding ferrets in it, or anything, go there and look it up.