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Question: Should unconventional aliases for BTC denominations be used on websites?
Yes - 0 (0%)
No - 4 (80%)
I don't know - 0 (0%)
Other (explain) - 1 (20%)
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May 24, 2013, 08:07:12 AM
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I'm currently displaying 'Woolong', a fictional currency from the Sci-Fi anime Cowboy Bebop, as an alias for mBTC on http://btctip.com and am also promoting it as an alias on http://woolong.com.

I am not featuring the term on btctip.com's landing page though, as I'm concerned that promoting unfamiliar terms for Bitcoin denominations too prominently could give an impression of the currency and the website being unserious. On the other hand, I think it could be good to try new things, as we'll never know if better terms, from a marketing point of view, exist for the various BTC denominations, unless we try them.

What do you think? Should unconventional aliases like Woolong be featured prominently as aliases for BTC denominations or is it confusing to newcomers?
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May 24, 2013, 04:05:54 PM
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You need an option for "Yes" that isn't qualified as "If they're good".  I have no problem with anyone calling the currency anything they want.  You may find that customers don't take you seriously, but that's a marketing/business decision that should be left to each business to make for themselves.  Who gets to decide with names are "good" and which aren't?

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May 24, 2013, 07:25:03 PM
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Thanks for your input. I agree that we should be free to use any name we want. Do you think it's a bad business decision to use an unconventional name? As a customer do you have any particular reaction to it?

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Who gets to decide with names are "good" and which aren't?

Good point.

I've also edited the poll in light of your suggestion.
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