What do you offer that is not already offered by heatware or the #bitcoin-otc web of trust? Those 2 services are free btw.
Apparently Heatware or w/e doesn't offer much,because I have never heard of them.
Your lack of market research is not a valid excuse to dismiss established and free competing services. Heatware has been around for over a decade, there is also resellerratings.com which has also been around for more than a decade. Remember YOU are the unknown here and have to be the more compelling solution and sorry a domain name is not enough specially when people have to put money up front.
It really doesnt matter what you offer if you arent advertising your service.
By advertizing you mean spamming 4 different subforums from the same board like you just did?
I think a better question might be what does target offer that walmart doesn't or vice-versa.
I think an even better question is what credentials do you have that guarantees you won't take people's money and run. Heatware and Resellerratings are trusted and recognized because they gave people that guarantee by not asking any money up front to make use of their services.
Heck, this thread in the forums already offers a better value than your website and it's also free: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=484.0
And the average person doesn't use IRC, but the average person has heard the term BBB before.
This community is not for the average person. I would argue most people familiar with bitcoins do know and have used IRC. This again reflects your poor or lack of market research because you are not familiar with your market's demographics.
So name recognition in combination with a actual website you can access in a heartbeat is what I offer.
Not enough when competing services with an established history offer the same for free. I think a revision of your business model is in order to be truly compelling. If you had started by being donation based and later on offered value add services for a fee you would gain more traction, but feel free to disregard my criticism since that's your prerogative.
Plus a rating system, comments, etc. Plus we can actually dig a little if we want where a irc bot cannot.
Already offered by resellerratings and heatware as well. Again, you are the unknown trying to break ground here, is there any more substance to this other than a domain name?
If you understand how the better business bureau works,
then you will be able to understand how this works.
Do you? The BBB does not require consumers to pay when filing a complaint.
You have 14 posts,
Look through my posts and tell me if im trustworthy with bitcoins or not.
Secondly, no wonder I havent heard of those companies, they have nothing to do with bitcoin lol, what are you talking about...
Also, I have been generally patient with the small mindedness, but that has to stop some time.
ATM, the bitcoin community is nerdy yes, In the future I hope not.
Business model??? The .info site cost me .99 cents
Bottom line is you guys are tripping, you dont have to use it if you dont want too.
The funniest part is I understand the demographics just fine. I am preparing for the future.
Market research isnt really an issue because I have absolutely nothing riding on this lol.
To previous post, I added rsa encryption of forms/passwords for now, ill buy ssl later.
You can also log in with open id now.*
If I allow complaints to be filed for free dont you think people will abuse that a little at this point???
Yes by advertising I mean posting in forums when you create something, are you serious?
I do appreciate feedback, but it should be in a relevant tone. I dont intend fo r this to be entirely a clone of the BBB. I mean I just made the site right now. It will develop and we will implement new things. I hope it turns out to be something useful to all of you at some point.