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July 02, 2011, 04:03:44 AM
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Good, I really hope Atlas' end-of-days crap doesn't actually make it to air. That is exactly the kind of crap that will either kill Bitcoin or keep it in the fringes. What is with you financial rapture types anyway? It's like you are praying for some sort of "final showdown" moment.

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July 02, 2011, 04:36:38 AM
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We are working on a Bitcoin TV ad.....  to be broadcast on ALL the major television networks within the USA.


This television commercial will be advertising the basic benefits, for both consumers and merchants, of using bitcoins.


If you're interested in helping out in any aspect of this project, please send me an email or call me.


Bitcoin TV Ad Donation Address:    19ChNLmVHAcUDXUQ7grtUvWSBL9DwUwdU3





I hope it's not campy, and that's it's won't go on during the same time slot as infomercials, because that would just be counter productive.
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July 02, 2011, 04:54:32 AM
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Bruce, I apologize for coming across as poo-pooing the idea.  I do admire your enthusiasm for bitcoin.  I think we share the same appreciation and excitement for it.  However, I'm just worried that it isn't ready for primetime yet, and that for most people, especially non-technical folks, the current bitcoin experience will leave a negative impression.  Anyway, in terms of advertising lets think Apple.
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July 02, 2011, 05:00:00 AM
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We already have a video that would make for a great TV spot (except maybe we mention Bitcoin.org at the end rather than weusecoins.com):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um63OQz3bjo

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July 02, 2011, 05:08:38 AM
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This sounds good and all but shouldn't we make securing wallets stupid easy and make the bitcoin client easier to use/better looking before introducing it to too many people? Either way, will be interested to see the results.

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July 02, 2011, 06:14:43 AM
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We already have a video that would make for a great TV spot (except maybe we mention Bitcoin.org at the end rather than weusecoins.com):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um63OQz3bjo

Way too much focus on mining. If that section was cut out it'd be much better.
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July 02, 2011, 06:27:20 AM
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A late-night TV ad that sells an e-book might spread the word, but what word will it spread?  Bitcoin will be forever associated with the Ronco smokeless ashtray or pocket fisherman.

Now hang on just a sec.  That pocket fisherman is damned useful.  Not for fishing, mind you, but for slinging a field expedient wire antenna over a tall tree limb to get your ham radio DX'ing in a hurry at the campsite, it's the best tool evar!

interesting.. wouldn't have thought I'd see a ham radio operator in the bitcoin world Tongue

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July 02, 2011, 06:30:52 AM
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Its a good idea, although I agree with others - such thing shouldn't be rushed.

I don't know about rest but for me personally "e-books" associate with quick buck schemes, buy my book and i'll teach you how to make and sell e-books or be master of ebay, etc.
instant negative impression.
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July 02, 2011, 06:55:16 AM
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Can you package the latest version of the bitcoin software on there?

With a built-in wallet-stealing trojan?

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July 02, 2011, 07:01:45 AM
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We already have a video that would make for a great TV spot (except maybe we mention Bitcoin.org at the end rather than weusecoins.com):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um63OQz3bjo

This video has only a half a million view count. I can't envision a Bitcoin video reaching the one million view count mark. (tongue in cheek)
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July 02, 2011, 07:02:39 AM
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Exciting!

I have not bitcoins (yet) to speed the campaign along, but I'd love to feature it on my blog/website.

A preview before it airs, would be groovy! And you wouldn't have to pay me to feature it, obviously.


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July 02, 2011, 07:18:40 AM
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Exciting!

I have not bitcoins (yet) to speed the campaign along, but I'd love to feature it on my blog/website.

A preview before it airs, would be groovy! And you wouldn't have to pay me to feature it, obviously.



your site sucks.

1) wants me to allow java
2) throws up a content warnings
3) can't get past the content warning because the links don't work

makes me think it's a scam.

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July 02, 2011, 07:23:57 AM
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This video has only a half a million view count. I can't envision a Bitcoin video reaching the one million view count mark. (tongue in cheek)

Challange excepted.

I'm sure I can hit f5 around half a million times.
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July 02, 2011, 07:26:28 AM
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Exciting!

I have not bitcoins (yet) to speed the campaign along, but I'd love to feature it on my blog/website.

A preview before it airs, would be groovy! And you wouldn't have to pay me to feature it, obviously.



your site sucks.

1) wants me to allow java
2) throws up a content warnings
3) can't get past the content warning because the links don't work

makes me think it's a scam.


Well, Sir (and I used that word advisedly),

Seeing as you've not actually accessed the site, you don't know that it sucks at all. Do you?

But yes, you're right, it's a scam, just like bitcoin. What are you? 15?

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July 02, 2011, 07:33:14 AM
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Exciting!

I have not bitcoins (yet) to speed the campaign along, but I'd love to feature it on my blog/website.

A preview before it airs, would be groovy! And you wouldn't have to pay me to feature it, obviously.



your site sucks.

1) wants me to allow java
2) throws up a content warnings
3) can't get past the content warning because the links don't work

makes me think it's a scam.


Well, Sir (and I used that word advisedly),

Seeing as you've not actually accessed the site, you don't know that it sucks at all. Do you?

But yes, you're right, it's a scam, just like bitcoin. What are you? 15?

I've read many blogger sites that have the content warning just fine.  None asked me to enable java.  all of them had links that work.

Excuse me for being a paranoid old man (I am 41) but with the various hacks and trojans going around, I am cautious.  I see a "chick" in a predominantly geek male forum, luring users to her website, and that website doesn't work AND needs java?  I'm suspicious.

Even the "Blogger" link at the top is broken.  Red flag.  Thankfully I do not use Windows, or I'd probably have all my BTC stolen already.

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July 02, 2011, 07:46:05 AM
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I think its a great idea to get the word out to the masses. Bitcoin is not a stock and there are a lot of people who really want to promote the idea behind Bitcoin - this has nothing to do with pump and dump!

There will always be people who think its a scam, no matter how well you place it in an ad or how polished the Bitcoin client will be. This is not about getting the masses to send all their savings to Mt. Gox but to make people aware of an alternative money concept.

I don't think we should worry too much about the client being not ready for those people yet either - a single ad like this won't get many of them to actually install the client.
If people can even remotely remember to have heard about an actual product that you can buy with Bitcoin they will probably be more open to Bitcoin once they hear about it again from somewhere else.

Also, there are plenty of people who give something they saw on TV more credibility than some random new thing on the Internet.

Keep up the good work Bruce!
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July 02, 2011, 07:49:08 AM
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Exciting!

I have not bitcoins (yet) to speed the campaign along, but I'd love to feature it on my blog/website.

A preview before it airs, would be groovy! And you wouldn't have to pay me to feature it, obviously.



your site sucks.

1) wants me to allow java
2) throws up a content warnings
3) can't get past the content warning because the links don't work

makes me think it's a scam.


Well, Sir (and I used that word advisedly),

Seeing as you've not actually accessed the site, you don't know that it sucks at all. Do you?

But yes, you're right, it's a scam, just like bitcoin. What are you? 15?

I've read many blogger sites that have the content warning just fine.  None asked me to enable java.  all of them had links that work.

Excuse me for being a paranoid old man (I am 41) but with the various hacks and trojans going around, I am cautious.  I see a "chick" in a predominantly geek male forum, luring users to her website, and that website doesn't work AND needs java?  I'm suspicious.

Even the "Blogger" link at the top is broken.  Red flag.  Thankfully I do not use Windows, or I'd probably have all my BTC stolen already.

Heaven forbid a "chick" be interested on bitcoin, right? Sure you're not 15? You do realise that for bitcoin to really take off it's probably going to need "chicks," people of other faiths and colours to use it. And the best place for them to find out about it is, um, a bitcoin forum...

You give geeks AND men (yes, there are girl geeks) a bad name.

Hands up, though, you've got me. I am, indeed, a siren luring geeks to an unfortunate bitcoin demise.

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July 02, 2011, 07:57:13 AM
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Heaven forbid a "chick" be interested on bitcoin, right? Sure you're not 15? You do realise that for bitcoin to really take off it's probably going to need "chicks," people of other faiths and colours to use it. And the best place for them to find out about it is, um, a bitcoin forum...

You give geeks AND men (yes, there are girl geeks) a bad name.

Hands up, though, you've got me. I am, indeed, a siren luring geeks to an unfortunate bitcoin demise.

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The rest of your posts seem legit, so you are probably legit also. I still say your website seems suspicious.  With all these "all my BTC got stolen" posts, bitcoin related websites need to be squeaky clean, and yours is not.

I was harsh in my initial "your site sucks" remarks, and for that I apologize.

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July 02, 2011, 08:00:01 AM
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graet idea!
but bitcoin is still too young, and its is still testing/beta software.
wait maybe 2-5 years then it would be the biggest thing, but right now it could be more like a major FAIL!

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July 02, 2011, 08:20:07 AM
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I think that without a serious improvement to the client and usability, attracting "normals" to Bitcoin in droves is a recipe for a flop.

+1

I think we'll all know when Bitcoin is ready for mainstream*. We'll know it. Pushing it too hard before then might cause damage. Careful.

(*For me, this would probably be indicated by the existence of a serious online bitcoin bank and a smartphone app that lets you exchange bitcoins as easily as cash.)
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