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July 30, 2011, 12:48:05 PM
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Well, frome the way this thread has gone, it seems it's more important for some men to be right about women and slutty underwear than it is to find out how to get women to use bitcoin in large numbers.

It seems the idea of women in underwear is way to distracting for some of you, so I'll reiterate to try and get back/stay on topic:

Imagine a non-technie, non-libertarian woman has only heard negative things about bitcoin, like the Silk Road saga, and then couple that with the difficulty of securing your currency (to a non-techie). But let's say curiosity gets the better of her and she decides to see what she can actually buy with bitcoin, and all she comes across (for now) is a site that sells outfits like the ones that have so far been suggested or pointed out (http://chicapparel.info/index.php and http://cryptocommodity.org/tats/backsm.jpg). What d'you think she'd think? Do you seriously think she'd be chomping at the bit to get some bitcoin to buy any of these outfits?

Knock yourselves out guys!

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July 30, 2011, 12:59:52 PM
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Most women will not choose to use bitcoins in its current stage. First of all, it's too technical for their nonsensical minds. Secondly, they can't max out a bitcoin like they can a credit card.

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July 30, 2011, 02:46:06 PM
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Another way to get the women on board the Bitcoin train, is to have them join and comment on this message board. The way to do that is to juxtapose only two letters and start a new tread entitle "Broads Wanted". Thereby, pissing them off bad enough, they'll want to join so that they can comment on the thread. Once here, they'll realize that this is a fun loving community and tell their other lady friends who, in turn, will tell other women and, before long, we will be overrun with a bunch of crazy bitches...

WHO'S IDEA WAS THIS, ANYWAY? Us guys can't have anything!

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July 30, 2011, 02:51:00 PM
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Most women will not choose to use bitcoins in its current stage. First of all, it's too technical for their nonsensical minds. Secondly, they can't max out a bitcoin like they can a credit card.

Not true. A woman can max out their Bitcoin account by spending every last bitcoin in their wallet. Whereas a man would save some BTC in thier account for bragging rights.

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July 30, 2011, 02:52:48 PM
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Imagine a non-technie, non-libertarian woman has only heard negative things about bitcoin, like the Silk Road saga, and then couple that with the difficulty of securing your currency (to a non-techie). But let's say curiosity gets the better of her and she decides to see what she can actually buy with bitcoin, and all she comes across (for now) is a site that sells outfits like the ones that have so far been suggested or pointed out (http://chicapparel.info/index.php and http://cryptocommodity.org/tats/backsm.jpg). What d'you think she'd think? Do you seriously think she'd be chomping at the bit to get some bitcoin to buy any of these outfits?

Nevermind possibly dubious or niche products, even if it was say some really popular brand of bags/shoes/accessories at discounted rates, most women I know aren't going to jump through the current hoops just to get some bitcoins for an impulse buy when they can get it NOW using a credit card that they can pay later and effectively on installments as well.

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July 30, 2011, 07:41:59 PM
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Most women will not choose to use bitcoins in its current stage. First of all, it's too technical for their nonsensical minds. Secondly, they can't max out a bitcoin like they can a credit card.

Most people would not use Bitcoin in its current state.  We are the minority trying to figure out how to appeal to the masses. 

I think the focus at Bitcoin's current stage is misplaced at times.  Right now it's not about the vendor, we need the backbone infrastructure in place first.  There's still a lot of growing pains to go through.   

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July 30, 2011, 08:38:33 PM
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Actually not as uncommon as one might think. I know several very, very attractive female computer geeks, of which one is my girlfriend.
For everyone who doesn't have a hot geek girlfriend i have a proposal in my signature.

However, to get back on topic, would a site that sells such an outfit be the best way to get women on board, especially with so few mainstream-friendly sites currently available? All it would do is cash in on the sleazy reputation that some would like to portray bitcoin as having.
Sleazy reputation? I'm working on it!

You could always get a Bitcoin tattoo.  I'm sure we could get that bounty pretty quick.
That's already been done, search for "worlds first bitcoin tattoo".


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July 31, 2011, 12:49:49 AM
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ONTOPIC:
Ungeekify the usage of Bitcoins or it will never happen.

Once all the bitcoins get minned, there will be no point in needing to ungeekify.

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July 31, 2011, 02:00:09 AM
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ONTOPIC:
Ungeekify the usage of Bitcoins or it will never happen.

Once all the bitcoins get minned, there will be no point in needing to ungeekify.

Wait, what?! 0.o

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July 31, 2011, 03:31:02 AM
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ONTOPIC:
Ungeekify the usage of Bitcoins or it will never happen.

Once all the bitcoins get minned, there will be no point in needing to ungeekify.

Wait, what?! 0.o
There will be a day when there is no more mining for bitcoins.
So, there will be no need to teach girls the femininity side of it.

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July 31, 2011, 03:33:13 AM
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There will be a day when there is no more mining for bitcoins.
So, there will be no need to teach girls the femininity side of it.

Because once all 21e6 BTC are mined, we'll all stop promoting and using BTC?  Huh
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July 31, 2011, 03:47:28 AM
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ONTOPIC:
Ungeekify the usage of Bitcoins or it will never happen.

Once all the bitcoins get minned, there will be no point in needing to ungeekify.

Wait, what?! 0.o

Basically, it's like using computers.

Back in the 1970~80s, you would have to be a real geek to know to use one.
Fast forward 20 years and by the 2000s, it's a household appliance even grandma might know how to use.

Since it'll take until 2030~2040 or so for all bitcoins to get mined, bitcoin surviving meaningfully means the infrastructural issues should had been ironed out and it won't be a geeky thing anymore. Just like how laptops and PDAs aren't a geek thing since like 10 years ago.


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July 31, 2011, 04:06:39 AM
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There will be a day when there is no more mining for bitcoins.
So, there will be no need to teach girls the femininity side of it.

Because once all 21e6 BTC are mined, we'll all stop promoting and using BTC?  Huh
No no, once all BTC are mined there won't be any reason to teach girls how to setup miners or worry about them killing your miner.
We would just need to show them how to get a Bitcoin Card (similar to a Debit Card) and they will know what to do from there. Grin

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July 31, 2011, 05:16:55 AM
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There will be a day when there is no more mining for bitcoins.
So, there will be no need to teach girls the femininity side of it.

Because once all 21e6 BTC are mined, we'll all stop promoting and using BTC?  Huh
No no, once all BTC are mined there won't be any reason to teach girls how to setup miners or worry about them killing your miner.
We would just need to show them how to get a Bitcoin Card (similar to a Debit Card) and they will know what to do from there. Grin

Interesting! Giving Bitcoin cards as gifts to women.

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July 31, 2011, 05:55:14 AM
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There will be a day when there is no more mining for bitcoins.
So, there will be no need to teach girls the femininity side of it.

Because once all 21e6 BTC are mined, we'll all stop promoting and using BTC?  Huh
No no, once all BTC are mined there won't be any reason to teach girls how to setup miners or worry about them killing your miner.
We would just need to show them how to get a Bitcoin Card (similar to a Debit Card) and they will know what to do from there. Grin

Interesting! Giving Bitcoin cards as gifts to women.

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Sorry for quoting myself, but after proofreading I had another brain fart upon reading my trademark random Bitcoin slogan tag.

What if rich and famous women started using Bitcoin to make discreet (or not so discreet) purchases? Then the common Janes would want to emulate them by getting their own card. (s**t, I'm farting faster than I can type--hang with me, for I'm taking the idea to the nth degree).

What if the average Jane discovered that Oprah (can't think of her last name, but hopefully you've heard of her) is using Bitcoin? What if there was a limited edition Oprah Bitcoin physical card? What if Oprah invested in Bitcoin prior to announcing that she uses it, therefore increasing her net worth? What if a handful of other famous personalities did the same (Lady Ga Ga; Britney Spears; Helena Bonham Carter; Casey Johnson)? Speaking of Helena, what if girls/women who are into Goth (or whatever it's called, but you know what I mean) started using Bitcoin? Let's not forget the high school chicks (I, for one, will never forget). Imagine them having a Miley Cyrus Bitcoin personality card. Hell, these cards don't even have to be loaded--at first. They'll sell like hot cakes... HOT CAKES!!! What if... (now I'm being stupid).

Hopefully, this post helps keep the creative juices flowing.

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July 31, 2011, 06:47:21 AM
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Forgive me, for I'm still farting.

What else do women like to do? Slot machines. I'm taking about a physical slot machine built by WMS Gaming or Bally Technologies and placed on casino floors with a Bitcoin theme. Here's the great part for the manufacture(s): No license fees to pay out.

Bitcoin has all the elements to make this a success:

* Miners & Mining Pools (imagine the animation)
* Block Payouts (50 credits--relatively common with a unique sound when hit)
* Bonus Round (describe what you feel a bonus round should consist of in your follow up posts)
* MegaBitcoin (linked machines between all the participating casinos to win 1M BTC)
* A giant rotating bitcoin hung over the bank of machines
* The machines would have a unique sound not heard before in a casino (as a lure)
* The chairs (stools) would all have the Bitcoin logo on them
* The machines accept $ or BTC, but if you use BTC, you'll receive X% extra credits
* Cash outs can be in $ or directly back into your Bitcoin wallet
* Even though they don't make real coin machines any more, one can still win a novelty 99% silver Bitcoin coin that has the casino name embossed on the back. Now people would be collecting them to have the whole set.

Feel free to expand this idea.

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July 31, 2011, 07:00:45 AM
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Miley Cyrus Bitcoin personality card.

If I use a Miley Cyrus Bitcoin Card to buy some smack on Silk Road... uh, I can't think of a good ending for the joke. Somebody pick up the ball and run with it, ok?
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July 31, 2011, 07:11:50 AM
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Miley Cyrus Bitcoin personality card.

If I use a Miley Cyrus Bitcoin Card to buy some smack on Silk Road... uh, I can't think of a good ending for the joke. Somebody pick up the ball and run with it, ok?
No reason to use Silk Road, it will all go to one place.
Everyone knows that. xD

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July 31, 2011, 07:22:02 AM
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Miley Cyrus Bitcoin personality card.

If I use a Miley Cyrus Bitcoin Card to buy some smack on Silk Road... uh, I can't think of a good ending for the joke. Somebody pick up the ball and run with it, ok?
No reason to use Silk Road, it will all go to one place.
Everyone knows that. xD

I remember listening to, and making love during, this song in the 80's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gXZPaIl6us&feature=related I sure do miss her. That's what I think of every time I see Silk Road in print.
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August 02, 2011, 07:57:34 PM
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People make wrong assumptions based on stupidly small and biased samples.  You are a good example of this.  You don't know all stereotypes, in fact it's likely you only know a small fraction of stereotypes and that fraction is biased by geography and self-selection and generally poor education in statistics and/or logic (i.e. not understanding that even if most avid shoe shoppers are women does not imply that most women are avid shoe shoppers).  From this you have generalized that this says something about all stereotypes.  Not only that but I'd wager you probably don't know many of the true values (i.e. How many Americans really are X). 

This one paragraph wins.  It is so full of stereotypes about people that believe in stereotypes

*sigh* No. 

Much of that paragraph is refuting one persons stereotype (about stereotypes if we weren't getting "meta" enough).  There is an air of refuting the general case but there's really not much of a stereotype there.   If you aren't basing your stereotypes around large, well-randomized samples then you are by definition making wrong assumptions and unless you are doing so knowingly then it would be the result of poor education in statistics.

With regard to the OP's argument that "if you look at things rationally 90% of stereotypes hang around because they are true".  Given that I doubt anyone knows the total number of stereotypes it seems pretty likely that he/she is part of the "poorly educated in statistics" group.

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