[quote=“Ben, post:9, topic:2616”][quote=“fpressly, post:7, topic:2616”]That’s okay I withdraw the proposal. If I had known the attitudes I would be encountering, I probably wouldn’t have wasted my time getting involved with your little charade. Thanks anyway. I hope you greet other peoples efforts with a little more diplomacy.
And yeah I think the concept of the paper ballot reaches anywhere in the world they have elections. The whole point is accountability in the voting process and not setting yourselves up to have the most precious thing we have, left open to manipulation, and that is the ballot box. With an honest ballot box, we can remove tyrants. David’s can kill Goliath’s.
It kinda surprises me the people who are setting themselves up to be judge and head cute comment maker in this “competition” should put out some ideas of their own so we can all tell them how stupid their ideas are. If you are too thick to understand how this appeals to the masses and how ANY exposure is GOOD exposure for PeerCoin and how association at entry level of anything gives the most upside. If I have to explain all that, maybe they need to take another vote.[/quote]
Hold up, let’s start this one over again, shall we?
I have a feeling that what you’re asking for is a bit different than what people had in mind when the Marketing Fund was created. That’s not to say that it isn’t a reasonable request, but you’re going to need to provide a lot more information before people are comfortable with the concept.
The primary question that I have for you, after reviewing the proposal, is why is Peercoin a good fit for The Party of the Paper Ballot? I’ve read the information available on the site, and can imagine how it would appeal to some people, but isn’t there a fundamental disconnect here? You’re trying to use Peercoin, a decentralized, pseudo-anonymous digital currency as a way to reach people who’s political desires are to undo years of digital voting systems and move back to an analog paper ballot for each election held.
Isn’t there a conflict of ideologies going on here? It’s quite possible that I’m missing the point, and that there’s a very large demographic that would identify with both Peercoin and the paper ballot movement, but you’re going to have to come out with very compelling results from surveys that show it before I’m going to be convinced.
Your request for support is a fair one, but the community’s response (to date) is also fair. You are new to the community and the proposal that you submitted was lacking in details in a number of key areas – primarly, what is the ROI for Peercoin? Is this going to be 100s, 1000s, 100ks, or more impressions? Do you expect that The Party of the Paper Ballot-backed candidates would be using Peercoin as a talking point and using their political connections to lobby for cryptocurrency?
Let’s start with the basics and then work up to how you arrived at the requested PPC number.[/quote]
well to fairly answer your question I think some of you are thinking too hard about this. There is no requirement for a thematic resonance between the two. No more than Coca-Cola is to everything they put their name on. Remove Peercoin from the equation. The underlying theme of this startup political party is on the tongues of many. It is a heating up political question. Not mainstream but when explained to people ot will pick up steam.Google it and see how much people are talking about it. A party whose primary demand is a return to paper ballots has a clean, clear purpose and message. It is the kind of thing a public in every walk of life and socio-economic background can identify with. Now like Coca-Cola, imagine PeerCoin riding the tail of that viral event. You never know, ANYTHING can happen when you cut an idea lose into the wild. The fact that it is not a mainstream party, that anyone from any other party can join, in a dual party capacity. This is really not a party specific issue as it is a voting process issue that affects everyone equally. All the parties can come together on that.
So my point is, without really doing too much, attention can be called to the PeerCoin logo. Through a carefully planned campaign, pushing The Party of the Paper Ballot I can reach 2,500,000 (impressions) on Facebook to put The Party of the Paper Ballot on 2.5 million screens and Peercoin riding it’s growth. Honestly, you tell me anything else that’ll give you that many impressions for $2000 (including the setup and administration). Heck you pay $1800 a month for a billboard on the side of the road that promises 350,000 impressions a month. Getting the Peercoin logo in front of people over and over and over builds brand awareness. You can get a lot of exposure from millions of impressions. You don’t have to justify or explain Peercoin being there. It just is. I bet it would take PeerCoin to $5.