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Message 818148 - Posted: 13 Oct 2008, 20:57:19 UTC
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Hello friends...

Recently it was noted that a very generous donor donated $7865 in one day!

WE CAN BEAT THAT AND WE'RE GOING TO TRY!!!!

This is a 2 1/2 week challenge to raise a minimum amount of $7865! I know this is a difficult time but if you're interested, we'd appreciate your support.

If you are willing to be a part of this, please post your name here on and list the amount if you wish.

**Here is a link to the Donation Methods Page **

If you do not wish or unable to that is absolutely fine-there will be no criticism of non-donors in this Challenge thread.

This thread is not meant to spotlight anyone unless they wish to participate.

It will be locked at some point Friday October 31 at the stroke of midnight and totals posted at some point Saturday.

Thank you for your interest and support to the program.


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Message 818652 - Posted: 15 Oct 2008, 7:18:54 UTC

$25 donated today.
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Message 818671 - Posted: 15 Oct 2008, 8:16:41 UTC - in response to Message 818148.  

$10 donated!
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Message 818978 - Posted: 15 Oct 2008, 23:18:00 UTC

Thank you both for a good start! Any little bit helps!!!

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Message 819381 - Posted: 16 Oct 2008, 20:14:02 UTC

I'd love to help out again but England went bankrupt last week and took my finances down with it!


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Message 819635 - Posted: 17 Oct 2008, 11:26:09 UTC

i want to spend some $$ too ,but i have the same problem with Andy. i putted my money to a bank from Island and now i can't get out not even a dollar.


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Message 820275 - Posted: 18 Oct 2008, 22:24:25 UTC
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Thank you for your gift of $500 for: SETI@home.

Your confirmation number is: 39491

Cheers
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Message 820377 - Posted: 19 Oct 2008, 3:33:33 UTC

$500!?

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Message 820745 - Posted: 20 Oct 2008, 0:44:32 UTC - in response to Message 820275.  

Dear Friend of Cal,


Thank you for your gift of $500 for: SETI@home.

Your confirmation number is: 39491

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Thank You Mark!!!!

Due to some bonuses that just cleared I just wrote a check for $100 myself!


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Message 820792 - Posted: 20 Oct 2008, 2:59:02 UTC - in response to Message 820745.  

My paycheck was a little higher than expected, so I donated another $30 :D
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Message 821297 - Posted: 21 Oct 2008, 1:43:53 UTC

I'm glad there's so much enthusiasm to help SETI@home. Unfortunately, I've made as many donations as I'm comfortable with to SETI@home, and I really hope that there is a solution on the horizon for the funding issues SETI@home is facing.

I'd never suggest that people stop donating to SETI@home, but we're really at a point where we're bleeding to death, and we're simply putting tablespoons of blood back into the body. The sooner something can be done about funding, the better.

And when a little more time has passed between donation drives, I will gladly put a day's work into the kitty.
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Message 821576 - Posted: 21 Oct 2008, 21:46:12 UTC

The company that I work for, fired 190 employees yesterday. I was not one of them.
Therefore, I donated $ 100 to the project.

Sincerely, Niels.
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Message 821804 - Posted: 22 Oct 2008, 6:22:41 UTC

Another $50 from Sweden (our banks are still standing strong after the turmoil we had in the early 90's)
The current state of S@H gets me worried...
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Message 821841 - Posted: 22 Oct 2008, 11:46:37 UTC - in response to Message 821804.  
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Dear Friend of Cal,

Thank you for your gift of $777.77 for: SETI@home.

Your confirmation number is: 39534


A few lucky numbers seem appropriate these days...

Just rejoined the SETI frenzy again and decided that's not going to work well if the Project would have to shut down one day - don't want that after 9 years of SETI.

PS.
Ehm, this did something funny to my total Donation count in my Account page.
Total amount : ***.7700195312
(homogeneous redundancy check failed I guess )
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Message 821856 - Posted: 22 Oct 2008, 12:42:20 UTC

Too soon after the last donation drive, but WTH....

Dear Friend of Cal
Thank you for your gift of $25.00
Confirmation no is: 39535
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Message 821860 - Posted: 22 Oct 2008, 12:52:44 UTC

Dear Friend of Cal,


Thank you for your gift of $50 for: SETI@home.

Your confirmation number is: 39536

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Message 821874 - Posted: 22 Oct 2008, 13:42:41 UTC

It's been 10 months since my last donation so here goes:

Dear Friend of Cal,

Thank you for your gift of $50 for: SETI@home.

Your confirmation number is: 39537
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Message 822897 - Posted: 24 Oct 2008, 22:55:07 UTC

Thank you all---one week to go!


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Message 823053 - Posted: 25 Oct 2008, 6:32:37 UTC

$25.00 from a team, BOINC Synergy Cruncher. Hope a funding solution is found soon. Joe B.
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Message 823379 - Posted: 26 Oct 2008, 2:27:10 UTC
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Team Sicituradastra-there is a challenge out for your team! Let's see you rise to it!


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