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Message 1042284 - Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 13:19:45 UTC

Uhm...i'm a little confused now.

11%..2.5%...Yes...No...

How many from our Donations gets SETI@home? 89% or 97.5%

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Message 1042293 - Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 13:42:42 UTC - in response to Message 1042284.

Uhm...i'm a little confused now.

11%..2.5%...Yes...No...

How many from our Donations gets SETI@home? 89% or 97.5%

Helli

I believe the 11% that the campus takes from the donations is correct.

And quite a bargain at that......
It would cost significantly more if the project had to front all of the costs they incur up front. Much more.


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Message 1042384 - Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 17:43:38 UTC

I think it's the best deal we are gonna get at the moment.

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Message 1042386 - Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 18:03:39 UTC

Make sure to direct your Gift to go to SETI or it goes into the general college fund to be divided equally between Departments if I remember correctly.
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Message 1042401 - Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 19:08:16 UTC - in response to Message 1042386.

Hi, Yes it is 11% and please check to be sure it go to the SETI fund.

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Message 1042407 - Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 19:26:20 UTC - in response to Message 1042401.

on the bright side, that is the default if you go to the donations page via the green star.
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Message 1042452 - Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 20:41:52 UTC

Contribooting


Dear Francis Noel,

Thank you for your gift of $10.00 via Mastercard on 10/15/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $10.00

Your confirmation number is:
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Message 1042456 - Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 20:51:22 UTC - in response to Message 1042452.
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Thank you Francis.

Has anyone got a total lately? We've got to be way up there! Great job everybody.

Ok, according to my very weak math skills I figured $11,820.00. That's fantastic!
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Message 1042485 - Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 22:25:00 UTC

I had to give again, worked over 70 hours last week so the overtime looked real good.

Thank you for your gift of $100.00 via Visa on 10/15/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $100.00

Your confirmation number is:
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Message 1042534 - Posted: 16 Oct 2010, 0:18:23 UTC - in response to Message 1042198.

That sounds like the credit card merchant fee!

Are you sure the person you talked to actually understood your question?


Here is exactly what I was told by someone at the Gifts Administration Help Desk:

2.5% of any gift given to the SETI program is taken out as a gift fee. Those fees do go back to SETI, however, to help administer and run their program. So, on a $20 gift, there would be a 50 cent gift fee.


Seems pretty forthright to me...I'll callback next week and confirm
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Message 1042570 - Posted: 16 Oct 2010, 3:04:23 UTC
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Thank you for your gift of $100.00 via Mastercard on 10/15/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $100.00

Your confirmation number is:
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Hope it helps,
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Message 1042597 - Posted: 16 Oct 2010, 6:14:58 UTC - in response to Message 1042570.

At the risk of hi-jacking Mark's thread, every penny helps... even $5 helps the bottom line.

Thank you very much for your donation.

This will mean that they can hopefully get 2 decently specced servers to replace the less reliable ones.

There are ongoing discussions with server manufacturers about this.

It may even mean that they won't have to have the three day-shutdown to process the database results, but that will have to be a wait-and-see at the moment.

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Message 1042609 - Posted: 16 Oct 2010, 8:34:45 UTC - in response to Message 1042597.

uhm my donation went to my old seti account ;o

ooh wel now i got 2 accounts with both green stars ;o
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Message 1042627 - Posted: 16 Oct 2010, 10:29:53 UTC - in response to Message 1042456.
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For starters, my monthly donation for October.

Thank you for your gift of $50.00 via Visa on 10/16/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $50.00

Your confirmation number is:
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Has anyone got a total lately? We've got to be way up there! Great job everybody.


Been busy the last couple days with work and some things after work. Behold:

$55 msattler
$500 Helli
$100 ryeomans
$50 Dorphas
$100 MJS
$10 SciManStev
$200 JohnDK
$20 jason_gee
$100 Geek@Play
$20 Niteryder
$100 Fourmyle of Ceres
$100 bill
$50 RoosStar
$20 perryjay
$175 Clifton L. Harding Jr.
$50 Albireo380
$75 dnolan
$2,175 MarkJ
$50 Bernie Vine
$100 rebest
$100 S@NL - Fred - www.efmer.eu/boinc
$50 Big Don
$625 Byron Leigh Hatch @ team Carl Sagan
$300 samuel7
$30 Silje
$100 Klurt
$150 Magnet
$25 Robert Ribbeck
$124.75 Zebra3
$150 soft^spirit
$100 Rabbit&Carrot
$25 gomeyer
$25 Tony DeBari
$50 Eve - Pyro nl
$20 Anthony Coleman
$250 Roman Wagner
$35 Chris S
$50.25 razamatraz
$25 Frizz
$25 dan
$25 tnmjr99a
$25 arkayn
$20 _heinz
$50 Eewec
$25 Philhnnss
$100 Anthony G. Todd
$108 Justin M. Morford
$250 RWZeitgeist
$15 SockGap
$50 Bearcat
$50 Donald L. Johnson
$20 Arjant2
$400 Orioneti
$50 Ingrid Brouwer
$50 The_bestest
$100 Thomas Arnold
$10 John
$200 David Anderson
$200 J. Mileski
$100 James Sotherden
$100 Egad Ivegoninsane
$50 yank
$12 VM Bobier
$50 Blake Bonkofsky
$50 Ocna
$15 CLYDE
$40 Area 51
$50 Terry & Laura
$20 Dean Sheaffer
$200 Claggy
$100 WendyR
$100 dcappello
$25 119FWMXS
$10 MJKelleher
$2,175 -ShEm-
$50 CHARLES JACKSON
$50 Spectrum
$25 Fuzzy53
$25 JimHilty2
$100 Tom Mehrens
$15 APCyberax
$25 [DPC] hansR
$10 Zeus Fab3r
$100 Doug vE
$25 KWSN - Xfer.cns
$10 Mike Bader
$300 Tony Baczynski
$50 Xeltrix
$10 Francis Noel
$100 Frederic Salve

Total comes to $12,050. Total from the donation history page (dating to Oct. 6th) is $14,257.55, for a difference of $2,207.55. Looks like there was another donation made for $25.55 that wasn't mentioned here (which is perfectly fine). Thank you everyone for your generosity. It looks like Oscar will be getting a sibling for the holidays (I hope that's all he ever wanted). :-)

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Message 1042640 - Posted: 16 Oct 2010, 11:57:21 UTC


Thank you for your gift of $50.00 via Mastercard on 10/16/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $50.00

Your confirmation number is:
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Thanks Mark for the very inspiring thread.

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Message 1042706 - Posted: 16 Oct 2010, 16:10:25 UTC

Dear Neal Chantrill,

Thank you for your gift of $50.00 via Visa on 10/16/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $50.00

Your confirmation number is:
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First time donator, sorry it's not more.
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Message 1042716 - Posted: 16 Oct 2010, 16:38:02 UTC - in response to Message 1042706.

Dear Neal Chantrill,

Thank you for your gift of $50.00 via Visa on 10/16/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $50.00

Your confirmation number is:
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First time donator, sorry it's not more.

Don't be sorry.....just be proud of the little green star you'll be wearing soon.

Thank you!

Meow meow.

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Message 1042803 - Posted: 16 Oct 2010, 21:00:15 UTC

I really look forward to hearing that the servers have been specced and ordered.

Well done Mark, You're a kitty hero ! :-))

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Message 1042816 - Posted: 16 Oct 2010, 21:31:31 UTC - in response to Message 1042803.
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I really look forward to hearing that the servers have been specced and ordered.

Well done Mark, You're a kitty hero ! :-))

A little bird told the kitties that Oscar was actually ordered this week. Takes campus purchasing a week or so to process the paperwork and cut the purchase order, and then delivery time from the vendor, etc..

Not sure what the final specs as ordered were decided on.
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Message 1042822 - Posted: 16 Oct 2010, 21:41:00 UTC - in response to Message 1042816.

I really look forward to hearing that the servers have been specced and ordered.

Well done Mark, You're a kitty hero ! :-))

A little bird told the kitties that Oscar was actually ordered this week. Takes campus purchasing a week or so to process the paperwork and cut the purchase order, and then delivery time from the vendor, etc..

Not sure what the final specs as ordered were decided on.

It will be interesting at the very least. :D
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