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Message 1065337 - Posted: 10 Jan 2011, 20:36:46 UTC
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SETI@home volunteers that use Flattr can now make microdonations to SETI@home by pressing the button at the bottom of the main SETI@home page.


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Message 1065341 - Posted: 10 Jan 2011, 20:54:44 UTC

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Message 1065351 - Posted: 10 Jan 2011, 21:26:27 UTC - in response to Message 1065337.

I'll be building a page to show the total number of Flattrs and the total amount of the donations received in the near future.


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Message 1065362 - Posted: 10 Jan 2011, 22:02:27 UTC - in response to Message 1065351.

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Message 1065736 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 23:49:57 UTC
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Flattr..

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Message 1066083 - Posted: 13 Jan 2011, 2:06:27 UTC - in response to Message 1065736.
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Flattr is a micropayment system that allows you to send money to sites you like. If you go to the site to sign up you'll be asked to make a deposit (called means) that will be used for the payments. Then you set a monthly payment amount (minimum 2 euros, maximum 100 euros) that will be divided among the sites that you "Flattr" by pressing their "Flattr This" button.

If you Flattr one site during the month, it gets all of the monthly amount. If you Flattr 100 sites during the month, each gets 1% of the total. At the end of the month the Flattr'd sites get their share of the payment. If you don't Flattr any sites in a month, the payment goes to charities chosen by the people who run Flattr. You can also "subscribe" to a site, which means it gets Flattr'd automatically each month.

So far, 36 people have Flattr'd SETI@home, which means we'll probably get somewhere between 0.36 euro and 3600 euros at the end of the month. (It will probably be much closer to 0.36 euro.)


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Message 1066092 - Posted: 13 Jan 2011, 2:42:16 UTC - in response to Message 1066083.
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Maybe it's possible to add this new donation system on this page: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_donate.php ?

And instead of the bottom of the front page to the top?
I have only an old 17" screen with 1024x768 resolution and I need to scroll down to get attention. I guess a lot of people use this old screens (size).

[EDIT: (I see 2/3 of the page and 1/3 is hidden, need to scroll down)]

And maybe with a button with how much clicks already (if possible)?
Every month a reset of this button?


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Message 1066168 - Posted: 13 Jan 2011, 10:39:18 UTC - in response to Message 1066092.
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Maybe it's possible to add this new donation system on this page: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_donate.php ?


Second that. Why not change the text for PayPal donations?

"PayPal Users: Direct donations are not possible, but you can donate using Flattr."

Keep up the good work.

Regards, Christoph

Edit: are the Green Stars possible through that way? if not, you may like to mention that somewhere there too. So there won't be too many threads like 'Where is my Star?'
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Message 1066255 - Posted: 13 Jan 2011, 18:05:12 UTC - in response to Message 1066168.

Thanks for the suggestions. We don't get any information about who has clicked unless people make there Flattrs public and then we only get their Flattr username shown on the SETI@home Flattr page. It would be hard to link that to the star generating mechanism.

I'm going to make a separate Flattr page to show the number of Flattrs and how much we've raised that way. But I will be adding Flattr to the donation page and will mention paypal. I don't want to put scripted buttons on the main page because every time we add javascript we get complaints from people who have scripting turned off.


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Message 1114587 - Posted: 8 Jun 2011, 14:01:04 UTC - in response to Message 1066255.

It's great to see that we have different options to make donations, especially for outside-of-US spots like Canada. :)

I'll continue to use Flattr, Eric. Thanks for making this possible!

Also, is there going to be an updated hardware thread?


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Message 1117615 - Posted: 16 Jun 2011, 2:01:45 UTC - in response to Message 1114587.

what kind of donations we talking about ? ;=S

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