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Message 1151546 - Posted: 12 Sep 2011, 20:38:21 UTC
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In addition to crunching, you can provide some support to SETI@home by using GoodSearch and GoodShop. These search engines redirect a half their advertising to revenues to charity. Just be sure to choose "University of California - SETI@home" as your charity of choice.
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Message 1151549 - Posted: 12 Sep 2011, 20:41:16 UTC - in response to Message 1151546.

I forgot to acknowledge that this was Blurf's idea from quite a while ago, that we hadn't publicized for reasons too annoying to go into.
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Message 1151975 - Posted: 14 Sep 2011, 3:36:55 UTC

Signed up and am using it now. So far, I've made 8 cents ? Oh well, every little bit helps.

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Message 1151999 - Posted: 14 Sep 2011, 4:29:29 UTC - in response to Message 1151975.
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Well, at the rate I do searches, I'm racking up a dime a day. I made a couple purchases I was going to make anyway, too that should add up to a couple bucks. If enough people join it might add up to enough to pay Matt not to abandon us for life on the road next year. ;)
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Message 1152016 - Posted: 14 Sep 2011, 5:59:56 UTC

Would it help, if I double the Euro on the wall?
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Message 1152027 - Posted: 14 Sep 2011, 6:51:37 UTC - in response to Message 1152016.

I'm in.
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Message 1152329 - Posted: 15 Sep 2011, 5:51:05 UTC

Me Too.
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Message 1152341 - Posted: 15 Sep 2011, 6:31:54 UTC

Me three :)

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Message 1152520 - Posted: 15 Sep 2011, 17:33:24 UTC

If anyone would like to make GoodSearch an option their browser's main search box, it's possible on Firefox.

Firefox users can go here to add GoodSearch to their browser.

Downloading the GoodSearch toolbar is also an option, but I don't like adding additional toolbars to my browser.


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Message 1152670 - Posted: 16 Sep 2011, 8:00:12 UTC

Added.

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Message 1152674 - Posted: 16 Sep 2011, 8:47:30 UTC - in response to Message 1152670.

Huh, earned $0.10 through a few everyday searches. Pretty nice feature.
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Message 1152773 - Posted: 16 Sep 2011, 14:52:57 UTC

I've been using them since late 2009 and am glad to have company.

For the Opera browser, adding Goodsearch to the list of search engines is also simple.

Name: GoodSearch
Keyword: o
Address: http://www.goodsearch.com/search.aspx?keywords=%s

I also have checks in the "Use as default search engine" and "Use as Speed Dial search engine" boxes.

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Message 1152802 - Posted: 16 Sep 2011, 16:12:08 UTC

OK...the kitties would like to help out too, their little paws do a little searching now and again.
How do you get your Seti avatar to display there?
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Message 1152852 - Posted: 16 Sep 2011, 18:22:00 UTC

And another
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Message 1152872 - Posted: 16 Sep 2011, 20:16:44 UTC

Hello ! Well, something happened here. I did some searching, and a little message came up, telling me that now, when I search, SETI will get more money, and I will get some kind of points. Don't care about the points, but the money for the project is MORE that welcome. This GOODSEARCH is a great idea ! Thanks Blurf ! Hope I got that name right. Sorry if I didn't.

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Message 1152963 - Posted: 17 Sep 2011, 0:30:30 UTC

You did good Jeff...thanks!
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Message 1153159 - Posted: 17 Sep 2011, 12:43:06 UTC

If everyone holds down F5 for a few hours day we could have enough for another server...

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Message 1153269 - Posted: 17 Sep 2011, 18:13:26 UTC

$0.07 already.

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Message 1153279 - Posted: 17 Sep 2011, 19:08:47 UTC

This is great I'm surprised I haven't heard of it before. I will certainly be using this. Cheers and goodluck

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Message 1153698 - Posted: 18 Sep 2011, 21:28:21 UTC

What's to stop someone setting up some sort of automation that would do searches via a macro & 'artifically' generate money?...

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