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Message 1300194 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 12:41:47 UTC

I received an email today asking me to make a donation to Seti. I was under the impression that I was already making a donation by allowing my computer to be used as part of the search for ET. The use of my computer or anyone else s for that matter is not free. We pay for service providers, bandwidth, and the use of the phone lines. Apparently, this donation is insufficient to SETI, so I guess I am outa here.

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Message 1300195 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 12:45:01 UTC - in response to Message 1300194.

I received an email today asking me to make a donation to Seti. I was under the impression that I was already making a donation by allowing my computer to be used as part of the search for ET. The use of my computer or anyone else s for that matter is not free. We pay for service providers, bandwidth, and the use of the phone lines. Apparently, this donation is insufficient to SETI, so I guess I am outa here.

BYE



We all get those emails, once each year. I also only donate my time, and my computers time, which as you say is a substantial cost to us users.

You are not required to donate anything more than you already do. Please stay, and continue to do what you have done so far.
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Message 1300212 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 13:59:30 UTC

Seti needs monetary donations as well. If you cannot manage that then we understand, But there is no reason not to continue crunching :-)


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Message 1300218 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 14:11:13 UTC - in response to Message 1300194.

I'm struggling to understand your view. You donate your computer, and all that goes with it, but you're offended by the project asking for a cash donation to keep the project running, and you want to leave because you find the offense so great that you cannot stay.

Every single volunteer donates their computer power to the project. People donate cash if they can. Where is the part that asking is offensive?

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Message 1300226 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 14:43:53 UTC

I totally agree C.

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Message 1300314 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 18:42:04 UTC

+1!
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Message 1300354 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 20:19:36 UTC

Goodbye Bob.

Note to those of you still here: not all Canadians are this narrow minded.
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Message 1300437 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 4:50:45 UTC

Never met a Canadian I did not like...

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Message 1300461 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 6:31:07 UTC

Or a Brit,German,NH or the whole east coast
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Message 1300547 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 19:58:58 UTC

OP did go away, computer hasn't contacted in a week. And this was his only post.
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Message 1300553 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 20:15:02 UTC

OK, it's a shame but it happens. Some people get niggled at being asked for money, but many more others are happy to give something. You have to balance it out. I still think Seti is right to hold these Autumn fund raising drives.


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Message 1300615 - Posted: 31 Oct 2012, 1:54:13 UTC

Lets be nice. He/She maybe back . We get alot of posters, that just try it out and it is just not their cup of tea. To me, it is all good. I give when I can.
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Message 1300637 - Posted: 31 Oct 2012, 4:21:04 UTC

Intersting 7 of the 9 people posting in this thread have a tag and 4 of the 9 have green stars. Angela, what happened? No star anymore? TSK TSK :)

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Message 1300669 - Posted: 31 Oct 2012, 10:35:10 UTC

It is being addressed. She is caught up in the GPUUG bug.
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Message 1300698 - Posted: 31 Oct 2012, 13:28:28 UTC - in response to Message 1300669.
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It is being addressed. She is caught up in the GPUUG bug.

I have to check and see if Eric has a star:)

Edit- Yep he has one.
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Message 1300704 - Posted: 31 Oct 2012, 13:55:47 UTC - in response to Message 1300669.
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It is being addressed. She is caught up in the GPUUG bug.

I can imagine some events changing the priority of the bug fix :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4CyF5BbqE


thanks for the straight line uli
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Message 1300714 - Posted: 31 Oct 2012, 14:59:00 UTC - in response to Message 1300704.

It is being addressed. She is caught up in the GPUUG bug.

I can imagine some events changing the priority of the bug fix :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4CyF5BbqE


thanks for the straight line uli


LOL!

Uli pointed out to me several weeks ago that my green star had lapsed. Eric said the GPU donations were still being processed. I'm green really. I swear it.

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Message 1300717 - Posted: 31 Oct 2012, 15:13:29 UTC

The kitties are waiting for their last GPUUG donation to be updated as well, or their little green start will dim in about 20 days....
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Message 1300757 - Posted: 31 Oct 2012, 18:11:12 UTC - in response to Message 1300714.
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Uli pointed out to me several weeks ago that my green star had lapsed. Eric said the GPU donations were still being processed. I'm green really. I swear it.


I can vouch for you, as you contributed to my fundraiser a couple of weeks ago. :^) If it was through GPUUG that could explain why it wasn't updated.

The kitties are waiting for their last GPUUG donation to be updated as well, or their little green start will dim in about 20 days....


And you contributed too!

Thanks again to both of you.
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Message 1300771 - Posted: 31 Oct 2012, 19:06:57 UTC

Have to save a little bit more to be able to donate something...I'll have my green star back again some day, that's a promise:)
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