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Message 1309946 - Posted: 24 Nov 2012, 22:15:29 UTC - in response to Message 1309943.


SETI@home - $20.00

Your confirmation number is: 101222

Hey, Mark...
That's like $1.67 a month.
Thank you very much!
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Message 1310078 - Posted: 25 Nov 2012, 8:14:35 UTC - in response to Message 1309942.

LOL

You laugh.
Don't look now, but there is a shiny green star looking over your shoulder.....
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Message 1310093 - Posted: 25 Nov 2012, 9:18:09 UTC

Thanks for pricking my conscience Mark!
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Message 1310181 - Posted: 25 Nov 2012, 16:32:26 UTC - in response to Message 1310093.

Thanks for pricking my conscience Mark!

LOL...
I guess we all need our conscience tweaked a bit now and again, eh?
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Message 1310209 - Posted: 25 Nov 2012, 18:05:58 UTC - in response to Message 1309882.

Dear Michael Bader,

Thank you for your gift to:

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We received your gift of $10.00 via Visa on 11/25/2012.


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Message 1310214 - Posted: 25 Nov 2012, 18:09:02 UTC - in response to Message 1310209.
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Dear Michael Bader,

Thank you for your gift to:

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We received your gift of $10.00 via Visa on 11/25/2012.


Excellent, Mike!
Thanks for joining the effort.

Meow.

EDIT...
And, bada-bim...
I see your star has already been delivered!
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Message 1310234 - Posted: 25 Nov 2012, 18:36:42 UTC

Added $20 to the kitty as well, pun intended.
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Message 1310236 - Posted: 25 Nov 2012, 18:37:58 UTC - in response to Message 1310234.

Added $20 to the kitty as well, pun intended.

LOL....
Kitty puns always appreciated here.
As is your nice donation.
Thank you for helping!

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Message 1310284 - Posted: 25 Nov 2012, 20:44:59 UTC

About $25,-- should have made it's way across the ocean by now......
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Message 1310287 - Posted: 25 Nov 2012, 20:55:42 UTC - in response to Message 1310284.

About $25,-- should have made it's way across the ocean by now......

Apparently so, my friend.
Yours is a green star for a year!
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Message 1310298 - Posted: 25 Nov 2012, 21:31:48 UTC
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Mark

You earned the title "the foundraiser admin of the year", a hell of good work, congrats.

I allready have a green star but i will do my part in your 84 campain to.

Hope some more folks could do the same and make the kitties happy!
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Message 1310363 - Posted: 26 Nov 2012, 1:55:01 UTC

Seti just won too. Had this scatcher laying around here for the last week and decided to finally play it. Won $10 bucks.
Since I was reading this thread, I donated it, before I could spend it.
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Message 1310387 - Posted: 26 Nov 2012, 4:37:43 UTC
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Thank you Juan and uli!!!
Very happy to have some of the regulars join in as well as the newcomers.

You are all doing the kitties proud.

BTW...to make your donation, all you have to do is click on my green star!
(Or anybody else's green star.)

It takes you right to the Seti donation page.
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Message 1310476 - Posted: 26 Nov 2012, 14:17:16 UTC

Funds are a little tight but I sent in my donation.

Thank you for your donation of $25.00 your confirmation # is 101311
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Message 1310498 - Posted: 26 Nov 2012, 16:16:54 UTC - in response to Message 1310476.

Funds are a little tight but I sent in my donation.

Thank you for your donation of $25.00 your confirmation # is 101311

And the kitties send meows of thanks to you too, James.
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Message 1310525 - Posted: 26 Nov 2012, 18:05:38 UTC

In case anyone is interested total donations since 24th November

$1998

Yesterday was $1335!!

Well done Mark for starting this off.

Of course this includes ALL donations since then not necessarily from people in this thread!

If you want to see the donation totals since November 2010 look here:

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/donation_history.php

Just don't look at the bottom line of the top box :-(
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Message 1310533 - Posted: 26 Nov 2012, 18:22:22 UTC

The point I am trying to drive home here is that the project's success need not depend upon a few folks with deep pockets.
It can come from a large number of us responding and making a very modest gift to the project.

I realize there are some in other countries that have trouble with the banking systems. Or folks that don't have credit cards. But they are a rather small percentage of those involved here.

I just want folks to think about this in the terms of the fundraiser title.

Who among us can really say they cannot afford 84 cents a month to give to this project if they truly believe in it?
I suspect darn few.

For most, I think it's just admitting that fact and taking a few minutes out of their day to get the deed done.

Click on my star, folks. The kitties shall lead the way.

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Message 1310549 - Posted: 26 Nov 2012, 18:54:59 UTC

For just pennies a day you can feed a SETI@Home staff member.

Perhaps they should implement a star ratting system. Sort of like the eBay one I imagine. With different colored stars to show how much has been donated. This might entice people to donate more to get their preferred color of star. Perhaps an option that doesn't indicated an amount for those that like to show they have donated, but don't wish to indicate how much.

My preferred star color is transparent/anonymous.
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Message 1310592 - Posted: 26 Nov 2012, 21:25:50 UTC

I would strongly oppose a "star rating system".

I am no longer working full time and have to be a bit more careful with money, because I can only afford a smaller amount. It would not worry me but others who are on lower income or retired should not be "discriminated against" with a "lower value" star.

I would probably donate anonymously or stop altogether.
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Message 1310693 - Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 4:46:08 UTC - in response to Message 1310592.

I would strongly oppose a "star rating system".

I am no longer working full time and have to be a bit more careful with money, because I can only afford a smaller amount. It would not worry me but others who are on lower income or retired should not be "discriminated against" with a "lower value" star.

I would probably donate anonymously or stop altogether.

Bernie, as Ang has posted, the different coloured stars are in the works. I would like to see the green one as a default, as I don't have a lot of extra money either.
But I do volunteer work and I get paid zip. Still a nonvalue contribution to Seti.
That said, some of the big donors should have bragging rights, if they choose too. Or just opt out, as some do.
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