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Message 1310802 - Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 19:51:11 UTC - in response to Message 1310693.

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.

That was kind of what I was thinking. Let those that wish to brag do so & then they can compete with each other or such to get they brightest & shiniest star.

Personally I keep away from those stars all together.
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Message 1310812 - Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 20:19:29 UTC

I have not had a star most years and do not care if it shows or not that i donate.
I do intend over the next few months to get my donation level to $1 a month.
But i think it is time to start thinking outside of the box I know some band members and a couple of bars that like doing fund raises and a keg does not really cost that much, or a dance, or garage sale or, maybe a Rafael and if bragging right's for the large donors gets more cheese I am for it.The point is group activities can be fun and can generate more cheese than an individual can afford to donate.Have fun and be creative.
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Message 1310821 - Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 20:32:41 UTC - in response to Message 1310812.

I have not had a star most years and do not care if it shows or not that i donate.
I do intend over the next few months to get my donation level to $1 a month.
But i think it is time to start thinking outside of the box I know some band members and a couple of bars that like doing fund raises and a keg does not really cost that much, or a dance, or garage sale or, maybe a Rafael and if bragging right's for the large donors gets more cheese I am for it.The point is group activities can be fun and can generate more cheese than an individual can afford to donate.Have fun and be creative.

Maybe implement some kind of donation rating system for the groups. So groups could have fundraisers to compete against each other.
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Message 1311224 - Posted: 29 Nov 2012, 1:44:10 UTC

Mark remember, showing a green Star is a choice. Just donating comp cycles is also a choice. Not tax deductable tho.

The Kittyman's heart is in the right place. Give if you want to/can. Show your star or don't.
Just like other choices we make.
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Message 1311232 - Posted: 29 Nov 2012, 2:39:41 UTC

Bernie: I just looked at the donation history - http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/donation_history.php

I think it is such a shame that only 0.28 percent of all volunteers have donated to help. Less than one percent...

Seems that if there are those that can afford these mega-crunchers, they could help us out a bit to strengthen the S@H manpower end financially. Doesn't have to be a big number, a small number by a big number of donors would be so fantastic.

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Message 1316911 - Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 23:45:52 UTC

I noticed my star was missing, so it's time to donate again.
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Message 1326456 - Posted: 10 Jan 2013, 20:37:06 UTC

you gratefully have my 84 cents a month...

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Thank you for your gift of $10.00 via Mastercard on 01/10/2013.
Your gift will benefit the following area:

SETI@home - $10.00

Your confirmation number is: 108804

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Message 1332381 - Posted: 29 Jan 2013, 0:29:19 UTC - in response to Message 1309753.

BALDERDASH

I tried to use PayPal to entirely complete the goal of GPU users group. Repeatedly asked to review my purchases. I figured I needed to enter my user name and password, which is the same for both my registered projects, and it was wrong. After two or three times reviewing my purchase I decided they had not yet earned it.

Hint. If someone offers you money, take it. Just send me to PayPal when you tell me I can pay with PayPal.

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Message 1332540 - Posted: 29 Jan 2013, 20:18:33 UTC - in response to Message 1332381.

Maybe you need to register first on the GPUUG site.
Since it is an independed organisation they are not connected to any BOINC project server so they will not know your username and password.
But I don't know for sure if registration is necessary.
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Message 1333476 - Posted: 1 Feb 2013, 8:02:25 UTC

The fundraiser was a great idea, I donated for the first time since I joined in 1999. I will do so yearly.
I would like to know how the response has been , how much was raised ?


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Message 1333478 - Posted: 1 Feb 2013, 8:05:30 UTC

Okay, I guess I should have looked a little before my last post. I found it.
Nice work.
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Message 1333972 - Posted: 2 Feb 2013, 14:40:09 UTC - in response to Message 1333480.

A very fine encouraging message. When people donate to Seti@home they need to be sure to give the e-mail associated with their account. I forgot that and used the account I use most for business transactions. Whoops, it was not the one associated with Seti@home. My Green Star will be delayed because of this and Uli is helping me with that. I thought about my willingness to donate much like you did Mark. I've invested all this money in graphics cards. A donation will help Seti at Home with getting the project's needs fulfilled. I'm thinking of improved handling of uploads and downloads and improved staffing.

With hundreds of thousands of active volunteers, there's good reason to believe a large proportion of us would contribute to help the project's center and staffing needs. Beginning now with this first donation, I promise to talk about Seti with my friends and raise its charitable profile with them. P.S. Here's the link that explains how effective Seti@home is as a scientific project. Overall about 90% of the funds go directly toward project expenses and very little to fund raising expenses. That's excellent and up there with the best.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_donate.php
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Message 1336253 - Posted: 9 Feb 2013, 17:06:08 UTC

Would be nice if it was possible to donate in Bitcoins.





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Message 1336486 - Posted: 10 Feb 2013, 2:17:12 UTC
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$10.50 through GPUUG
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Message 1336745 - Posted: 10 Feb 2013, 19:08:56 UTC - in response to Message 1336381.

Would be nice if it was possible to donate in Bitcoins.

Yeah, dude.
And I should like to buy a new car with my Seti creds too.

Although it's somewhat off topic for this thread, BlueTooth76 (a.k.a. MaGNeT)'s idea may be very good. At current exchange rates, one Bitcoin is around 20 USD, and almost any currency can be exchanged.

I doubt it would be possible to get the University of California donation system to accept them, but maybe the GPUUG could investigate it as an additional method. http://www.weusecoins.com/merchant-tools.php lists some services which merchants can use to accept payment in Bitcoins, for instance.

Perhaps when SETI@home work delivery is insufficient for whatever reason, turning compute power to Bitcoin mining and donating the proceeds to S@h would be a good way of working toward the goals of this project.
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