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Message 959948 - Posted: 1 Jan 2010, 21:55:43 UTC

Having been a professional fundraiser and personally responsible for raising over $300,000 for a non-profit organization previously, I think I am qualified to say when I think requests are being sent too often.

At some point, it's going back to the well too often. Requesting cash too many times can actually breed resentment.

I hope that doesn't happen here.


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Message 959973 - Posted: 1 Jan 2010, 23:40:36 UTC - in response to Message 959842.  

Checked my account. Nothing received yet. No messages in my spam filter.


Then there must be something wrong..

You have NO or YES there? [Message 959499] in this thread.



Ups, you are right. Something went wrong over there. I have changed my settings now back to yes. LOL

I dont know, how could that happen!
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Message 960140 - Posted: 2 Jan 2010, 12:18:04 UTC - in response to Message 959474.  

Hi all--

I know the project is desperate for cash (as the former Donations coordinator) but I received a third email stating the need for cash.

3 emails are--in my belief--total overkill.

For the record I gave recently, but choose to hide my star.

Twice was enough friends.


...but it took you longer to write & whine about the emails than it would to have simply press delete and move on.



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Message 960154 - Posted: 2 Jan 2010, 13:24:27 UTC

I recived 3 E-mails too, no probs with that, but actually it would be MUCH better to re-enable PayPal-based payments and no letters at all for me ;)
Think little about international participants. We have no easy way to make donation it seems. PayPal transfers would be the best way IMO.
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Message 960172 - Posted: 2 Jan 2010, 14:50:05 UTC - in response to Message 959948.  
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Having been a professional fundraiser and personally responsible for raising over $300,000 for a non-profit organization previously, I think I am qualified to say when I think requests are being sent too often.

At some point, it's going back to the well too often. Requesting cash too many times can actually breed resentment.

I hope that doesn't happen here.

No problem here......I got 'em all.
Sheesh, you would think Blurf never gets spam that he has to complain about getting a few emails from his 'favorite project'...and he is embarrassed about his star, yet he posts that he contributed...WT* is that about?????

Keep them coming.
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Message 960232 - Posted: 2 Jan 2010, 17:43:39 UTC - in response to Message 960140.  
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Hi all--

I know the project is desperate for cash (as the former Donations coordinator) but I received a third email stating the need for cash.

3 emails are--in my belief--total overkill.

For the record I gave recently, but choose to hide my star.

Twice was enough friends.


...but it took you longer to write & whine about the emails than it would to have simply press delete and move on.

Because Blurf knows that if you see a mistake, and sit there silently, the odds of the mistake being repeated are pretty huge.

... and if you say something, it might help.

Many of the responses are assuming that he's trying to find a way to criticize. I don't think that's it at all.

I've offered (quietly) to help send out the fund-raising mail because E-Mail is a huge part of what I do.

Same kind of thing here. This is in his area of expertise.

Remember too that these messages aren't for the roughly 8,000 participants who have posted to the forums in an average year, but the ones who don't, and may not be as tolerant of "SETI-spam."

If you're reading this, you're a zealot, and wouldn't care if you got an E-Mail weekly.
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Message 960488 - Posted: 3 Jan 2010, 5:17:09 UTC
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I don't mind it, but I don't understand why the email says "you've been identified as one of our most active volunteers"...does this mean anything? Am I one of their most active? lol *flattered*
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Message 960490 - Posted: 3 Jan 2010, 5:23:49 UTC - in response to Message 960488.  

I don't mind it, but I don't understand why the email says "you've been identified as one of our most active volunteers"...does this mean anything? Am I one of their most active? lol *flattered*


Everyone with at least a RAC of 1 receives it. LOL.
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Message 960497 - Posted: 3 Jan 2010, 5:45:47 UTC - in response to Message 960490.  

I don't mind it, but I don't understand why the email says "you've been identified as one of our most active volunteers"...does this mean anything? Am I one of their most active? lol *flattered*


Everyone with at least a RAC of 1 receives it. LOL.


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Message 960709 - Posted: 5 Jan 2010, 0:25:26 UTC - in response to Message 960172.  
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No problem here......I got 'em all.
Sheesh, you would think Blurf never gets spam that he has to complain about getting a few emails from his 'favorite project'...and he is embarrassed about his star, yet he posts that he contributed...WT* is that about?????

Keep them coming.
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MSATTLER-PLEASE STOP HARRASSING ME ABOUT MY STAR!

I have explained this repeatedly and I'll do it one more time. I am not "embarrassed" about it--that is your word. You need to stop this--it is my or any other person's right to hide their star if they wish.


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Message 960712 - Posted: 5 Jan 2010, 0:31:18 UTC - in response to Message 959474.  

Hi all--

I know the project is desperate for cash (as the former Donations coordinator) but I received a third email stating the need for cash.

3 emails are--in my belief--total overkill.

For the record I gave recently, but choose to hide my star.

Twice was enough friends.

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