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Message 1743397 - Posted: 19 Nov 2015, 21:00:21 UTC

The University of California's big 24 hour fundraising extravaganza started Wednesday, November 18th at 9 pm and ends on Thursday, November 19th at 9 pm. If you'd like to make a donation to help SETI@home access our new data sources you can do so here.
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Message 1743464 - Posted: 20 Nov 2015, 1:52:34 UTC - in response to Message 1743397.  

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Message 1745411 - Posted: 28 Nov 2015, 15:35:58 UTC

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Message 1750542 - Posted: 20 Dec 2015, 10:10:09 UTC

I'm late to the party but my confirmation number is 170949.
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Message 1752386 - Posted: 30 Dec 2015, 8:38:47 UTC

That is interesting,I am a Chinese student in the University of Technology of Dalian,China.I am interesting in searching for other lives.It is my honor to communicate with you.
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Message 1764245 - Posted: 12 Feb 2016, 6:14:24 UTC

I chose to "donate by check" and downloaded the relevant form, wrote the check to "Regents of the University of California" (as directed), and mailed it on December 10, 2015. It has not been cashed yet. Is it possible the Regents don't know what to do with it and it is in somebody's "in" basket waiting for some cosmic revelation? It would be a good sign if Seti is getting credit for donations via the Regents; it would be a bad sign otherwise.

Things do get lost in the mail, of course, but just wondering if the fates have frowned on me alone.
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Message 1764259 - Posted: 12 Feb 2016, 7:26:03 UTC - in response to Message 1764245.  

Did you make sure that the words Seti@home project were on the check, and did you send it direct to the SSL lab not to the university itself.

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Message 1764363 - Posted: 12 Feb 2016, 15:15:47 UTC

Hi,
I made donation to SETI on December 31, 2015 (confirmation number 174637) but I don't see a green star yet. I wonder how soon the donation status will be updated and what the duration of the green star display.
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Message 1764369 - Posted: 12 Feb 2016, 16:12:08 UTC - in response to Message 1764363.  
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Hi,
I made donation to SETI on December 31, 2015 (confirmation number 174637) but I don't see a green star yet. I wonder how soon the donation status will be updated and what the duration of the green star display.
Thank you.

Did you use the same email address for the donation as you use for SETI@Home.

Or do you have the "Are all your donations anonymous?" field set to "yes" on your account page.

The stars normally appears soon after the donation and last for a year
"Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine."
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Message 1764426 - Posted: 12 Feb 2016, 19:08:04 UTC

I guess I didn't use the same email address.
Well, I stay without a green star until next time I donate.........
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Message 1764539 - Posted: 13 Feb 2016, 4:17:36 UTC - in response to Message 1764259.  

@Chris

I followed the exact instructions of the downloaded form:
check payable to "Regents of the University of California"; annotated with the "Seti@home Project" note; filled out the Donation form; mailed to SETI@home / Space Sciences Laboratory / University of California at Berkeley / Berkeley, CA 94720-7450.
I am not overly concerned with the missing green star, although it will be nice when it (eventually) appears. In any case, that is not expected until the check has been cashed. I will be patient, but after 60 days I thought it would be worthwhile to set in motion some informal inquiry.

Gene;
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Message 1764556 - Posted: 13 Feb 2016, 5:50:02 UTC - in response to Message 1764539.  

In any case, that is not expected until the check has been cashed. I will be patient, but after 60 days I thought it would be worthwhile to set in motion some informal inquiry.

Gene;

After 60 days you can be sure the fault lies in the Post Office. https://prd2faq.usps.com/faq/iq/usps/request.do?forward=emailUs
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Message 1764574 - Posted: 13 Feb 2016, 8:28:29 UTC - in response to Message 1764539.  

I also had cause to send a check to Seti last Autumn. To make sure it got there I addressed the envelope to Eric personally at the SSL Lab, and sent it via the Post Office international tracked and signed for service. It spent 3 days going around various Uni departments before they could deliver it to where it had to go. I think their form is unhelpful, it should state the full address of the SSL lab which is

Seti@Home
Space Sciences Laboratory
University of California
7 Gauss Way
Berkeley
CA 94720-7450
USA

The Berkeley campus is vast covering 1,232 acres, and the SSL is not in the Central Campus. Hardly surprising that once on site post goes missing! It is best to donate by credit/debit card, and it doesn't matter if you don't have one of your own. Last year I donated some money to buy a green star for someone else who was temporarily short of funds. Under item 4 special instructions I wrote in the box

"This is specifically to buy a seti@home green star for XYZ, I/D number ******"

It went straight through. So give cash to a friend with a card and ask them to do it. They may even join themselves!

Finally, Uli is our donation specialist, I'm sure she would be willing to help with any difficulties if asked.
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