Talk:SETI Institute

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Copied text[edit]

I am new to editing Wikipedia, how do I get the "stub" removed from the article? --DZule (talk) 22:48, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

This page appears to be a copyright violation of Before removing stub tags, please clarify the copyright position, otherwise it may be speedily deleted at short notice for this reason. --Karenjc 23:01, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
I've reverted DZule's edits. Feel free to add original text to the article, but don't copy from copyrighted sources. Adam McMaster (talk) 16:49, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
I am an employee of the SETI Institute, and charged with the update and maintenance of SETI Institute information. What is the process to prove I am who I say I am, and insure that the SETI Institute maintains an accurate Wikipedia presence? Thanks for your help! --DZule (talk) 21:44, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
I'm not sure of the process for proving your identity, but if you can add a GFDL notice to the relevant pages on the Institute web site then that should be enough. Please also see WP:COI. Adam McMaster (talk) 11:31, 14 June 2008 (UTC)


What a mess. It has almost the same interwikis as Search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Institute and the project is quite different. --kwan-in (talk) 00:33, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Fixed. --Shureg (talk) 21:42, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Gov't funded?[edit]

Was SETI once funded by the feds? This article suggests as much: Kortoso (talk) 19:30, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Yes, SETI research was partly funded by the US government many years ago - but not directly funding the SETI Institute. Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 20:42, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
This is not true. Look at SETIs 990 for 2014, page 10 (page 9 in the original) ( Tell me how that's not gov't funding. It's 79% of their income. For a "Charter Associate of the SETI Institute", you don't know much about it, David. Fix it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:57, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
Oh please, check the dates first regarding the question. You do yourself no favors by your attitude, unregistered status and not signing your "contribution". Thank you, David J Johnson (talk) 18:40, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

You haven't mentioned the tax return. Did you read it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:28, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes, I've read it. I really don't see your point. What Kortoso and I were talking about was the situation some years ago, not the present. What is wrong with you - you can't even sign your "contributions", cannot even be civil, or even create an account - instead hiding behind an anon IP address? As far as I'm am concerned, your query has been answered and this correspondence is closed. Thank you, David J Johnson (talk) 12:46, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

OK, David, I take your point, and apologize for jumping to conclusions (with attitude). You were talking about the SETI _searches_, not ALL of their projects, which, I think, is a much smaller portion of SETIs total income. I stand corrected. I fully intend to 'sign up' soon, as time permits. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:02, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Gentlemen, here are some facts:

What with Yuri Milner's new funding of SETI programs in general, this info (current SETI Inst budget) will, I suspect, be sought by Wikipedia readers. Kortoso (talk) 23:55, 20 July 2015 (UTC)