Dezhi Systems funding Q&A

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Dezhi Systems funding Q&A

Postby sfan » Fri 10 Dec 2010, 21:57

Q: What is Dezhi Systems
A: Originally Dezhi Systems was raised by a group of computer fans including top-notch Mainframe talents, Unix administrators, programmers as well as ERP specialists. We shared the service in order to offer a platform for non-commercial IT lovers. So that everyone can share knowledge, skills and job opportunities

Q: Why Dezhi Systems needs funding
A: Dezhi Systems has a bunch servers to maintain. By the time going most of the servers will retire and new hardware need to be purchased. We have heard a lot of feedback talking about the slow performance and unstable environment. Unfortunately due to the huge expense we cannot afford the best hardware as well as maintenance. We need your help!

Q: Has Dezhi Systems ever upgraded?
A: Yes. In the past few years we have upgraded several times. Each time it cost a lot of money and time. But thanks to our volunteers, it's been smooth and no data lost. Recently we have upgraded the server again so that you should have seen the speed increased up to 10x!

Q: Do I have to donate before using the system?
A: Not at all. You can remain using the system being a guest. However you're very welcome to donate and your name will show in the "proudly donation" list.

Q: How can I donate?
A: Dezhi systems will receive donation via the PAYPAL or e-transfer to fandezhi@efglobe.com

Q: Is there any minimum or maximum amount I need to donate?
A: Donation is going to be used via a PAYPAL account. So as long as paypal accept it, that will be OK. $5, $10, $100, or $1000, or 1M, donate more, the system will perform better!

Q: Is PAYPAL safe? Will my private info leak?
A: PAYPAL is the most popular and safest way of sending/receiving money. Everyday there are thousands of transactions thru PAYPAL, from all kinds of online-shoppings like Amazon and eBay

Q: Will the funding be used for commercial activities?
A: Dezhi Systems is a non-profit organization. So all the funding will be used for hardware maintenance only.

Q: Can you show the donation list?
A: Yes. The list will be updated in a monthly basis. Below is the most up to date list:

Thouseef K
Raul Betancourt
John Gateley
SANATH SEKHARREDDY N
Eoin Woods
SUBRAT SHAW
Michael La Martina
Rick Pillay
Christophe AVRILLON
US-Affinities
Gary Marbach
Michael La Martina
Georg Dück
Marcin Kmiecik
Steven Morris
Kenneth Shafer
RENE FERLAND
Siva Prakash N
Richard Welsh
bruce zupek
Peter Sterwe
Patrick James Carroll
Peter Smirnoff
Yvette Hirth
James White
Rakesh Kotha
federico ruffo
Oezcan Acar
Michael Stramba
65abc.com
Robert AH Prins
Fan Dezhi
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Re: Dezhi Systems funding Q&A

Postby mickeywhite » Sat 22 Jan 2011, 01:07

How do we know this is a legitimate request? That our CC number or PP account is safe?
Just asking. I admire the site!
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Re: Dezhi Systems funding Q&A

Postby prino » Sat 22 Jan 2011, 12:26

mickeywhite wrote:How do we know this is a legitimate request? That our CC number or PP account is safe?
Just asking. I admire the site!

How do you ever know that anything you pay with PayPal is genuine? PayPal only passes on the money, never a CC number. Been using it for eBay for about a decade, never had any problems with it, and I made a donation to this site, will see it sometime in the future in the list of people who did the same (or so I hope...)
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Re: Dezhi Systems funding Q&A

Postby mickeywhite » Sat 22 Jan 2011, 17:35

Prino, just seeing you post and know about it is all the assurance I need. Thanks. Will Do !
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Re: Dezhi Systems funding Q&A

Postby sfan » Mon 24 Jan 2011, 12:48

prino wrote:
mickeywhite wrote:will see it sometime in the future in the list of people who did the same (or so I hope...)


The donation list will be updated on a monthly basis. Hopefully start from this month.
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Re: Dezhi Systems funding Q&A

Postby mickeywhite » Fri 01 Apr 2011, 23:22

I WOULD like to donate, I have credit card, DO NOT want a pay pal account. (when I clicked on the button, it had someone else's account set up for 9.99) Please tell me how I can donate, going thru paypal, using a credit care (United States) but not set up a pay pal account?
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Re: Dezhi Systems funding Q&A

Postby mickeywhite » Fri 01 Apr 2011, 23:27

I know that you can use PayPal for a donation without having to set up an account. That is what I (and maybe others) want to do. Donate, use credit card, use paypal but Not set up an account. Can you do this for me?
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Re: Dezhi Systems funding Q&A

Postby prino » Sat 02 Apr 2011, 09:10

mickeywhite wrote:I WOULD like to donate, I have credit card, DO NOT want a pay pal account. (when I clicked on the button, it had someone else's account set up for 9.99) Please tell me how I can donate, going thru paypal, using a credit care (United States) but not set up a pay pal account?


When you click the donate button, the PayPal screen you get is the one you need. The email address that is given, liyagang(a)hotmail(d)com, is the email address of the person the money will be going to and the CAD 9.99 are pre-filled via the form (look at the source of the FanDeZhi page).

I think, in a grey past, it was possible to make PayPal donations via a CC without actually having to set up an account, but regulatory requirements have put a stop to this. I created an account a very long time (2003 or so) ago and although I was a bit weary at first, I've never had any problems with it. You could always delete the account the moment you have made your donation, and I think you can also remove the credit card once you've created an account.
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Re: Dezhi Systems funding Q&A

Postby mickeywhite » Wed 06 Apr 2011, 01:35

Done!
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Re: Dezhi Systems funding Q&A

Postby bzisermann » Sun 24 Apr 2016, 08:24

My ID is BERZIS .
I would like to donate but I get error http 404 on this page:
http://zos.efglobe.com/images/donate.jpg
Thank you
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Re: Dezhi Systems funding Q&A

Postby prino » Sun 24 Apr 2016, 09:40

bzisermann wrote:My ID is BERZIS .
I would like to donate but I get error http 404 on this page:
images/donate.jpg

PM sent.
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