I got a nasty email some days ago, seems that at least one member is suspecting this is some kind of scam, that I make profit of this by keeping at least a part of the money you dear fellow geeks have donated to Dinesh & Kavita. According to this email, the sender is not alone thinking like this, the subject has been (again according to sender) discussed on PM's and chats.
Because of different economical possibilities of individual donors, we agreed that only the total amount and donors names are published. This is why I can not post the individual amounts, either here or on the wedding blog.
This is why I came up with an auditing system that might be OK with you guys, and am now asking your fellow geeks your opinion. My suggestion: If Joan Archer accepts my invitation to act as an auditor I'll give her a complete list of donors (the names are already for everybody to see here
) with the amount of each donation. IMO we can agree that the list is complete; if a donor can not find his / her name on that list, I think we had heard of that already. I think that we can also agree that Joan is one in whom everybody trusts, in her integrity. She could then PM each and every donor to ask if the amount I told her is the actual amount donated, and calculate these together.
I really need to cut wings of this rumor now, not to wait until the wedding. Dinesh has already got about 20% more than all your dear fellow geeks have donated, this extra being a part of my donation. In addition, I have compensated the PayPal fees of each donated Euro / Dollar / Pound, so Dinesh has got the gross amount you donated, not the net after the fees.
More about transfers and actual situation in the blog
section of the wedding site.