In the blog that was just published: Stack Gives Back 2021 the total of the donations is off by 6. When adding up all the amounts mentioned per organisation the total comes to $55,694 instead of $55,700.

I know that usually the donation for mods that don't make a choice is divided between the organisations, which could lead to a small rounding error, but I find $6 a rather large error in this case.

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    It'ss supposed to be a hundred per moderator (55700 by 557 moderators), but some donations are rounder than others. It's not clear how the division of the remainder of the moderators that didn't reply happened.
    – Mast
    Jan 13 at 14:54
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    The 6 dollars might be the total of transaction fees, but that's a guess at best.
    – Mast
    Jan 13 at 14:55
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    Gave it a status-review, because the blog probably should either use correct numbers or have an explanation of why things don't add up ;)
    – Tinkeringbell Mod
    Jan 13 at 15:41
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    It's also off by 1 ... Currently there are 558 moderators volunteering their time across the Stack Exchange network. (of course, 'caching')
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Jan 13 at 15:50
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    This should be migrated to Mathematica.SE :P
    – SPArcheon
    Jan 13 at 15:57
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    @SPArcheon not to Money.SE?
    – VLAZ
    Jan 13 at 20:02
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    The Girls Who Code link is broken too, href is set to http://$8,427 [Girls Who Code](https://www.girlswhocode.com/
    – Nick
    Jan 13 at 20:17
  • @JNat, what is status-deferred meaning in this case?
    – Luuklag
    Jan 14 at 19:17
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    @Luuklag ... maybe deferred until a new calculator gets delivered? Jan 14 at 19:20
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    I passed it along to someone who can fix this, @Luuklag, but since I haven't heard back from 'em yet, I decided to go with deferred instead of planned ;)
    – JNat StaffMod
    Jan 17 at 12:25

Unfortunately, I made a typo in the reported amounts on the blog post. Thanks for catching that! The mistake was with UNICEF which originally had $6,160 reported. The actual donated amount however, was $6,166, which has been verified with our finance team. This amount has been corrected on the blog post as well.

  • How did we end up with odd numbers like that anyway?
    – Laurel
    Jan 19 at 16:15
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    @Laurel: We surveyed all the mods about which of the selected charities they wanted their donation allocated to, but not all mods responded to the survey; the remaining amount allocated by the company for donations on behalf of those mods (who didn't respond) was equally divided among all the selected charities.
    – V2Blast StaffMod
    Jan 19 at 17:30
  • @V2Blast: Then each moderator who didn't respond should have had $20 donated in his or her name to each of the five charities; if I recall correctly, each who did respond should have had $100 donated in his or her name to just one of the five charities: the total donated to each charity should therefore be a multiple of $20, as in previous years. yesterday

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