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12 years on Wikipedia!

During December 2014, I celebrated the completion of twelve years on Wikipedia. Once again, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the entire Wikipedia team and family and my many fellow editors for giving me the opportunity to use my time productively by allowing me to contribute from my education, knowledge, experience and skills to this amazing project over twelve very productive years. Thank you so much to everyone concerned and a special thank you to the many readers who utilize this encyclopedia. Feel free to leave a message at: User:IZAK/awards#And many more.

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Dropping in and saying hi

I like the photo on your user page. lol. Very nice. Just to smile at you for being nice to everybody, I noticed. Regeane Silverwolf 03:59, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

  • Dear Regeane Silverwolf: Thank you so much for the smile, it is greatly appreciated! IZAK 06:40, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

Say, "Smile"!

--Trampton 16:04, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

  • Dear Trampton, thank you, IZAK 19:51, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs

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AfD

Please don't let yourself get baited into these sort of arguments. DGG ( talk ) 16:50, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

October 2014

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  • It was fixed. [2] IZAK (talk) 06:45, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

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Nomination of Shabbos App for deletion

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Shabbos App is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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  • Thank you for informing me. IZAK (talk) 00:00, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Category:Talmud concepts and terminology

Category:Talmud concepts and terminology, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. DexDor (talk) 11:19, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

  • Thank you for informing me. IZAK (talk) 00:00, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Meir Zlotowitz and ArtScroll

Hi, is there any way you can help here with an editor who insists on adding extraneous and libelous information to these articles? See [4]. Thank you, Yoninah (talk) 15:39, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

  • @Yoninah: Thank you for contacting me. I took a look, and while it is legitimate to add a "Criticism" section to an article, it is not acceptable to drag extraneous issues into a biography of a living person, a clear violation of ignoring the rules of WP:LIBEL & WP:NOTBATTLEGROUND that is obviously meant to smear and drag and damage that person by exaggerating and distorting things that are not even backed up by WP:V & WP:RS. Therefore please see Meir Zlotowitz#Controversy and my edit summary "Create ==Controversy==, remove stuff that has nothing to do with him but belongs in an a Weiss-Dodelson affair article, Zlotowitz was tangentially involved. Add controversy to Lakewood Yeshiva & Malkiel Kotler as Dodelson supporters to be even" [5]. Thank you and keep me posted, IZAK (talk) 07:26, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

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  • @Northamerica1000: Thank you for letting me know. I have made the correction. [6] Thanks again, IZAK (talk) 16:36, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

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Bye!

Thanks for your past help. I won't be contributing to Wikipedia again, but if there are other ways I can be of use to you, feel free to let me know. MarkBernstein (talk) 22:46, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

  • @MarkBernstein: Thanks and thank you for contacting me I am honored and you should feel honored too for acting and being an honorable person and contributor. I have also responded on your talk page as well [7]. Best wishes and likewise, please feel free to stay in touch with me. Sincerely, IZAK (talk) 04:24, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

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I apologize for reverting you

I apologize. You deleted the reference to the category "History of Israel" (which looked suspicious) and replaced it with a word which reminded me "liar" (with a spelling mistake), so I understood it as a vandalism. Actually, I know the אייר month name in Hebrew only , and did not realized that "lyar" is the English name. I am very sorry. Please forgive me. Ykantor (talk) 08:11, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

  • @Ykantor: Thank you for your response. You are wrong again because I did not "delete" anything! All I did was alphabetize the categories and add one more [8] (take a careful look again and you will see it for yourself!) You should have checked that more carefully before jumping to conclusions. Accusing an experienced editor of "vandalism" (when I have been actively editing WP for 12 years!) is a very serious allegation that should not be thrown about. We are free to disagree but not throw false charges in the heat of the moment. I have more to say, but for now we can leave it at that. Feel free to contact me at any time if I can be of help to you. Judging by other comments on your talk page you seem to be taking a lot of heat from a number of directions. I would therefore say, take a very deep breath, cool it,step back, maybe go on a WP:WIKIBREAK and never act impulsively or "shoot from the hip" because that style of reaction as we all go about building an encyclopedia will only paint you into a tight corner you do not wish to be in and do not deserve because you have a passion to help and should channel that in positive ways. All the best and be well, IZAK (talk) 10:13, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
-Oops, this is embarrassing. I apologize again, this time for the "History of Israel" issue. Sorry.
-Thank you for your wishes and kind advice. I will appreciate it if you read this talkpage section and tell me your opinion on both my content and whether I follow Wiki rules. I am sure that I am right but who knows? I might be wrong in some aspects, and it would be better to be aware of such mistakes.
-The issue is the cause to the Six-Day War. The article excludes the causes, and I want the causes to be included. I have listed plenty of wp:rs, including Arab sources, who claims that Nasser steps (during the 3 weeks crisis up to the war) made the war inevitable. Other editors are opposing this claim. It might be interesting for you to see the Israeli and Arab views concerning this war. Thanks. Happy Hanukkah. Ykantor (talk) 19:05, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
@Ykantor: Thank you for your kind feedback. In the kind of situations you are mentioning, where there are obviously conflicting ways of looking at a conflict/wars (naturally!), the only way to resolve it is by using the tried and tested way of WP formatting that would be worded as: "According to Israeli ABC historians/sources, the causes of the war were XYZ, while according to EFG Arab historians/sources the causes of the were 123, while according to other historians/sources it was a combination of XYZ+123" -- thus each side's point of view is stated as such, that should hopefully result in a WP:NPOV description and explanation of events. In such articles there can eventually be sections and even spin-off articles about the different views and approaches with the passage of time as research mounts. Obviously, "winners" and "losers" have different and contradictory perspectives of the same historical events. In Jewish History for example, Tisha B'Av is viewed by Jews as a great tragedy to be mourned for thousands of years, while for the Romans it was a great victory to be celebrated forever. WP does not choose sides, when there are conflicting points of view about still-simmering conflicts, everyone's opinion is considered and all sides get to air their views in as fair and objective manner as humanly possible. IZAK (talk) 06:46, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
@IZAK: Thank you very much. I agree with every word of yours. Will it be possible for you to write at this talkpage section too? Ykantor (talk) 20:56, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
@Ykantor: Unless I am actively editing an article I usually do not get involved in the discussions on talk pages. In fact it is a general WP guideline not to abuse talk pages. That means that it is best to come up with WP:V & WP:RS that are solid enough and insert them into actual articles in the type of "framework" I outlined above. If after that the good sources are unjustifiably rejected then it is worthwhile trying to understand why they are being rejected or why they should be included, depending on the situation. It should be easy to prove that from the point of view of Israel's national security perspective the various steps that Nasser did such as removing UN buffer troops in the Sinai, banning Israeli ships from using the Suez Canal and finally blocking the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping in effect blockading Eilat, were all casus belli that any idiot could see were provocations that no self-respecting independent nation would tolerate. Of course there are fools that think that the Jews have no right to fight back in kind or that Israel should just let itself be allowed to be destroyed. While Israel itself out of its national right of self-defense chooses to defend its national interests and not ignore provocations and then takes the steps it feels to fight back against its enemies and inflict defeat upon them. As they say, the Arabs can afford to lose many wars but Israel cannot afford to lose even one war because the war that it will lose will be it's "last war" so to speak. Anyhow, good luck with your work and do not lose your cool. Stick to the WP rules of WP:NPOV that allows for all sides to have their perspectives stated and always rely on the best WP:V & WP:RS you can find! Stay in touch! IZAK (talk) 04:26, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your good wishes and spending the time needed for reading this talkpage. Unfortunately the other editors there are biased and unjustifiably reject the wp:balance rule. It is rather difficult to be the only objective regular editor there and to see that most of my contributions are deleted. Do you happen to know an objective editor who may be interested (infrequently?) in editing those articles? thanks again, Ykantor (talk) 21:25, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @Ykantor: Try the following Users: Alansohn; Epeefleche; Davidbena; Brewcrewer; Galastel; Yoninah; Lisa as they are sensible editors often interested in this field, as well the following who are fair admins and have lots of experience in this area: Avraham; DGG; Jayjg. Keep me posted. Best wishes, IZAK (talk) 13:53, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:Inverted pentacle.PNG

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@Sfan00 IMG: Hi there! You must be mistaken because I have NOTHING to do with this image and I cannot understand why you have contacted me. Regards, IZAK (talk) 13:24, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
It's an F2 Deletion, you may have added a tag or category on a local page? Sfan00 IMG (talk) 14:24, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
@Sfan00 IMG: Where? No clue and absolutely no memory of ever doing anything related to this image and its subject-matter ("satanism")! Can you trace how you got to me in this regard? Thanks, IZAK (talk) 14:36, 28 December 2014 (UTC)