User talk:Matanya

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Laser pointer TEM00 photo[edit]

Hi Matanya,

I noticed a question that you posed on Srleffler's talk page, about a photo of a laser pointer's beam profile. I have a laser pointer that produces a TEM00 profile, so I conferred with Srleffler about photographing it, to show the Gaussian distribution. It was not easy to get a good photo of the beam, but I like a challenge and think I finally managed to produce a decent photo. I don't know if you're interested in using it, but you can see it on User talk:Srleffler if you are interested. Zaereth (talk) 21:23, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Hi, thank you very much, most appreciated. best Matanya (talk) 19:25, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

Arbitration motion regarding motion granting temporary local CheckUser permission to Arbitration Committee Election Scrutineers[edit]

The Arbitration Committee has resolved by motion that:

For the purpose of scrutineering the 2013 Arbitration Committee elections, stewards User:Mathonius, User:Vituzzu, User:Matanya, and User:Tegel, appointed as scrutineers, are granted temporary local CheckUser permissions effective from the time of the passage of this motion until the certification of the election results.

For the Arbitration Committee, Bbb23 (talk) 18:29, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

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Thank you for your time and effort in scrutinizing the 2013 English Wikipedia Arbitration Committee elections. Your attention to detail and expertise were greatly appreciated. v/r - TP 13:50, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for everything! Matanya (talk) 15:43, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

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Images taken by Israel Defense Force - Article Fixup[edit]

Hi, I only discovered the ongoing issues with these images and the restoration by yourself via your revert on Canada–Israel relations - I wouldn't have realised without this.

I have tried as best I can to undo the damage to the articles by checking the contribution logs of myself, Filedelinkerbot and CommonsDelinker. I'm sure I haven't got them all, but I've made ~140 edits this morning several with multiple images restored. Also a few articles others had already realised the issues and restored the images, so its around 150 articles recovered.

Note due to not wanting to break the 1 revert per day rule I was unable to completely fix two articles Israeli–Palestinian conflict this edit, and Israel these 4 files

Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 12:16, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Thank you very much! I have written a script to revert all needed changes but didn't run it yet. Thanks for helping out and saving me time :) Matanya (talk) 12:29, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

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Removal of video of fly tying[edit]

Video was removed for a couple of reasons--1) location in article it shouldn't have been in the lead, 2) it was not of a typical fly commonly used or notable (something like a royal coachman would have been more appropriate), and 3) WP isn't supposed to be a "How To Guide", so content aimed primarily at showing people how to do something is discouraged. If you consider the Green Olive Helmet Sculpin to be notable enough for its own article, I would encourage you to create it and use the video there. --Mike Cline (talk) 12:50, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Halloween cheer![edit]

Thank you! Happy halloween to you too :) Matanya (talk) 18:50, 28 October 2014 (UTC) links[edit]

Hi. With a bit of effort, I got the broken DNS records for fixed so that works again. Unless you have some inside knowledge in this particular case, changing those links was probably not the best solution – many domains have records that point to their desired public-facing webservers while their records might actually not resolve at all or point to a corporate/organizational server. The reverse is almost never true except, as in this case, where there was a mistake.

Inbound links from the web are almost 10:1 in favor of the www... name in this case, per normal practice. It's probably not worth undoing the changes but there is the potential that they could stop working intentionally in the future, whereas www... is likely to remain the correct name for the desired web server. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 08:41, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Thank you very much. I agree with every thing you said. I'd like to note i contacted them, and told them about the issue, but not reply was ever sent back to me, Hence i started to fix the links. Matanya (talk) 19:29, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
Yeah – I had to be pretty persistent, through bad email contact addresses, a mis-configured mail server, etc. but finally reached a human at the DNS provider, who replaced the missing record. I wonder if they (or anyone else) would have ever noticed that their traffic had fallen dramatically. Face-smile.svg —[AlanM1(talk)]— 14:44, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Arbitration motion granting you local ChecUser permission for Arbitration Committee Election Scrutineering[edit]

The Arbitration Committee has passed a motion which relates to you:

For the purpose of scrutineering the 2014 Arbitration Committee elections, stewards User:Matanya, User:Barras, and User:Trijnstel, appointed as scrutineers, are granted temporary local CheckUser permissions effective from the time of the passage of this motion until the certification of the election results.

For the Arbitration Committee, Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 10:47, 23 November 2014 (UTC)