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*User:Gilabrand/Awards and barnstars

I, Shuki, hereby award you the Israeli Barnstar of National Merit for your extraordinary contribution to Israel-related articles on WP. Thank you --Shuki (talk) 08:19, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
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For working on an article that you felt shouldn't even exist and helping to bring it up, even if temporarily, to encyclopedic standards. Nableezy (talk) 18:32, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
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For editing the page Jerusalem stone.Elan26 (talk) 20:32, 17 September 2008 (UTC)Elan26
I, For all your copyedits and improvements to Tel Aviv Flymeoutofhere (talk) 11:46, 13 April 2008 (UTC), award you this Bagel of Zion for improving the coverage of ציון. Remember not to edit on empty stomach.
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I hereby award you The Photographer's Barnstar for the beautiful photos of Israel and Jewish stuff you have taken and graced Wikipedia with! I had noticed your contrbution way back in July 2007! The one of the Dome of the Rock viewed through the Cotton Merchants Gate (right) is my favourite! Happy snapping! Chesdovi (talk) 02:16, 31 January 2008 (UTC) Dome of the Rock viewed through Bab al-Qattanin.jpg
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For your work on Hat, I hereby award you this barnstar. →Wordbuilder (talk) 17:23, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
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This award is given to User:Gilabrand in recognition of all your imaginative and original photographs related to topics about Israel and Judaism, as can be seen on your user page. In particular, I was impressed by how many of these photographs enhance so many articles about people, places and things in Israel. Mazal Tov and may you be blessed to continue contributing to Wikipedia in this productive fashion for a long time to come. See Wikipedia:Barnstars: "The da Vinci Barnstar may be awarded to anyone who has enhanced Wikipedia through their technical work..." and you most certainly deserve it. Sincerely, IZAK (talk) 04:31, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
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I was going to give you the copyeditor's barnstar, but I then realized that would be shortchanging your many other valuable contributions to and helping out with Israel and Judaism related articles. Much appreciated! nadav (talk) 07:12, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
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For all your quality contributions to Israel-related articles, you fully deserve this. пﮟოьεԻ 57 20:00, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
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i frummer give you this award for all the great work you've put into many judaism, jewish and israel relates articles, all the while steering clear of controversy! ..thnx Gila!
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For the excellent editting and formatting that helped lead to Israel's promotion to featured article status. --Jdcaust 16:20, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
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I award you with this Jewish Barnstar Award for your helping keep the Judaism article up to standards. Keep up Your Good Work! Nimrauko 23:50, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
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For defending Wikipedia from all lies-on-the-ground :).--Mbz1 (talk) 14:25, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
Golden Wiki Award

In recognition of all the work you’ve done lately! (talk) 20:56, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
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You are among the top 5% of most active Wikipedians this past month! (talk) 23:07, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
Falafel award.png You've been busy today with some great editing, so here's a falafel. Sit back and enjoy. Jethro B 23:21, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
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For your tireless contribution and efforts. E3 (talk) 14:25, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
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Awesome job as always. Itsalleasy (talk) 22:29, 29 December 2013 (UTC)


Hi. Please notice that there was no Montfort Castle prior to the Teutonics taking over, so they didn't 'move to Montfort'. The recovery of the estate by the de Millys after the 3rd Crusade must be mentioned, it's not self-understood, definitely not by the regular Wik. user. The significance of the location is a long, long-discussed issue, very controversial, so reducing the topic in the article is not appropriate. The relation to the HQ in Acre is a major topic. Read A. Boas' comments, the opinions are very much split, it looks like Acre stayed the seat of the Order with just some specific functions moving to Montfort. If you have the time, go on and add the different opinions, but reducing a complex discussion to just one theory, which has little factual support, is counterproductive. The Germans have good material on Montfort, see Biller and Piana. Biller doesn't agree with Boas' interpretation of the three-storey admin. wing, that's worth introducing (I ran out of time). When at Montfort, the only well-preserved rooms (with ceilings) one can see are the two basement halls under the Great Hall, and the tower gate, and the Great Hall is an eye-catcher, so if you can elaborate on those, please do. Thank you and cheers, Arminden (talk) 07:57, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

I was not challenging the subject matter, but the fact that it is original research and not well-written. Rather than pushing the revert button, look at the edits more carefully. You can add "Monfort region," for example, to make it clear that these were pre-castle days, rather than deleting 907 words.--Geewhiz (talk) 08:07, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm in a huge hurry - and need the info. I don't think I deleted words overall ;) Smth else: you removed [a] I think I read somewhere that there were two families of the same name; is that the reason you edited Philip out of here? Was he from an unrelated clan? Arminden (talk) 08:56, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

I removed it because it is not sourced and refers the reader to a non-existent page. Actually, Wikipedia is not based on "something I think I read somewhere."--Geewhiz (talk) 09:25, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Please, read through the sources (Boas, Biller), and the "architecture" paragraph I wrote after reading those sources, to better familiarise yourself with the difficulties in understanding the castle's structure. The aerial photo is very useful to understand it, at least until we can add a plan and cutout (and after that also, I'd say; to me it was). Also, the well preserved "tower" is one of many, it's the half tower that served as an inner gate tower. // The Milly issue: I didn't introduce it, it was there already. I'm not looking for a fight, I honestly asked you if you know if Philip was from the same family as the owners of this estate. That would be relevant, and then a link to Philip might be of some interest. If not, he surely doesn't belong here. // All I say is: compare how it used to look like [1], with how it looks now, after me spending a lot of time and effort with adding good material, introducing a systematic structure, fixing some inaccuracies etc. Sure, I didn't remove much of the old, unsourced material - and what's not clearly wrong shouldn't be removed either, until new, sourced info on the very relevant topics it covers are introduced. That's Wiki, it builds up over time. But every art. needs the whole picture. Step by step. Enough, I really need to run. Cheers, Arminden (talk) 10:04, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi. I stumbled into Zalul Environmental Association while working on an AfD and article you made some improvement to years ago. It has a sort of PROMO tone, but is clearly a notable outfit. Just mentioning it here in case you are inclined to do a little cleanup. Lots of sources came up in my English language news archive search. Cheers.E.M.Gregory (talk) 10:44, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

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