User talk:Shalom Yechiel

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Shalom also means "goodbye"[edit]

I am leaving English Wikipedia and all Wikimedia projects. After I relocate in August, I will create a new username.

Wikipedia is causing me more stress than it's worth. After discussing my options by email correspondence with three administrators this week, I have decided to leave.

I created a rant about 60 kilobytes long on my computer to complain about how unfairly the community treated me. I will not post it. That's not how I wish to be remembered.

I'd like you to read one article I've written or improved during the last two and a half years. Pick any article from my list or the toolserver's list. That's how I wish to be remembered.

Shalom also means "goodbye." I offer best wishes to everyone who made editing here such a pleasant and fulfilling experience. Yechiel (Shalom) 15:34, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Epilogue[edit]

I am writing to say goodbye to those of you who still watchlist my talk page, and to offer a chance for you to wish me well. One of the hardest things about moving on from a relationship is forgetting the painful memories and the lost hopes associated with that relationship. I accomplished many achievements here, but I never helped the project as an administrator (though I performed administrative tasks without the tool-set); I never submitted a featured article (though I did submit a good article at Talk:Endgame tablebase); and I never completed coverage of towns and villages in Israel (though I did create more than 100 articles about these places). I am proud of what I did, broadly speaking, and for my mistakes and failures, I am trying to retain whatever lessons I can apply to life outside the four walls of Wikipedia.

Last year I spent an extraordinary amount of time on Wikipedia. Without revealing too much personal information, I'll explain that I was working freelance part-time but I had most of my waking hours to spend at my discretion, and I donated that time to the project. Two months ago I relocated and began graduate school in the chemistry department of a major research university on the east coast of the United States. (You can read my admission essay at User:Shalom Yechiel/Drafts and archives/Wikipedia got me into graduate school.) My teaching and learning responsibilities do not permit anything more than a cursory interest in Wikipedia, and sometimes not even that. Last month I created an anonymous user account for editing and creating articles related to chemistry. Yechiel (Shalom) 19:06, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Best of luck on your new account. –xeno (talk) 19:27, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
Hate to see you go, but I'm glad we can still count on your contributions, albeit under a new name. Good luck out there. EVula // talk // // 19:44, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

If you returned merely to move junk from your userspace into the mainspace and personally attack other editors... Enigmamsg 05:32, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I did. I have been waiting for the opportunity to finally be done with this place, and it came at the right time. On that note... Yechiel (Shalom) 20:29, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Right to vanish request[edit]

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Would an administrator please do the following:

{will post in a moment}

Hovering nearby for when your list is ready. Hersfold (t/a/c) 20:34, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, Hersfold.
  • Delete redirect pages from my old user subpages [1] and [2] and the user talk subpages [3] and [4].
  • Delete my user talk archive subpages and all other user talk subpages [5]. Note that my talk page is structured so that archives are copy/paste. Therefore if you left me a comment last year you will still have it in your contribution log (something which I think is generally important to maintain as long as the user who left the comment is active, barring truly exceptional reasons to delete user talk history).
  • Delete my user subpages, listed here. Be careful that if the subpage is a redirect to a different namespace page, such as a Signpost article, you delete the redirect but keep the actual page it points to.
  • Blank my userpage and delete the page history, which is several hundred revisions. I'm not sure how you want to do this, but when you're done there should be a single revision with an edit summary of "blanked the page" or similar, and nothing from beforehand. Leave the full protection in place.
  • Blank and full-protect this talk page. Leave the revision history alone because, as above, I believe it benefits other people for it to stay, even though it does me no good.
  • On a non-technical note, thank you for doing this. It is unfortunate - and despite what others might think, not entirely my own doing though certainly that was part of it - that my extensive contributions to the encyclopedia have been overshadowed by other issues which should have been forgotten long ago. I hope that as a result of my action, those issues actually will be forgotten.
  • Unblock User:Arthana. I'm trolling now, but seriously, he is innocent, and I like to point it out whenever I can get people's attention. He is not the only innocent user who has been blocked, but to my knowledge he is one of the few who didn't manage to get unblocked. If my attempt to become an administrator had succeeded, I would have unblocked him.
  • In the interest of disclosure, I will also ask for deletions of userpages belonging to other accounts I've operated. I will do this confidentailly through the proper channels, but I note here that it is being done.
  • Goodbye, and I hope the work I did here will benefit people in the world out there. Yechiel (Shalom) 20:53, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

Information.svg Hello Shalom Yechiel! Thank you for your contributions. I am a bot alerting you that 1 of the articles that you created is an Unreferenced Biography of a Living Person. Please note that all biographies of living persons must be sourced. If you were to add reliable, secondary sources to this article, it would greatly help us with the current 2,856 article backlog. Once the article is adequately referenced, please remove the {{unreferencedBLP}} tag. Here is the article:

  1. Anneliese Seubert - Find sources: "Anneliese Seubert" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · HighBeam · JSTOR · free images · free news sources · The Wikipedia Library · NYT · WP reference

Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 19:11, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Revision to Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri articles[edit]

I noticed that you have revised either Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri or Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire.

I intend to revise those articles following the Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games/Article guidelines. There are more details on the discussion pages of those articles. I'd be interested in any comments you have. It would be best if your comments were on the discussion pages of the two articles.

Thank you.

Vyeh (talk) 19:56, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Camp Moshava (Bnei Akiva)[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Camp Moshava (Bnei Akiva) requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done because the article, which appears to be about a real person, individual animal(s), an organization (band, club, company, etc.), or web content, does not indicate how or why the subject is notable: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not indicate the subject's importance or significance may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable. If this is the first page that you have created, then you should read the guide to writing your first article.

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For guidelines on specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for bands, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Abductive (reasoning) 23:19, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Re: Wikipedia Review post[edit]

"...Fys/Dbiv/Sam Blacketer is sneaky and evasive but would not lie directly..." [6]

Not true. In response to a personal request, Mr. Boothroyd directly lied to me about his sockpuppetry, followed by a story which may or may not be true, but certainly did not explain the fact that the e-mail address attributed to him had no trace elsewhere that could be found.[7] -JR 64.250.228.220 (talk) 00:53, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Chess notation[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Fenix, North Carolina[edit]

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The article Fenix, North Carolina has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

This article is about a formerly unincorporated community; it's notability is nonexistant and anything notable that happens from this point forward should be placed within the Fayetteville article. There is no chance that this article can grow beyond this. Ncboy2010 (talk) 13:56, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

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coming back[edit]

Coming back — Preceding unsigned comment added by Faraone Lk (talkcontribs) 16:23, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Chinese-American Chemical Society[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of CEDARLANE[edit]

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Terror attack listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Terror attack. Since you had some involvement with the Terror attack redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. - CHAMPION (talk) (contributions) (logs) 08:58, 22 February 2017 (UTC)