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Welcome to my talk page. Here you can leave any messages you want for me. I don't reply on this page however, and will post a reply on your own talk page (unless you don't have one or I wish to leave a message for other readers as well). To make it easier for me, please have a talk link in your signature.

Also, while I accept or even welcome criticism (as you can see, there's some on the page and/or its archives), I will delete any personal attacks. Please don't bother.



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Thank you for taking part in the Community Health learning campaign![edit]

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Deleting information about my organization[edit]

Hi, I accidentally added some information today about my organization (Mellanox Technologies) which could be sensitive and is still there despite my revert. I was told that you could help by deleting the revision. Thanks! Jumbos (talk) 17:10, 4 February 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jumbos (talkcontribs) 17:08, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

@Jumbos: Hi, I may be able to help. Are you referring to this revision?
Ynhockey (Talk) 17:14, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Hi, no to this one Jumbos (talk) 17:19, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

@Jumbos: OK I assume you meant the other one too, because it has the same link, so I just deleted them all. Please re-add the non-personal information you added! Cheers, Ynhockey (Talk) 17:29, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you! Jumbos (talk) 17:30, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Orly Levy[edit]

Hey Yan. Any idea what Orly Levy's official status is – i.e. whether she is still officially a Yisrael Beiteinu MK despite having said she's resigned from the party. My understanding is that she only becomes an official independent if she gets permission from the House Committee to form a separate parliamentary faction (and that doesn't appear to have happened). Cheers, Number 57 21:11, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

It does list single-member breakaways (see Haim Amsalem listed in the 18th Knesset – "3.12.12 MK Chaim Amsellem left Shas and began serving as a Single MK parliamentary group."). But as you say, it may just not have been updated for a while. Cheers, Number 57 14:39, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

Fixing template[edit]

Hi Yan. Just wondered what you meant by this edit. {{Infobox Israel village}} doesn't exist – it's a redirect to {{Infobox Kibbutz}}. Cheers, Number 57 13:58, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Actually, I think moving it should be fine (after all, the redirects work at the moment). Just need to make sure there are no double redirects. Also, if you use AWB, you could do a bulk set of changes in a relatively short period of time (if not, I can have a go). Number 57 14:41, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
I've moved it, and still appears to be working fine on all the articles where it's still called Infobox Kibbutz, so no need for a rapid change. I'll fix any I see when adding {{Israel populations}}. As an aside, do you know what's happened to the 2015 populations from the CBS? I haven't seen a release yet. Cheers, Number 57 19:31, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Just an FYI, you can use the population template in text too, which will mean that the infobox and article text always have the same figure. See the intro to Sde Boker as an example. Cheers, Number 57 19:19, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Reference errors on 1 August[edit]

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Map uploads[edit]

Hey. I was wondering whether you would mind if I uploaded new versions of the likes of File:Israel outline haifa.png over the top of your originals on Commons. I've worked out how to change the map of Israel in the left-hand section to match this (the sea is still the same colour as in your original, but the Palestinian territories/Golan Heights are coloured like the currently-used maps, plus the district borders are shown). If this can be sorted, it means we can restore all the maps to the infoboxes rather than having the whole country map there on every single article.

If it's an issue, I can upload them with slightly different titles. Cheers, Number 57 22:38, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

I've uploaded the new version, and also restored it to {{Location map Israel haifa}}, which means it's now being used again on articles like Kiryat Yam. If you don't like it, I'm happy to revert! If you're ok with it, I'll do the rest. Number 57 11:35, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
I've got them all ready now to upload if that's ok. Cheers, Number 57 17:27, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
All done now. Unfortunately Gila has changed loads of the map sizes to 100 or 150px, which now means they are now far too small, so plenty will have to be fixed... Number 57 19:49, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
I've been through all the places in the villages and community settlement categories and fixed the size. Number 57 20:36, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Help Needed with Zeek Wikipedia page[edit]

Hi There,

I have been following your recent edits on Wikipedia. You seem like you truly know your way around Wiki. I would like to ask you help improve Zeek Wikipedia article. Zeek has a wide range of media coverage from worldwide media. Any input from an esteemed editor such as yourself would be greatly appreciated. Looking forward to hearing from you. Ymd2004 (talk) 22:18, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Asian 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]


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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Ynhockey.

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Russian language favour[edit]

Hi Yan. Someone has referenced the South Ossetian referendum results to the figures on this page. The "for" and "against" votes seem quite obvious (figures in rows 11 and 12 in the sheet) and they appear to have added rows 8 and 9 to get the invalid/blank total. However, the sum of these (34,324) is quite different to what appears to be the total (33,361). As you're a Russian speaker, I was wondering whether you could say what is actually going on here. Cheers, Number 57 21:05, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the response. This isn't entirely uncommon – the Bulgarian Election Commission's figures for their recent election don't add up either... Never mind. Hope you're well anyway! Number 57 18:06, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

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A cupcake for you![edit]

Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg Hi! dear, I am thanking you for the article Max Kyuss, you recently created. I tried to enrich the article but failed to get any reference. You are more experienced. So, I hope, you may, manage all. Keep working. I am impressed of your work. Willy-nilly (talk) 08:06, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

What level are you?[edit]

I found your name at Category:User js (probably because you posted the corresponding userbox on your user page), in the level-unspecified list of JavaScript programmers.

I was wondering how experienced you are at JavaScript, and whether you might be interested in getting involved with developing user scripts, hobnobbing with other JavaScript programmers, and organizing and improving JavaScript articles and support pages.

We do all of that and more at the JavaScript WikiProject.

Scripts undergoing development, and the state of JavaScript on Wikipedia, are discussed on the talk page.

For an overview of JavaScript coverage on Wikipedia, see Draft:Outline of JavaScript and Index of JavaScript-related articles. For everything on user scripts, see User:The Transhumanist/Outline of scripts.

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Hope to see you there! The Transhumanist 16:48, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Transhumanist,
I am actually quite fluent in JavaScript, but time restricts me from becoming a major code contributor to MediaWiki, extensions, widgets, or for that matter non-WM-related open-source projects. However, I might be interested in helping with small tasks or writing about JavaScript. Thanks also for linking to some interesting resources.
Cheers, Ynhockey (Talk) 17:11, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
You are welcome. I understand about time constraints. Actually, I'm trying to become a major code contributor, of helpful user scripts. A possible small task would be sharing your expertise from time to time, to help user script writers get unstuck. I happen to be stuck on one of the scripts I'm writing. I've posted the problem at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject JavaScript#I'm stumped: How do you save a location in the viewport to reposition the viewport later?. Maybe you could comment, if it isn't too time consuming? Thank you. The Transhumanist 17:09, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
I've written some user scripts, and was wondering if you wouldn't mind taking a look at them. (To help others follow along, I've posted extensive notes on the talk pages explaining the source code.) I've only tested them in Firefox. Here they are:
  • User:The Transhumanist/OutlineViewAnnotationToggler.js – this one provides a menu item to turn annotations on/off, so you can view lists bare when you want to (without annotations). When done, it will work on (the embedded lists of) all pages, not just outlines. Currently it is limited to outlines only, for testing purposes. It will support hotkey activation/deactivation of annotations, but that feature currently lacks an accurate viewport location reset for retaining the location on screen that the user was looking at. It also needs an indicator that tells the user it is still on. Otherwise, you might wonder why a bare list has annotations in edit mode, when you go in to add some. :)
  • User talk:The Transhumanist/RedlinksRemover.js – strips out entries in outlines that are nothing but a redlink. It removes them right out of the tree structure. But only end nodes. It delinks redlinks that have non-redlink offspring, or that have or are embedded in an annotation. It does not yet recognize entries that lack a bullet (it treats those as embedded).
It is my objective to build a set of scripts that fully automate the process of creating outlines. This end goal is a long way off (AI-complete?). In the meantime, I hope to increase productivity as much as I can. Fifty percent automation would double an editor's productivity. I think I could reach 80% automation (a five-fold increase in productivity) within a couple years.
There's more:
  • User:The Transhumanist/StripSearchInWikicode.js – another script, which strips WP search results down to a bare list of links, and inserts wikilink formatting for ease of insertion of those links into lists. This is useful for gathering links for outlines. I'd like this script to sort its results. So, if you know how, or know someone who knows how, please let me know. A more immediate problem is that the output is interlaced with CR/LFs. I can't figure out how to get rid of them. Stripping them out in WikEd via regex is a tedious extra step. It would be nice to track them down and remove them with the script.
I look forward to your observations, concerns, ideas, and suggestions. The Transhumanist 09:39, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

Перенос статьи в ОП англ. Википедии[edit]

Добрый день. Перенесите, пожалуйста, статью в ОП английской Википедии. Ранее я размещала статью на украинском языке. Ее проверили, одобрили и перенесли в ОП украинской Википедии: Теперь я перевела статью на английский язык и хотела ее разместить. Проверьте, пожалуйста, и одобрите размещение статьи. Ссылка на англ. версию статьи: Буду очень вам благодарна и признательна!OWOX (talk) 13:48, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

IDF structure ORBAT[edit] is one of my favorite images on wikipedia. Is there a history about how you went about making it? I am interested in updating it. Can you help me go about that, both in terms of what sources to use (both in terms of reliability and making sure that bitchon meida is protected) and what program you used to make and edit it?

Thanks! Seraphya (talk) 22:36, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red World Contest[edit]

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Quick question[edit]

You stopped by my talk page earlier this month with a quick intro and orientation of sorts, in which you also mentioned that I could reach out if I have questions. That day has inevitably come, but I have no idea if this is the type of question I should be asking you or if there is somewhere else that would be more appropriate, in which case if you could point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it.

As for the question, I was reading a page about this book and saw that the description of the cover image states that the copyright "is believed to belong to the publisher ... or the cover artist." It does not mention the artist ( François-Auguste_Biard ) or the title of the painting ( commons page here ). In this situation, assuming that the description of the cover image should be edited to include this information, what's the protocol for making sure I do it correctly and include all necessary information?

Any help you could provide is appreciated, and please feel free to just point me in the right direction. Thanks again for stopping by. Stopgrammartime (talk) 04:19, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Your move..[edit]

You made use of your admin powers to delete articles before you moved 2018 Land Day massacre to 2018 Land Day incidents.

I cannot undo your edits, as I cannot delete articles to undo your move. (As, AFAIK, only admins can do that.)

From my understanding, using your admin powers in a matter where you are highly involved is ....not a good thing. Please undo your move. Thank you, Huldra (talk) 21:26, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

He reverted a controversial move, and from what I can see, any autoconfirmed editor would have been able to make that move, because it was not over an edited redirect (it appears in the log that he deleted the page, but this is automatic – your own log shows page deletions when you have moved pages despite not being an admin). Therefore he was not using his admin powers.
Also, as he was reverting a controversial move, he shouldn't be being asked to undo it. Number 57 21:51, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I can move articles (if it is to an article name which does not already exist), and No, I cannot delete articles. (The deleted redirect in my log is basically writing in a redir.) So I cannot undo Ynhockeys move, only admins can do that. (They would have to delete 2018 Land Day massacre before such a move.) Huldra (talk) 22:03, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
@Huldra: You have moved articles to redirects that already exist, hence why your log has the line:
"21:37, 19 December 2017 Huldra (talk | contribs | block) deleted redirect Huj, Gaza by overwriting (G6: Deleted to make way for move) (view/restore)"
The reason you cannot move the article back to 2018 Land Day massacre is that it has since been edited by a bot. Once that happens, only admins can move. The Huj, Gaza redirect would have only been edited once (i.e. its creation) to allow you to move over it. Number 57 22:07, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, well, the reason I cannot move it back is, that unlike Ynhockey, I am not an admin, so I (again, unlike him) cannot delete a page to make place for a move. (Hey, I am not saying that if I was an admin I would have done that!! Even I have understood the wheel war concepts...) Huldra (talk) 22:14, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
@Huldra: You do not necessarily need to be an admin to delete pages to make moves, as your own log shows that you have deleted pages to make way for moves (which happens automatically without you having to actually hit any delete button). Anyway, the point is that Ynhockey was not using admin powers, as you have repeatedly claimed. I think you need to retract/apologise. Number 57 22:19, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
@Number 57: Huh? When did I ever delete an article to make room for move? (Like Ynhockey just did) I cannot do that! I dont have a delete button.... Huldra (talk) 22:25, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
@Huldra: Compare these two log entries:
"21:37, 19 December 2017 Huldra (talk | contribs | block) deleted redirect Huj, Gaza by overwriting (G6: Deleted to make way for move) (view/restore)"
"21:46, 31 March 2018 Ynhockey (talk | contribs | block) deleted page 2018 Land Day incidents (G6: Deleted to make way for move)"
As I've tried to explain, when you move an article over a redirect, you do not get asked to delete that article if the redirect has never been edited (only created). Hence when you moved the Huj article, you did not get asked to delete the redirect that you moved it over – it was automatically deleted. This is what happened here to. Number 57 22:29, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
User:Number 57 Right, but the whole point us that I could NOT have done what Ynhockey did: I could not have deleted to make room for a move. If you look at the logs for 2018 Land Day incidents, you will see that it had been edited after being created. Hence it needed admin powers to delete it. Huldra (talk) 22:35, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
@Huldra: I believe you could have made that move because there is only a single deleted edit, which means it could have been deleted by a non-admin as part of a normal move. It was not edited after being created (otherwise there would be more than one deleted edit) and your link does not show otherwise. You also created a single deleted edit when you moved the Huj page. Number 57 22:45, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
Nope, I believe you are wrong. Again, I cannot undo Ynhockey, as I am not an admin. And if you look at the history of the article, then you will see that for most of the time it had the name 2018 Land Day massacre (It was created under that name) ..and now Ynhockey has created an advantage for himself, since no non admin can undo him....and no admin will undo him, as that would be WP:WW. This is simply not fair. Huldra (talk) 23:29, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
Then you really need to learn how Wikipedia works before throwing around accusations (it's sad that you are refusing to accept any of the quite clear evidence above). Ynhockey has not created any advantage for himself. The reason no-one except admins can move the article to 2018 Land Day massacre is because that redirect has been edited since it was created. If Ynhockey had made that edit to prevent the move back, then I would agree he had created the advantage, but he didn't – it was edited by a bot. You should still have the powers to move the article to Land Day massacre because that is an unedited redirect. And if you did, it would then show in your log that you had deleted that page. Number 57 23:36, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes, please do show me how I can do a move like Ynhockey did at, say, at 20:46, 31 March 2018, that is Deleted to make way for move? Huldra (talk) 23:50, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
It would be the same way you moved the Huj article: Use the move tab at the top of the page. The deletion of the redirect then happens automatically. Anyway, I see the AN thread has been swiftly closed by another admin. Number 57 00:15, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

Notice of noticeboard discussion[edit]

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Yunna listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Yunna. Since you had some involvement with the Yunna redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Steel1943 (talk) 15:52, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Kisalon not Ksalon[edit]

Hi Yan. Please check the talk page at Moshav Kisalon ("Ksalon"). Wiki in English has its own rules, see for instance "Degania", not Dganiya. Thanks. Arminden (talk) 09:05, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Magnus (Audiomachine album)[edit]

Hello. I spoted you are an active administrator on recent changes page and I have found problem to solve. I'm the autor of Magnus (album) article, which been redirected to the Audiomachine article and almost excactly one year later someone created this article again under Magnus (Audiomachine album). What should be done? Eurohunter (talk) 09:32, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

I think my version was better and was the first. Eurohunter (talk) 09:39, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Eurohunter but is there a particular value to the older article's history? If your version is better you can put it in the article, I just don't see anything in the old revision history that's important enough to warrant a merger. —Ynhockey (Talk) 09:42, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Autorship should be mentioned in the history. In the current state it's kinda unclear. Eurohunter (talk) 09:50, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Eurohunter (talk) 11:12, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
I spotted now there is the same situation with Tree of Life (album) and Tree of Life (Audiomachine album). Eurohunter (talk) 11:20, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Hello, from the Portals WikiProject...[edit]

You are invited to join the effort to revitalize and improve the Portal system...

The Portals WikiProject was rebooted 9 days ago, and is going strong. Fifty-two editors have joined so far, with more joining daily.

We're having a blast, and excitement is high...

Our goal is to update, upgrade, and maintain portals.

In addition to working directly on portals, we are developing tools to make building and maintaining portals easier. We've finished one so far, with more to come.

Discussions are underway about how to upgrade portals, and what the portals of the future will be.

There are plenty of tasks (including WikiGnome tasks too) on the WikiProject page.

With more to come.

We may even surprise ourselves and exceed all expectations. Who knows what we will be able to accomplish in what may become the biggest Wikicollaboration in years.

See ya at the WikiProject!

Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   03:17, 27 April 2018 (UTC)

Printing permit for a map of yours about the security barries to be used in a new book[edit]

Dear Ynhockey,

I would like to use your map of the security barrier in a new book entitled "100 Years Middle East Conflict - an Honorable Solution." I need a written printing permit. The address of your map: Could you please send such a permit to: If there are special conditions, please let me know.

Best wishes Gottfried — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2003:EE:BD8:FDB8:8553:4FB:697D:C259 (talk) 09:58, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Thank you very much[edit]

The RfC discussion to eliminate portals was closed May 12, with the statement "There exists a strong consensus against deleting or even deprecating portals at this time." This was made possible because you and others came to the rescue. Thank you for speaking up.

By the way, the current issue of the Signpost features an article with interviews about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

I'd also like to let you know that the Portals WikiProject is working hard to make sure your support of portals was not in vain. Toward that end, we have been working diligently to innovate portals, while building, updating, upgrading, and maintaining them. The project has grown to 80 members so far, and has become a beehive of activity.

Our two main goals at this time are to automate portals (in terms of refreshing, rotating, and selecting content), and to develop a one-page model in order to make obsolete and eliminate most of the 150,000 subpages from the portal namespace by migrating their functions to the portal base pages, using technologies such as selective transclusion. Please feel free to join in on any of the many threads of development at the WikiProject's talk page, or just stop by to see how we are doing. If you have any questions about portals or portal development, that is the best place to ask them.

If you would like to keep abreast of developments on portals, keep in mind that the project's members receive updates on their talk pages. The updates are also posted here, for your convenience.

Again, we can't thank you enough for your support of portals, and we hope to make you proud of your decision. Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   23:18, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

P.S.: if you reply to this message, please {{ping}} me. Thank you. -TT

Amud Anan maps[edit]

Hi, Do you know where the legend for the default 1:50000 maps at Amud Anan can be viewed? I'm interested in the meaning of the colors used for the background. Thanks. Zerotalk 06:19, 14 June 2018 (UTC)


A reminder, as you apparently need one, but talk pages are meant for discussing article content, not for making baseless and petty personal attacks. Kindly cease doing so. nableezy - 16:15, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

It was absolutely not a violation of WP:POINT. At least two users objected to the article name you unilaterally moved the article to, making that move both out of process and without consensus. You cannot both demand the article be titled as though it only discusses things in Israel and then include things that literally no reliable sources say are in Israel. Me rectifying that error is not a POINTy edit or whatever else you want to call it, it is a NPOV one. nableezy - 20:08, 21 July 2018 (UTC)


Any chance you can protect the article in the stable version? There's an ongoing dispute over Herzog's seat. Cheers, Number 57 07:47, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

Cool, thanks. Number 57 09:08, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

Request for comment of Israeli neighborhoods[edit]

I have opened an RFC for several of the Israeli cities that I think are un-encyclopedic. You were involved in the template's creation. Therefore, I appreciate input from you at that RFC. Thank you. --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 14:08, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

Request for closure of RfC on Israel's type of governance[edit]

Could you review my request at Talk:Israel#Conclusion? (talk) 08:07, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

You've got mail[edit]

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Sinking of the Freighter Attavirus in April 20, 1985[edit]

Hello, i noticed you've edited some articles about Israeli naval topics in the past and was wondering if you knew any details about the sinking of the freighter Attavirus in 1985. Apparently it was transporting Palestinian militants to attack Israel when it was intercepted by some Israeli missile boats who sunk it after a short battle. In particular i was wondering if you had access to any information regarding Israeli accounts of the battle and the names of the Israeli ships involved. Any information would be greatly appreciated. XavierGreen (talk) 19:30, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Opinion polling for next Israeli election[edit]

I know IPs are fraustrating for some, but can you take indefinite semiprotection of the article and replace it with a one that’ll have a set expiry date, or pending changes please? It’s because there’s no fairness to set indefinite for first time offence unless arbitration applies. Thank you. (talk) 06:09, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Hi anon,
@ Sorry I was unable to reply earlier. The reason I protected the article/list was that it was vandalized more than once by an anonymous user, and this type of vandalism is extremely difficult to detect (in fact, it was detected completely by accident 2 weeks after the fact). The lengthy period of misinformation combined with the difficulty of detection and persistent vandalism, means that the best way forward is to block unregistered users from editing the article, at least until the election itself—after which I may re-evaluate the situation. If you would like to constructively contribute to the article, please feel free to register a user name.
Ynhockey (Talk) 08:29, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

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