User talk:Yoninah

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Hope all is well[edit]

Yoninah, just a quick note wishing you well and safe, and that we see you again in the very near future. All best, BlueMoonset (talk) 02:01, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

  • Agreed. --evrik (talk) 01:53, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
  • +1. Hope all is well. Stay safe and wishing you well. Ktin (talk) 04:29, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
  • +1 —valereee (talk) 22:43, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Just saw this and I second (maybe 4th) that. I've been offline more than on because my sister had a fall and I've been tending her. Hope all is well and that you are able to edit again soon. Looking forward to that day myself too. SusunW (talk) 05:08, 4 February 2021 (UTC)
  • +1 miss you - Psalm 43 next --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:32, 8 February 2021 (UTC)

You are AWOL[edit]

Glühbirne.gif Keeping a Light On For You
Don't know what's going on here, but three weeks is a long time to be AWOL (absent without leave). Hope you are well. We all look forward to your return. In the meantime, keeping a light on for you. — Maile (talk) 21:09, 10 February 2021 (UTC)
We miss you, Yoninah. —valereee (talk) 23:23, 10 February 2021 (UTC)
Indeed, you are sorely missed. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:38, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
+1 sending positive vibes. TJMSmith (talk) 01:26, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
One more. I hope all is well. Cbl62 (talk) 09:43, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
And another. Hope you are well. Eddie891 Talk Work 00:33, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
Same here. Hope you're ok and will be back soon. —  JGHowes  talk 01:00, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
Me too ... your reviewer's eye is valuable to all of us. Daniel Case (talk) 18:41, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
And me. You are missed. Take care, and come back soon, I hope. Storye book (talk) 20:31, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Civility Barnstar Hires.png The Civility Barnstar
You've been a great mentor to me in Wikipedia and taught me civility in hard times through your actions. Please, come back....😭 Regards, Jeromi Mikhael 17:41, 13 February 2021 (UTC)

Thinking of you[edit]

I made a hook thinking of you, DYK?

Arik Brauer, Vienna 2009 a.jpg

Did you know ...

... that Universalkünstler
Arik Brauer
created paintings in Fantastic Realism,
songs in Austropop,
stage sets for the Paris Opera,
and house facades in Austria and Israel?

(17 February 2021)

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:42, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Precious
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Nine years!

We miss you! I worked on Psalm 25, thinking of you. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:22, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

I was afraid. Your contributions to the project were a blessing, for readers and us editors. Psalm 84. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:01, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

I just found Touching the World of Angels. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:50, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Promised articles in memory: Psalm 148 (Bernstein) (recorded in an album A Jewish Legacy), more psalms (here is what's missing), improve Chichester Psalms. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:51, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Kindness Barnstar Hires.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thank you for all the help, support and guidance you provided here — Amkgp 💬 04:34, 10 March 2021 (UTC)

In Memory[edit]

Candle-light-animated.gif Beloved contributor
Wikipedia:Deceased Wikipedians/2021#User:Yoninah Truly a very sad time for the DYK community, as well as over at Commons. She was in many ways a teacher to me, and we went back and forth on a few issues. But I always knew that her overall purpose was what she believed editorially correct for Wikipedia, and for grammar in general. I had really begun to appreciate her as a solid rock on Wikipedia editing. Losing her not only left a pretty noticeable gap at DYK, but her death also makes me feel like a cherished friend has vanished. — Maile (talk) 12:30, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I'm thankful for our interactions. May her memory be for a blessing :( TJMSmith (talk) 12:42, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I, and many others, benefited greatly from her advice and commitment to quality. I'm devastated at the news, and very much at a loss for words-- Eddie891 Talk Work 13:01, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • This is very sad news...Yoninah will be missed hugely. Whispyhistory (talk) 13:08, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Yoninah just quietly got on with the work and made a huge contribution to the project that will be truly missed. Philafrenzy (talk) 13:27, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Note: Content at Deceased Wikipedians has been deleted for privacy reasons. Nevertheless, it does appear the deceased was Yoninah. Not only the name being a fit, and the general editing quality of both. Our Yoninah last edited on January 18, and the one above apparently died around the same week. — Maile (talk) 13:32, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
Die Fliege
  • miss you more than words can say --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:08, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • May her memory be a blessing. She was always a great and constructive contributor at DYK. She will be missed. 7&6=thirteen () 14:30, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Her memory will be eternal. I will miss our partnership and the work we did together. She was a light in the maze that is Wikipedia. SusunW (talk) 14:34, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Deeply saddening news, and a significant loss. CMD (talk) 14:51, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Thank you, so much. Condolences to family and friends. -- Alanscottwalker (talk) 14:56, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • This is tragic; Yoninah's contributions to Wikipedia were immense, and she was an exceptionally collaborative and helpful colleague. Vanamonde (Talk) 15:32, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • This is sad news for all involved at DYK. Without her tireless contributions, I don't know how we could have got through some difficult times. RIP, she will always be remembered. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 16:01, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Very sorry to hear. A great loss to the project. A tireless and skilled contributor. Martinevans123 (talk) 16:05, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Very sorry to hear, I always enjoyed working with her. תהי נשׁמתה צרורה בּצרור החיים. Sir Joseph (talk) 16:09, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I never directly said much about it, but Yoninah was a true guiding light in Wikipedia. She was one of the first editors I did a GA review for, Symphony Six and it was easily one of the best I had seen at that point, with virtually no changes required to meet the GA criteria. I'd always hoped that she would be motivated enough to file an RfA, which I was certain she would pass with flying colours, but unfortunately it was never to be. I'm not sure I should say this, but I think it's right. The last time I interacted with her was in a minor scuffle over a DYK nomination, which completely went against years of incredibly helpful and productive work and enormous contributions, and it was always my intention to work with her again on the next nomination, to show it was a minor blip and not typical of a great working relationship we had .... and now that's not possible. I feel so remorseful and wish I could have done just about anything else. Please accept my condolences :-( ... I'll remember her for things like this. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 16:10, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • A great contributor, what a gap has been left. Kingsif (talk) 16:18, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • What a wonderful, generous spirit she held inside her earthly vessel. Fly free, Yoninah! Binksternet (talk) 16:36, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • You were always there for us on DYK, you were a rock, Yoninah. very sadly missed. Storye book (talk) 16:43, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • A very sad loss. Her reviews at DYK were firm, but always fair and and considerate. She will be missed. Morgan695 (talk) 17:06, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • She will be missed, and we will have big shoes to fill to continue her work. – Muboshgu (talk) 17:10, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Very sad. I remember working with her from my early DYKs. Once she even found someone off-WP to license an image to be able to run my nom in the picture slot. A great contributor who will be deeply missed. MB 17:17, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
    • I had a similar experience with her on one of my earlier DYK nominations, we didn't have any success getting the better quality off-Wikipedia picture, but the visual intrigue of the content was too good to pass on having it in the picture slot. Her commitment to the tidiness of the DYK section was magnificent. ❯❯❯ Mccunicano☕️ 18:00, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
    • Yoninah was a god-send to me when it came to images. She could find a licensed image for you if somebody had it buried out there somewhere on the web. Terrific lady, she was. — Maile (talk) 19:00, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Your contributions have always been outstanding at the DYK, this is a huge loss. You will be missed, Yoninah. --Ashleyyoursmile! 17:21, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • RIP Yoninah. You will be missed. Thanks for all that you did here. Prayers. Ktin (talk) 18:00, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • This is a great loss, to DYK and to the project as a whole. Earlier today I looked at this page, and feared that this might be the explanation for the abrupt end to her contributions; so sad to find those fears justified. My heartfelt condolences to any family or friends who may read this. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 18:14, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • So sad to read this. My thoughts are with her family and friends, both on and off Wikipedia. Liz Read! Talk! 19:39, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Yoninah had helped me a lot in my early writing at DYK. They were a passionate and well-equipped editor. Y’hei shlama raba min-sh’maya v’chayim aleinu v’al-kol-yisrael, v’im’ru: amen. --Maleschreiber (talk) 19:53, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Awful news! We'll miss you...alot Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:07, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I am very sorry to see this. All your time and contributions to the project are greatly appreciated. All my wishes, thoughts, and prayers (provided they are acceptable to your fiends and family) are offered. May your journey be peaceful. — Ched (talk) 20:12, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I'm very sorry to see this. My condolences to her family and friends. SarahSV (talk) 20:30, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I am so sorry to hear this. Condolences to all who knew and loved her. Cbl62 (talk) 22:12, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I'm very sad to learn of this, and I wish all the best for her friends and family. --Tryptofish (talk) 22:43, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
  • So sorry; I greatly enjoyed our interactions with DYK and images. Thank you so much for all you've done, there was a lot of it. --GRuban (talk) 00:44, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Most awful news. Sincerest condolences to all who knew her. Requiem aeternam dona ei RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 03:01, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Such terrible news. She was a one-of-a-kind editor and always a pleasure to work with at DYK. 97198 (talk) 10:08, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
  • "נר ה' נשמת אדם" (The spirit of a woman is the candle of the Lord). Deepest condolences to her family and loved ones. El_C 12:21, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Just heard the news right now and while I feared for the worst after her sudden disappearance it's still hard to believe that it turned out to be true. I considered Yoninah to be my mentor at DYK and had many off-wiki interactions regarding advice and other things. She will be greatly missed on Wikipedia and her contributions to the project will never be forgotten. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:48, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I am so sad to hear this. Yoninah patiently taught me how to build a prep set over the course of weeks. When I was building sets or moving them to queue, I always knew that if Yoninah had checked something, I probably could just skim it. I had been hoping she was just taking a break. —valereee (talk) 14:01, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Yoninah was great in improving the quality and checking of DYK, and will be sorely missed. RIP. Joseph2302 (talk) 14:49, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I'm sorry to see this. My sincere condolences to friends and family. –Davey2010Talk 17:04, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I'm so sorry to see this. I remember when she helped me get Ty Majeski to DYK status. Truly a happy contributor. NASCARfan0548  21:02, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
  • This news breaks my heart to hear. As someone who has had a lot of involvement with DYK, especially in the last two years, Yoninah was one of the most important people to that area of the project. She will most definitely be missed. Sammi Brie (she/her • tc) 01:33, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
  • This really broke my heart. I really admired her work at DYK and greatly appreciated her help when in my first few DYKs. We'll greatly miss you. TryKid[dubiousdiscuss] 01:44, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
  • An immense and heartbreaking loss. –♠Vami_IV†♠ 02:37, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
  • So sorry to see this... may she rest in peace. Ovinus (talk) 04:36, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I just found out about this. I can't believe it. She went through so much trouble to help me with my first DYK. Wikipedia has suffered yet another terrible loss. Scorpions13256 (talk) 23:13, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Very sad to hear this. She was such a great editor, especially in the DYK space. Condolences to her family and friends. Edge3 (talk) 15:12, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Godspeed my friend. --evrik (talk) 16:08, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
  • One of my favourite editors to collaborate with, I miss her. – Reidgreg (talk) 21:19, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
  • The DKY community will feel less without Yoninah --Guerillero Parlez Moi 22:10, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Try as I might to fit a comment in under 200 characters (ideally under 150 to 160), I can't.
    My heart skipped a bit when I saw the "deceased" notice on her userpage and sunk when, after a few seconds, I found it wasn't a vandalised version. I came to Yoninah's talk page to ask for help and try to make amends for some rudeness towards her in January. In fact I've been a lot ruder to her than was acceptable, particularly as Yoninah was never anything less than professional. I can only hope that this "thanks" meant we didn't end on too bad terms. But this isn't about me.
    I don't think it's an overstatement to say that Yoninah has touched the lives of almost every English-speaking person in the world with access to the internet—not primarily because of the articles she wrote, but the huge positive effect she had in our community. She made an inordinate number of content creations, of course, but her work at DYK has helped editor retention in immeasurable ways. Your first DYK is a great feeling and a great reward for hard work, and initiatives like this are what makes people overcome the steep learning curve to edit constructively, what stops them quitting when things get hard, and what inspires them to edit each day. I apologise if this is too morbid but I saw someone mention bus factor with respect to Wikipedia for the first time today and Yoninah was one of three users I thought of instantly. I don't think I've seen so many messages left to a user in their absence before their death is known. This is a testament to how much Yoninah means to the community. Let's see if we can build on her legacy with our content work, our collaboration and by being kind to each other even in disagreement. — Bilorv (talk) 04:13, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia, especially your tireless work in the DYK arena. You will be missed by many. May you rest in peace, AnupamTalk 03:27, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
  • You will not be forgotten. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 09:00, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Although I haven't worked or interacted with you, but I felt very sad when I came to know that you are no longer... I saw you discussing at WT:DYK months ago. Since then I remembered you name. But today when I accidentally searched you username and saw all this has happened, I felt very heartbroken! –Hulgedtalk⟩ 09:57, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Irreplaceable loss. RIP. Grimes2 (talk) 12:17, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Very sorry to see this. Condolences to her family and friends. Johnbod (talk) 04:39, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Thank you for all your diligent work with me, and others, on the DYK page. It breaks my heart to hear you are no longer with us. 💔 Trillfendi (talk) 14:10, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Just learned of the sad passing. My condolences to family and friends. First time on her page because of it, learning some facts about her life and work. I'd seen her around before for sure, but somehow had not gotten here before. The memorial at her page and here are an impressive homage to a true Wikipedian, the likes of I'd never seen before on Wikipedia. May her memory be a blessing. warshy (¥¥) 15:55, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
  • My deepest condolences to her family and friends.Nishidani (talk) 16:39, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
  • My prayers. --Titodutta (talk) 17:22, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I’m heartbroken. Like others, my last message to Yoninah was an apology for screwing up something she never would have. Now I know why I didn’t hear back. I am so sorry to her family, her friends off Wikipedia and to her closest collaborators here, who I know must grieve the loss of an indefatigable, daily presence in their lives. What a shattering loss. I hope, if it was what she wanted, that her family will see these messages and know how tremendously valued she was in life, and as Bilorv says, the difference she has made around the world. Innisfree987 (talk) 22:50, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I am very sorry to hear the news of her passing. I had to deal with her several times because of my DYKs: she usually found something wrong, either in the suggestion or in the article itself, but most of the time she was right, and her observations contributed a lot to make me work in a more disciplined way. A couple of weeks ago I submitted another DYK and I was just wondering why she hadn't intervened yet. I had hoped that the reason was better quality on my part, but unfortunately it was something else. I will miss her a lot. Sentite condoglianze alla famiglia. Alex2006 (talk) 16:46, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
  • You will be missed. My condolences to her family --DannyS712 (talk) 17:08, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Very sad news indeed. Hard to imagine DYK without her presence. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 21:02, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Just found out from The Signpost Obituary. My condolences. She was a great contributor, and her loss will be hard to replace especially for the DYK project. HaEr48 (talk) 21:15, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Very sad, I did not have many interactions with her but she was always helpful, supportive and encouraging. Agree completely with Hawkeye7 (talk · contribs) above. I hope she knew how much the community appreciated her contribution and mentoring.Quetzal1964 (talk) 21:11, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Thank you so much for your work. Memory eternal! -Ad Orientem (talk) 22:04, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
In her memory ...
  • So this is why we have not seen or heard from her ... because we never will again. I always felt relieved when I saw her name reviewing my DYK submissions. She might have been less willing to go for the more salacious or scandalous hooks than I was, but she was such a consummate professional that I could never possibly have held it against her, and indeed her suggestions often made not just the hooks but sometimes the articles better. I have never felt the loss of another editor as keenly at this ... she was on my shortlist of "people I'd love to meet at Wikimania one day if they ever could attend." Tragically that will never happen now. Daniel Case (talk) 02:28, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Thank you, Yoninah. Rest in peace. starship.paint (exalt) 11:28, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
  • RIP Yoninah. Her value to the 'pedia cannot be easily measured. She will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. MarnetteD|Talk 17:24, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I arrived at Wikipedia too late to have the chance to work with Yoninah, but the enormous impact that she had on the project is clear. She will be missed very deeply. DanCherek (talk) 17:36, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
  • What a loss to this community! I hope her family and loved ones come here and see how much she was appreciated. God bless you, Yoninah! -Bryan Rutherford (talk) 19:30, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Very saddening news. I remember the time you helped one of my articles get a DYK slot. You will be missed. Rest in peace. – SD0001 (talk) 20:26, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
  • You were always helpful to me and to others at DYK. You'll be missed.  Bait30  Talk 2 me pls? 02:58, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • God....damnit....it doesn't have to end like this. Earlier in February I've had a hunch about this one. Although I never knew your condition back then, I knew something wrong happened to you and the last barnstar was a desperate call for you come back. Turns out the hunch was true..... Fuck this essay, YOU ARE IRREPLACEABLE HERE. It would took an epoch to find someone as determined as you for a voluntarily job like this. I knew we had disagreements a while ago and I'm glad I have apologize to someone as great as you... Be peaceful wherever you are, and carry on. Regards, Jeromi Mikhael 08:11, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • WP:DYK will not be the same without you. Rest in peace, my friend. ~~ CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 12:20, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • My heart saddens hearing of this news. Hopefully their passing was as painless as possible and they felt the love of their loved ones and/or community around them. Blessed be your memory, as you transform from actively shaping the world to lingering in the world you've helped influence. ~Gwennie🐈💬 📋⦆ 14:35, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I never knew much about Yoninah, but when I created my first article, she helped me come up with the best hook for DYK. I was one among countless who have been impacted by her devotion to building the best Wikipedia possible. Songwaters (talk) 21:58, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • This is a major loss. To anyone who knew Yoninah personally, whether friends or family: המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים.--Kew Gardens 613 (talk) 11:51, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I'm so sorry to hear this. she was truly a hero. she will be greatly missed. --Sm8900 (talk) 19:20, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I'm really sorry to hear of your passing, you will be missed, Yoninah!--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 22:58, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Shocked and saddened after reading The Signpost. Yoninah coached and helped me rewrite my first article after I posted a link to it on one of her watchlisted articles, and spruced up my most recent submission at DYK. Ironically, she noted that I had gone offline for three days and I therefore could not help finalise her version of the hook. Of course, going offline for a few days was anathema to her, except for Jewish holidays. To the family, תנוחמו מן השמים May you be consoled from heaven. Havradim (talk) 08:39, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Thank you so much for everything you did, Yoninah, especially on DYK. Thank you for helping make me a better Wikipedian and, so many times, for improving my DYK nominations. Rest in peace. Michael Barera (talk) 18:43, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace, Yoninah. You were a guiding force on DYK and we will miss you. Lettlerhellocontribs 20:25, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Just saw the sad news in Signpost. I have many fond memories of all the assistance you gave me and many fellow contributors, helping us to post hundreds of biographies of women on DYK. Despite considerable difficulties, you constantly managed to sort things out for us so very positively.--Ipigott (talk) 07:08, 6 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Great deceased contributors are always remembered. –Cupper52Discuss! 16:47, 6 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your many contributions and may your memory be a blessing.--agr (talk) 18:38, 6 April 2021 (UTC)
  • My thoughts and prayers go out her family. This was sad news indeed. Constantine 20:17, 6 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Noooo, sheds tear. Sorry, I only just found out from Gerda. Yoninah was lovely and we worked together on a number of occasions. The Atlantic City clubs I'll always remember and getting to GA status. Rest in peace my friend. † Encyclopædius 22:10, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • I am awfully shocked to hear this. Please rest in peace, Yoninah. Though I have not met you, I really miss being together in the DYK team of editors :'( I hope I am able to continue your legacy gracefully :') VincentLUFan (talk) (Kenton!) 09:45, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Well, crap! EEng 19:55, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Extremely saddened. We have interacted many times in DYK nominations. You will be missed. -Nizil (talk)
  • This is very sad. Even though I never interacted with Yoninah, I noticed their contributions at DYK and it even inspired me to nominate an article for DYK. Your impact will never be forgotten. Link20XX (talk) 04:33, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
  • I am so sorry, my condolences. I haven't met Yoninah, but I absolutely felt the loss upon hearing this. I admit, it is shocking, coz we all know Wikipedia is an immortal project but sometimes it is easy to forget that the contributors are mortals! My thoughts and prayers to her family and may she be remembered for her work to the project and her contributions its community! --- SilentResident (talk ✉ | contribs ✎) 04:35, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Thank you for all your contributions. You will be sorely missed! Ciridae (talk) 18:39, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
  • My prayers and sympathy to Yoninah's family and friends. Thank You-RFD (talk) 19:03, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
  • My condolences.CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 17:50, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Damn I just heard about Yoninah's death. She was a really great and cool editor and I can't believe that she is gone. Jon698 (talk) 02:20, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
  • הזדעזעתי לשמוע על מותה, ויקיפדית תורמת מאוד, נסתייעתי רבות בעבודתה, יהי זכרה ברוך שמיה רבה (talk) 21:07, 23 May 2021 (UTC)
  • She will be missed. Always ready to help a new user on DYKs. RIP. --- FitIndia Talk Admin on Commons 21:09, 23 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Yoninah was a person of quiet merit, her virtues most noticeable now she's gone. My condolences to everyone mourning her. Numerous though we are, there are many more people who will miss her unknowing; they never spoke with her or heard her name, but their lives are the richer for the editing work she did, and the poorer for her loss. HLHJ (talk) 17:06, 30 May 2021 (UTC)
  • So sorry to hear, what a huge loss. תהא נשמתה צרורה בצרור החיים. --Muhandes (talk) 10:28, 8 June 2021 (UTC)
  • wikipedia will never be the same without her, sad she never lasted that long into the new year. * Steamtrains1 (talk) 18:06, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Have only just learnt of the news. Very sorry to hear of Yoninah's passing MWright96 (talk) 08:46, 24 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Sadly, I only learned of this awful news today. Chetsford (talk) 08:15, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

Proposed DYK queue for Yoninah[edit]

Moved from WT:DYK – — Maile (talk) 15:10, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Honoring Yoninah's memory: I was wondering if there was something that we could do to honor Yoninah's memory. She was one of the kindest people around here. One thought was to see if any of you knew her areas of interests well enough to create a prep / queue dedicated to her interests (without straying too far from any rules, written or unwritten, that we might have around set composition). Just a thought. RIP Yoninah. Ktin (talk) 21:53, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
    I love that idea and am fully willing to help write eligible articles, though I don't know what the topic would be. Feels like it would be a beautiful tribute. Eddie891 Talk Work 21:57, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
Please see Breslov Research Institute, which she wrote. According to the original (redacted) post about her death, she was a long-time editor there. According to her Commons:Yoninah, she was a resident of Jerusalem. She also was a fan of what she called the "Golden Era" of movies, the actors and films in the pre-television era. I think she was a huge fan of Sunset Boulevard (film) and would have liked to have seen a lead hook on it - we heavily discussed it - but it would first have to go through GAC to be eligible here. That's all I can think of. — Maile (talk) 22:17, 17 March 2021 (UTC) And also just thinking, Yoninah was not someone who could be pigeon-holed into any limited interest. She's the one who gave DYK the hilarious Rinse the Blood Off My Toga - she really did like Wayne and Shuster's humor. — Maile (talk) 00:45, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Yoninah gave so much of her time and passion to DYK that a tribute would be very nice. While not in keeping with the DYK rules, my suggestion would be to run a queue consisting of eight of Yoninah's best DYK hooks (perhaps with some sort of header referencing Yoninah) for a full 24 hours. She had her most-viewed hooks displayed at her user page: User:Yoninah#Most-viewed DYKs. People could suggest items from her list. Cbl62 (talk) 00:55, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
    This is a great suggestion too! And, relatively easier to coordinate / implement. I support this idea. Ktin (talk) 00:57, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
    I also like this idea. — Maile (talk) 00:59, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
    This is a great idea. What a sad day. Black Kite (talk) 01:31, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
    I like this idea a lot, too. I am so very sad to hear this. —valereee (talk) 13:58, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Maybe something like this (someone more eloquent could likely come up with better introductory leanguage):
It is with deep regret that the DYK and Wikipedia communities mourn the passing User:Yoninah who worked diligently for many years to protect the integrity of the DYK feature and to make Wikipedia a congenial and collaborative place. In her honor, today's DYK queue(s) consists of her past work.
Jane Withers
Jane Withers
Cbl62 (talk) 01:22, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
There's limited space on the mainpage, so shorter is better. How about: We mourn the loss of Yoninah with a selection of her most viewed contributions. Wug·a·po·des 01:43, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Looks good @Wugapodes. Minor edit suggesion: *loss of Wikipedian Yoninah with a ... Ktin (talk) 04:02, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Not that I do not think it is deserved, but I do not think we should have an explicit message on the mainpage for this, as it is based on now suppressed outing information. Crafting a special set is a nice tribute, but a public message feels a bit off to me as it stands. CMD (talk) 05:07, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Makes sense. So, we just go with a curated set. No header message. I think that is a good option. Ktin (talk) 05:15, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
The next question is timing. I would suggest 12 April, as it is both close and the date of Yoninah's first DYK. CMD (talk) 05:33, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
I think what a header in the archive may be appropriate. --evrik (talk) 16:17, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I was looking for one such date / milestone. I support April 12. Alternately, the sooner the better. Open to both. Ktin (talk) 15:20, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Cbl62 Four of the hooks are about food. Please see User:Yoninah/DYK creations and expansions for more variety — Maile (talk) 10:41, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
@Cbl62, that Jane Withers hook maybe ran too recently? Since it's the image slot, it might be better to find something from longer ago. —valereee (talk) 14:17, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
This one's from 2010:
Mother and baby Asian Elephants
Gabi (left) with his mother Tamar
* ... that the birth of Gabi (pictured with mother), the first elephant conceived in Israel through artificial insemination, was viewed live by over 350,000 people in 108 countries?
—valereee (talk) 14:19, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I was going to suggest if Breslov Research Institute could be expanded for DYK purposes, but it appears it already run in 2010. However, with the proposal above considering doing an IAR re-run of her previous work, I do wonder if it's possible if Breslov could be IAR re-run asa well. The hook set idea seems nice, but while I understand the desire for privacy, I wonder if some kind of notice is still appropriate if only for transparency purposes. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:11, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
I think swapping Breslov Research Institute for one of the food hooks above would be a good idea. — Maile (talk) 13:19, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Or maybe the above mentioned "Wash The Blood Off My Toga"? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 14:19, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
How about swapping both for two of the four food hooks? — Maile (talk) 14:30, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
I support swapping in different/more fitting hooks as those who knew Yoninah believe is appropriate. Cbl62 (talk) 16:03, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
  • RIP. Yoninah was one of the most vital contributors to the DYK area, without which the entire queue and prep curation process wouldn't have functioned as well. I do agree with running some of her best work in one queue as a tribute, but as Chipmunkdavis says, it may be a bit strange to have a public message for that. Epicgenius (talk) 13:45, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Here is a proposed rewrite based on suggestions above. Maybe it could be moved to a special occasion holding area for others to discuss and adjust as appropriate:
Justitia et pax, by an anonymous painter

It's hard to choose 8 from such a wealth of good hooks. Other hooks that seemed appropriate and could be considered include:

Cbl62 (talk) 17:46, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Just out of curiosity, do we have a list of "eighth hooks" (like in the final slot) that Yoninah did? I suggest we can do five or six of these, one picture, one GA hook, and her first-ever DYK. Epicgenius (talk) 20:25, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Given all of these proposals and how it would be a shame not to include them all, would everyone here be open to a two-set run as opposed to a single set? We could even go to three if needed, with each set focusing on a different theme that she loved (for example, one set for Israel/Judaism articles, another set for her most viewed hooks, another set of other hooks, etc.) Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:54, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I agree that we have to come up with something, and multiple sets seems like a good idea. Does it strike anyone else besides me as somewhat ironic that the ultimate DYK-gnome Yoninah, who wasn't looking for adminship and was content to work over here creating content and shepherding hook sets around, is now the one who is about to trigger an ultimate IAR scenario? Consider this a virtual standing ovation for accomplishing this. — Maile (talk) 02:39, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I agree. --evrik (talk) 16:17, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

I have said what I wish to say on her talk page about this sad circumstance. Nonetheless, in the end, advise editorially following the sprit of WP:NOTMEMORIAL here and not do this, and would note it's when policy gets in the way of something one has an emotional attachment to, that often it is still best to conform consensus with it. The purpose of this project, which she clearly was devoted to, was not to focus on her nor internal Wikipedia feelings/pov, rather to highlight recent improvement in content, recent content produced under the requirements WP PAGs - in the end, consistent service to readers, not self (including our own attachments). Alanscottwalker (talk) 19:06, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

I disagree that WP:NOTMEMORIAL applies. I view this as more akin to a special occasion set of hooks. In this case, the special occasion is Yoninah's anniversary of her first DYK contribution. The hooks themselves are still encyclopedic, and the thread above suggests that no public tribute will be posted on the main page, therefore there is no memorial that violates policy. Edge3 (talk) 20:26, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
It rather stretches credulity it is not memorial, given the above discussion, and that it is memorial is reinforced by it not complying with special occasion for DYK. -- Alanscottwalker (talk) 21:08, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
WP:NOTMEMORIAL explicitly exempts WP:RIP from that rule. Further, Wikipedia:Deceased Wikipedians/Guidelines allows for memorial pages, saying: If the colleagues of an editor feel moved to do so, they may create a memorial page to honor the deceased, as long as the family has not objected and the user did not object to it prior to their death... Memorial pages are not mandatory; they are created by the community, for the community, rather than as a requirement. Edge3 (talk) 22:00, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
So, you are intending by this to create a memorial. But you are not working here on a memorial page, you are editing the main page. -- Alanscottwalker (talk) 22:43, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
I never said it's not a memorial. I said only that it's not a memorial that violates WP:NOTMEMORIAL. WP:RIP is explicitly listed as an exception to that rule, therefore the policy does not apply. I should also note that WP:DWG is listed as an official guideline. Edge3 (talk) 13:48, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Um hmm. I understand where you are coming from Alanscottwalker, but what is Deceased Wikipedians, if not a memorial to those we have lost? And you've been around long enough to know Wikipedia in general, and DYK specifically, deviates by consensus. What are all Wikipedia's halls of fame lists, where most of the honorees are deceased, if not partially memorials? In Sept 2016, we did two days of complete sets devoted to Star Trek. I seem to remember a great set for the deceased Frank Sinatra. And the list goes on. With Yoninah, it's not her life we celebrate, but her individual contributions to this project. We are not writing condolence memories of her for the main page, but celebrating what she taught us with her own examples. — Maile (talk) 21:55, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
I agree with Maile. WP:NOTMEMORIAL is mostly about articles, not for things like this -- Guerillero Parlez Moi 22:06, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Maile: There is difference in content in the standards we are to apply to editorial decisions, than in what we do for ourselves in internal space. And I am aware that walled garden actions are disfavored, and I that can't really stop you (even if you are now saying you are not doing this in her memory) but what I have been around long enough to know is that I should still offer my good-faith, PAGs-based editorial judgment. -- Alanscottwalker (talk) 22:34, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
I REALLY don't like the idea of doing this. As much as I enjoyed my interactions with Yoninah, I find this level of memorializing to be a totally inappropriate use of the Main Page. Pick a selection of her "greatest hits" and put it up on her user page with a note about what she did and how she did it here on Wikipedia, but not this. --Khajidha (talk) 15:15, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
I also disagree with using the main page of Wikipedia to recognize any editor. I appreciate the good intentions of many to say thank you, but the appropriate venues for doing so are at her user page, Deceased Wikipedians and The Signpost. Flibirigit (talk) 15:41, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
I, on the other hand, would support a one-off IAR re-run of some of Yoninah's hooks. But we can and should keep the symbolism to ourselves. RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 00:01, 6 April 2021 (UTC)

Appeared 3 July[edit]

On 3 July, a Shabath and Kafka's birthday, the selected set appeared, Wikipedia:Main Page history/2021 July 3. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:55, 4 July 2021 (UTC)

A less formal one - the Yoninah DYK medal[edit]

Due to the sheer amount of DYKs that Yoninah has created, expanded, and nominated, I think we should make a medal in honor of Yoninah.

  • The Yoninah DYK Creation and Expansion Medal, conferred to whoever reaches the same amount of DYK Articles that Yoninah has created or expanded
  • The Yoninah DYK Nomination Medal, conferred to whoever reaches the same amount of DYK Articles that Yoninah has nominated

--Regards, Jeromi Mikhael 07:38, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Something like this is much more appropriate. I would advocate for yearly awards, with the recipient being the person with the most creations in the preceding year. --Khajidha (talk) 16:18, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
Rather than a number of DYKs, for which there are numerous stars already, why not a DYK service type award? It could be voted on like the annual WP:MILHIST awards. CMD (talk) 16:24, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
@Chipmunkdavis: You're right. It should've been a yearly elected award. And I've been thinking about it - how about if we ask editors that were close to Yoninah to provide the silhouette of Yoninah so that we could use it in the medal (or did I miss some kind of privacy loophole with a silhouette?) Regards, Jeromi Mikhael 08:49, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Please see List of Wikipedians by number of DYKs. There are currrent editors who have created and/or promoted as many or more than Yoninah did. Not the least is the current statistical reigning active champ Gerda Arendt. And running neck-and-neck right behind Gerda is our admin Cwmhiraeth. Yoninah's contributions here were much more than statistics. I don't have an objection to creating something unique to recognize Yoninah, and I do like the idea of some kind of service medal. I have the feeling she would dismiss the idea of singling her out, but a service medal based on non-statistical contributions might be a good way to go. The selfless prep builders come immediately to mind. Yoninah was definitely riding herd over the prep areas, and since she is no longer here, I think we are finding how very valuable the prep builders are. — Maile (talk) 18:25, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Review of Yoninah's obituary[edit]

Hi all. A draft of Yoninah's obituary for the Signpost has been started at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Next issue/Obituary. Please note that the deadline is Friday night (approximately 00:00 UTC on Saturday, 27 March), so please review and modify at your earliest convenience. Thank you! Edge3 (talk) 04:31, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

All done, and appeared, Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2021-03-28/Obituary. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:59, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Yoninah's work and memory on the Main page[edit]

Today's Main page, 28 March 2021, gives tribute to Yoninah twice: The image from her GA Birds' Head Haggadah is today's featured image on the first day of Passover, and a DYK mentions Psalm 91. More to come, in loving memory.

Did you know ...

Feel free to add! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:23, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

The obituary in the Signpost also appeared today. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:36, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Did you know ...

Pebbles left on Jewish headstones[edit]

Visitation stones explains the above image, and why Jewish people practice this. — Maile (talk) 20:49, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

@Maile66: Interesting. Although I'm not a Jewish, I would love to do this whenever I visit a grave. --Regards, Jeromi Mikhael 16:36, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

More condolences[edit]

I'll admit it, I screwed up your talk the other time. Now, may I apologize, even if I'm far too late? Rest in peace. Firestar464 (talk) 11:01, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Interesting stuff[edit]

I found this DYK nom where me and Yoninah are talking about the death of Louise Elisabeth Coldenhoff in the nom. Coldenhoff and Yoninah later died on a near interval. Coincidence? --Regards, Jeromi Mikhael 07:01, 2 May 2021 (UTC)