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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello מתניה, and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). If you would like, feel free to ask me questions on my talk page. Happy editing! Ottava Rima (talk) 14:27, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Thank you!. מתניה 16:44, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hi, thank you for providing translation for my statement. I appreciate it. Good luck with the election. Bennylin 02:29, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

My pleasure. good luck. מתניה 07:53, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you מתניה.Jayantanth 09:33, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

you welcome :) use it wisely. מתניה 09:38, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks User:Matanya . Jayantanth 20:35, 16 April 2011 (UTC)


Hi! Maybe I'm just misunderstanding something, but shouldn't a bot normally edit for at least a week or make over 100 edits before it can be auto-approved per the bot policy? I noticed vo:User:Ripchip Bot is just 3 days old with about 40 edits. Regards, Jafeluv 13:04, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi. she got the bot flag because local 'crats asked for it on the local discussion page. you can see the links. I didn't give her a flag on the rest from the reason you mentioned. Matanya 14:01, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
Hmm, sorry, I can't see it. You mean vo:Vükiped:Bots? The last edit on that page is the posting of Ripchip Bot's request on 8 March, isn't it? Jafeluv 07:55, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
my bad, I've seen the bot policy, not the request. Matanya 13:56, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

removal of talk page content[edit]

You appear to have removed some content that I put on my user talk page, and you claimed that you did so to remove "private data". The only possible part of what I posted that might appear to be "private data" was my own email address, which is not a private address. There were also some imaginary "conversations" that I wrote and copies of some user talk page discussions, such as that from your user talk page, but there was no reason for you to remove the content that I posted. Please return the content that I put on my user talk page to my user talk page. --JWSurf 17:56, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

As a blocked user, that misused the admin and 'crat tools, I don't think you understand the meaning of private data. As a matter of fact I won't do so. Matanya 19:20, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
"misused the admin and 'crat tools" <-- What are you talking about?
"I don't think you understand the meaning of private data" <-- I think you are wrong, but that does not matter. There was no "private data" in what I posted to my user talk page. In case you still have not read what I posted, you can see what I posted here. Please return the content that I put on my user talk page to my user talk page. --JWSurf 19:37, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
I'm very disappointed to see you spread that post to another place. The discussion is repeating itself, so I'm off it. You totally lack the knowledge of what personal data means. And your email is a personal data as well, but you chose to reveal it. I have nothing to add to this subject and I won't reply on this subject anymore. Matanya 20:34, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
"I'm very disappointed to see you spread that post to another place" <-- Why? If you read it you can see that there is no "personal data" in what I posted. I did include an email address that is my own, but that is my business. "The discussion is repeating itself" <-- only because you will not explain your removal of talk page content from my user talk page. "I won't reply on this subject anymore" <-- Your failure to explain your action to me seems to be a violation of policy. --JWSurf 20:50, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Choix d'Haifa pour Wikimania[edit]

Parlant très mal l'anglais, je n'ai pas très bien compris votre message sur ma page de discussion. Sachez cependant que je n'ai rien contre Israël en lui-même (j'aurais pensé la même chose si l'événement avait été organisé dans un certain nombre d'autres pays), mais beaucoup contre l'organisation d'événements tels que Wikimania dans ce pays, vu le contexte actuel. Je trouve cela déplacé. Maintenant, pour Haifa 2011, c'est sans doute trop tard. Mais j'espère que certains tiendront compte de mes remarques pour les choix des prochaines années. Autres pays, autres problèmes 01:36, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

thanks. I understood your point of view. best Matanya 07:27, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

global block[edit]

can you globally block my ip for infinity so I can see where I get block'd? 23:30, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

You will get blocked on all wikimedia sites. I don't see any need doing it. 07:14, 6 April 2011 (UTC)


Sent you a quick one. No real need for a reply. Courcelles 08:21, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

I saw the mail before this message :) Matanya 08:22, 11 April 2011 (UTC)


Congratulations, Dear Administrator![edit]

Deutsch | English | español | français | italiano | 한국어 | Nederlands | português | русский | edit

An offering for our new administrator from your comrades... (our budget is smaller than Commons)

Matanya, congratulations! You now have the rights of administrator on Meta. Please take a moment to read the Meta:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat, and Meta:Requests for deletion, but also Talk:Spam blacklist and Talk:Interwiki map), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings, or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care.

A tip: add this page Meta:Administrators' discussion index to your watchlist, it tracks the latest activity to various sections of many of the important pages.

Please feel free to join us on IRC: #wikimedia-admin @ You may find Commons:Guide to adminship to be useful reading although it doesn't always completely apply here at Meta.

Please also check or add your entry to Meta:Administrators#List_of_administrators and the Template:List of administrators.

-- Mentifisto 11:16, 12 April 2011 (UTC)


Hello Matanya,

I just read your message on Thank you for going into all this trouble and letting me know, and there is no need to apologize, of course. But to be honest, I am confused.

I occasionally see cratship requests being denied due to size of the wiki (Don't see the logic behind it though), but I don't understand why adminship became temporary all of a sudden.

I'd surely appreciate it if you could specify the policy in question.


Vito Genovese 20:42, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Thank you very much for understanding the situation, I have removed your crat rights. The relevant policy is: here. Matanya 07:22, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Removal of photo[edit]


Recently a photo was removed from the David Levy Wikiquote and Wikipedia. Given all the rules and guidelines it appears I had submitted everything properly but apparently not. I need assistance in uploading the photo. What should I do differently to upload the photo. It is not a copyright photo and was provided by the author.

reference: (cur | prev) 17:07, 3 May 2011 CommonsDelinker (Talk | contribs) m (3,708 bytes) (Removing "DavidLevy_Pepperdine.jpg", it has been deleted from Commons by Matanya because: Media missing permission as of 18 March 2011.) (undo)

I can be reached at

Hello, thanks for notifying me. you should follow commons:COM:OTRS. If you have any difficulties please let me know. Best Matanya 16:35, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Oversight undone @dewiki[edit]

Hi Matanya, I've undone your oversight actions in dewiki. None of them were compatible with the policy. Thanks for your work in general anyway. Kind regards Sargoth 08:14, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for notifying me. Matanya 08:26, 10 May 2011 (UTC)


Just wanted to remember you about the flood flag. :D --WizardOfOz talk 17:46, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

You have got a point... thanks. Matanya 17:47, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
Others opinion is not to hide it. so you can decide. :D --WizardOfOz talk 17:48, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
on IRC? the heck with this ISP... Matanya 17:49, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Please Block[edit]

Please Block User:Blowdrycarpet. He has a promotional Username and have been adding Promotional things to Sandbox. Vibhijain 10:05, 1 June 2011 (UTC)


You have new messages
Hello, Matanya. You have new messages at Jamesofur's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Oppression in Chinese wikipedia[edit]

I have posted a cases about oppression in Chinese wikipedia. Looking forward to your assisstance, recommendations or judgment. Thank you very much.--Coekon 08:17, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

TUSC token 5d5bb987e4661439f3c73948c66bacc2[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Admin access for Ora Unu on pflwiki[edit]

Hi Matanya , thank you for granting Ora Unu admin access on pflwiki. I wonder why you did that temporarely for six months and not permanent. Is this this a new rule? Of course, that's not a big problem, why could extend it in six months :-). Kind regards, --Holder 04:28, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I granted temp adminship, since the community is really small. If on the next term it will be bigger, no problem granting permanent. best Matanya 07:03, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

selamatkan aku[edit]

Hello, are you steward? Help me! Because I was blocked there (accusation) canvassing at Indonesian Wikipedia. And lately I've never done anything like that. Just look list contribution at there. Please (if possible) revoked the block status.

Oh ya, I also ask to release the SockPuppet I was there named id:User: Erik Evermtus at Indonesian Wikipedia because this account will be used as a substitute if the main account stolen by others such as id:User:Kenrick95Sock. Thank you --Erik Evrest 04:49, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I can't revoke local blocks. Did you talk to whom blocked you? Matanya 07:03, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
Help me! That means the same as abuse of authority. So blocking is a feasible status revoked and the blocker can be removed his admin status--Erik Evrest 12:12, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
There is no point in repeating the same text as at barras's talk page. Matanya 12:25, 23 June 2011 (UTC)


Hi! Please remember to move removed temporary permission sections from SRAT to the archive after processing as the instruction in the page header indicate. That way the next permissions to expire will be at the top and it's easier to keep track of them. Cheers, Jafeluv 07:33, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi! thanks for that, my memory leakage is getting worse ;) Matanya 07:37, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Leak of private email by Vibhijain[edit]


Understand your a steward on meta. I dont normally make such requests however there is something I would like you to look into. A private email sent by me to a user (Vibhijain) was leaked by him here [1]. I dont deny the email nor do I see any wrong in it. I dint intend to do anything about it as I felt though the guy is immature he has tremendous potential to do good on wiki globally. This guy was warned not to leak private emails on meta, but he retorted "... This can't be considered a as warning at all."! Just wondering if anything can be done about this. I dont want to scare this guy of wikipedia, hes just 13 at the same time he needs to be dealt with by a firm hand. Hope you can help. Cheers, AroundTheGlobe 17:33, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I've added some words there. best Matanya 19:26, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Global lock of Poetlister accounts[edit]

Were these actions based on a discussion somewhere, open or closed, or is there evidence of recent "cross-wiki abuse" or "abusing multiple accounts"?

Thanks. --Abd 22:07, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

hello, the discussion is here Requests for comment/Poetlister and Cato. You may also see theose local blocks on those accounts. best Matanya 22:24, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
That discussion ended, last comment, 14 September, 2008, and was for information, no decision was made on action. Are you saying that your global locks were based on what was done before then by Poetlister?
From Poetlister global contributions, the only account of the above that was active recently was on Wikiversity, where he is a user in good standing and has not been a problem. So the only effect of the global lock is to prevent him from editing there.
Is there a wiki where Poetlister was recently causing disruption, perhaps something I missed? If not, would you consider unlocking, at least Poetlister, which seems to be the name by which he is most widely known. Thanks. --Abd 22:52, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
For full discloser I would expect you to link to this thread, where my name is mentioned. I see that this is not a clear cut. Would you mind If I'll ask other steward to review this, I feel that since I locked it I might be in conflict of interes, as I would want to protect my action. You may choose any steward you wish. Matanya 23:02, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
Consulting is fine, of course. This would be speedily resolved if you unlock, at least Poetlister, if you can conclude from consideration that the lock isn't necessary, but you are not required to do anything, I was asking you first because it was your action. If you wish, I'll request on the global locking page. I prefer not to select a steward, because I'd prefer a sympathetic one! -- and I don't test my friends that way. But I might request a 'crat delink on Wikiversity, where the user has positive contributions and there have been no problems. Do you care to disclose what led you to your action? Thanks! --Abd 00:08, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your civil response. I'd appricate using global unlock page. The reason of this lock was vandal account cleaning, in which I found those accounts and reviwed there contributions. I saw no harm locking them, and I'm not sure I was wrong. best Matanya 05:07, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
I am likewise concerned over the lock of Poetlister. The user is, or rather was contributing positively to enwikiversity. Locking a user who is editing in good faith, regardless of past history, doesn't sit well with me. The harm comes from the good contributions which are lost as a result of him not being allowed to edit anymore, when his only recent edits have been productive. Ajraddatz (Talk) 05:11, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Getting the ballot dump from the last election[edit]

Hi Matanya! Thanks again for the great work you did helping out with the board election. I have been doing some number crunching on various wikimedia datasets [2]. The ballot data, removed of voter names of course, is going to be made public at some point, but the sooner that could happen, the better. I don't always have this much free time to learn from datasets, and we also have a referendum scheduled for August. Aside from looking for bugs in the interface, I'd also like to do exploratory factor analysis to try to learn about our electorate and its diversity. --Alecmconroy 07:45, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your words. I don't have it, and I think no one from the committee has, better try to ask JHS if he knows how do get it, might be you need a dev. best Matanya 07:52, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Mass desysop on en-wiki[edit]

Hi there. Per your user page on en-wiki I'm asking you here about a set of steward actions you took recently. See here (old version) and here and the clarification section I started at the end of the latter thread. What I'm trying to find out is whether this was a one-off misunderstanding or a systemic failure. Would you be able to comment here or there about this? I've also made a comment here. Thanks. Carcharoth 10:49, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Hello, glad you came here to discuss this issue. One thing that doesn't reduce my responsibility regarding this wrong action, as you can see in the logs, is that I wasn't the only steward how fulfilled this request. For example: here. Anyway, to get to the point, I have learned my lesson form this failure, and a rush removal of such, wouldn't happen on my side again. Moreover, I have checked where was my point of failure, and I found out that my mistake was I didn't read the result of the vote carefully enough and missed this very important detail. I sincerely apologizes about this action, and hope no harm had happened. Thank you for pointing this out, and I'll appreciate if you'll quote my words on the relevant pages. sorry and best Matanya 11:32, 10 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for such a prompt response and for the general apology. I'll add a diff of what you've said here to the permissions board and over on en-wiki. Carcharoth 12:00, 10 July 2011 (UTC) request[edit]

Hey Matanya,

I got your message, I can help. If it is a private matter send it to my email. - Theornamentalist 16:12, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, I have sent to details to user:Zhaladshar but it seems he didn't do much about it. if you can please make it happen, I'll appreciate it. best Matanya
did you send anything to me? I am unsure what you are asking for. - Theornamentalist 16:54, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
I FW it to you. Matanya 17:02, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. Matanya 05:47, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Local unblock[edit]


I'm an editor/admin on Portuguese Wikibooks and noticed that this action inadvertently prevented the user to edit on that project, where as already mentioned here, he gives valuable contributions (both in discussions about the project and the development of the content of wikibooks - namely b:pt:Logística). I tried to undo that locally (by going to b:pt:Special:Block/Vapmachado), but I wasn't successful. Could you help me with this issue?

Thank you for your help. Best regards, Helder 16:45, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Hello, This user has being abusing many wikis within wikis and outside the wikiworld. His lock shouldn't be removed in my opinion, but if you wish to let him edit on ptwikibooks two options are available: 1) the user should be renamed locally, so the lock wouldn't affect him. 2) you can ask anther steward to review the action, and if he finds it was wrong, he can remove it. best Matanya 17:04, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
Hi again!
I've asked on our Village Pump what other editors think about unbloking user Vapmachado on that project, and since they are favorable, I followed your suggestion and contacted another steward (see Anthere's talk page) to have a second opinion about this. Thank you for your help. Helder 21:11, 30 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know. good luck with it. Matanya 06:15, 31 July 2011 (UTC)
But I am no more a steward... Anthere 00:42, 6 August 2011 (UTC)


Hello, Matanya.

Maybe you find a bit useful this template, once you are used to grant such permission over here.

Regards, Ruy Pugliesi 03:48, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! Matanya 18:45, 23 July 2011 (UTC)[edit]

Hello. Yesterday I posted on VR a complaint about an IP spammer, who seems to be back as cross-wiki-contribsIP inforobtexgblockglist. The problem is that the Toolserver fails to open a page with cross-wiki contributions, which makes tracking down the vandal harder. Yesterday I manually came across four projects where he left traces behind, today I decided to report it here on sight just after his reappearance on ukwiki. Do you have a technical possibility to find every edit by cross-wiki-contribsIP inforobtexgblockglist and cross-wiki-contribsIP inforobtexgblockglist? Otherwise I have no clue about how to revert everything. --Microcell 20:38, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Hi, technically I could run it my self using API. However, my computer is dead, and therefor I can't write any bot. You might want to ask some other bot writers here in meta. Matanya 20:42, 7 August 2011 (UTC)
Maybe there is a special noticeboard around for placing such requests when, for example, something is out of service? --Microcell 20:50, 7 August 2011 (UTC)
Not that I know. Matanya 20:52, 7 August 2011 (UTC)[edit]

  1. PLEASE mark the removal of expired permission at Steward requests/Permissions/Approved temporary before archiving, as you removed the expired administrator flag of Reder@sg.wikipedia without noting the removal before archiving. I just noted the removal.
  2. THANK you for understanding.
  3. SORRY, because you just archived today's expiring permissions too fast, I was misled to enter a comment about the bureaucrat flag of rohit rawat@hiwiktionary into the wrong section. Therefore, I just reverted your archiving to enter more comment. Once the bureaucrat flag of rohit rawat@hiwiktionary is resolved, the requests may be much more properly archived.--Jusjih 09:54, 9 August 2011 (UTC)
No problem @ all 3. Thanks Matanya 09:57, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Some concerns regarding 小躍@hak.wikipedia[edit]

Hi Matanya, I have some concerns regarding the approval of sysop flag for 小躍@hak.wikipedia. He requested for sysop at 02:12 3rd Aug. Within an hour 3 accounts were created [3] [4] [5]. These were the only accounts that supported his application. When someone questioned this on zhwikipedia, he immediately go and block these three accounts for one year, but the reason was 'spam'.

I am quite concerned over this case. Though his application would've been approved even no one voted support, these accounts are extremely likely to be sockpuppets, and to have someone who uses sockpuppets in RfA is very disturbing. --Bencmq 07:08, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

agreed, will investigate. Matanya 12:18, 24 August 2011 (UTC)
you are right, bit removed. Matanya 12:05, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks a lot --Bencmq 16:03, 25 August 2011 (UTC)


hello, I have seen you have archived some steward request for temp adminship in the closed archive, shouldn't they be in the temp unexpired page? Matanya 13:54, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Hello Matanya. Normally stewards have to add temp adminships to Steward requests/Permissions/Approved temporary when they grant the access, not when they archive. As I use a script that automatically archives steward requests every day, they go to the normal archives too, but I'm not sure that's a big issue if they are duplicate this way, as long as they stay in the archives.
But never mind, I will check all 2011 permissions archives to be sure nobody has been forgotten, and update the temp list consequently. Thanks, and have a good evening ! ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:45, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Everything is okay now. But I dunno what I could do to solve this issue in the long-term... Stewards, when they give temporary access, never use the same words, so it would be hard to do this automatically (sometimes they never use temporary or expire in their message :P). I think that the best way to prevent this would be to increase their awareness. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:12, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
thank you very much, will note that in future. Matanya 17:45, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

help me (again)[edit]

Please, I was blocked again at Indonesian Wikipedia. I do not bully really. I just told to reconsider their decision. I even talked more and more refined in every voters as well. And again, on the nomination before I even do worse than that blocked why do not I? Or because I was mocking the id:User:Sentausa "Si Lamban dari WikiLand" (The Delay of WikiLand) I scoff at id:User:Ezagren "Anak Durhako" (Son of Lawless) ? It's just a joke wrote again. Similarly, id:User:Mimihitam give a nickname to id:User:Willy2000 "BadutWiki" (ClownWiki) in here ==> id:User talk:Willy2000/arsip3#Interwiki. Please consider again, have mercy on me to cook I have to enjoy the Christmas holiday with iron bars in the state like this. Similarly, the blocking period before this where I have to go through the school holidays with the same situation like this. Try to imagine if you are so I do it how? --Erik Evrest 01:22, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

hello, please contact local admins. Matanya 05:13, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
Shalom, I tell you, I will not hard you're like i difficult Mr Barras. But actually I wanted to make a statement to local officials just do not want to hear so please understand and convey to them because Wikipedia is a place where the principle of absolute freedom of opinion upheld. Anyway about the reason for blocking it (Bullying / harassment: vandalism) is to be honest I've never done especially in the user page vandalism (especially the board) Look at this -> But the intimidation did not occur to the voters agree on the nomination of the status of the AP article "TV" just is not verysevereand just told to consider it because I developed the article has been painstakingly and appropriate. Understandably because of the pemvoting is thenewbie. But the problem of harassment that yes indeed just beingjoke(kidding) as I alluded to earlier. In addition, blocking is extremely outrageous because this includes my old user in Indonesia Wikipedia (already since 2009) Then I've also actively contribute in the Indonesia Wikipedia. Plus I never vandalize the article and just a matter of socialization alone against fellow users. So the wealthy should not be treated the anon who usually fleasrich(like mutually IP addresses that are not captured by the board) So it was warned I should be rich by Albertus Aditya like this ==> id:User talk:Erik Evrest/Arsip 2011#Ttg: Ringkasan penyuntingan. Or if not blocked by reason ofpacifiedjust as is done by Mimihitam ==> I also do not want just a shortened blocked period. Bear, after all, obviously I do not do that. --Erik Evrest 03:53, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
Hello, as told to you by barras, stewards do not act if local active admins are presence. Matanya 06:12, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

oversight undone @de-wiki - once again .oOo.[edit]

Hi. I've undone your oversight 2 actions in de-wiki. None of them were compatible with the policy. So please.... thnx --Nolispanmo 08:14, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

I apologize. Further details were given via IRC. Matanya 08:28, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Hard problem[edit]

Hi, I have an important question. In our Wiki, we had approved (with consensus) that every user should have more than 75 percents of the votes to be an admin (In English Wikipedia it's 70%). All of our sysops had been an admin with a bigger than 75% of the votes. Currently there is a RfA voting and the nominated user has a percentage between 70 & 75. The problem is here that some of our bureaucrats said he may be an admin with a percentage more than 70! I know this is very unsound, but I wanna know if they do this and the user became an admin with a percentage less than 75, then what we can do? 30% of the opposites are the admin, and the NPov-nullity of the user was proved with many discussions, but it seems that our bureaucrats want to neglect all of the rules and make him an admin. If it happened, where can we go for protest? Can we want a Steward to judge this problem instead of our bureaucrats? Beforehand thanks 18:38, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

hello, usually steards don't act where they are active bureaucrats. if you think the bureaucrats are ignoring the rules you may open an RFC. Matanya 20:31, 19 September 2011 (UTC)


Hey Matanya, I posted some concerns about GedawyBot's editing on ar.wiktionary at SRB. I notice you flagged the bot on a few other Arabic wikis. Maybe it would be a good idea to check if it's doing similar things on those projects? Regards, Jafeluv 09:35, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

I see what you mean. Will check. Matanya 11:44, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

new check user[edit]

Hello, I am Penn Station. Thanks for giving check user access to me on jawiki. I would like to use checkuser wiki and checkuser-l + checkuser IRC channel. Could you please arrange this for me? Or if something is needed, please let me know. Thanks in advance. --Penn Station 13:31, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

I have sent you an email with instruction. Matanya 13:37, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Temorary permissions[edit]

Hello Matanya. Just a refresher course about archival here, see previous discussion ;-)

Do you think I should write a script to detect archived requests about temporary permissions where rights have not been removed ? I'm sure there are some. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:36, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Please see Talk:Steward_requests/Permissions#A_new_template_for_temp_sysop_access. Let's try to find a solution that will work for everybody ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:08, 24 September 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. I have replied there. Matanya 18:24, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

he/en help needed[edit]

Hi Matanya, I was looking for someone who speaks Hebrew and English, and found you :-)

Could you please have a short look at en:Automatic milking and then at he:חליבה מכנית? Interwiki links connect these articles to each other (as well as other language articles; see also the Commons category). Now I want to know what exactly the Hebrew article is about. From the used images and the few English words in it I guess that it's about milking dairy cattle in general, about milking machines, or about types of milking parlors (see the bits below the "סוגי מחלובים" heading), but not especially about automatic milking ("milking robots"). So either interwiki links have to be corrected globally (I would do that if I knew what the Hebrew article is about, and which other topics would match better), or the images in the Hebrew article (and maybe parts of the text) have to be changed/updated to actually reflect its topic. I hope you can help out a bit in this case. Many thanks in advance --:bdk: 14:15, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi, glad to help :) the Hebrew article is about any type of mechanical milking, which one of those types is automatic milking. Might be better to link an article about any type of non-handed milking. best Matanya 15:02, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
That was a quick reply! Thanks for clarification. --:bdk: 15:29, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Please remove my sysop rights[edit]

Thanks, Ranbar 18:58, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

ksh-Wikipedia needs your help[edit]

Hi Matanya, you helped us yesterday at ksh-wikipedia by reversing a change caused by vandalism. ksh-wikipedia is suffering since nearly 2 weeks under extreme vandalism. There seems to be one person who deletes the contents of up to 10 pages per day substituting it by different sentences. They all have one thing in common. The new sentence always contains the words "Harald Krichel". I have heard that there is a possiblity to block saving special words by adding a filter. Is this correct? Can you help us at ksh-wikipedia. Although I am an administrator at this small wikipedia I do not know how to add this to our wiki. It would be very kind if you could be of help. Regards --BBKurt 07:22, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I will take care of this issue later today. Matanya 09:28, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! --BBKurt 20:21, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

The Admin's Barnstar[edit]

Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
Not a piece of WikiLove, but a thank you for all your help and tireless work. :) Béria Lima msg 13:52, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Your help at ksh-Wikipedia[edit]

Thank you very much for your support at ksh-Wikipedia. I think it worked very well. --BBKurt 15:46, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

My pleasure :) Matanya 15:49, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Crat flag[edit]

Is granted, congrats! --WizardOfOz talk 20:47, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! Matanya 06:20, 14 November 2011 (UTC)


Hello Matanya. May we use your language habilities here? Best regards, —Marco Aurelio (Nihil Prius Fide) 14:11, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi, sent him a mail, and texted him. Matanya 14:54, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Is it allowed in Wikipedia?[edit]

To keep in the pages of wiki Administrator's personnel thesis? at ? Other problem is We call Computer as same in English, but admin forcibly used his word Ganpukar of Computer. I have proof that thousands of published books called it Computer not Ganpukar. If some one oppose him he started abusive language. That is the reason never got attraction to Sindhi community. Plz check record there. Other things are he locked CSS due to that on the same site there are lot of font styles appeared there. He is not able to set commonCSS or Monocss. We are in trouble to work in our local Sindhi language. I don't know where to say for this problem. Record history says all the situation there. I appeal plz warn him to follow rules, other wise he will continue use his personnel details and personnel promoted articles there. Dear I am sorry If u r not right person to say all about this, Plz suggest me where I can raise this issue. My ID is same. His thesis is not a violetion?ماحولياتي_انتظام_ڪاڻ_اُپُگِرَهِي_عَڪس_ضماءُ_۽_درجه_بنديءَ_جي_طريقن_جو_اَڀياس

Alixafar 01:08, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Hello, please raise this issue in RFC. I'm sorry I can't assist more, my wiki-time is very short nowadays. Matanya 05:58, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

global editinterface rights[edit]


the original work is done, but I'm still finding other things to fix (just yesterday at br.wikisource, for example). If it's not a problem, I'd like to keep the flag for a couple of days more, until I finish a general check on all wikisources. Thanks, Candalua 09:21, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

No problem, please just let me know when you are done. Matanya 10:05, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi Matanya, you can remove the flag now, thank you Candalua 22:18, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done thank you. Matanya 05:57, 1 December 2011 (UTC)


Hi Matanya, I would like to remind you that the term of adminship of User:Bellavista1957 on Persian Wikisource has expired but he still has his adminship right. His RfA that just one user voted for him cannot be considered valid anymore. Could you please remove his adminship privilege? Regards from Iran to all Israeli people. Americophile 11:18, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi, Yes check.svg Done. thanks for notifying me and best regards. Matanya 11:50, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Dear Matanya: for your information, Americophile is a vandalist in Wikipedia farsi who is being blocked for six months until the end of the March 2012. Since October 2011, he has explored wikisource farsi and since then he is attacking and harrassing me on a daily basis. Now he has given you false informaion about my adminship status. First of all, Mardetanha has extended my adminship beginning 16 july , 3 months plus six months and plus 12 months. Regarding RFA , Americophile has given you false information. in between, Americophile tried to organize de-administration, five users voted for me and two users , Americophile and Huji who has not been active in Wikisource Farsi in 3 years and had only 60 edits voted against me whereas, other users appreciated my work, and requested that Americophile be blocked for six months as he is in Wikipedia Farsi. New voting in my favor. Regards from Iran to all Israeli people, you have to consider it in a very special light and meaning. Look at commons category:2011 attack on the British Embassy in Iran ., you will see that Americophile who took all these photos was part of the crowd who attacked the British Embassy. Even you can find photos taken by him from inside the embassy. Giving wrong information to an Steward to harass me and damaging wikisource Farsi shows clearly his intentions. My best regards.--Bellavista1957 14:58, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Hello there. I have noticed your email, but since I can't find any extension by mardetanha, I have send him the request, since he handled this. Matanya 15:35, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. Yes, I'm currently blocked on FA:WP but it is completely irrelevant to your de-adminship process on Persian Wikisource (Wikisource is a completely different project than Wikipedia). About your claims of attacking and harassment, this user talk page is not an appropriate place to make a complaint against me; if you really think that I'm attacking or harassing you on Persian Wikisource, you can easily make a complaint on administrators' noticeboard on Persian Wikisource. There is no false information about your adminship term. User:Mardetanha suggested you a temporary three-month adminship and you agreed and the term of your adminship has expired about 1 month ago. And I think there is no need to mention that User:Huji is an established user of Persian Wikipedia (and a brilliant sysop there) and a sysop on Meta (here), so you can not describe him an evil user as you did about me. I will also make a complaint against you on administrators' noticeboard of Meta because of accusing me to be a member of those stupid attackers on British Embassy in Tehran and being affiliated to Basiji forces. I love photojournalism and take lots of photos about incidents taking place in Iran. Regards from Iran Americophile 15:47, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Dear Matanya, I also want to draw your attention to the fact that User:Bellavista1957 blocked me for 6 month for nothing (maybe because I was blocked on fawp :-) but fortunately User:Mardetanha, who is a sysop there, unblocked me in a few moments. And I want to draw your attention to the fact that User:Bellavista1957 has been blocked several times on fawp (It's irrelevant but I did this because he did the same about me). I'm also an established user of Commons and your colleague there. It really made me upset when he accused me of being hostile towards Israeli people. I love all people and it doesn't matter where they live, whether in Israel or in Iran. Americophile 16:25, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Abusive content[edit]

Hi Matanya. At viwikipedia there is, however, a content-abusive page created by the vandalizing IP, which you can see here. Please remove it as well. Thank you for your works at viwikipedia and Happy new year! PRENN (talk) 14:37, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi, Yes check.svg Done. best Matanya 14:39, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Non-steward edits from a steward account during a period where the encyclopaedia is unavailable for normal editing[edit]

Would you like to explain how this diff from en. represents Steward work while the encyclopaedia is uneditable due to community consensus. It looks like normal content or gnoming work; not stewardship. Fifelfoo 08:43, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

Fisrt, as I said on IRC, I apologize. the sequence was this way: 1) I have Noscript installed, so no js was applied on me. 2) I wrongly calculated the time-zone difference between me and UTC. 3) I wasn't aware stewards have the technical ability to edit, and since I got no warning or so, I edited. sincerely apologies. Matanya 08:48, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for your rapid explanation! Everyone does this from time to time :). Happy editing when the blackout has lifted! Fifelfoo 08:56, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

Please rename[edit]

Hi, Matanya. I created an image file commons:File:ILjunction-rashpun.png. The name rashpun (with an "a" and a "u" is an incorrect tranliteration. My mistake. The name should be commons:File:ILjunction-rishpon.png (with an "i" and an "o". I placed a rename request on the file's discussion page. I hope you could take care of this. The file links to one page. I will fix the link as soon as the renaming is complete. TY --Atefrat Talk 10:22, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Wow, that was fast. TY --Atefrat Talk 10:46, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
user:NordNordWest was faster than me. best Matanya 10:49, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
OH, YEAH. Just noticed that ! ! ! --Atefrat Talk 10:54, 19 January 2012 (UTC)


hi matanya, thankyou for your help on irc.. as you mentioned, to usurp my account in sq wiki i have requested all the three bureaucrats of sq wiki on 6th march at their talk page..but there is no reply till now.. so i have requested here Steward requests/SUL requests..please check it.. again thankyou for your help:)--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 16:12, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

87 . 106 . 214 . 138[edit]

You blocked that IP but it is not a public proxy, it is a private VPN network and you must pay to use that IP. Please unblock it.

Yes check.svg Done Matanya (talk) 19:58, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
Thank you very much. CobraSA (talk) 00:16, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Unlock and unblock[edit]

Hi Matanya. I removed the lock of RemyRai (talk · contribs) and the global block of (talk · contribs) - and therefore also some blocks on It turned out to be unrelated to some cross-wiki vandal and I couldn't discover anything which he could've done wrong (either on with the account or on fr.wikipedia anonymously). Hopefully you can understand my actions. Thanks in advance for your response. Kind regards, Trijnsteltalk 22:28, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Sure, sorry for the wrong action. Matanya (talk) 05:58, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Question about lock[edit]

What made you think that is a long term abuser? Just the username? Not a lock based on evidence (edits, CU data?) I do not believe you assumed good faith here and just "jumped the gun". --Bsadowski1 (talk) 22:37, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

I just ran a check on that user from, and the data is not matching Meepsheep's normal patterns, nor does the underlying IP appear to be an open proxy or anything after scanning it. MuZemike (talk) 22:49, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
You are right, I apologizes. Matanya (talk) 05:59, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Question about you direct jumping in mr@wikipedia[edit]

Hi, Matanya

I don’t know why you have taken decision on Mrathi Wikipedia to ban the user. I was in discussion with the people involved on that issue that time which has taken now wrong turn. I don’t know you understand Marathi or not, but it may have been better if you may have allowed the local decision to be handled by the local admins, instead jumping in directly; which has now created lot of shouting and confusions in community. Check on village pump. There is no point in asking Sankalp now. Can you please clarify why you jump in ? Is there any request from marathi admins ? Your answer will very much appreciated and will help to resolve the issue. Thanks Hari.hari (talk) 14:24, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello there, Sorry for inconvenience. I was requested to act on IRC as a result of abuse. ope it helps. If you need anything else don't hesitate to ask. Matanya (talk) 14:28, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks Matanya for quick response,

Can you please tell me whether it is been told by admin or non admin and possibly the member’s name. Which will be very helpful to resolve the issue. - Hari.hari (talk)

User:Mathonius. Matanya (talk) 18:34, 15 May 2012 (UTC)
See nl:Overleg gebruiker:Mathonius#mr@wikipedia (permalink) and mr:User talk:Mathonius#Apologies (permalink). Mathonius (talk) 19:08, 15 May 2012 (UTC)


User: who is permanently blocked in the English, Assyrian, Navaho, Saterland Frisian, Thai and Welsh Wikipedias and temporarily blocked in various other Wikipedias and in Wikimdia Commons is spamming the same images cross-wiki. User: Global Edits,

The user was the subject of serious acts of vandalism as had been the case in English Wikipedia until the permanent block: English Wikipedia User talk:

Other spammings from this address is happening cross-wiki and relentlessly so. Apart from vandalism I am afraid that this user has the ability to hack because some of the articles this user edited on were briefly disrupted.

Saguamundi (from the German Wikipedia ) 09:54, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Thank you, the user is already globally blocked. Matanya (talk) 10:02, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
User: is spamming the same images cross-wiki in the Turkey and Azerbaijan country articles again under these IP addresses:
The IP address of the user is subject to change but stem from the same region and the pattern is the same. Due to the constantly changing IP addresses, is it possible to semi-protect the Turkey and Azerbaijan articles from this IP vandalism, since many Wikipedia encyclopedias in other languages are small and ill prepared to deal with this ongoing vandalism? And disturbingly this user can hack, because how can an ordinary user be able to erase the history section of an article, as is the case in the Turkey article in the Nynorsk and Bokmal Norwergian language versions. All history archives after 8 July have been erased.
Saguamundi 16:39, 16 July 2012 (UTC)


I see you have deleted the above Category and marked it as "vandal". Can you claify how it becomes vandalism? It's an important part of Tamil grammar.-- 09:39, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

Hi, the content was "fuck your network". Matanya (talk) 09:40, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

jv:Contest info[edit]

Hi Matanya. I notice that you have deleted some page informations at jv:Panganggo:JV01ERNA and jv:Panganggo:JV01Sri Widhy Hastuti. Currently Javanese Wikipedia is having an introductory activity of a writing contest, hence the code JVxx in front of the user names. Is it possible that the deleted contents were actually not spams? Thanks in advance. Naval Scene pirembagan 5 Juni 2012 07.21 (UTC) block[edit]


I would like to know why my ip has been blocked. I believe the links I tried to add were relevant to the specific value and I noticed that you didn't block other sites which added similar links. How are my links different? I would like you to guide me through the right way to add links.

Best regards Yefet

please read this. Matanya (talk) 07:35, 6 June 2012 (UTC)


(or Hero of the Wikimedia Foundationstan Union as Orashmatash) calls it) :-) — TBloemink talk 20:42, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Thank you! Matanya (talk) 20:44, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

re: migrate js to python[edit]

Hi matanya. I responded to User talk:Pathoschild#migrate js to python. —Pathoschild 15:53, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Unblock request[edit]

Hey There!!!I dont know who you think you are. There are different users on this IP now please Unblock it now. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) 12:52, 21 June 2012‎ (UTC)

hello, may I help you? Matanya (talk) 16:39, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
The range is globally blocked which affects him, see Special:GlobalBlockList/ Trijnsteltalk 17:09, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
I have seen that. it is an open proxy, needs to be taken care by ISP. thanks Trijnstel. Matanya (talk) 17:14, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Why am I blocked?[edit]

Matanya, I was trying to edit an article today and couldn't for the first time. I see that you blocked me. Why? It also said the block expired on June 18th but it didn't. Clarification? DBlomgren (talk) 11:09, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Hi, can you please send me your ip to and I'll remove the blcok? Matanya (talk) 11:28, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Question about lock and evasion[edit]

There has been an English Wikipedia SPI filled on sulutil:Ex Oriente Lux who has evaded your lock with sulutil:Ex Occidente Lux. Is this because the account was already socking? (Not that it will just be locked anyway, but for applying the enwiki autoblock if needed) -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 21:33, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

IIRC, yes. Matanya (talk) 19:36, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

personal attacks, harrasment[edit]

Hi Matanya, you have globally blocked my IP for a year for "personal attacks, harrasment", and have locked the accounts User:ErikWarmelink and User:Erik Warmelink but you never explained why you would want to personally attack or harass me. -- 03:35, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

It's not that Matanya wants to, it's the fact that someone using your IP wants to.--Jasper Deng (talk) 03:35, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
Hi, Jasper Deng, could you please let Matanya speak for theirself on their talk page? Matanya locked User:ErikWarmelink and User:Erik Warmelink forever and globally blocked for a year but they never explained why they would want to personally attack or harass me. -- 04:05, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
Like I said, he didn't want to do that to you. He was trying to protect against it - I doubt he would disagree.--Jasper Deng (talk) 04:18, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
He did lock User:ErikWarmelink and User:Erik Warmelink forever and he did block for a year. Could you please let Matanya answer? Please, pretty please? -- 04:36, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
Hello sir. As Jasper Deng said from this ip address we suffered personal attacks and harassment, as a matter of protecting the wiki from the user underlaying behind this ip address I have blocked it for a year, nothing against you in person. This ip address that was connect to the blocked user mentioned above might have moved to you. best Matanya (talk) 05:46, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
At this single IP address and as Erik Warmelink, I have experienced personal attacks, a blockade of a complete university, death threats to my father and the locking of my named account. May I ask you what kind of personal attacks and harassment y'all have suffered from me? If you have nothing against me in person, why did you lock the accounts User:ErikWarmelink and User:Erik Warmelink, which is rather harsh against a person who doesn't cowardly hide behind pseudonyms like nl:user:Paris8798217227/nl:user:Waarheid van Roubaix/nl:user:Montreal groet Andre/nl:user:B4 France/nl:user:Berlin057/nl:user:Likmijn poepje/nl:user:Doorgedraaide trollenhater/nl:user:Tim Auke haat trollen/nl:user:Jan Kees Munich/nl:user:Jaco Gijs/privacy violation/nl:user:DingDong/nl:user:landen/nl:user:Michiel1972 does? -- 07:49, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
I guess you are ErikWarmelink. are you? Matanya (talk) 07:53, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
You guessed wrong, I am Erik Warmelink. I had the accounts User:ErikWarmelink and User:Erik Warmelink until you locked them. Could you now tell me how I personally attacked you? -- 11:23, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
you didn't attack me. you have been blocked on 4 wikis for personal attacks and harassment. I just stopped you globally. Matanya (talk) 11:38, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
Why did you claim "we suffered personal attacks and harassment" if you didn't suffer it? You did not stop me globally, nds-nl unblocked me.
May I again ask you what personal attacks and harassment y'all have suffered from me? -- 19:26, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
I think this discussion is over. You are not reading what I write. Matanya (talk) 19:28, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
I am reading what you write and I did see no example what-so-ever of personal attacks by me. Perhaps you could give an example which is a worse personal attack than the (now more than 5 year) continuing attack by pseudonymous (but clearly western Dutch) accounts.
Hi Matanya,
I am a moderator at the nds-nl wiki, and I feel the need to step forward for Erik Warmelink / User: 's defense. I have followed his case for a long time, and I did not step forward on his block, about a year ago, because he requested so on nds-nl wiki when the block was applied. At first, I would like to say that I acknowledge that this user has made mistakes, or attacks. Several blocks as a result are justified, he was going over the edge. But I also watched the process of his indef'ed block, and in my opinion, that block is unjustified. A global, indeffed blocked would be justified for a "troll" pur sang, or a spam bot. Both qualifications do not apply to this user. In the last year, the user has made almost only constructive contributions to the nds-nl wiki. Second, the persons that effected the blocks (on request of Trijnstel if I am correct) did not explain the reason for the indef block, and don't even understand the reason for the request because they don't know the language the argument was in, according to their own user pages. Like I said, I do not deny this user has made mistakes, and individual wikis may block him when appropriate, but on the other hand, wikipedia is not served by shutting up all users that have a critical sound. Please watch his contributions on the nds-nl wiki for the last year, and you'll see we are talking about a useful contributor, maybe too critical about authority, but with more useful contributions than attacks. So, again, in my opinion, the global block is much too harsh a punishment, he has served his time, give him a chance, and punish where appropriate only. For the record, I am not his friend, I do not know the man in person even, never met him, but feel like unjustice is done here. A critical mind should not be banned, it may prove to be very useful. So, in short, Matanya, please re-evaluate your sentence, and at least give some reasons for the indef-block Droadnaegel (talk) 22:41, 25 July 2012 (UTC)
Hello, and thanks for spending the time for commenting here. I'd start with the fact that mistakes can be done not only on wiki but via email or IRC, and as far as I know, those were used in the past. This block wasn't my personal appeal, but by request from several users cross-wiki. Users might have criticism, but there is a way to convey it. Anyway, I wouldn't care un-blocking globaly and reblocking locally. I'd like to ask fellow stewards to comment here. Best Matanya (talk) 07:36, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
Hi Matanya, of those "several users cross-wiki", could you name one who wasn't Dutch? Thank you. --Erik Warmelink/ 20:32, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
The attacks against me are done mostly via email, on the "secure" email addresses I gave to wiki[mp] -- 20:32, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
If by "mistakes can be done not only on wiki but via email or IRC" you mean that I made mistakes "via email or IRC", I would ask you to show my mistakes. If those "mistakes" are related to *, or *, I allow anyone to publish them. -- 21:42, 9 March 2013 (UTC); edited 20:14, 20 October 2013 (UTC) by
Hi Matanya, on and you can see that one pseudonym is stalking me. -- 01:25, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
As you can see, now I get blocked by the same pseudonym for fixing a grammatical error. -- 21:51, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
"Another" pseudonym (also starting with an "M") asked (off-wiki?) for a checkuser and when nothing was found (geen nieuw account aanwezig op dit IP-adres) they blocked me for two years for improving w:nl:Lijst van rijksmonumenten in Tubbergen (plaats) ([6], [7]). -- 11:19, 19 May 2013 (UTC)
Mathonius globally blocked me for 3 months for noting that "checkusertje" (see ) is hardly used in Dutch. -- 19:58, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
Hello! Anybody home? -- 20:45, 26 October 2013 (UTC)
It's now more than two years after Droadnaegel asked you to give some examples and more than four and a half years since you locked my accounts. -- 09:53, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Your page nominated for deleting[edit]

See: --Aushulz (talk) 23:45, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Blocked for cross-wiki vandalism[edit]

Um, I'm confused as to why I was blocked from editing wikipedia? Could you enlighten me as to why? And what is cross-wiki vandalism? I am a good wikipedian and I think this is very unfair. DaHuzyBru (talk) 06:14, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

I've also never had anything to do with Wikimedia. DaHuzyBru (talk) 06:16, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
you are not blocked. is there a block on your range? what message do you get? Matanya (talk) 06:17, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

This is what comes up when I try to edit: Your IP address has been blocked on all wikis. The block was made by Matanya ( The reason given is Cross-wiki vandalism. Start of block: 05:16, 7 September 2012 Expiry of block: 05:16, 7 September 2013 You can contact Matanya to discuss the block. You cannot use the "E-mail this user" feature unless a valid e-mail address is specified in your account preferences and you have not been blocked from using it. Your current IP address is Please include all above details in any queries you make. DaHuzyBru (talk) 07:23, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Oh, now I understand. Your ISP ignores requests for stopping vandalism within its network. I'll remove the block later today. Matanya (talk) 07:31, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
Thankyou, much appreciated. DaHuzyBru (talk) 10:14, 10 September 2012 (UTC)


Seems to be promotional links at heWP, and mostly there. At this point it looks to hand on to heWP to manage. — billinghurst sDrewth 21:35, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks I'll take care of this. Matanya (talk) 21:37, 31 October 2012 (UTC)


Um, I wasn't spamming. I blanked two pages because I couldn't think of another way to say "this is a hoax" in the corresponding language. Could you please unblock, since my edits were in good faith? 22:46, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

I see it already done. sorry for any inconvenience or hurt caused by this. Matanya (talk) 22:39, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Bureaucrat discussion[edit]

Hello. A bureaucrat discussion has been opened to decide the outcome of this request for de-adminship. It is opened for more than three days now and it has only received one comment so far. If you could please pass by and leave your comments over there it would be really appreciated. Best regards.

— Delivered via Global message delivery on behalf of MarcoAurelio, 15:20, 21 March 2013 (UTC)
Hello, sorry I didn't participate, I had health matters. Better now though. Best Matanya (talk) 12:57, 29 March 2013 (UTC)


Hi, Matanya. You have removed my temporary admin flag in oswiki. Could you please restore it. I got the flag on 2012-12-29. At that moment I had no vote because of no activity by other users. Now I have 3 votes from most active users including two admins. The request page is here. I still need admin rights to maintain Widgets, MediaWiki namespace and protected pages like Main page which need to be reworked. --Bouron (talk) 13:24, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Hello, please post your request at srp. Matanya (talk) 16:17, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

מתניה שלום,[edit]

מתניה שלום, אבקש להיות חסין חסימות איי פי במיזם ויקימסע, כיוון שכתובת בית ספרי נחסמה במטא ויקי. תודה, Dekel E (talk) 09:24, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Matanya (talk) 09:36, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
תודה רבה אבקש להיות גם בויקינתונים, כי איני יכול להכניס ולתקן ערכים באמצעות כתוב, של בית ספרי. תודה, Dekel E (talk) 07:02, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
תצטרך לבקש מאחד המפעילים שם. Matanya (talk) 07:03, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
מתניה שלום, משתמש רוטר נט. בויקימסע, מעלה ערכי הז"י ועושה מלחמות עריכה, בנסיוני להורידם. אבקש שתחסום אותו ל-12 שעות, עד שימצא פתרון בנוגע אליו. Dekel E (talk) 09:39, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
מתניה,כפי שאתה רואה המשתמש הגיע עד לכאן כדי לחסום אותי כפי שחשבתי וחסם אותי בתוך שקרי שקריםתרומות (talk) 00:56, 1 May 2013 (UTC)


Hi. Racso was elected permanent administrator and locally flagged as such. Please restore his sysop flags. Thank you! -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:48, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Hello, thanks for notifying this. Yes check.svg Done Matanya (talk) 20:52, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Forced user renames coming soon for SUL[edit]

Hi, sorry for writing in English. I'm writing to ask you, as a bureaucrat of this wiki, to translate and review the notification that will be sent to all users, also on this wiki, who will be forced to change their user name on May 27 and will probably need your help with renames. You may also want to help with the pages m:Rename practices and m:Global rename policy. Thank you, Nemo 16:52, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Forced user renames coming soon for SUL[edit]

Hi, sorry for writing in English. I'm writing to ask you, as a bureaucrat of this wiki, to translate and review the notification that will be sent to all users, also on this wiki, who will be forced to change their user name on May 27 and will probably need your help with renames. You may also want to help with the pages m:Rename practices and m:Global rename policy. Thank you, Nemo 16:52, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Forced user renames coming soon for SUL[edit]

Hi, sorry for writing in English. I'm writing to ask you, as a bureaucrat of this wiki, to translate and review the notification that will be sent to all users, also on this wiki, who will be forced to change their user name on May 27 and will probably need your help with renames. You may also want to help with the pages m:Rename practices and m:Global rename policy. Thank you, Nemo 16:52, 3 May 2013 (UTC)


שלום מתניה, אשמח אם תבקר מעט בויקימסע , התנהגות 2 מפעילים אינה הולמת אותם ואת דרגתם והם עברו כבר על כל החוקים ולא מתייחסים לשום דבר אשמח אם תבדוק את הנושא! רוטר נט. (talk) 05:41, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

What do you think?[edit]

About this? - 2001:558:1400:10:71F1:7547:9E08:43B5 17:45, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

2011 election voter list[edit]

Hi, do you have a copy of the 2011 election voter list? It doesnt appear to be online. See Talk:Board_elections/2011#Voter_list. John Vandenberg (talk) 06:04, 22 June 2013 (UTC)


היי, אתה יכול לבדוק בוויקימסע האם למשתמש
יש קשר לתרומות?
תודה, Dekel E (talk) 15:24, 25 June 2013 (UTC)
please use SRCU for requests. Matanya (talk) 15:50, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Editor @[edit]

Hello. I would like to inform you that I have granted you editor flag at the Arabic Wikipedia, all your edits there will be automatically marked as patrolled. Best regards.--Avocato (talk) 12:18, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you very much. Matanya (talk) 12:25, 28 July 2013 (UTC)


Matanya, thanks for stopping the spamming by User:Sdfsdfsdf on Xhosa Wikipedia. Gratefully yours, Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 15:17, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

I come to serve :) Matanya (talk) 15:22, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

למה חסמת את המחשב שלי?[edit]

המחשב הזה הוא מחשב חדש לאחר שהקודם התקלקל וגם בזה וגם בקודם הייתה חסימה! למה? עוד לא ערכתי במחשב הזה פעם אחת! זה מחשב חדש מהניילונים למה חסמת אותי? אתה יכול לשחרר את החסימה? עידו כ.ש. (talk) 07:08, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

לא חסמתי את המחשב, חסמתי את כתובת הIP. מה הודעת החסימה שאתה מקבל? Matanya (talk) 07:09, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
זו ההודעה:

"אינך מורשה לערוך דף זה, מהסיבה הבאה:

כתובת ה־IP שלך נחסמה בכל אתרי הוויקי.

החסימה בוצעה על־ידי Matanya (מאתר הסיבה שניתנה היא: Cross-wiki abuse: Cross-wiki vandalism: rpt + extra. תחילת החסימה: 19:59, 3 בפברואר 2013 תפוגת החסימה: 19:59, 3 בפברואר 2014

כתובת ה־IP הנוכחית שלך היא נא לכלול את כל המידע הנ"ל בכל שאלה.

אם נראה לך שנחסמת בטעות, אפשר למצוא מידע נוסף והוראות בדף המדיניות הגלובלי No open proxies. מלבד זאת, נא לדון בחסימה על־ידי שליחת בקשה לביקורת באתר מטא. "

וזה לא רק במחשב הזה, אלא בעוד מחשב שיה לי מדגם ASUS vivo tab RT.עידו כ.ש. (talk) 08:43, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

החסימה נפתחה, אשמח לדבר איתך פנים מול פנים ביומהולדת ויקיפדיה ה-13. האם אתה יכול?
אני יודע, אני שחררתי אותה. Matanya (talk) 09:55, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
תוכל להפגש איתי ביומהולדת של ויקיפדיה במגדל אלקטרה? אני בא לשם ונוכל לדבר ולדון מה אפשר לעשות עם זה, כי ברור שזה לא רק אצלי יש חסימה. אדבר איתך שם. תוכל להפגש איתי שם? 10:11, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
אני לא מתכנן להגיע. Matanya (talk) 10:13, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
חבל. בקיצור, גם במחשב הזה וגם במחשב הקודם הייתה חסימה, ושניהם מאותו דגם. בשניהם אתה חסמת. זה מקרה מוזר. צריך לבדוק את זה. אני כמעט בטוח שיש עוד כמה מחשבים מהדגם הזה שקרה להם אותו הדבר. 10:55, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
שוב, זה לא קשור למחשב. כתובת הIP שלך נחסמה. היא זהה בכל מחשב שבו תשתמש ברשת הזו. Matanya (talk) 10:59, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
חשבון ה-עידו כ.ש. שלי לא נחסם. עובדה שבמחשב הנייח שלי הצלחתי לכתוב אתמול ובנייד לא וגם בנייד הקודם לא.
החסימה הייתה לאנונימיים בלבד. כשערכת מתוך החשבון, החסימה לא חלה עליך, כשערכת מחוץ לחשבון היא כן. Matanya (talk) 11:14, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
ערכתי בתוך החשבון עידו כ.ש. (talk) 11:30, 31 December 2013 (UTC)


Hello, Matanya. I have make my admin request at here[8]. Can you have a check please? Thank you very much. Have a nice edit.--Hkjacksonhk (talk) 11:59, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Closing RfXs[edit]

Hi Matanya. I've just noticed that you closed Rillke's request for CN adminship. Well, actually that wasn't much a closure. Closing request does not end with putting a done below the request and giving the requested right. As a local bureaucrat here, you should know that and also do the other stuff (update the CN admin list, remove the request from the page and archive it, update the Votings-template, putting a closed-request-template around the request, adding the correct category and inform the user about it on their talk page). I haven't done all that yet, simply because I think that the closing 'crat should do all that and because I don't wish to work as cleaner for everyone here. (In fact, there have been several cases like that where someone did that, which is why I don't do that clean up anymore.) When closing any local right requests, please keep in mind to do everything surrounding it and not just giving the right and leaving everything else undone. The main reason I haven't done that cleanup is, that I remember that some fellow 'crats usually only do things like that, which should certainly be improved. Regards, -Barras talk 13:32, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Thanks for pointing that out, I did the change and then rushed out, on an unexpected issue, and forgot to finish when i was back. So thanks and sorry, will finish now. Matanya (talk) 17:57, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
This time it was on purpose. I have closed it too early, so decided to let it stay open until i get back at night. closing now. Matanya (talk) 18:38, 8 April 2014 (UTC)


Hi, can I know the Reason of the blocked I didn't beg the Conditions, so I ask to lifting of the ban

and thank you

Hello, I haven't blocked you. What is the block message you see? Matanya (talk) 22:21, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

the message[edit]

((The block was made by Matanya ( Generally I will send Request To the relevant page

OK, i don't see any block by this user name. Matanya (talk) 22:36, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
Matanya is correct. There is no block or ban, and that is not the complete message the user saw, I'm sure. I'm responding to this user on User talk:ANDY-DANTE. --Abd (talk) 01:31, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
Matanya, could this user have been hit by a hard block of the user's IP? I've requested on user talk, more information about the block message, i.e., the full text, not just the "block by" part, and what wiki displayed this message. --Abd (talk) 01:45, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
User was being hit by a IP range global block. I have sorted and will let user know.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:21, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Changing User Name[edit]

Hi I want changing my user name in the Wikimedia projects does not have a bureaucrat

Oldname = لطرش احمد الهاشمي

Newname = لطرش أحمد الهاشمي

confirmation = difference request

reason = i want the same name in all Wikimedia project except the active local bureaucrat in this page

here is a list of account:

And Thanks.--A.Latreche (talk) 20:26, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Hello, please request at m:SRUC. Matanya (talk) 08:56, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi, I do it that in last week but no one help me, and I want you help me, and thanks--A.Latreche (talk) 19:39, 2 March 2014 (UTC)


BoNM - Israel Hires.png

An Israeli barnstar as you are the only native Hebrew steward we have or ever had, and because you reached your own goal of +100 merged commits in the Wikimedia code base. Face-smile.svg And because I wanted to let you know that I appreciate you and your work and that I've nothing against you. Thanks for your continuous help in the WMF projects! Trijnsteltalk 22:11, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

I love you! Matanya (talk) 22:15, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Global blocking - common IP's in education[edit]

Hi. First of all, thanks a lot for your work. Second: please take a look at this problem here: its about a "Global unblock for User:". It is the request number 1.12, referred to a block you did. I am a teacher but it is a common IP for many schools in a whole region in Spain, so I cannot help with vandalism from other places. What can we do for not having this problem in the future? Thanks a lot and sorry about it.--AArizaga (talk) 16:02, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Unlock request ping[edit]

There's a request for unlock that needs your comment on SRP that's been open since May, see here. 16:39, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, replied there. Matanya (talk) 17:12, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

2014 FDC self-nomination[edit]

Hello! Thank you very much for submitting your nomination to join the Funds Dissemination Committee. I am Katy, and I am working with the Board representatives to the FDC on the FDC nominations process. As you know, the public question and answer period is now underway. Please do review the questions and respond to them as you are able. If you are selected for an interview, kindly note that interviews will be held the week of the 23rd June and the 30th, if necessary. If the Board appoints you to the FDC, we will be holding orientation for members prior to Wikimania on August 6 and 7 in London. If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to reach out to me on my Talk page or at Once again, thank you very much for putting yourself forward as a candidate for the FDC! KLove (WMF) (talk) 23:49, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Thank you for reaching out :) I'll answer all questions during the weekend. Best Matanya (talk) 23:56, 19 June 2014 (UTC)ład/[edit]

garbate nosy wolnomularze sędzie

Steward/SUL Point of Contact[edit]

Hi Matanya, I pinged you on IRC requesting an email regarding this. Just in case you are not checking IRC much, feel free to email me. Thank you! Rdicerb (WMF) (talk) 00:44, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi, saw it too late on IRC. Sent an email. Matanya (talk) 13:11, 11 July 2014 (UTC)


Hello Matanya. I updated your common.js page to the latest version of StewardScript. This is mainly to enable automatic updates, but it also includes a few fixes. If you notice any problems or have questions, let me know! :) —Pathoschild 04:06, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Thank you so much! I'll look in to it and report if i see anything abnormal. Matanya (talk) 05:54, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

An important message about renaming users[edit]

Dear Matanya,

I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.

As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.

Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.

The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.

Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.

In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.

Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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Flickr - Government Press Office (GPO) - Building a Farm at Nahalat Yitzhak.jpg

Hello Matanya!

I think developing some courses in Wikiversity. I wrote a few ideas my [user page].

I'd love to hear your advice, review and updates.

Thanks in advance,

JHistory (talk) 07:33, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Hello, I know near nothing about Wikiversity and courses, but i wish you luck. Matanya (talk) 11:13, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to the CentralNotice-admins list[edit]

Hi! This bulk email is to let you know about a mailing list used to communicate bug reports and new features in CentralNotice, and to facilitate conversations between the admins. This message is being sent to you because you have the privileges to use the CentralNotice admin interface.

If you use CentralNotice to post or modify notices, please consider joining the list by visiting this page and subscribing yourself:


Adam Wight (talk)

00:23, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Fundraising Tech,

Wikimedia Foundation

Semi protection request[edit]

Hi dear Matanya, Please semi-protect my user page as ‎[edit=autoconfirmed] (indefinite)‎[move=sysop] (indefinite). No need for new users to edit this page.Thanks in advance.Best Regards --Grind24conference roomContribs 13:59, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Matanya (talk) 14:01, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks you very much :). Regards --Grind24conference roomContribs 14:09, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Jimmy Xu[edit]

Hi Matanya. I see you made User:Jimmy xu wrk an OTRS-member, but his account was renamed globally to User:Jimmy Xu a while ago. Did you give the older account the right on purpose, or was it a mistake maybe? Trijnsteltalk 00:11, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Fixed, Thank you. 07:24, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

help pls[edit]

Hi; I am a student in Başkent University. ip is used by Başkent Üniversitesi in Turkey. But it was blocked in Turkish wikipedia for unlimited time. block begins: 23:15, 6 Feb. 2011. Since that time whole university can not make any edits in Turkish wikipedia. We university students want to edit turkish wikipedia. Local adminstrators say they are very angry with an old time user and they dont unblock th i.p. and they punish a whole university. It has been a long time and probably the person that makes them angry is graduate by now. Thank you for help.

Hello, you may be interested in signing in and requested IP block exempt. I can't override turkish local admins decision. Matanya (talk) 07:47, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
When i sign in it automatically blocks my account also because it says i use this blocked i.p..
can you please post the message? Matanya (talk) 07:51, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

this is the message you take when i try to login with my account

Hesap açılamıyor

Bu IP adresinden ( kullanıcı hesabı oluşturulması Vito Genovese tarafından engellenmiştir.

Vito Genovese tarafından verilen sebep #14-Kukla: Kullanıcı:Elmacenderesi'nin raporu ile sabit Kullanıcı:Mulazimoglu kuklası

Ana Sayfa sayfasına geri dön.

and this is the message you take when i try to edit with i.p.

Şu an Vikipedi'de değişiklik yapmanız mümkün değildir. Sayfaları görüntüleyebilir ancak sayfalarda değişiklik yapamazsınız.

Değişiklik yapmanız Vito Genovese adlı hizmetli tarafından durdurulmuştur. Gerekçe: #14-Kukla: Kullanıcı:Elmacenderesi'nin raporu ile sabit Kullanıcı:Mulazimoglu kuklası (Vikipedi engelleme politikasına bakınız)

   Engellenen IP adresi veya kullanıcı adı:
   Engellemenin başlangıç zamanı: 23:15, 6 Şubat 2011
   Engellemenin bitiş zamanı: Süresiz
And what happens if you edit signed in ? Matanya (talk) 08:09, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
When i have an account at home or anywhere else when i login with that account at the university it automatically blocks the acoount and says:

Hesap açılamıyor

Bu IP adresinden ( kullanıcı hesabı oluşturulması Vito Genovese tarafından engellenmiştir.

Vito Genovese tarafından verilen sebep #14-Kukla: Kullanıcı:Elmacenderesi'nin raporu ile sabit Kullanıcı:Mulazimoglu kuklası

Ana Sayfa sayfasına geri dön.

Not just me but also my friends are the same. Our accounts get automatically blocked when we login at the university. Cant you easily ask the admins at the turkish wikipedia to unblock that i.p. pls. Thank you sir.

Happy new years 2015[edit]

My personal Happy new yaer to All Stewards of WMF Project.Best regards. Happy new year to you dear "Matanya" :D --Grind24 (talk) 19:03, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! I wish you all the best. Matanya (talk) 10:33, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Your account will be renamed[edit]

03:56, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

This message was probably meant for user talk:Matanya (usurped), which has a local account on Meta. The bot seems to be following redirects. —Pathoschild 04:14, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Happy April Fools![edit]

You gave me my first genuine scare today :)--Pharos (talk) 13:22, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Sorry about that, it was a mistake, i'm glad you take it lightly! happy April Fools. Matanya (talk) 13:33, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Rights removal[edit]

Just a heads up, Matanya, but I think that the editing of protected pages is also true for admins User:Beria and User:Jon Harald Søby (both edit pages in the MediaWiki namespace, CNBanner namespace) and maybe also for others on the list of admins with rights-to-be-removed. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 12:49, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Please add a log entry to your renames :-)[edit]

Hi. Your renames [9] are nearly all without a log entry comment. If you are using the rename queue, this script will provide you with an automatically prefilled log-entry reason. Thanks for your cooperation :-) -- M\A 10:13, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks very much! wasn't aware of this. Matanya (talk) 10:18, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
My pleasure :-) -- M\A 10:23, 19 April 2015 (UTC)


Nice meeting you at the conference. Best of luck and let me know if you are doing any cool projects on Wiki that I might be of help. =) OR drohowa (talk) 22:18, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi OR drohowa, it indeed was a pleasure meeting you. You have inspired my to upload this file. I am into uploading videos now, so if you wish any video upload, tell me :) Matanya (talk) 07:26, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

old classmate...[edit]

בדיוק קראתי את זה.. ותהיתי , האם למדת איתי בקורס MCITP לפני כחמש שנים בג'ון ברייס ירושלים? :)

אכן אני. אתה מוזמן להמשיך במייל. Matanya (talk) 21:04, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Global user page migration[edit]

Hello Matanya. I deleted your local user pages on all wikis last month as you requested via Synchbot, and your global user page is now active. You can see the deletion log on your archive page. :) —Pathoschild 13:34, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! Matanya (talk) 20:52, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

crosswiki abuse[edit]

Please delete all page created by this two accounts[10][11]. crosswiki abuse.-- 10:53, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Global block[edit]

Hello, I have come to you before for answers regarding a wikimedia block [12] and I was hoping you could help me out again.

In the last hour, my IP address was blocked and I am totally confused as to why. I've emailed and talk page messaged the user who blocked me, but I'm coming to you because I have dealt with you before.

My block reads: The block was made by WMFOffice ( The reason given is Long-term abuse.

Start of block: 05:16, 12 July 2015
Expiry of block: 05:16, 12 October 2015
Your current IP address is Please include all above details in any queries you make.

I have no idea why, but when I last dealt with you in September 2012, I was blocked for cross-wiki vandalism because my "ISP ignores requests for stopping vandalism within its network". Is it something similar to this this time around as well? DaHuzyBru (talk) 18:08, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello, The right contact person here is someone from LCA team at WMF. For example, User:Jalexander-WMF or User:Kalliope (WMF). Matanya (talk) 13:26, 16 July 2015 (UTC)


please have a look at this, regards --محمد عصام (talk) 19:51, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?[edit]

Hi! The Wikimedia Foundation would like your input on how we can reimagine Wikimedia Foundation grants to better support people and ideas in your Wikimedia project.

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Can you tell me why the above IP is globally blocked? He is blocked on en.Wikipedia for continuing to edit after being blocked under other IPs. — Arthur Rubin T C (en: U, T) 18:27, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

As the block reason suggests : global vandalism. prehaps this will help Matanya (talk) 19:10, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Last call for WMF grants feedback![edit]

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Please sign new Wikimedia confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information by 15 December[edit]

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In this Discussion, Meta has advised me that: Just try to get unblocked your account. Why don't you ask help for that from Stewards?. Once again I am writing here. In addition, what should I do? Thanks in advance. --Idin Mammadof 17:44, 2 November 2015‎ ‎ (UTC)

Excessive bureaucracy[edit]

I see no point on removing a "temporary" flag that is at this exactly momment running for a second renew... Lugusto 01:47, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

I was not aware of that, sorry. Matanya (talk) 05:21, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

Rename request[edit]

Hi Matanya. You might be able to better assist in Special:GlobalRenameQueue/request/20198. Please note that the user got renamed previously so not sure if a second rename would be acceptable. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 12:03, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for reaching out. I have approved this request, due to the fact the user got confused with the @hewiki suffix granted to him in the past. Matanya (talk) 12:11, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

הי מתניה[edit]

אחרי שהלכתי לאיבוד בכל מיני קבצי עזרה, החלטתי לקצר הליכים ולפנות אליך. המיזוג חשבונות שלי בכל המיזמים כמעט הצליח. רק בקומונז אני עדיין Ori~ למרות שיש לי שם גם דף עם הכינוי Ori עם תרומות בודדות. בכל פעם שאני רוצה להעלות שם משהו אני צריך לצאת מהמשתמש שלי כאן, להתחבר שם, וחוזר חלילה. איך לכל הרוחות אני יכול לאחד את החשבון שם לחשבון הגלובאלי שלי? הרבה תודה, Ori (talk) 12:32, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

הי, לצערי זה עדיין לא אפשרי, מיזוג שמות אמור לקרות בהמשך השנה. Matanya (talk) 07:09, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
או קיי תודה Ori (talk) 08:25, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Inspire Campaign on content curation & review[edit]


I've recently launched an Inspire Campaign to encourage new ideas focusing on content review and curation in Wikimedia projects. Wikimedia volunteers collaboratively manage vast repositories of knowledge, and we’re looking for your ideas about how to manage that knowledge to make it more meaningful and accessible. We invite you to participate and submit ideas, so please get involved today! The campaign runs until March 28th.

All proposals are welcome - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive feedback on ideas is welcome - your skills and experience can help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign to improve review and curation tasks so that we can make our content more meaningful and accessible! I JethroBT (WMF) 05:38, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

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Confirmation discussions[edit]

Dear Matanya,

As you probably know, the confirmation discussions for Stewards have been closed. In order to determine the outcome of these discussions, you are invited to comment on Talk:Stewards/Confirm/2016 before scheduled closure of the confirmation section "one week after the appointment of the newly elected stewards" (Sunday 6th of March, 17:22 UTC), though the closing time might be extended at the ElectCom's discretion for an extra week if it is believed "further input is required before concluding". All stewards are welcome to comment, including those newly elected.

For those who ran for confirmation, consider revising comments regarding you, and replying to those where appropriate. Savhñ 08:01, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

Cordially Asking for your Professional Opinion[edit]

User:Matanya, I am turning to you for your unbiased and professional opinion about an edit on the Wikipedia article concerning the archaeological site "Emmaus Nicopolis," a place in Israel, and where I have suggested a more neutral edit so as to read: "The site today is inside Canada Park and is maintained by the Jewish National Fund of Canada," as opposed to the current edit that reads: "The site today is inside Canada Park in the West Bank, and maintained by the Jewish National Fund of Canada." As it stands, two Arab editors have joined in on the Talk-Page discussion (see: Talk:Emmaus Nicopolis#Location of Emmaus-Nicopolis (Imwas)) to voice their general disapproval at implying the archaeological site is in Israel, while Jewish participants (including myself) have wanted to omit the words "West Bank" in the article, that is to say, to keep it neutral, without mentioning Israel, neither the West Bank. What do you think we should do with respect to this edit? Can you give your advice on how we ought to proceed and to reach a compromise?Davidbena (talk) 23:08, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

Hello, I really prefer not getting involved in political disputes in English wikipedia. Matanya (talk) 23:13, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

Participate in the Inspire Campaign and help address harassment![edit]

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Through June, we’re organizing an Inspire Campaign to encourage and support new ideas focusing on addressing harassment toward Wikimedia contributors. The 2015 Harassment Survey has shown evidence that harassment in various forms - name calling, threats, discrimination, stalking, and impersonation, among others - is pervasive. Available methods and systems to deal with harassment are also considered to be ineffective. These behaviors are clearly harmful, and in addition, many individuals who experience or witness harassment participate less in Wikimedia projects or stop contributing entirely.

Proposals in any language are welcome during the campaign - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive feedback on ideas is appreciated, and collaboration is encouraged - your skills and experience may help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign so that we can work together to develop ideas around this important and difficult issue. With thanks,

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Notice of removal of adminship[edit]


I regret to inform you that, in accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and as a result of your inactivity, administrator rights have been removed from your account. Please see Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2016 for details. Kind regards, MF-W 01:13, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. Matanya (talk) 04:44, 11 October 2016 (UTC)