Currently only occasionally active on Citizendium. Got married on 10 December. Minimizing time behind PC now to be with wife (who, as it should be for a proper Hasidic Jew, does not use the internet...). --Daniel Breslauer 01:03, 31 December 2007 (CST)
Welcome to my user page. I hope you will find it interesting. Should you have any questions, please contact me via my talk page or email address.
- Name: Daniel Yehuda Breslauer.
- Place of birth: The Netherlands.
- Residence: Jerusalem, Land of Israel (Givat Shaul neighborhood).
- Religious affiliation: Orthodox Jewish (belonging to the Dushinsky substream of Hasidic Judaism).
- Date of birth: 25 January 1986 / 15 Shvat 5746.
- Marital status: Engaged (status will change on 10 December 2007, with G-d's help).
- Employment: Technical Support Agent for Netgear (www.netgear.com) at IDT Global (www.idtglobal.com).
- Languages: Dutch, English, German, Hebrew, Yiddish.
- Nationality: Dutch.
- Previous residences: one year in Prague, Czech Republic; considerable time spend in the Engadine, Switzerland.
- Education: post-high school education; Yeshiva (Jewish advanced) education; one year Pre-Medicine at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.
Personal interests include Judaism; Israel- and Zionism-related topics; medicine; traveling.
Why did I abandon Wikipedia?
I was previously a Wikipedia editor, and left because of the following reasons:
- Abusive POV-pushing by anonymous editors (ie, using a username, but not their real name) on Judaism- and Israel-related topics. Editors relenting to personal attacks and wars in order to get other editors blocked from editing Wikipedia.
- Editors constantly interfering in topics which are not their fields of expertise. I maintain that editors should only edit articles related to their field of expertise. For example, since I am an Orthodox Jew, I am not editing articles about Christianity, simply because that is not my field of expertise. And since I am quite familiar with medicine, I edit medicine-related articles, but I do not edit articles about, let's say, the Chinese language. If everybody would just stick to whatever subject he is familiar with, these projects have a chance of succeeding. To me this seems logical; to many on Wikipedia, it does not.
Opposed to Anonimity
I am also opposed to the anonimity Wikipedia offers its editors. Even Citizendium should be more careful. When people are forced to operate under their real names, they are much less likely to show abusive or otherwise unacceptable behavior.
Thus, hereby, my full address information:
- Mr. Daniel Yehuda Breslauer (van Dalen)
- Givat Shaul Street 11B1
- 95477 (West) Jerusalem, E. Israel
- to prevent spam mail, the email addresses have been significantly altered; yet, you should be able to figure out the real addresses by removing the spaces and all characters other than dots
- Email / MSNM: d a n REMOVETHIS i e l . REMOVETHIS b r e s l REMOVETHIS a u e r _AT_ g m REMOVETHIS a i l . c o m
- Company email: d a n REMOVETHIS i e l . REMOVETHIS b r e s l REMOVETHIS a u e r _AT_ c c . i d t REMOVETHIS g l o b a l . c o m
- Phone: +972-( 0)2-6537691
- Mobile phone: +972-( 0)57-3157557
I am not afraid of posting my full address information anywhere online, since I have nothing to hide. I am not breaking any rules, not attacking other editors, not vandalizing articles - so, why should I fear putting my full contact information online?