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Frequently Asked Questions

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1. Does a listing in the phone books cost money?

2. How do I add my Ma'ale Adumim business to the phone book?

3. Can I add my home business to the yellow pages?

4. There are over 4,000 families in Ma'ale Adumim,
why are there only a few hundred listings in the white pages?


5. How do I reply to a person's message posting? Their email is not displayed.

6. How do I reply to the list about a message posted?

7. Why do I see some junk characters when reading certain messages?

8. My doctor has visiting hours at the Meuchedet Health Fund branch,
but the phone and address in the phone book is listed under the Maccabi Health Fund. What's wrong?


9. Can I submit news stories to the news blog?

10. Can I advertise my business / service on MAchat?


I will be adding more questions / answers as feedback to the new website / system comes in.



  • Q1. Does a listing in the phone books cost money?
      All listings in the phone books are free.
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  • Q2. How do I add my Ma'ale Adumim business to the phone book?

      For Phone Book additions / corrections:

      Email: jacob@machat.co.il
      Subject: MAchat Phone Book

      For the white pages send your name, address, phone number

      For the yellow pages send: company name, address, phone number, 1-2 line business description, up to 3 search keywords (look at the question mark drop down list on the Phone Book search page), website (if you have one for the business)
      All businesses in the phone book must be based in Ma'ale Adumim, Mishor Adumim or the surrounding yishuvim.

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  • Q3. Can I add my home business to the yellow pages?

      Yes you can, but two important notes:

      1. I am still undeciding if all businesses in the yellow pages need to be registered businesses. For now, babysitting services and other temporary type of services should be posted to the message board / mailing list and not submitted to the phone book.

      2. The MAchat phone book is not a resume database. Please do not submit yourself as a business or service unless it is a business / service that the general public can utilize.
      Good: graphic artist, Problematic: NASA shuttle engineer.

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  • Q4. There are over 4,000 families in Ma'ale Adumim, why are there only a few hundred listings in the white pages?

      I decided not to attempt to translate all the Hebrew names from the Hebrew phone books. Beside making translation mistakes, information in one of the Hebrew phone books has information that is out of date. If you are not in the phone book, just email me with your name, address and phone number and I will add you.

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  • Q5. How do I reply to a person's message posting?
    The poster's email is not displayed.

      To avoid email abuse and spamming, I decided not to display the email address of the poster. The poster must include contact information (email or phone) in the message itself. I did not want to recreate a full email system and force everyone to create and use a login and password. In the past, most email messages of the old MA-chat list had contact information in the post itself.

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  • 6. How do I reply to the list about a message posted?

      If you want to reply to the list about a message, you need to copy and past the subject of the message (include an re: and make sure there is a subject key) to your own email system and send it to: machat@machat.co.il
      I hear the groans but consider two things:
      Most messages on MAchat do not get / need public replies
      Most of the public replies in the past have caused problems
      for people including the moderator (me).
      Please think twice before making a public reply.
      Thank you!

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  • 7. Why do I see some junk characters when reading certain messages?

      The MAchat message board / mailing list is an English only based system. If I let a Hebrew message get posted by accident, you will see strange characters in the message.

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  • 8. My doctor has visiting hours at the Meuchedet Health Fund branch,
    but the phone and address in the phone book is listed under Maccabia. What's wrong?

      Nothing is wrong. Many doctors in Ma'ale Adumim have visiting days / hours at more than one health fund. I started adding the doctors from the Maccabi fund and then I went on to the Meuchedet list. I may not be aware when a doctor switches or takes on another health fund. I am currently listing one address and phone number per doctor.
      Note: If you see that your doctor's name is misspelled, please let me know the correct spelling. I apologize for the translation mistakes I may have made.

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  • 9. Can I submit news stories to the news blog?

      Yes. News stories and news tips are welcome. Story contact leads are also welcome.

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  • 10. Can I advertise my business / service on MAchat?

      Yes. Besides the free listing in the phone book, businesses can advertise on the site via top and side banners. The advertisements will give your business good publicity and will help defer the costs of the development and maintenance of the site. A tax receipt will be issued to you or your business on any payment made.

      Contact me by email or phone for advertising rates.
      jacob@machat.co.il
      02-535-2520

      When visiting or calling a business in Ma'ale Adumim or Mishor Adumim please let them know that you saw their ad on MAchat and you appreciate their support.
      Thanks!!
      Jacob

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