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- 1 Please read before posting
- 2 Important Notice: Your 2013 Arbitration Committee Election vote
- 3 Books & Bytes New Years Double Issue
- 4 GOCE February blitz wrapup
- 5 The Signpost: 26 February 2014
- 6 Books & Bytes, Issue 4
- 7 Request for advice
- 8 Arbitration request motion passed
- 9 (test) The Signpost: 05 March 2014
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Important Notice: Your 2013 Arbitration Committee Election vote
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Books & Bytes New Years Double Issue
GOCE February blitz wrapup
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Participation: Out of seven people who signed up for this blitz, all copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.
Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we removed 16 articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the March drive! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.
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The Signpost: 26 February 2014
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Books & Bytes, Issue 4
Request for advice
Hello Seraphimblade! I saw somewhere that you offer assistance with users' questions, so I wanted to ask if you'd be willing to give me a little informal guidance:
This move request, which deals with the USPLACE convention, was recently non-admin-closed by an editor who participates in USPLACE debates and opposes USPLACE (1, 2). I was concerned about a possible conflict of interest and asked that the closer consider withdrawing in favor of someone uninvolved with no preset opinion, but with no luck. I replied, and two others from the Mosquito County page joined the discussion (one disagreeing, one not), but the closer didn't participate. At this point I'm not sure if/how to proceed. Suggestions?
I really do not want to be a disruption, but at the same time my worry about conflict of interest remains unresolved... and the closer refuses to discuss it. Basically I just came to you for an objective second opinion from someone uninvolved in the discussions to see if I've approached this properly, and what (if anything) should happen next. (BTW, I should also say that even though I did express my disagreement with the closure, I'd be OK with a closure either way if it was handled by an uninvolved editor who hadn't already made up their mind on the topic.)
- Hello there! I can take a look, but am afraid I've got my plate rather full right now. It will be at least a few days before I can get to it, and probably more. If you need help faster, you could try making a general request at editor assistance requests. Seraphimblade Talk to me 18:10, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Arbitration request motion passed
An Arbitration Clarification request motion passed. You contributed to the discussion (or are on the committee or a clerk)
The motion reads as follows:
- By way of clarification, the formal warning issued by Kevin Gorman was out of process and therefore has no effect. The provisions of WP:BLPBAN will be reviewed by the Arbitration Committee and where necessary updated.
(test) The Signpost: 05 March 2014
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