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General sanctions are a tool used by the community or the Arbitration Committee to improve the editing atmosphere of an article or topic area. When general sanctions are employed, they are specifically detailed instructions by which community consensus or Arbcom motion has empowered administrators to act single-handedly to sanction editors who are not complying with general behavioral or editorial guidelines and policies.

Types of sanctions[edit]

Article probation[edit]

Article probation places certain articles under increased scrutiny by administrators. Editors that make disruptive edits to articles that have been placed on probation may be banned from further editing of such articles, as well as related articles and/or project pages. Anyone editing an article on probation should be especially mindful of content policies, such as neutral point-of-view, and interaction policies, such as WP:CIVIL, WP:NPA, WP:3RR, and WP:POINT. See Category:Articles on probation for a full list of articles that have been placed on probation.

Discretionary sanctions[edit]

In areas of conflict, the Arbitration Committee can authorise administrators to impose sanctions on editors who, after being notified of a decision made during an arbitration case, repeatedly or seriously fail to adhere to the purpose of Wikipedia, any expected standards of behaviour, or any normal editorial process. Administrators may impose a broad range of sanctions, including blocks of up to one year, article or topic bans, and revert restrictions. In addition, community discussions can authorise sanctions that echo those established by the Arbitration Committee, with the exception of appeal and logging procedures. See this page for more information on discretionary sanctions. Areas currently subject Arbitration Committee-established discretionary sanctions are listed here.

Revert restrictions[edit]

Pages or topic areas may be subject to restrictions on the number of reverts an editor may perform during a specific period of time. For more information, see this page. The most common revert restriction is the one-revert rule.

Process[edit]

Arbitration Committee sanctions[edit]

The Arbitration Committee may impose general sanctions on all editors working in a particular area, usually following an arbitration case. Administrators employing sanctions must issue appropriate notifications, and log all sanctions imposed, as specified in each case. General sanctions established by the Arbitration Committee may be revoked by passing a "motion in a prior case". Editors wishing to report possible violations of Arbitration Committee sanctions should do so at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Enforcement.

Community sanctions[edit]

The community may also impose general sanctions on all editors working in a particular area, usually after a discussion at the administrators' noticeboard. Administrators employing these sanctions must issue appropriate notifications, and log all sanctions imposed, as specified in each case. The issuing of notifications is an informal process whereby an editor that edits a topic area that is subject to general sanctions is made aware that the general sanctions exist. Administrators may not impose sanctions unless an editor has previously been made aware of the existence of these sanctions. Any editor may make another editor aware of the sanctions, and then log the notification, as specified in each case. This notification is not a warning about editor behaviour, and may not be revoked. It is purely informational. Full procedures for issuing notifications mirror those of Arbitration Committee sanctions, as described here. Editors or administrators that wish to overturn an action carried out under the auspices of community-established sanctions must either appeal to the imposing administrator, or gain consensus for an overturning at the administrators' noticeboard. If general sanctions are no longer needed in a topic area, they may be revoked through discussion at the administrators' noticeboard. Likewise, editors wishing to report possible violations of community sanctions should do so at the administrators' noticeboard.

Active sanctions[edit]

Arbitration Committee-authorised sanctions[edit]

Appropriate procedures described at Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee/Discretionary sanctions
Case & Log Applicable area Type Sanction
(quoted from case)
Notes
Interactions at GGTF (Log) Pages relating to the Gender gap task force Discretionary sanctions Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for pages relating to the Gender gap task force. The availability of sanctions is not intended to prevent free and candid discussion on these pages, but sanctions should be imposed if an editor severely or persistently disrupts the discussion.
Austrian economics (Log) Pages related to Austrian school of economics and the Ludwig von Mises Institute Discretionary sanctions Pages related to the Austrian school of economics and the Ludwig von Mises Institute, broadly construed, are placed under discretionary sanctions. This sanction supersedes the existing community sanctions.
Article titles and capitalisation (Log) Manual of Style and article titles policy Discretionary sanctions "Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all pages related to the English Wikipedia Manual of Style and article titles policy, broadly construed."
Armenia-Azerbaijan 2
(Log)
Topics related to Armenia-Azerbaijan and related ethnic conflicts, broadly defined Discretionary sanctions Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all pages related to Armenia, Azerbaijan, or related ethnic conflicts, broadly interpreted. Template
Asmahan
(Log)
Asmahan and closely related articles Article probation The article Asmahan, all closely related articles and project pages, and all associated talk pages, are placed on article probation for six months.
Bluemarine
(Log)
Matt Sanchez Article probation The article on Matt Sanchez is placed on article probation.
Brahma Kumaris
(Log)
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University Article probation The principals in this matter are expected to convert the article from its present state based on original research and BK publications to an article containing verifiable information based on reliable third party sources. After a suitable grace period, the state of the article may be evaluated on the motion of any member of the Arbitration Committee and further remedies applied to those editors who continue to edit in an inappropriate manner. Any user may request review by members of the Arbitration Committee.
COFS
(Log)
All Scientology related articles Article probation All Scientology-related articles are placed on article probation.
Eastern Europe
(Log)
Topics related to Eastern Europe, broadly defined Discretionary sanctions Articles which relate to Eastern Europe, broadly interpreted, are placed under discretionary sanctions. Any uninvolved administrator may levy restrictions as an arbitration enforcement action on users editing in this topic area, after an initial warning. Template, passed by motion
Election
(Log)
2004 U.S. presidential election controversy and irregularities and its sub-articles:

2004 U.S. presidential election controversy, exit polls, 2004 U.S. presidential election controversy, vote suppression, 2004 U.S. presidential election controversy, voting machines, 2004 U.S. presidential election recounts and legal challenges, Moss v. Bush, Timeline of the 2004 U.S. presidential election controversy and irregularities (AFD), 2004 U.S. election voting controversies, Florida, 2004 U.S. election voting controversies, Ohio. Also 2004 United States election voting controversies

Article probation Articles which are the locus of dispute, Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Election/Proposed decision#Locus of dispute, are placed on probation. Any editor may be banned from any or all of the articles, or other reasonably related pages, by an administrator for disruptive edits, including, but not limited to, edit warring, incivilty, and original research. The Arbitration Committee reserves the right to appoint one or more mentors at any time, and will review the situation in one year.
Falun Gong
(Log)
Falun Gong and all closely related articles Discretionary sanctions Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for "Falun Gong" and all closely related articles.
Free Republic
(Log)
Free Republic and Democratic Underground Article probation It is expected that the article will be improved to conform with Wikipedia:Neutral point of view, that information contained in it will be supported by verifiable information from reliable sources. The article may be reviewed on the motion of any arbitrator, or upon acceptance by the Arbitration Committee of a motion made by any user. Users whose editing is disruptive may be banned or their editing restricted as the result of a review.
Amended by motion Additionally, any uninvolved administrator may impose a reasonable editing restriction (for example, 1RR) or page ban upon any editor who repeatedly engages in disruptive or uncivil editing of Free Republic or any closely related page. Prior to imposing such a ban or restriction, a warning should be given on the affected user's talkpage. All bans and restrictions shall be logged at Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Free Republic#Log of blocks and bans
Amended by motion, 16:40, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Gun control (Log) Governmental regulation of firearm ownership; the social, historical and political context of such regulation; and the people and organizations associated with these issues Standard discretionary sanctions Standard discretionary sanctions are authorised for any edit about, and for all pages relating to, gun control.
India-Pakistan
(Log)
All pages related to India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, broadly construed. Discretionary sanctions Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all pages related to India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, broadly construed. Passed by motion
Lapsed Pacifist 2
(Log)
"All articles related to Corrib gas controversy and the Shell to Sea campaign" Article probation and editing restriction "All articles related to Corrib gas controversy and the Shell to Sea campaign are placed under probation. All fall under 1RR, and a stricter rather than laxer interpretation of addition of and removal unsourced content. Where content or its phrasing is disputed, editors are directed to seek outside opinion at the Content, Reliable Sources, Neutral point of view or Third Opinion Noticeboards, and abide by the consensus achieved thereafter."
Liancourt Rocks
(Log)
Liancourt Rocks Article Probation The Liancourt Rocks article is placed on article probation. Editors making disruptive edits may be banned from the article and its talk page by any uninvolved administrator. Any editor that continues to edit in violation of such a ban may be blocked, for up to a year in the event of repeated violations. All blocks are to be logged at Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Liancourt Rocks#Log of blocks and bans. Passed a posteriori on 00:54, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
Macedonia
(Log)
Topics related to the Balkans, broadly defined Discretionary sanctions Topics related to the Balkans, broadly interpreted, are placed under discretionary sanctions. Any uninvolved administrator may levy restrictions as an arbitration enforcement action on users editing in this topic area, after an initial warning. Template
Macedonia 2
(Log)
"All articles related to Macedonia" Editing restriction "All articles related to Macedonia (defined as any article that could be reasonably construed as being related to Macedonia, Macedonia nationalism, Greece related articles that mention Macedonia, and other articles in which how Macedonia will be referred to is an issue) fall under 1RR whenever the dispute over naming is concerned. Editors enforcing a case where a binding Stalemate resolution has been found are exempt from 1RR." See case for definition of Stalemate resolution
Mantanmoreland
(Log)
Naked short selling, Overstock.com, Patrick M. Byrne, Gary Weiss, or any related page or discussion Editing restriction and article probation Any current or future editor who, after this decision is announced, makes substantial edits to naked short selling, Overstock.com, Patrick M. Byrne, Gary Weiss, or closely related pages or discussions on any page is directed:
(A) To edit on these from only a single user account, which shall be the user's sole or main account;
(B) To edit only through a conventional ISP and not through any form of proxy configuration;
(C) To edit in accordance with all Wikipedia policies and to refrain from any form of advocacy concerning any external controversy, dispute, allegation, or proceeding; and
(D) To disclose on the relevant talk pages any circumstances (but not including personal identifying information) that constitute or may reasonably be perceived as constituting a conflict of interest with respect to that page.

A note concerning these restrictions shall be placed on the talkpage of each of the affected articles. In case of any doubt concerning application or interpretation of these restrictions, the Arbitration Committee may be consulted for guidance.

Any uninvolved administrator may impose a reasonable restriction (e.g., a revert or civility limitation) or page-ban against any editor who, after receiving a warning containing a link to this decision, edits naked short selling, Overstock.com, Patrick M. Byrne, Gary Weiss, or any related page or discussion in a disruptive or uncivil fashion, who edits them in contravention of site policies and guidelines, or who attempts to reintroduce subtle or overt partisan advocacy regarding any external dispute concerning these subjects into Wikipedia.

Neuro-linguistic programming
(Log)
Neuro-linguistic programming and related pages Article probation The article on Neuro-linguistic programming, and related pages, are placed on article probation. Any user disrupting these pages may be banned from the article and related articles by an uninvolved administrator.
Palestine-Israel articles
(Log)
The entire set of Arab-Israeli conflict-related articles, broadly interpreted Discretionary sanctions Any uninvolved administrator may impose sanctions on any editor working in the area of conflict if, despite being warned, that editor repeatedly or seriously fails to adhere to the purpose of Wikipedia, any expected standards of behavior, or any normal editorial process (full text).
Prem Rawat
(Log)
Prem Rawat, broadly construed Standard discretionary sanctions An amendment to the case in December 2012 superseded the previously imposed article probation with standard discretionary sanctions for all pages relating to Prem Rawat, broadly construed . All previously imposed sanctions under article probation should be considered discretionary sanctions. See the list of Prem Rawat-related topics for articles which will be included (note the discretionary sanctions are not necessarily limited to these articles).

This remedy supersedes the existing community based one-revert rule restriction.

Pseudoscience
(Log)
All pages relating to pseudoscience and fringe science, broadly interpreted Discretionary sanctions Standard discretionary sanctions are authorised for all pages relating to pseudoscience and fringe science, broadly interpreted. Any uninvolved administrator may levy restrictions as an arbitration enforcement action on users editing in this topic area, after an initial warning. Version current as of this motion, 11:22, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Race and intelligence
(Log)
"Race and intelligence" and all closely related articles. Discretionary sanctions "Any uninvolved administrator may, on his or her own discretion, impose sanctions on any editor working on an article within the area of conflict (or for whom discretionary sanctions have otherwise been authorized) if, despite being warned, that editor repeatedly or seriously fails to adhere to the purpose of Wikipedia, any expected standards of behavior, or any normal editorial process. The sanctions imposed may include blocks of up to one year in length; bans from editing any page or set of pages within the area of conflict; bans on any editing related to a topic within the area of conflict or its closely related topics; restrictions on reverts or other specified behaviors; or any other measures which the imposing administrator believes are reasonably necessary to ensure the smooth functioning of the project." Amended by motion on 15 April 2011
Scientology
(Log)
Articles related to Scientology or Scientologists, broadly defined, as well as the respective article talk pages and participation in any Wikipedia process relating to those articles. Discretionary sanctions and a general restriction Standard discretionary sanctions are authorised with immediate effect for the Scientology topic broadly construed. All warnings and sanctions shall be logged in the appropriate section of the main case page.

Any editor who, in the judgment of an uninvolved administrator, is (i) focused primarily on Scientology or Scientologists and (ii) clearly engaged in promoting an identifiable agenda may be topic-banned for up to one year. Any editor topic banned under this sanction may be re-blocked at the expiry of a topic ban if they recommence editing in the topic having made few or no significant edits outside of it during the period of the topic ban.

September 11 conspiracy theories
(log)
Articles which relate to the events of September 11, broadly interpreted Discretionary sanctions Any uninvolved administrator may impose sanctions on any editor working in the area of conflict if, despite being warned, that editor repeatedly or seriously fails to adhere to the purpose of Wikipedia, any expected standards of behavior, or any normal editorial process (full text).
Sexology (Log) All articles dealing with transgender issues and paraphilia classification (e.g., hebephilia). Discretionary sanctions Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all articles dealing with transgender issues and paraphilia classification (e.g., hebephilia).

The standard discretionary sanctions adopted in Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Sexology for (among other things) "all articles dealing with transgender issues" remain in force. For the avoidance of doubt, these discretionary sanctions apply to any dispute regarding the proper article title, pronoun usage, or other manner of referring to any individual known to be or self-identifying as transgender, including but not limited to Chelsea/Bradley Manning. Any sanctions imposed should be logged at the Sexology case, not this one.

Subsequently clarified in Manning naming dispute
Shakespeare authorship question
(Log)
All articles relating to the Shakespeare authorship question Discretionary sanctions "Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all articles related to the Shakespeare authorship question. The sanctions should be administered in such a fashion as to treat all contributors fairly while ensuring that future editing of these pages adheres to high standards of both Wikipedia behavior and Shakespearean scholarship."
Tea Party movement
(Log)
Pages relating to the Tea Party movement broadly construed. Discretionary sanctions Pages related to the Tea Party movement, broadly construed, are placed under discretionary sanctions. This sanction supersedes the existing community sanctions. Discretionary sanctions were originally authorized as part of a motion suspending the case, then authorized further as part of the final decision.
The Troubles
(Log)
Articles relating to The Troubles, as well as the Ulster banner Discretionary sanctions Articles relating to The Troubles, as well as the Ulster banner, broadly interpreted, are placed under discretionary sanctions. Any uninvolved administrator may levy restrictions as an arbitration enforcement action on users editing in this topic area, after an initial warning.
Vivaldi
(Log)
Preying from the Pulpit, First Baptist Church of Hammond, Jack Hyles, Hyles-Anderson College, and any related article which contains poorly sourced controversial material Article probation Preying from the Pulpit, First Baptist Church of Hammond, Jack Hyles, Hyles-Anderson College, and any related article which contains poorly sourced controversial material are placed on article probation. The expectation is that Vivaldi, Arbustoo, and other editors of these articles will in the course of editing remove poorly sourced controversial material.
Waldorf education
(Log)
Waldorf education, Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophy, and the extended family of related articles, such as Social Threefolding Discretionary sanctions Original decision: Waldorf education, Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophy and the extended family of related articles such as Social Threefolding are placed on article probation. Editors of these articles are expected to remove all original research and other unverifiable information, including all controversial information sourced in Anthroposophy related publications. It is anticipated that this process may result in deletion or merger of some articles due to failure of verification by third party peer reviewed sources. If it is found, upon review by the Arbitration Committee, that any of the principals in this arbitration continue to edit in an inappropriate and disruptive way editing restrictions may be imposed. Review may be at the initiative of any member of the Arbitration Committee on their own motion or upon petition by any user to them. Review: Waldorf education (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) and related articles remain on Wikipedia:Article probation.

Amendment: As of 30 January 2013, article probation is replaced with standard discretionary sanctions.

Waterboarding
(Log)
Waterboarding Article probation The article on Waterboarding, and related pages, are placed on article probation.


Community-authorised sanctions[edit]

Templates[edit]

Use the following templates for enforcing community-issued sanctions. Case-specific templates can be found at Category:Wikipedia general sanctions templates.

Decisions[edit]

Decision & Log Applicable area Type Sanction
(quoted from discussion)
Notes
Units in the United Kingdom
AN Discussion
(WP:GS/UKU)
Articles that have strong ties solely to the United Kingdom, as opposed to other English-speaking countries Community-authorised discretionary sanctions In articles that have strong ties solely to the United Kingdom, as opposed to other English-speaking countries, any editor who systematically changes values from one system of measurement to another without clear consensus, who edit-wars over such a change, who disrupts talk page discussions or normal Wikipedia processes pertaining to units in UK-related articles, who engages in forum-shopping, or who otherwise disruptively edits may be sanctioned by an uninvolved administrator. Sanctions can be imposed if, after being notified of the existence of these sanctions, the editor repeatedly repeatedly or seriously fails to adhere to the the purpose of Wikipedia, any expected standards of behaviour, or normal editorial processes. Sanctions imposed may include blocks of up to one year in length, bans from editing any page or set of pages, bans on any editing related to the topic or its closely related topics, restrictions on reverts or other specified behaviours, or any other measures that the imposing administrator believes are reasonably necessary to ensure the smooth functioning of the project. Notifications must be logged at the general sanctions page to be effective. Sanctions may be appealed at the administrators' noticeboard. Indefinite
Syrian Civil War and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
AN discussion
(WP:GS/SCW&ISIL)
Pages related to the Syrian Civil War and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Discretionary sanctions that mimic WP:ARBPIA Editors must abide by WP:ARBPIA discretionary sanctions on "all pages related to the Syrian Civil War and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, broadly construed." Notifications and sanctions must be logged at Wikipedia:General sanctions/Syrian Civil War and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Indefinite
British Isles
AN/I discussion
(WP:GS/BI)
Anywhere on Wikipedia where the term "British Isles" is either added or removed Probation Any editor who systematically adds or removes the term "British Isles" from multiple articles without clear sourcing and justification, or who edit-wars over such addition or removal, may be added to the list of topic-banned editors. For the purpose of adding users to the list and enforcing restrictions under this provision, an administrator should be uninvolved. An administrator will be considered "uninvolved" if he or she is not engaged in a current, direct, personal conflict on the topic with the user receiving sanctions (note: enforcing this provision will not be considered to be participation in a dispute). Sanctions imposed under this provision may be appealed to the imposing administrator, the appropriate administrators' noticeboard, or the Arbitration Committee. Administrators are not to reverse such sanctions without either (1) approval by the imposing administrator, or without (2) community consensus or Committee approval to do so. All sanctions imposed are to be logged at Wikipedia:General sanctions/British Isles Probation Log. Indefinite
Barack Obama
(log, enforcement requests, discussion)

(WP:GS/BO)

Barack Obama and related articles Article probation The Barack Obama related-pages (broadly construed) are subject to the following terms of article probation. Any editor may be sanctioned by an uninvolved administrator for disruptive edits, including, but not limited to, edit warring, personal attacks, incivility and assumptions of bad faith. Sanctions imposed may include restrictions on reverts or other specified behaviors, bans from editing the Obama pages and/or closely related topics, blocks of up to 1 year in length, or any other measures the imposing administrator believes are reasonably necessary to ensure the smooth functioning of the project. For the purpose of imposing sanctions under this provision, an administrator will be considered "uninvolved" if he or she is not engaged in a current, direct, personal conflict on the topic with the user receiving sanctions (note: enforcing this provision will not be considered to be participation in a dispute). Sanctions imposed under this provision may be appealed to the imposing administrator, the appropriate administrators' noticeboard, or the Arbitration Committee. Administrators are not to reverse such sanctions without either (1) approval by the imposing administrator, or without (2) community consensus or Committee approval to do so. All sanctions imposed are to be logged at Wikipedia:General sanctions/Obama article probation/Logs. Indefinite
Men's Rights
AN/I discussion

General article probation Sanctions imposed may include restrictions on reverts or other specified behaviors, bans from editing the Men's rights pages and/or closely related topics, blocks of up to 1 year in length, or any other measures the imposing administrator believes are reasonably necessary to ensure the smooth functioning of the project. Additionally, a 1-revert rule applies to all related pages (until October 27, 2014). Indefinite
South Asian social groups
AN/I discussion
  • All pages about social groups
Community Authorized Discretionary Sanctions Explicitly including caste associations and political parties related to India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. Indefinite
Abortion
AN/I discussion
Abortion and all related articles. 1RR and discretionary topic bans or blocks 1) No editor may make more than one (1) revert on a page within the area of conflict per twenty-four (24) hour period, excluding blatant vandalism and BLP violations. See below for part 2 of the community sanctions, which was superseded by the ARBCOM decision. Indefinite
Mixed martial arts
AN discussion
(WP:GS/MMA)
All pages within the topic of mixed martial arts (MMA) Community-authorised discretionary sanctions Any uninvolved administrator may, on his or her own discretion, impose sanctions on any editor working on a page within the topic of mixed martial arts, if, despite being warned, that editor repeatedly or seriously fails to adhere to the purpose of Wikipedia, any expected standards of behavior, or any normal editorial process. This may include, but is not limited to, banning from participation in deletion discussions any editor who reasonably appears to be acting in coordination with an interest other than that of the Wikipedia community and without regard for compliance with content rules. Sanctions may be appealed to the administrator who placed them, the administrators' noticeboard, or the Arbitration Committee Indefinite
Gamergate
AN discussion (WP:GS/GG)
All pages within the page within the topic space of Gamergate controversy broadly construed Community-authorised discretionary sanctions Any uninvolved administrator may, on his or her own discretion, impose sanctions on any editor working on a page within the topic space of Gamergate controversy broadly construed, if, despite being warned, that editor repeatedly or seriously fails to adhere to the purpose of Wikipedia, any expected standards of behavior, or any normal editorial process. This may include, but is not limited to, page banning, topic banning, semi protection, Pending Changes enabling, or blocking any editor with an interest other than that of the Wikipedia community and without regard for compliance with content rules. Sanctions may be appealed to the administrator who placed them, the administrators' noticeboard, or the Arbitration Committee Indefinite

Obsolete sanctions[edit]

Case & Log Applicable area Type Sanction
(quoted from case)
Notes
Homeopathy
(Log)
Homeopathy and related articles Discretionary sanctions Any uninvolved administrator may, on his or her own discretion, impose sanctions on any editor working in the area of conflict (defined as articles which relate to homeopathy, broadly interpreted) if, despite being warned, that editor repeatedly or seriously fails to adhere to the purpose of Wikipedia, any expected standards of behavior, or any normal editorial process. The sanctions imposed may include blocks of up to one year in length; bans from editing any page or set of pages within the area of conflict; bans on any editing related to the topic or its closely related topics; restrictions on reverts or other specified behaviors; or any other measures which the imposing administrator believes are reasonably necessary to ensure the smooth functioning of the project. Superseded by Pseudoscience discretionary sanctions.
Abd-William M. Connolley
(Log)
Cold fusion and related articles Discretionary sanctions Cold fusion and related pages are are placed under discretionary sanctions. Any uninvolved administrator may levy restrictions as an arbitration enforcement action on users editing in this topic area, after an initial warning. Superseded by Pseudoscience discretionary sanctions.
Tony Abbott Tony Abbott article 1RR This article is subject to 1 revert per 24-hour period per editor. Editors who breach the restriction may be warned or blocked at the discretion of the enforcing admin. Indeterminate duration, but likely to be in place until September or October 2010 Restriction lifted per a request at WP:AN#Proposal to revoke sanction no longer needed: WP:GS#Tony Abbott.
Israel-Lebanon
(Log)
2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict Article probation Any user, particularly Tasc, who engages in edit warring with respect to 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict may be banned from the article for an appropriate period. All bans are to be logged at Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Israel-Lebanon#Log of blocks and bans. Superseded by the discretionary sanctions in the Palestine-Israel articles case
Kosovo
(Log)
All articles related to Kosovo Article probation All articles related to Kosovo are put on Article probation to allow more swift dealing with disruption. Superseded by the discretionary sanctions in the Macedonia case
Occupation of Latvia
(Log)
Occupation of Latvia 1940-1945 Article probation The article at the locus of this dispute is placed on probation. Any editor may be banned from it, or from other reasonably related pages, by an uninvolved administrator for disruptive edits, including, but not limited to, edit warring, incivility, and original research. The Arbitration Committee reserves the right to appoint one or more mentors at any time, and the right to review the situation in one year, if appropriate. If the article is not substantially improved by continued editing the Arbitration Committee may impose editing restrictions on users whose editing is counterproductive or disruptive. Superseded by the discretionary sanctions in the Digwuren case
Digwuren
(Log)
Topics related to Eastern Europe, broadly defined General restriction Any editor working on topics related to Eastern Europe, broadly defined, may be made subject to an editing restriction at the discretion of any uninvolved administrator. The restriction shall specify that, should the editor make any edits which are judged by an administrator to be uncivil, personal attacks, or assumptions of bad faith, he may be blocked for the duration specified in the enforcement ruling below. Before the restriction shall come into effect for a particular editor, that editor shall be given an official notice of it with a link to this decision. Superseded by discretionary sanctions through motion.
Prem Rawat 2
(Log)
Prem Rawat and related articles Article probation The Prem Rawat article and all related articles are subject to an editing restriction for one year. No user may revert any given changes to a subject article more than once within a seven day period, except for indisputable vandalism and BLP violations. Furthermore, if a user makes any changes to a subject article, and those changes are reverted, they may not repeat the change again within a seven day period. Expired 20 April 2010.
Great Irish Famine
(Log)
Great Irish Famine General restriction The article Great Irish Famine is placed under the mentorship of three to five administrators to be named later. All content reversions on this page must be discussed on the article talk page. The mentors are to have a free hand, do not have veto over each other's actions, will be communicating closely and will generally trust each other's judgement. Any mentor, upon good cause shown, may ban any user from editing Great Irish Famine or a related page. All bans shall be posted on the affected user's talk page and at Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Great Irish Famine#Documentation of bans. When possible, mentors should favor article bans over page protection. The Committee will review the mentorship arrangement in approximately one month upon request of any involved editor and again at future points if warranted. If a review reveals that the mentors agree that the article has demonstrated the ability to grow without strife, the mentorship may be ended. Otherwise, the mentorship will continue for one year. Mentors named: Daniel, Ryan Postlethwaite, Angusmclellan. Expired 1 September 2008.
Falun Gong
(Log)
Falun Gong and all closely related articles Article probation It is expected that the articles will be improved to conform with Wikipedia:Neutral point of view, and that information contained in them will be supported by verifiable information from reliable sources. The articles may be reviewed on the motion of any arbitrator, or upon acceptance by the Arbitration Committee of a motion made by any user. Users whose editing is disruptive may be banned or their editing restricted as the result of a review. Superseded by discretionary sanctions
Sarah Palin/Article probation
(Log)

(WP:GS/SP)

Sarah Palin and related articles Article probation From Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive504#Sarah Palin probation proposal Pages related to Sarah Palin (broadly construed) are subject to the following terms of article probation: 1) Any editor may be sanctioned by an uninvolved administrator for disruptive edits, including, but not limited to, edit warring, personal attacks, incivility and assumptions of bad faith. 2) Sanctions imposed may include restrictions on reverts or other specified behaviors, bans from editing the Palin pages and/or closely related topics, blocks of up to 1 year in length, or any other measures the imposing administrator believes are reasonably necessary to ensure the smooth functioning of the project. 3) For the purpose of imposing sanctions under this provision, an administrator will be considered "uninvolved" if he or she is not engaged in a current, direct, personal conflict on the topic with the user receiving sanctions (note: enforcing this provision will not be considered to be participation in a dispute). 4) Sanctions imposed under this provision may be appealed to the imposing administrator, the appropriate administrators' noticeboard, or the Arbitration Committee. 5) Administrators are not to reverse such sanctions without either (A) approval by the imposing administrator, or without (B) community consensus or Committee approval to do so. 6) All sanctions imposed are to be logged at Talk:Sarah Palin/Article probation#Log of sanctions Revoked by the community
Consensus & Wikipedia:General sanctions/2012 Presidential Campaign/Log 2012 Presidential Campaign articles Community general sanctions Consensus is to adopt Community article probation on all articles about American presidential and vice-presidential candidates and their campaigns, broadly construed, which will expire 3 months from their imposition. Editors making disruptive edits may be banned by any uninvolved administrator from articles on probation and related articles or project pages. Editors of such articles should be especially mindful of content policies, such as WP:NPOV, and interaction policies, such as WP:CIVIL, WP:NPA, WP:3RR, and WP:POINT. Expired (11 Dec 2012)
Bundy standoff ANI discussion & Log The Bundy standoff article 1RR and discretionary topic bans or blocks Any uninvolved administrator may impose sanctions on any editor disrupting that article with escalating blocks, a topic ban, or restrictions on editing. A 1RR restriction is also implemented for the duration. Expired. Original operation - sixty days beginning April 23, 2014
Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents/La goutte de pluie 1RR and semi-protection 1) No editor may make more than one (1) revert on any of the listed articles per twenty-four (24) hour period, excluding blatant vandalism and BLP violations. Editors who breach the restriction may be warned or blocked at the discretion of the enforcing admin.
2) In addition, the articles are indefinitely semi-protected; unregistered and unconfirmed editors must propose changes on the discussion pages of the articles.
Revoked by community discussion. 00:29, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
Ayn Rand
(Log)
Articles relating to Ayn Rand, broadly interpreted Discretionary sanctions An uninvolved administrator may impose a topic ban, revert limitation, or other appropriate sanction against any other editor who edits Ayn Rand or related articles or pages disruptively, provided that a warning has first been given with a link to this decision. Rescinded by motion, 11:22, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Monty Hall problem
(Log)
All articles relating to the Monty Hall problem Discretionary sanctions "Any uninvolved administrator may place standard discretionary sanctions on accounts editing in this area, after a first warning." Rescinded by motion, 11:22, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Longevity
(Log)
All articles relating to Longevity Discretionary sanctions "Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all articles related to longevity, broadly interpreted." Rescinded by motion, 11:22, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Tree shaping
(Log)
All articles relating to the topic covered by the article currently located at Tree shaping. Discretionary sanctions "The topic covered by the article currently located at Tree shaping, interpreted broadly, is placed under discretionary sanctions." Rescinded by motion, 11:22, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Gibraltar
(Log)
All pages related to Gibraltar and its history, people, and political status, broadly interpreted. Discretionary sanctions Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all pages related to Gibraltar and its history, people, and political status, broadly interpreted. Rescinded by motion, 11:22, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Sanctions placed by the community, which have been superseded by ArbCom sanctions[edit]

Decision & Log Applicable area Type Sanction
(quoted from discussion)
Notes
Ludwig von Mises Institute ANI discussion & Talk:Austrian economics/General sanctions Austrian economics-related pages General sanctions Any uninvolved administrator may, at his or her own discretion, impose sanctions on any editor working on a page within the topic of Austrian Economics, if, despite being warned by an uninvolved administrator, that editor repeatedly or seriously fails to adhere to the purpose of Wikipedia, any expected standard of behavior, or any normal editorial process. Sanctions may be appealed to the administrator who placed them or the administrators' noticeboard.

(Notifications and sanctions must be logged at Talk:Austrian economics/General sanctions.)

Indefinite
Template:Editnotices/Page/Tea Party movement Tea Party movement 1RR From Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive219# Sanctions on Tea Party movement No editor may make more than one (1) revert on the same content per twenty-four (24) hour period, excluding blatant vandalism. The three revert-rule still applies to the article at large. This restriction is not license for a slow-moving revert-war (e.g., making the same revert once a day, every day); editors who engage in a slow-moving edit war are subject to blocking by an uninvolved administrator, after a warning. Superseded in September 2013 by ArbCom imposed discretionary sanctions in the Tea Party movement case.
Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents & Wikipedia:General sanctions/Abortion/Log Abortion and all related articles. 1RR and discretionary topic bans or blocks 2) Provided that a warning has first been given with a link to this decision, any uninvolved admin may impose a topic ban or blocks on disruptive editors for actions including, but not limited to, edit warring, personal attacks, excessive incivility and assumptions of bad faith. Such topic bans or blocks may be of up to three months duration. Users who violate WP:BLP within the area of conflict may also be sanctioned per this clause. Uninvolved administrators can independently impose sanctions, including escalating blocks or topic bans of up to three months, provided the individual has been notified of the terms of this scheme and possible sanctions (The template {{subst:Uw-probation|Article|Probation terms page}} can be used for ease) Indefinite topic bans can be proposed at WP:AN or at ANI as the result of discussion of specific incident. All sanctions imposed under this provision are to be logged below and may be appealed to the imposing administrator, the appropriate administrators' noticeboard, or the Arbitration Committee. Superseded by Case remedy at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Abortion and is now discretionary sanctions
Wikipedia:General sanctions/Climate change probation
(log, enforcement requests, discussion)

(WP:GS/CC)

Climate change and related articles Article probation Pages related to Climate change (broadly construed) are subject to the following terms of article probation: Any editor may be sanctioned by an uninvolved administrator for disruptive edits, including, but not limited to, edit warring, personal attacks, incivility and assumptions of bad faith. Sanctions imposed may include restrictions on reverts or other specified behaviors, bans from editing the climate change pages and/or closely related topics, blocks of up to 1 year in length, or any other measures the imposing administrator believes are reasonably necessary to ensure the smooth functioning of the project. For the purpose of imposing sanctions under this provision, an administrator will be considered "uninvolved" if he or she is not engaged in a current, direct, personal conflict on the topic with the user receiving sanctions (note: enforcing this provision will not be considered to be participation in a dispute). Prior to any sanctions being imposed, the editor in question shall be given a warning with a link to these provisions; and, where appropriate, should be counseled on specific steps that he or she can take to improve his or her editing in accordance with relevant policies and guidelines. Sanctions imposed under this provision may be appealed to the imposing administrator, the appropriate administrators' noticeboard, or the Arbitration Committee. Administrators are not to reverse such sanctions without either (1) approval by the imposing administrator, or without (2) community consensus or Committee approval to do so. All sanctions imposed are to be logged at Wikipedia:General sanctions/Climate change probation/Log. Superseded by WP:ARBCC
Homeopathy/Article probation
(Log)
Homeopathy and related articles Article probation Editors making disruptive edits may be banned by an administrator from homeopathy and related articles or project pages. Editors of such articles should be especially mindful of content policies, such as WP:NPOV, and interaction policies, such as WP:CIVIL, WP:NPA, WP:3RR, and WP:POINT. Editors must be individually notified of article probation before being banned. All resulting blocks and bans shall be logged at Talk:Homeopathy/Article probation#Log of blocks and bans, and may be appealed to the Administrators' noticeboard. Template