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The Report on Lengthy Litigation

By David Mestel, 13 March, 2008

The Arbitration Committee did not open or close any cases this week, leaving five currently open.

Voting phase

  • Franco-Mongol alliance: A case involving alleged misconduct over a dispute on Franco-Mongol alliance and related articles. Newyorkbrad has proposed remedies prohibiting PHG from editing articles relating to medieval or ancient history for a period of one year.
  • Mantanmoreland: A case involving alleged sockpuppetry by Mantanmoreland, which he denies. In a controversial proposed decision, Newyorkbrad has made proposals, with the support of nine arbitrators, finding that a "definitive conclusion" cannot be reached, placing some articles on article probation, and placing restrictions on current and future editors to the articles. A topic ban for Mantanmoreland has the support of six arbitrators, and a direction that he edit Wikipedia from only one account, four.
  • Ehud Lesar: A case involving a dispute involving Ehud Lesar, with alleged sockpuppetry on his part and alleged harassment by Fedayee, Eupator and others. Sam Blacketer has proposed a remedy, with the support of eight arbitrators, finding that there is insufficient evidence of sockpuppetry and overturning the block.

Motion to close/dismiss

  • Highways 2: A case involving editing by NE2 on articles relating to WikiProject U.S. Roads, allegedly against consensus of other editors involved with that wikiproject. A remedy has been proposed, with the support of two arbitrators, counselling editors to consider contributing outside of disputed articles. UninvitedCompany has proposed a motion, with the support of three arbitrators, to dismiss the case as a content dispute.
  • Episodes and characters 2: A case involving alleged continuing disruption of articles concerning television series episodes and characters, following on from a prior case. An injunction has been enacted halting certain editing activities on these articles until the case is resolved. If closed, TTN would be prohibited from requesting merges, redirections or deletions of these articles, and all parties instructed to "cease engaging in editorial conflict and to work collaboratively to develop a generally accepted and applicable approach to the articles in question". The motion to close stands at 6-1.

Also this week:

From the editor — Scandal fallout continues — WikiWorld — News and notes — In the news — Dispatches — WikiProject report — Tutorial — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report

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