AUSC was established by the committee to investigate complaints concerning the use of CheckUser and Oversight privileges on the English Wikipedia, and to provide better monitoring and supervision of the CheckUser and Oversight positions along with the use of the applicable tools. There were three vacancies in non-arbitrator positions on the subcommittee, due to the election of past community members AGK and Courcelles to the committee itself, and the expiration of community member Keegan's term at the end of March.
This case was opened to review alleged disruptive editing on the Manual of Style and other pages pertaining to article naming. The workshop phase had been extended by arbitrator AGK last week. Drafter David Fuchsstated on 4 March that he would post "part or all of the [proposed decision]" later this week.