A review of the Race and intelligence case was opened as a compromise between starting a new case and proceeding with a ruling by motion. The review is intended to be a simplified form of a full case, and has the stated scope of conduct issues that have purportedly arisen since the closure of the 2010 case.
A complete decision was proposed on 16 April by drafter Roger Davies. The proposed principles include clarifications of harassment policies and sockpuppet investigation procedures. After a long series of findings of fact, the proposed decision seeks to admonish one editor involved in disruptive actions and to ban two others for 12 months. Voting so far has established a tentative consensus on some principles and some findings of fact; agreement on the remedy in the case has not been reached.
The case involves accusations of disruptive editing against Rich Farmbrough. Specifically, concerns have been raised about the editor and his observance of bot policy. Arbitrator Hersfold originally filed the case, which the committee accepted four weeks ago.
Workshop submissions closed several weeks ago, with most parties presenting suggestions on principles to include in a final decision. The draft or "proposed" decision is due to be posted in a few days, by arbitrator Newyorkbrad.
Other requests and committee action
The Ban Appeals Subcommittee announced the opening of community input regarding an appeal by Altenmann.
Voting on a series of proposals regarding evidence limits in arbitration cases is still in progress.