Template:ARBGMO alert

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Commons-emblem-notice.svg This message contains important information about an administrative situation on Wikipedia. It does not imply any misconduct regarding your own contributions to date.

Please carefully read this information:

The Arbitration Committee has authorised discretionary sanctions to be used for pages regarding all pages relating to genetically modified organisms, agricultural biotechnology, or agricultural chemicals, broadly construed, a topic which you have edited. The Committee's decision is here.

The discretionary sanctions system is designed to regulate conduct, so as to minimize disruption to controversial topics. This means uninvolved administrators can impose sanctions for edits relating to the topic that do not adhere to the purpose of Wikipedia, our standards of behavior, or relevant policies. Administrators may impose sanctions such as editing restrictions, bans, or blocks. This message is to notify you sanctions are authorised for the topic you are editing. Before continuing to edit this topic, please familiarise yourself with the discretionary sanctions system. Don't hesitate to contact me or another editor if you have any questions. 

In addition to the discretionary sanctions described above the Arbitration Committee has also imposed a restriction which states that you cannot make more than one revert on the same page in the same 24 hour period on all pages relating to genetically modified organisms, agricultural biotechnology, or agricultural chemicals, broadly construed and subject to certain exemptions.


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This template calls {{Ds/alert}} with the GMO topic specified along with a message about the one revert restriction also imposed on the topic area.

Usage[edit]

All pages relating to genetically modified organisms, agricultural biotechnology, or agricultural chemicals, broadly construed have had Arbitration Discretionary Sanctions (DS) and a one revert rule imposed on them. Users editing these pages may be alerted that discretionary sanctions are in effect and that 1RR applies to them. You must use this template to do so. If you do not wish to notify the user that 1RR has been imposed you can use {{ds/alert}} (see that page for details).

Alerts ensure a user knows what is expected of them. Alerts are a neutral courtesy; never use them to intimidate, coerce, or shame another editor.

Logging[edit]

Using this template will trigger EditFilter 602. As a result, your edit containing the alert will be tagged with "discretionary sanctions alert". Edits with this tag can be searched for in user contributions, user talk page histories, Special:RecentChanges, and the log of EditFilter 602.

Therefore, an automatic system log of all alerts is maintained. You need not do anything except leave the alert.

To see whether a user has been Alerted to discretionary sanctions, load the history of their user talk page and search for discretionary sanctions alert under the 'tag filter' field. You can use the {{Ds/log}} template (usually alongside {{user}} in noticeboard reports) to quickly generate links for conducting searches of issued alerts.

Additionally, current instances of the template are tracked here and counted here. Alerts that were subsequently deleted from the user's talk page will only appear in the EditFilter log, so this is the primary tracking mechanism.

If your alert does not log, please seek assistance at Template talk:Ds.

See Template:Ds/alert for more information.

See also[edit]

Arbitration enforcement templates icon (red X within curly brackets) Standardised Arbitration Enforcement (AE) templates[view] [edit] [overview]