User:Carcharoth/Arbitration activities

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This page was started in September 2009, and was intended to be a summary of the arbitration activities and statements I made while an arbitrator. It never fulfilled that purpose, because I failed to add to it. It did partly fulfil it's intended role as a place for questions to be asked, and was initially a section of this page, and was later spun off from there to here. The page was repurposed in November 2012 to summarise my arbitration activities during my two years as an arbitrator and provide some links to the relevant pages.

As an arbitrator[edit]

The main starting points for an overview of my on-wiki activities while an arbitrator (from late December 2008 to the end of 2010) are the Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard and its archives, and the arbitration index. To aid this, links are provided to the pages that cover the period in question. Note that I did not participate in all requests, votes and cases, but did participate in many of them. Browsing through the links below should make things clearer.


I drafted one full case (Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Socionics) and aided in drafting some parts of other cases. There was also one case I was scheduled to draft, but ended up proposing that it be dismissed by motion (Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Noloop). The number of cases closed in 2009 and 2010 (30 and 12 respectively) can be compared to the number of cases closed in 2011 and 2012 (16 in 2011 and as of November 2012 11 cases closed so far in 2012).

I also prepared what turned out to be a one-off report on arbitration activities over a half year, published here. Those interested in statistics relating to arbitration cases in 2009 and 2010 should look here (2009) and here (2010).

It can be difficult to sum up two years of arbitration work in just a few words, but the essence of my approach to arbitration over that period can be seen in the comments made by Newyorkbrad at the time I and two other arbitrators departed. Those comments can be seen here.


This section is intended to summarise some of my contributions on and around the arbitration pages after I ceased being an arbitrator, i.e. from January 2011 onwards. I continued to follow arbitration matters, though to a lesser extent than before. The links below are to archives of the arbitration noticeboard, with the number of comments that can be found in each archive by searching by my user name.

Some comments also exist in relation to motions, clarifications and requests, though these are a bit harder to track down.


This section is intended for feedback and for people to post any questions they may have about any of my actions or statements. I can't promise to discuss in detail, or for long, but I will endeavour to answer any questions people have. Please leave a note on my talk page if you leave a question here.

RFAR Bishonen/Jimbo Wales (July 2009)[edit]

Aftermath of Abd-WMC case (September 2009)[edit]

Covers the blanking of the case pages, and differing interpretations of what happened there. Response to this thread. Relevant diffs (will expand on this later): [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10]. Carcharoth (talk) 09:54, 17 September 2009 (UTC)