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Arbitrators, clerks and trainees: Please coordinate your actions through the mailing list. The purpose of this page is for editors who are not clerks to request clerk assistance.

Request discretionary sanctions talk page alert[edit]

Is article Smith & Wesson M&P15 within scope of current areas of conflict WP:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Gun control or WP:Arbitration/Requests/Case/American politics 2? If so, request placement of a talk page alert template regarding the availability of discretionary sanctions. A contentious RfC is currently open. Thank you. (talk) 16:18, 10 March 2017 (UTC) (talk) has made few or no other edits outside this topic.

  • ... and the proxy-using IP-hopper who posted the message above can't do it themself since the talk page has been protected to prevent further disruption from them. - Tom | Thomas.W talk 16:39, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Ambiguous wording in close message[edit]

On the close message for cases part of the statement reads This case is now closed and pages relating to it may no longer be watched. The verbiage is rather confusing, as it can be read either "you are not allowed to watch this page" or "the people concerned with this page won't be watching it further". Would it be better to either change "may" to "might", or append "by those involved in the case"? Thanks for the thankless work you guys do. Primefac (talk) 23:38, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

ARCA request[edit]

SO, I posted an request for clarification today that turns out to be based on a combination of bad information and incorrect assumptions. The user that would be effected also pretty much does not want anything to do with it. I didn't think I should just remove it since it has replies, but perhaps a clerk could do so? The request is the Doncram one at the bottom of ARCA. Thanks. Beeblebrox (talk) 02:44, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Done. All the best, Miniapolis 13:11, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Template deletion[edit]

I was one of the first draft of arbitration clerks and as part of my duties in 2006 I created a long-disused template which is taking a long time dying. I know how busy a clerk's Wikipedia life is, but I think it might be helpful to get the current clerks' opinions on this.

In 2006 my approach would have been to clean up our own mess: delete obsolete templates and clean up the references (by transclusion, annotation, etc) and move on. In the unlikely event such an ethic persists, let some kind clerk please just do it. --TS 20:08, 2 May 2017 (UTC)