Wikipedia:Dispute resolution requests/ArbCom

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Please read before requesting arbitration
A request for arbitration is the last step of dispute resolution on Wikipedia. The Arbitration Committee considers requests to open new cases and review previous decisions. The entire process is governed by the arbitration policy. For information about requesting arbitration, and how cases are accepted and dealt with, please see guide to arbitration.


The Arbitration Committee of the English Wikipedia has the following duties and responsibilities:
  1. To act as a final binding decision-maker primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve;
  2. To hear appeals from blocked, banned, or otherwise restricted users;
  3. To handle requests (other than self-requests) for removal of administrative tools;
  4. To resolve matters unsuitable for public discussion for privacy, legal, or similar reasons;
  5. To approve and remove access to (i) CheckUser and Oversight tools and (ii) mailing lists maintained by the Arbitration Committee.
Please make your request in the appropriate section:

Dispute resolution requests (WP:DRR) provides a central compilation of and an easy-access overview of noticeboards for dispute resolution, and details the various different methods used at each of the Wikipedia dispute resolution pages.

Dispute Resolution Requests (article content)

Third opinion


Requests for comment

Third opinion Specialised noticeboards Requests for comment
Request an outside opinion when there is a content dispute between two users. Ask questions and request assistance from users familiar with the content policies and guidelines relevant to that notice board. Request input on a specific content issue from a broad number of uninvolved users.

Dispute resolution noticeboard

Formal mediation

Dispute resolution noticeboard Formal mediation
File a request for a moderated discussion regarding an ongoing content dispute that can't be resolved through discussion on the article talk page. Apply for formal mediation in an attempt to resolve a protracted content dispute that remains unresolved despite other attempts at dispute resolution.
Unsure which one to use? Check out our guide to dispute resolution, or ask at the talk page.

Dispute Resolution Requests (user conduct)

Sockpuppet investigations

Edit warring noticeboard

Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents

Sockpuppet investigations Edit warring noticeboard Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents
Place to file an investigation to find out whether two or more Wikipedia accounts are being abusively operated by the same person. Noticeboard for reporting users who are actively edit warring and/or have violated the three-revert rule. Request assistance from administrators and experienced users on the English Wikipedia regarding recent or ongoing misconduct by a fellow user.


Arbitration and Arbitration Enforcement
Apply to the Arbitration Committee for an examination and binding decision regarding a long standing issue of mis-conduct after all other avenues of dispute resolution have been exhausted. Or request enforcement against a user who you feel is acting in breach of the remedies described in a closed arbitration case.
Unsure which one to use? Check out our guide to dispute resolution, or ask at the talk page.