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Arbitration Committee elections: Candidate profiles

By Ral315, 26 November 2007

This week, the Signpost profiles candidates in this year's elections.

Candidates in the December 2007 Arbitration Committee elections were interviewed this week for an election guide, in preparation for the start of the elections on Monday. The elections will run for two weeks, ending on Sunday, December 16. It is anticipated that Jimbo Wales will make his selections soon afterward, and the newly elected Arbitrators will take their positions on January 1, 2008.

The election guide is intended to be a brief overview of each candidate's beliefs and experiences. More detailed information about each candidate may be gleaned from their user pages, as well as their responses to questions from other users. Not all candidates have yet replied to our questions; their replies will be added as they are received.

Due to size, the guide has been split up alphabetically, though a page transcluding all sections is available below:

ArbCom candidate profiles:    A-F  |  G-M  |  N-R  |  S-Z  |  All  |  (Withdrawn)

Nominations for the December 2007 Arbitration Committee Elections remain open through 23:59 UTC Friday. This week, Phil Sandifer re-entered the race (having been withdrawn by another user), and FT2, Sam Blacketer, and Will Beback entered the election. Meanwhile, Dreamafter and Durova withdrew from the election, bringing the number of candidates in the election up to 29. Still possible is a significant number of last-minute entries.

Of the five arbitrators whose terms expire this year, only one, Raul654, will stand for re-election. At least these five seats will be open in the elections; no indication has been made as to whether more seats will be opened.

Also this week:

Arbitration series — WikiWorld — News and notes — In the news — WikiProject report — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report

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