Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2008-02-25/Arbitration report

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The Report on Lengthy Litigation

By David Mestel, 25 February, 2008

The Arbitration Committee opened one new case this week, and closed no cases, leaving six currently open.

New case

Evidence phase

Voting phase

  • Episodes and characters 2: A case involving alleged continuing disruption of articles concerning television series episodes and characters, following on from a prior case. An injunction has been enacted halting certain editing activities on these articles until the case is resolved. Kirill Lokshin has proposed remedies prohibiting TTN from requesting merges, redirections or deletions of these articles, and instructing all parties to "cease engaging in editorial conflict and to work collaboratively to develop a generally accepted and applicable approach to the articles in question".
  • Ehud Lesar: A case involving a dispute involving Ehud Lesar, with alleged sockpuppetry on his part and alleged harassment by Fedayee, Eupator and others. Sam Blacketer has proposed a remedy, with the support of four arbitrators, finding that there is insufficient evidence of sockpuppetry and overturning the block.

Motion to dismiss

  • Highways 2: A case involving editing by NE2 on articles relating to WikiProject U.S. Roads, allegedly against consensus of other editors involved with that wikiproject. A remedy has been proposed, with the support of two arbitrators, counselling editors to consider contributing outside of disputed articles. UninvitedCompany has proposed a motion to dismiss the case as a content dispute.

Also this week:

Michael Snow interview — Controversial RFA — Sockpuppeting administrator — Print encyclopedias — WikiWorld — News and notes — In the news — WikiProject report — Dispatches — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report

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