Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2008-03-03/Arbitration report

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The Report on Lengthy Litigation

By David Mestel, 3 March, 2008

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

Closed case

Evidence phase

Voting phase

  • Mantanmoreland: A case involving alleged sockpuppetry by Mantanmoreland, which he denies. In a controversial proposed decision, Newyorkbrad has proposed, with the support of five arbitrators, finding that a "definitive conclusion" cannot be reached, placing some articles on article probation, and placing restrictions on current and future editors to the articles.
  • 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 six arbitrators, finding that there is insufficient evidence of sockpuppetry and overturning the block.

Motion to close/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.
  • 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. If closed, TTN would be prohibited from requesting merges, redirections or deletions of these articles, and all parties instructed to "cease engaging in editorial conflict and to work collaboratively to develop a generally accepted and applicable approach to the articles in question". The motion to close stands at 3-2.

Also this week:

Wales' relationship with journalist — Bureaucratship candidacies — Domas Mituzas interview — Hidden Categories — Book review — WikiProject elections — WikiWorld — News and notes — Dispatches — WikiProject report — Tutorial — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report

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