WP:Update has monthly reports of changes to all the policy pages in subcategories of Wikipedia policy and guidelines (except "legal") and all the General style guidelines going back to mid- to late 2008. Since September, policy reports have also been generated a week before the end of each month, in the hope that editors will use the information to discuss policy changes before the Update at the end of the month. Any editor is welcome to edit the reports or start a new report at WP:Update/3.
The recent request for comment regarding Admin Recall held at Wikipedia:WikiProject Administrator/Admin Recall has been closed and summarised. Ben MacDui concluded that "The status quo, whilst garnering some support, is very unpopular. 77% of respondents do not support its continuation. Only one proposal achieved a greater degree of support than opposition—'Wikipedia:Community de-adminship'—which received a majority of 13, and the support of 65% of those who considered it. Hats off to its creator Uncle G (talk·contribs)." This led to the creation of Wikipedia talk:Community de-adminship/Draft RfC, which aims to refine Community de-adminship through discussion so that a formal Request for comment can be held as to whether or not to adopt the proposal. The drafting process will continue until 8 pm GMT on Monday 4 January 2010.
There are a number of contentious deletion debates this week. The article on Wolfgang Werlé has been nominated for deletion here by Grsz as a "marginal BLP". The subject of the article has requested deletion of the article, and is currently suing the WikiMedia Foundation based on German statutes (see last issue). Many Wikipedians believe the article should be kept since the coverage in reliable sources allows a balanced article to be created, while a number believe the article should be deleted as the subject has minimal notability.
The article on Mishk'vei ishah has been nominated for deletion here as being "more of an essay than an article"" by Avi. Opinion is divided
List of socialist countries has been nominated for a third time here due to concerns that it is "too simplistic—the world can not be organised into lists as basic as this one". This nomination is by Matt Lewis