Climate change (Week 8): Special rules of conduct were put in place for this arbitration. The case resulted from the merging of several Arbitration requests on the same topic matter into a single case, and the failure of a related request for comment to make headway. Although the case is still technically open, the workshop phase was closed on July 19 for at least 48 hours to give a break to all participants while arbitrators think about a proposed decision. Last week, participants requested an update on when to expect a proposed decision, but no specific target date has been set. The case has made no visible on-wiki progress for the past two weeks.
A motion was passed in relation to Betacommand, who is now editing as Δ: he has been permitted to perform automated tasks in relation to SPI clerking only as specified and authorised by the bot approvals group. He is not permitted to use the bot for any other purpose, unless he has received explicit permission from the bot approvals group and endorsement by the Committee.
Applications for CheckUser and Oversight permissions have now closed. The Committee is reviewing a total of 27 different applications that were received. In two weeks, The Signpost will publish the names of applicants being actively considered for appointment.