Two cases are open. The Committee did not open or close any cases during the week.
Due to the unavailability of one of the parties, a final extension has been granted for evidence submissions: the deadline is 9 February 2011; the target date has accordingly been extended to 13 February. During the week, over 200 kilobytes of content was added to the workshop by arbitrators, parties and others.
During the week, arbitrators, parties, and others, added 110 kilobytes of content to the workshop; over 45 kilobytes of this content was contributed by a single party. No proposed decision has been submitted for the arbitrators' consideration.
Closed cases: applications for amendment
Following the completion of an automation task as authorised by the Committee (see Signpost coverage: 6 September 2010), Lightmouse (talk · contribs) filed an amendment request on 29 January 2011 applying for another single automation task authorised by the Bot Approvals Group. Six arbitrators replied, with three soliciting feedback from the community. Three editors, including arbitrator Shell Kinney, stated their belief that the previously granted permission would still apply to the task for which approval is sought this time; four indicated potentially supporting granting approval for Lightbot (talk · contribs) to "floating" tasks negotiated with the BAG. On 6 February, arbitrator Newyorkbrad proposed an amendment.
On 1 February, Ohconfucius (talk · contribs) filed an amendment seeking to terminate the restriction on his use of alternative accounts, citing his desire to operate a bot to ensure consistency of date formats in articles in line with WP:MOSNUM. Arbitrator Jclemens, along with six other arbitrators, indicated they would not oppose a single bot account, conditional on BAG approval for the task. They noted that no justification was advanced for multiple accounts, so they would address a wholesale removal of the restriction once the bot has proved successful. On 6 February, arbitrator Newyorkbrad proposed an amendment.
Mathsci (talk · contribs) proposed an amendment seeking a site ban on Captain Occam (talk · contribs). A few arbitrators indicated that they do not think further action is warranted at this time and that everyone should move on within their respective restrictions. A couple of arbitrators indicated that the request is more of an arbitration enforcement report, while another indicated that the act of fighting old battles needs to stop.
On 5 January 2011, Piotrus (talk · contribs) requested the Committee to lift his modified topic ban which bans him from "articles about national, cultural, or ethnic disputes within Eastern Europe, their associated talk pages, and any process discussion about these topics". The ban was set to expire on 2 March 2011 (see Signpost coverage: 10 January 2011). A motion to end the ban was passed on 3 February 2011, with two abstentions and three recusals. The motion included a reminder that "further disruption related to this case may result in the topic ban or other remedies being re-imposed."
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