This case was opened this week after allegations of tendentious POV-pushing and a content dispute involving the usage of sources in the Coanda-1910 article. 21 kilobytes was submitted as on-wiki evidence by three users.
This case involves allegations of problematic behavior relating to the Monty Hall problem article. Evidence was submitted on-wiki by 17 editors. Drafters Elen of the Roads and SirFozzie submitted several proposed principles in the workshop before submitting a proposed decision for arbitrators to vote on. The case came to a close during the week after a total of 12 arbitrators voted on the proposed decision.
What is the effect of the decision and what does it tell us?
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Glkanter (talk·contribs) is indefinitely topic-banned on subjects related to the Monty Hall problem.
Glkanter is banned from editing Wikipedia until 25 March 2012.
Nijdam (talk·contribs) is topic-banned from the subject of the Monty Hall problem until 25 March 2012.