Two cases pending resolution; temporary desysop; dashes/hyphens update
The Arbitration Committee opened no new cases. Two cases are currently open.
See earlier Signpost coverage for background about this case. Drafter PhilKnight submitted a proposed decision on the target date, 21 May 2011, and 6 of the 12 active arbitrators voted on the proposals. At least 3 of these 6 arbitrators voted on the additional proposals which were submitted since then, several of which were drafted by arbitrator Risker. With the exception of a single vote, no further votes were submitted on-wiki in this case for at least 5 days of the week.
See earlier Signpost coverage for background about this case. Since submitting proposals in the workshop last week, drafter Elen of the Roads has not yet submitted a proposed decision on-wiki for arbitrators to vote on. The target date for the proposed decision was 19 May 2011. No progress was made on-wiki in this case for at least 5 days of the week.
Hyphens and dashes update
An update has been provided, following last month's Signpost coverage of the hyphens/dashes motions: Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/dash drafting is open for Community voting until 14 July 2011.
The restriction on using multiple/alternate accounts on User:Barong, formerly known as User:Jack Merridew was modified by motion. Now, User:Barong is directed to edit solely from that account. Should Barong edit from another account or log out to edit in a deliberate attempt to violate this restriction, any uninvolved administrator may block Barong for a reasonable amount of time at their discretion.
The account Barong was globally locked as it was compromised, the person who edited with that account is directed to contact the Arbitration Committee with the name of the new account they wish to use in place of Barong.
In accordance with the process for expedient removal of permissions, Spencer195 (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA)'s administrator permissions were removed due to concerns that the account may have been compromised and was used to abuse multiple accounts. The motion noted that the desysop is temporary until the entire Committee has had the opportunity to examine the matter and Spencer195 is given an opportunity to explain his actions.