New case opened; hyphens and dashes update; motion
On Sunday the Arbitration Committee opened one new case. Two cases are currently open.
Following a request for arbitration, the Committee passed a motion to accept two separate cases. This case, the first of the two, was opened to examine the conduct of Cirt (talk · contribs) and Jayen466 (talk · contribs) – including articles about new religious movements (broadly construed) and BLPs, as well as interpersonal conduct issues arising between Cirt and Jayen466. The Committee determined that for this case, those two users will be the only parties and that evidence in relation to broader issues or other editors is not permitted – instead, such evidence will be allowed in the second of the two cases ("Manipulation of BLPs"), which is to be opened at a later date.
No further on-wiki progress was made on this case. See previous Signpost coverage for its background.
- West Bank – Judea and Samaria: a motion was passed, lifting the 2009 case remedy, which had topic banned Nishidani (talk · contribs) from Arab–Israeli conflict-related articles. The Committee also reminded Nishidani that articles in the area of conflict (as defined by the Palestine–Israel articles case) remain the subject of discretionary sanctions; should he edit within this topic area, those discretionary sanctions would continue to apply.
- Hyphens and dashes dispute – update
The moratorium reported in earlier Signpost coverage is no longer in effect. Yesterday, arbitrator Casliber announced on behalf of the Committee, that following the conclusion of discussion at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Dash draft, he had updated the Manual of Style accordingly. Casliber also unprotected the Manual of Style page, and warned that "any further edit warring will be taken very badly".
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