ArbCom narrowly rejects application to open new case
This week by the numbers; edits and page views.
Two cases are currently open:
- Senkaku Islands, which looks at the behavior of editors involved in a dispute over whether the naming of the articles "Senkaku Islands" and "Senkaku Islands dispute" is neutral, moved into its fifth week. It is alleged that the content dispute has been exacerbated by disruptive editing.
- Abortion, a dispute over the lead sentence of Abortion and the naming of abortion-related articles, also said to have been exacerbated by disruptive editing, similarly moved into its fifth week.
There are pending requests for clarification for three cases: Transcendental meditation movement (since August 26), Digwuren (since August 24), and Ireland article names (since August 19). There is also one case with a pending request for amendment: Russavia-Biophys.
Committee twice declines to arbitrate administrator
On 23 August, La goutte de pluie resigned her position as an administrator as the result of a community recall process. KuduIO requested arbitration regarding her editing some weeks ago, alleging that she had abused her position of trust. This week, the original request for arbitration was officially declined by the committee, 3 to 5. The main voice for the arbitrators moving to decline was PhilKnight, who argued that the community could (and was) handling the situation by itself and ArbCom did not need to intervene. The same day the request was archived, a new request was submitted by OpenInfoForAll, which was speedily declined with OpenInfoForAll's consent a day later.
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