After several weeks of low activity, Abortion entered the voting phase this Tuesday when the drafting arbitrators, Jclemens and Coren proposed 17 principles, 11 findings of fact and 16 remedies. Some of these appear to be quite unusual, notably a mandatory three year semi-protection for the relevant articles (including even the talk pages) and the opening of a structured discussion co-ordinated by the Committee with the intent of resolving the naming dispute once and for all. Many users, including several very established ones, are also set to receive bans of various sorts. Stay tuned to next week's arbitration report for the final results!
Nominations near closing in annual elections
Nominations for candidates wishing to stand in the 2011 elections to the Committee are due to close by midnight tonight UTC. At the time of writing, sixteen candidates had stepped forward (see "News and notes").