Race and intelligence review at evidence, article titles closed
The Arbitration Committee neither opened nor closed any cases this week, leaving one open.
This case was brought to the Committee by SarekOfVulcan to "break the back" of a long-running dispute involving pages governing article naming and the Manual of Style (MoS). The case was closed on March 24 after a week of voting by arbitrators. Passing principles include a statement on the status of the MoS guideline, addressing how it is not "a collection of hard rules" and how changes to MoS pages should reflect consensus.
Beyond the principles in the decision, arbitrators found that Pmanderson has had a long history of conduct issues and had abused an alternate account in the course of the dispute, and that Born2cycle's behaviour in the topic area has hindered attempts to resolve the dispute. As a result, Pmanderson was indefinitely restricted from engaging in discussions and edits relating to the Manual of Style or policy concerning article titles, and Born2cycle was warned to be more open to compromise. In addition, discretionary sanctions have been authorised for all pages relating to MoS and article titles policy.
A review was opened of the Race and intelligence case as a compromise between opening a new case and ruling by motion. The review is intended to be a simplified form of a full case and will cover conduct issues that have purportedly arisen since the closure of the 2010 arbitration case. The evidence phase is expected to close soon, to be followed by the posting of the proposed decision by next week.
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