Four ArbCom cases ongoing
Another case has been accepted at ArbCom. The case of Catflap08 and Hijiri88 has been opened on 21 October. Filing party and admin Nyttend brought the ongoing dispute between Catflap08 and Hijiri88 to the committee's attention, at which time they were both blocked from editing. A previous discussion back in April 2015 resulted in an interaction ban between the two editors, though a later discussion at the Incident noticeboard was made in August by Catflap, saying that they were being hounded by Hijiri. Hijiri's statement on the case contends that Catflap was being disruptive, adding original research to pages, and in one instance, compared Hijiri and Sturmgewehr88 to Nazis. Catflap has not edited since 29 September and is semi-retired.
While this case has just started up, there are three others open as well: Editor conduct in e-cigs articles, Palestine–Israel articles 3, and Genetically modified organisms. It was pointed out in the comments for the last ArbCom report that even though the e-cig case has had its Workshop phase closed for over a month, its Proposed decision phase has not started yet. Compare that to the Palestine–Israel case, which was accepted three weeks later and already has its Proposed decision phase up and running with arbitrators already voting. The e-cig case will be decided on eventually, but how much longer is up in the air for now.
- In Brief
- New arbitration trainee clerks – It was announced on 14 October that Amortias, JoeSperrazza, and Miniapolis were appointed as Arbitration clerk trainees.
- Gun control case amended The Gun control case was amended on 15 October to have the topic ban for Gaijin42, the filing party of the case, suspended for a year. The topic ban was editing articles related to gun control.
- Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) case amended – The Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) case was amended on 16 October to have remedy 2.2, which topic banned RAN on article creation, struck and have it replaced with remedy 2.3, which indefinitely prohibits him from not only creating articles but also draft articles in any namespace. He is also prohibited from moving any page into the article namespace from any other namespace.
- Yngvadottir desysopped – By motion, the Arbitration Committee removed the administrative privileges of Yngvadottir "For reversing an arbitration enforcement block out of process". This was done after Yngvadottir unblocked Eric Corbett (thread).