Following a successful appeal to the Arbitration Committee, Twsabin (talk · contribs) is unblocked. Twsabin is indefinitely topic banned from post-1992 American politics, broadly construed. This restriction may be appealed after 6 months have elapsed.
- Archived discussion at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard/Archive 49 § Twsabin unblocked
Stephen arbitration case closed
The Stephen arbitration case has now closed and the final decision is viewable at the link above. The following remedy has been enacted:
- The administrative permissions of Stephen are restored.
Contentious topics procedure adopted
The Arbitration Committee has concluded the 2021-22 review of the contentious topics system (formerly known as discretionary sanctions), and its final decision is viewable at the revision process page. As part of the review process, the Arbitration Committee has resolved by motion that:
This motion initiates a one-month implementation period for the updates to the contentious topics system. The Arbitration Committee will announce when the initial implementation of the Committee's decision has concluded and the amendments made by the drafting arbitrators in accordance with the Committee's decision take effect. Any editors interested in the implementation process are invited to assist at the implementation talk page, and editors interested in updates may subscribe to the update list.
- Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard § Contentious topics procedure adopted
Iranian Politics disruption continues
The Arbitration Committee has been made aware by the Wikimedia Foundation's disinformation team of continued disruption in the Iranian Politics (IRANPOL) topic area, which was subject to an ArbCom case last year. Additional measures to address this disruption may be forthcoming in the year ahead from the Arbitration Committee and/or the Wikimedia Foundation. For now, the Arbitration Committee is informing the community of this disruption in the hopes that more editors and administrators may wish to begin working in the IRANPOL topic area. Uninvolved administrators are also reminded that editor restrictions and page restrictions are available for use in the topic area. For the Arbitration Committee, Barkeep49 (talk) 17:15, 19 December 2022 (UTC)
- Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard § Iranian Politics disruption continues
2023 Arbitration Committee
The Arbitration Committee welcomes the following new and returning arbitrators following their election by the community. The two-year terms of these arbitrators formally begin on 1 January 2023:
All incoming arbitrators have elected to receive the checkuser and oversight permissions.
The Committee will make a further announcement about outgoing arbitrators before the 2023 Committee takes office.