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This noticeboard is for announcements and statements made by the Arbitration Committee. Only members of the Arbitration Committee or the Committee's Clerks may post on this page, but all editors are encouraged to comment on the talk page.

Announcement archives:

Arbitration motion regarding Unused Contentious Topics

The Arbitration Committee has resolved by a series of motions that:

Motions that passed

Remedy 1 of Editor conduct in e-cigs articles ("Contentious topic designation") is rescinded. Any actions previously taken in accordance with the contentious topic authorization remain in force and are governed by the procedures.

The final remedy of Liancourt Rocks ("Contentious topic designation") is rescinded. Any actions previously taken in accordance with the contentious topic authorization remain in force and are governed by the procedures.

Remedy 1 of Longevity ("Contentious topic designation") is rescinded. Any actions previously taken in accordance with the contentious topic authorization remain in force and are governed by the procedures.

Remedy 2 of Medicine ("Contentious topic designation") is rescinded. Any actions previously taken in accordance with the contentious topic authorization remain in force and are governed by the procedures.

Remedy 2 of September 11 conspiracy theories ("Contentious topic designation") is rescinded due to the topic area being covered by the post-1992 American Politics contentious topic. All actions taken under the rescinded authorization remain in force and are governed by the procedures.

Remedy 1 of Shakespeare authorship question ("Contentious topic designation") is rescinded. Any actions previously taken in accordance with the contentious topic authorization remain in force and are governed by the procedures.

The following remedies from Macedonia 2 are rescinded:

  • Remedy 3.1 (All related articles under 1RR whenever the dispute over naming is concerned)
  • Remedy 6 (Stalemate resolution)
  • Remedy 30 (Administrative supervision)

Editors are reminded that Eastern Europe and the Balkans, broadly construed, continues to be a contentious topic.

Remedy 6 of the The Troubles case ("One-revert rule") is amended to read as follows:

A one revert restriction (1RR), subject to the usual exceptions, is applied to all pages relating to The Troubles, Irish nationalism, and British nationalism in relation to Ireland, broadly construed.

For the Arbitration Committee, –MJLTalk 04:09, 19 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard § Arbitration motion regarding Unused Contentious Topics

Temporary checkuser privileges for election scrutineers

The Arbitration Committee has resolved by motion over email that:

On recommendation of the Electoral Commission, temporary English Wikipedia checkuser privileges are granted to stewards Superpes15, Martin Urbanec, and Mykola7 solely for the purpose of their acting as scrutineers in the 2023 Arbitration Committee election.

For the Arbitration Committee, Wug·a·po·des 18:18, 28 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Archived discussion at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard/Archive 50 § Temporary checkuser privileges for election scrutineers

Proposed motion to modify the extended confirmed restriction provisions

The Arbitration Committee is considering a motion to modify the provisions of the extended confirmed restriction. Comments are welcome at the relevant request for clarification.

In accordance with the procedural requirements for modifications of the Arbitration Committee procedures, a duplicate copy of the motion is available at the Committee's public motions page.

For the Arbitration Committee, KevinL (aka L235 · t · c) 01:29, 3 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard § Proposed motion to modify the extended confirmed restriction provisions

Arbitration motion regarding the extended confirmed restriction

The Arbitration Committee has resolved by motion that:

The Extended Confirmed Restriction is amended as follows:

The Committee may apply the "extended confirmed restriction" to specified topic areas. When such a restriction is in effect in a topic area, only extended-confirmed editors may make edits related to the topic area, subject to the following provisions:

  1. The restriction applies to all edits and pages related to the topic area, broadly construed, with the following exceptions:
    1. Non-extended-confirmed editors may use the "Talk:" namespace only to post constructive comments and make edit requests related to articles within the topic area, provided they are not disruptive. Should disruption occur on "Talk:" pages, administrators may take enforcement actions described in "B" or "C" below. However, non-extended-confirmed editors may not make edits to internal project discussions related to the topic area, even within the "Talk:" namespace. Internal project discussions include, but are not limited to, AfDs, WikiProjects, RfCs, RMs, and noticeboard discussions.
    2. Non-extended-confirmed editors may not create new articles, but administrators may exercise discretion when deciding how to enforce this remedy on article creations. Deletion of new articles created by non-extended-confirmed editors is permitted but not required.
  2. If a page (other than a "Talk:" page) mostly or entirely relates to the topic area, broadly construed, this restriction is preferably enforced through extended confirmed protection, though this is not required.
  3. On any page where the restriction is not enforced through extended confirmed protection, this restriction may be enforced by other methods, including page protection, reverts, blocks, the use of pending changes, and appropriate edit filters.
  4. Reverts made solely to enforce this restriction are not considered edit warring.

For the Arbitration Committee, KevinL (aka L235 · t · c) 18:51, 11 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard § Arbitration motion regarding the extended confirmed restriction

Call for Checkusers and Oversighters

The Arbitration Committee announces that it will currently be accepting applications for CheckUser and/or Oversight permissions at any point in the year. This reflects a change from past practice, which provided that only "extraordinary" candidates would be considered outside of an annual appointment process. The steps for interested candidates will remain the following:

  • Candidates may self-nominate by contacting the Arbitration Committee at arbcom-en-c@wikimedia.org.
  • Candidates will be be asked to fill out a questionnaire.
  • The Arbitration Committee and Functionaries will vet the candidates.
  • The Committee will notify candidates going forward for community consultation and create the candidate subpages containing the submitted nomination statements. Depending on the situation, this may happen immediately or may happen at a set time (e.g., first of the month) to allow grouping of candidates.
  • Nomination statements will be published and the candidates will be invited to answer questions publicly. The community will be invited and encouraged to participate over a 10 day period.
  • Appointment, if any, will be announced.

The 2024 Arbitration Committee will decide whether it will continue to conduct an annual call for functionary candidates, or if instead this process will be the primary process for functionary appointments going forward.

For the Arbitration Committee, Barkeep49 (talk) 14:56, 12 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard § Call for Checkusers and Oversighters