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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 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

Appeal from Ethan2345678

The committee has received an appeal from Ethan2345678 (talk · contribs) and would like to hear feedback from the community before coming to a final decision. You can post comments either in the linked discussion below or send them to arbcom-en@wikimedia.org. For the Arbitration Committee, Barkeep49 (talk) 15:36, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard § Appeal from Ethan2345678

Opabinia regalis resignation

In light of the voting phase of the arbcom election starting soon, I've decided to make official what has been de facto true for a while now and resign from the committee. Obviously I have been overtaken by real-life commitments and haven't had the time to contribute as I'd hoped this year, and I don't see that changing in the short time left in my term. Apologies and appreciation to those who picked up more work than they signed up for in my absence. I will also be giving up CU/OS, since I don't have time to do those jobs either. For everyone running in this year's election, good luck, and best wishes to the 2024 committee! Opabinia regalis (talk) 07:42, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard § Opabinia regalis resignation

Alalch E.'s topic ban rescinded

The Arbitration Committee has resolved by motion that:

Alalch E. (talk · contribs)'s December 2022 topic ban (imposed under the username Twsabin (talk · contribs)) from post-1992 American politics, broadly construed, is rescinded.

For the Arbitration Committee, Wug·a·po·des 09:46, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard § Alalch E.'s topic ban rescinded

Suspension of Beeblebrox

The Arbitration Committee has determined that Beeblebrox (talk · contribs) has repeatedly failed to [p]reserve in appropriate confidence the contents of private correspondence sent to the Committee and the Committee's internal discussions and deliberations by making disclosures on off-wiki forums. These failures followed a previous formal warning issued to Beeblebrox in September 2021 by the Arbitration Committee concerning his conduct in off-wiki forums. Therefore, in accordance with Wikipedia:Arbitration/Policy § Conduct of arbitrators, Beeblebrox is suspended from Arbitration Committee membership for a period of six months from this date. During this period, Beeblebrox's CheckUser and Oversight permissions and his access to applicable mailing lists (including the functionaries' mailing list) are revoked. Following this period, Beeblebrox may request reinstatement of his permissions or mailing list access by applying to the Arbitration Committee. Beeblebrox may also regain access via election to the committee.

Support: Barkeep49, Cabayi, CaptainEek, Enterprisey, GeneralNotability, Guerillero, Izno, L235, Primefac, SilkTork, Wugapodes

Oppose:

Abstain: Moneytrees

For the Arbitration Committee, Barkeep49 (talk) 04:49, 27 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard § Suspension of Beeblebrox