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Arbitration report

Holocaust in Poland, Jimbo in the hot seat, and a desysopping

World War II and the history of Jews in Poland

The case for World War II and the history of Jews in Poland, which you may remember from previous Signpost coverage (and current Signpost RfCs), was accepted 13 March. New parties were added to the case as recently as 24 March.

The relevant timeline for the case is:

  • Evidence phase 1 closed 9 April 2023
  • Evidence phase 2: 17 April 2023 – 27 April 2023 (target date according to clerks)
  • Analysis closes 27 April 2023 (target date)
  • Proposed decision to be posted by 11 May 2023 (target date)

Its scope is to be the conduct of named parties in the topic areas of World War II history of Poland, and the history of the Jews in Poland, broadly construed.

According to case clerk Dreamy Jazz when asked by The Signpost, a break between Evidence phase 1 and 2 was added because "the arbitrators wanted to have an opportunity to review submissions and then ask questions to get clarification or further details which would be provided in phase 2. The break was added for convenience, so that the evidence can be read and everyone can get up to speed before the questions are asked for phase 2."

D-bachmann D-sysop

Former administrator Dbachmann was de-sysoped by the Arbitration Committee on 5 April.

Mr. Wales Goes To Arbcom

Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests#Paid editing recruitment allegation was initiated on 11 April by former Committee member AmandaNP. Involved parties were another former Committee member, Bradv, and Wikipedia co-founder Jimbo Wales. Wales voluntarily gave up his advanced permissions on English Wikipedia, and the case was rejected by the Arbitration Committee as resolved (see also "Jimmy Wales gives up his advanced permissions" in this issue's News and notes, and an Opinion piece).