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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 an amendment to arbitration procedures

The Arbitration Committee has resolved by motion that:

A section titled "Closing" will be added to Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee/Procedures under "Requests for amendment" with the following text:

A request for clarification or amendment is eligible to be closed by an arbitrator if:

  1. A rough consensus has been reached among arbitrators participating in the request; and
  2. The rough consensus does not require a vote to implement (e.g. modifying the remedy to a case).

The closing arbitrator should include a summary of the rough consensus when closing the request for clarification or amendment.

For the Arbitration Committee, KevinL (aka L235 · t · c) 20:46, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Archived discussion at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard/Archive 49 § Arbitration motion regarding an amendment to arbitration procedures

Possible Armenia-Azerbaijan 3 case under discussion

The Arbitration Committee is currently considering a motion to open "Armenia-Azerbaijan 3". Interested editors are invited to submit evidence about this topic area and feedback to the committee about this motion at the request. Barkeep49 (talk) 16:08, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discuss this at the request

Simple-engineer unblocked

Following a successful appeal to the Arbitration Committee, Simple-engineer (talk · contribs) is unblocked. Simple-engineer is indefinitely topic banned from the Kurds and Kurdistan, broadly construed. This restriction may be appealed after 6 months have elapsed.

For the Arbitration Committee, Izno (talk) 19:07, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard § Simple-engineer unblocked

Contentious topics procedure now in effect

In December, the Arbitration Committee adopted the contentious topics procedure, which replaces the former discretionary sanctions system. The contentious topics procedure is now in effect following an initial implementation period.

The drafting arbitrators warmly thank all those who have worked to implement the new procedure during this implementation period and beyond. KevinL (aka L235 · t · c) 19:44, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard § Contentious topics procedure now in effect

ToBeFree appointed trainee clerk

The arbitration clerks are pleased to welcome ToBeFree (talk · contribs) to the clerk team as a trainee.

The arbitration clerk team is often in need of new members, and any editor who meets the expectations for appointment and would like to join the clerk team is welcome to apply by e-mail to clerks-l@lists.wikimedia.org.

For the Arbitration Committee, KevinL (aka L235 · t · c) 17:29, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard § ToBeFree appointed trainee clerk

Change to the CheckUser team

At his request by email to the committee, the CheckUser permissions of MusikAnimal are removed. The Arbitration Committee sincerely thanks MusikAnimal for his long service as a CheckUser, and his continuing service on Wikipedia.

For the Arbitration Committee, Primefac (talk) 19:55, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard § Change to the CheckUser team

Proposed motion for amendment to Arbitration procedures: Documenting transition procedures

The Arbitration Committee is considering a motion to include a section on arbitrator transitions in the Committee's procedures. Comments are welcomed in the relevant section. For the Committee, Wug·a·po·des 19:37, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]