Use this page to request the committee open an arbitration case. To be accepted, an arbitration request needs 4 net votes to "accept" (or a majority).
Arbitration is a last resort. WP:DR lists the other, escalating steps and processes available before arbitration. The committee declines premature requests.
Requests may be referred to as "case requests" or "RFARs"; once opened, they become "cases". Before requesting arbitration, read the arbitration guide. Then follow the instructions below. Complete the instructions quickly; requests incomplete for over 1 hour will be removed. If necessary, prepare the request in your userspace.
If you must reply to another user's statement, do so in your own section (more information).
Your section must not contain more than 500 words (Word Count Tool; internal gadget). This includes your replies to other users. To request an extension, email the clerks at clerks-llists.wikimedia.org.
Arbitrators or clerks may refactor or delete statements, eg off-topic or unproductive remarks, without warning.