Wikipedia:Dispute resolution requests/MedCom


Please read before requesting formal mediation
Formal mediation is provided by the Mediation Committee. A request for formal mediation will not be accepted unless these conditions have been satisfied:
  1. The dispute concerns the content of a Wikipedia article, template page, or image;
  2. The dispute does not relate directly to the conduct of a Wikipedia contributor;
  3. There has been substantial previous discussion of the disputed content;
  4. Except in extraordinary cases, earlier steps in the content dispute resolution process, such as requests for comment, have been utilised without success;
  5. The parties to the dispute are contesting the relevant content with genuine motives to better the involved articles;
  6. There is no pending request for arbitration which relates to the dispute;
  7. There is no open Arbitration case which relates to the dispute.
  8. Every party is approaching mediation open-mindedly, with a view to compromising (for no mediation can be successful without compromise by all sides).

To request formal mediation, visit Wikipedia:Requests for mediation.

Dispute resolution requests provides a central compilation of and an easy-access overview of noticeboards for dispute resolution, and details the various different methods used at each of the Wikipedia dispute resolution pages.


Article content

dispute resolution requests

Third opinion Noticeboards Dispute resolution noticeboard Requests for comment
Third opinion Specialised noticeboards Dispute resolution noticeboard Requests for comment
Request an outside opinion when there is a content dispute between only two users. Ask questions and request assistance from users familiar with the content policies and guidelines relevant to that noticeboard. Have uninvolved volunteers facilitate a discussion about an ongoing content dispute. Request input on a specific content issue from a broad number of uninvolved users.
Unsure which one to use? Check out our guide to dispute resolution, or ask at the talk page.


User conduct

dispute resolution requests

Edit warring noticeboard Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents Arbitration
Edit warring noticeboard Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents Arbitration Enforcement
Report editors who are repeatedly undoing others' edits to try to win a dispute. Request assistance from administrators and experienced editors regarding recent or ongoing misconduct by an editor. Request enforcement against a user who you feel is acting in breach of the remedies described in a closed arbitration case.
Unsure which one to use? Check out our guide to dispute resolution, or ask at the talk page.


Advanced disputes
Arbitration
Arbitration Cases
Apply to the Arbitration Committee for an examination and binding decision regarding a long-standing issue of misconduct after all other avenues of dispute resolution have been exhausted.

See also