Argentine History closed; two cases remain suspended
Argentine History was closed. Two cases, Race and politics and Tea Party movement, remain suspended until July.
In the case, brought by Lecen, an editor was accused of systematically skewing several articles involving former Argentine president Juan Manuel de Rosas to portray a brutal dictator as a democratic leader, in keeping with the political motives of Argentine "nationalists" or "revisionists".
The committee was unanimous in passing findings that 1) the locus of the dispute involved allegations of POV-pushing in Juan Manuel de Rosas and other articles related to the history of Latin America, that 2) Cambalachero "has edited in a manner inconsistent with the neutral point of view policy" including the citation of a source "whose reliability they themselves have disavowed", and that 3) MarshalN20 engaged in "tendentious editing and battleground conduct." Also passing 5 to 3, with 1 abstention, was a finding that Lecen "has not always conducted himself with an appropriate level of decorum".
The committee unanimously passed remedies that Cambalachero and MarshalN20 be topic banned "indefinitely from all articles, discussions, and other content related to the history of Latin America". A remedy that Lecen is "reminded to conduct himself in accordance with Wikipedia's behavioral guidelines" passed 5 to 3, with 1 abstention.
Open (suspended) cases
The Race and politics case, brought by UseTheCommandLine and dealing with sourcing methods in articles pertaining to race and politics, has been suspended, after one of the editors central to the case withdrew from editing. The case will remain open for two months from the May 26, 2013 passage of the motion to suspend; if by that time the editor has not returned to editing, the case will be closed and a topic ban will be imposed.
This case involving an American political group, brought by KillerChihuahua, was suspended until the end of June, pending a moderated discussion. Pages related to the Tea Party movement are placed under discretionary sanctions. The case, along with any progress towards resolution, is to be reevaluated on 1 July 2013.
Other requests and committee action
- Amendment request: Doncram: A request by Nyttend to amend the Doncram arbitration case to add a prohibition against Doncram commenting on contributors was declined, with the statement that the language of the existing remedy already contains sufficient flexibility.
- Clarification request: Senkaku Islands: A request by User:Oda Mari to clarify the naming conventions for "Senkaku" and "Diaoyui" islands similar to the conventions for the Sea of Japan was withdrawn, after noting that the arbitration committee does not handle decisions about naming islands.
- Postponed actions: discretionary sanctions: Three requests involving discretionary sanctions remain postponed. The discretionary sanctions portion involving notices and warnings of a request filed by NewsAndEventsGuy was moved elsewhere to solicit community comment. A request for clarification of several issues relating to arbitration enforcement brought by Gatoclass was archived with the comment that a review of the issues of arbitration enforcement and discretionary sanctions was scheduled for May 2013. A request to clarify the appeal process for discretionary sanctions warnings filed by Sandstein was scheduled for May of 2013.
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