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The Rambling Man case

A new case has been accepted by the Arbitration Committee. Filing party Banedon requested a case against The Rambling Man, an administrator since 2007 and helper at In The News and Today's Featured List, alleging that the editor has long-term civility issues.

Eight members of the committee voted to accept the case, with Casliber recusing. Arbitrator DGG, who voted to accept the case, stated "there seem to be unresolved problems", making reference to the several ANI cases being made on The Rambling Man since 2014. DeltaQuad opposed the case, stating double jeopardy as the reason.

Checkuser/oversight appointment 2016

On 9 September, the committee announced that it is performing a round of checkuser and oversight appointments. Arbitrators DeltaQuad and Opabinia regalis will oversee the process. Applications closed at 23:59, 20 September 2016 (UTC). For more details, see the 2016 CUOS appointments page.

In brief
  • Requests for comment for the Arbcom election 2016: A request for comment has been made for the upcoming Arbcom election in December. Its purpose is to "provide an opportunity to amend the structure, rules, and procedures of the December 2016 English Wikipedia Arbitration Committee election and resolve any issues not covered by existing rules". The RFC will be open until 30 September.
  • Arbitration motion regarding race and intelligence: On 1 September, the committee announced that the March 2014 requirement restricting Ferahgo the Assassin from "editing articles about the palaeontology of birds and dinosaurs and editing any talk or process pages reasonably and directly associated with improving the quality of those articles" was rescinded. This was part of the user's unbanning in 2014. Other restrictions accompanying the unban remain in force, as well as the topic ban on "race and intelligence" from 2010 and the two-way interaction ban between Ferahgo and Mathsci made back in April 2016.