ArbCom election

Introduction to a special series: A look at the upcoming Arbitration Committee elections

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Just like to say this is a great idea, and it looks like you're off to a good start. HTH HAND —Phil | Talk 09:24, 19 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

I think this is a great idea! - 23:49, 20 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Arbitration expansion and changes

I am glad to see this newspaper as a way of discussing the ArbCom. Perhaps these talk page articles can be a way to discuss changes that need to be made. There is a backlog of ArbCom cases. This backlog causes anger and resentment to fester because a few abuses cannot be dealt with in a timely manner. The reason for the backlog has to do with the structure of the current ArbCom, which functions essentially as a Supreme Court, where all of the judges hear every case.

I would suggest that two reforms be made. The first is to increase the number of arbitrators. The second is to have cases heard by panels of three, chosen in some way that arbitrators do not get to pick their own cases. This would permit more cases to be heard more quickly. There should be a right of appeal from a panel to the full ArbCom, but it should be understood that this will be granted rarely. Robert McClenon 13:32, 24 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

I'm not sure exactly when (I'm thinking 'Criticism of ArbCom' on October 10), we will address reform ideas. Ral315 16:11, 24 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]


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