The Report on Lengthy Litigation
The Arbitration Committee opened one new case this week, and closed two cases, leaving four cases currently open.
- RodentofDeath: A case involving alleged personal attacks and policy violations by RodentofDeath on articles including Angeles City. As a result of the case, RodentofDeath was banned for one year, and Susanbryce reminded not to use Wikipedia for purposes of advocacy.
- Episodes and characters: A case involving alleged misconduct with regard to the notability of episodes and characters from television series. As a result of the case, the parties are urged to work collaboratively to seek consensus on the issue.
- Dbachmann: A case involving alleged misconduct on the part of administrator Dbachmann and editing by other users on several race-related articles. Arbitrator Kirill Lokshin has proposed remedies banning Bakasuprman and Deeceevoice, admonishing Dbachmann not to use administrator tools in editing disputes, and placing Afrocentrism on article probation.
- Matthew Hoffman: A case involving controversial blocks of MatthewHoffman by a vanished user. Various remedies were proposed including either desysopping or admonishing the vanished user and annotating Matthew Hoffman's block log to reflect the arbitrators' view that the blocks were unjustified. A motion has been passed suspending the case for 30 days (until approximately 20 January , 2008) to allow for community input at a request for comment.