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Tricky and Lengthy Dispute Resolution

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By Ncmvocalist

The Arbitration Committee opened no cases this week, leaving two open.

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Update: The Signpost regrets to inform readers of an inaccuracy in this week's issue - in fact, the Committee did not receive 27 different applications. When arbitrators were requested to reveal the "total number" of "CU/OS applications...ArbCom received", arbitrator KnightLago responded by saying that 27 "inquires" were received, and has since clarified that at this time, there was no intention of revealing the total number of applications received. Asked by the journalist about the reason for withholding that information, KnightLago responded that there "is no compelling basis to release the number now".
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Are the backronyms really necessary? Are you saying the demographic for the Signpost is the Beavis and Butt-head crowd? Tho better than the old TROLL one, why not just use descriptive headers like on 07-19? -- Jeandré (talk), 2010-08-03t15:40z

There is a related discussion here. Regards, HaeB (talk) 16:00, 3 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Noting that the comments at that discussion, combined with what I've heard off-wiki, were unanimous in dropping the "litigation" and "troll" part *for the views that supported a change to the original "The Report on Lengthy Litigation" title* - but there's been a fairly even split as to what type of header would otherwise be preferred *some preference was expressed for dispute resolution, some to abandon the acronyms for descriptive headers, some to keep the original, etc.*. More feedback is welcome, desired, and needed on many levels so that I'm not restricted on what I can do by the subject of this report - at the end of the day, I'm trying to give readers what they want (be it in what information readers wish to find out about, what matters readers want to look into a little bit more after reading this report, or even what headers readers prefer). Feedback is all that I'm using to accomplish this, and more feedback at that discussion (about the headers of the report) would be appreciated. :) Ncmvocalist (talk) 00:19, 4 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
I don't think you are summarizing that discussion accurately: The comments by Pretzels and NuclearWarfare clearly supported keeping the "T.R.O.L.L.".
I left the new title in place when publishing this issue, but it should also be noted that the extra "and" is a bit ugly - it actually gives "TaLDR", not "TLDR". How about just dropping the "and"?
Regards, HaeB (talk) 01:07, 4 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
You're right; have corrected what should have written with *asterisks*. I was thinking of dropping the and, but was trying to be consistent with the Tech report's brion (which has an "and" after Repairs), though the header for this week's Tech Report was changed since the last time I checked. Ncmvocalist (talk) 01:51, 4 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
I think we're hitting a good balance between objective, good-quality reporting and a pleasant read - it would be a shame to upset that by removing what are only harmless jokes. I like the Signpost's slightly offbeat personality! — Pretzels Hii! 18:48, 4 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
I think the TLDR thing is funny, without being obtrusive. --PresN 21:27, 4 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
^ ditto; it made me smile :). Not seeing why other users find it problematic. AGK 14:57, 6 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  • Arbitration is not litigation, so dropping 'litigation' from the title is an improvement. –xenotalk 14:45, 20 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
    • What we call arbitration is nothing like Arbitration either, so not much improvement there. Skomorokh 14:48, 20 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
      • Don't want to get into a tricky and lengthy debate regarding it, but is it not a process through which two or more parties use an arbitrator or arbiter in order to resolve a dispute ? –xenotalk 14:54, 20 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]


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