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New case opened; hyphens and dashes update; motion

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By Ncmvocalist

On Sunday the Arbitration Committee opened one new case. Two cases are currently open.

Open cases

Cirt and Jayen466 (Week 1)

Following a request for arbitration, the Committee passed a motion to accept two separate cases. This case, the first of the two, was opened to examine the conduct of Cirt (talk · contribs) and Jayen466 (talk · contribs) – including articles about new religious movements (broadly construed) and BLPs, as well as interpersonal conduct issues arising between Cirt and Jayen466. The Committee determined that for this case, those two users will be the only parties and that evidence in relation to broader issues or other editors is not permitted – instead, such evidence will be allowed in the second of the two cases ("Manipulation of BLPs"), which is to be opened at a later date.

MickMacNee (Week 6)

No further on-wiki progress was made on this case. See previous Signpost coverage for its background.



Hyphens and dashes dispute – update

The moratorium reported in earlier Signpost coverage is no longer in effect. Yesterday, arbitrator Casliber announced on behalf of the Committee, that following the conclusion of discussion at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Dash draft, he had updated the Manual of Style accordingly. Casliber also unprotected the Manual of Style page, and warned that "any further edit warring will be taken very badly".

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== BLP ==

What is BLP? Is it expected to be known by the intended audience? --Mortense (talk) 23:23, 25 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Biographies of Living Persons. -- Bk314159 (Talk to me and find out what I've done) 23:51, 25 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]
BK - thanks for making "BLP" a link to the relevant policy, so that readers who don't know its meaning can easily find out. -- John Broughton (♫♫) 14:14, 26 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]


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