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End in sight for Abortion case, nominations in 2011 elections

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By Jorgenev

Two cases remain open, Abortion and Betacommand 3.

End is in sight for Abortion case

After several weeks of low activity, Abortion entered the voting phase this Tuesday when the drafting arbitrators, Jclemens and Coren proposed 17 principles, 11 findings of fact and 16 remedies. Some of these appear to be quite unusual, notably a mandatory three year semi-protection for the relevant articles (including even the talk pages) and the opening of a structured discussion co-ordinated by the Committee with the intent of resolving the naming dispute once and for all. Many users, including several very established ones, are also set to receive bans of various sorts. Stay tuned to next week's arbitration report for the final results!

Nominations near closing in annual elections

Nominations for candidates wishing to stand in the 2011 elections to the Committee are due to close by midnight tonight UTC. At the time of writing, sixteen candidates had stepped forward (see "News and notes").

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"Stay tuned to next week's arbitration report for the final results!". Really? This isn't reality TV. Jonathan Hall (talk) 01:53, 22 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]

I suppose you are accurate when you say this is not reality TV. What about it? JORGENEV 02:59, 22 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Are you suggesting that you're not thrilled by the exciting conclusions of arbitration cases? ;) Nick-D (talk) 10:37, 22 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]
The "Stay tuned to next week's episode" line was used to end soap operas when I was a kid. Survivor & Fear Factor are new-comers. I read its use here as an allusion to the frequent complaint that Wikipedia is an online soap opera. -- llywrch (talk) 19:01, 22 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]
It's not a reality TV. It's a reality TV show in which we get front seats, and can throw virtual rotten eggs and tomatoes at anybody we want... --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 23:56, 22 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Punt that football!

So ArbCom takes a case, ostensibly over a naming dispute, and weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks later they decide.................. to form a committee to decide the question! How hard is this? ArbCom is the court of last resort to decide on the big questions of principle. It's a simple matter, two weeks max and show the POV-warriors the door.

Ridiculous. It's time to clean house in the coming elections, that's what I'm starting to think. Carrite (talk) 04:13, 23 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]


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