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Arbitration Clerks seeking new volunteers
The Arbitration Committee clerks are currently looking for a few dependable and mature editors willing to serve as clerks. The responsibilities of clerks include opening and closing arbitration cases and motions; notifying parties of cases, decisions, and other committee actions; maintaining the requests for Arbitration pages; preserving order and proper formatting on case pages; and other administrative and related tasks they may be requested to handle by the arbitrators. Clerks are the unsung heroes of the arbitration process, keeping track of details to ensure that requests are handled in a timely and efficient manner. Clerks get front-line seats to the political and ethnic warfare that scorches Wikipedia periodically, and, since they aren't arbitrators themselves, are rarely threatened with violence by the participants.
Past clerks have gone on to be (or already were) successful lawyers, naval officers, and Presidents of Wikimedia Chapters. The salary and retirement packages for Clerks rival that of Arbitrators, to boot. Best of all, you get a cool fez!
Please email clerks-llists.wikimedia.org if you are interested in becoming a clerk, and a clerk will reply with an acknowledgement of your message and any questions we want to put to you.
Arbitration Request/Kevin Gorman Motion Passed
A motion that was proposed for the Arbitration Request initiated on February 17, 2014 has passed. The motion can be found here. The following is the text of the motion:
- The committee notes that it is not in dispute that User:Kevin Gorman has acted out of process and in a manner which is incompatible with the standards to which administrators are held.
- The committee notes and accepts Kevin Gorman's assurances that he has learned by his mistakes and will not repeat them.
- Kevin Gorman is strongly admonished.
- The request shall be filed as "Kevin Gorman".
- The request for a full case is declined.
Arbitration motion regarding the Toddst1 request for arbitration
The following motion proposed regarding the Toddst1 request for arbitration has been passed:
The "Toddst1" request for arbitration is accepted, but a formal case will not be opened unless and until Toddst1 returns to active status as an administrator. If Toddst1 resigns his administrative tools or is desysopped for inactivity the case will be closed with no further action. Toddst1 is instructed not to use his admin tools in any way while the case is pending; doing so will be grounds for summary desysopping.
Arbitration motions regarding Ryulong
The Arbitration Committee has resolved by motion that:
The following sanction is vacated with immediate effect.
During the original case Ryulong was admonished for excessive off-wiki requests of an inappropriate nature in remedy 3b, which reads in part:
The admonishment is left in place as warning not to return to the excessive and/or inappropriate behavior of the past, but the final sentence "Any further occurrence would lead to sanctions." is to be stricken.
February 2014 functionary changes
In accordance with the standing procedure on inactivity,
- The checkuser and oversight permissions of Fred Bauder are removed.
- The checkuser permissions of Jdforrester are removed. (His oversight permissions are not.)
At his own request, the checkuser permissions of Frank have also been removed. Frank has let the committee know he currently has little time to contribute as a functionary, but may return later in the year.
The committee sincerely thanks all three functionaries for their years of service, and all the current checkuser and oversight permission holders for the invaluable contributions they make as functionaries.
Approved by: AGK, LFaraone, T. Canens, Carcharoth, Roger Davies, Worm That Turned, Floquenbeam, David Fuchs, NativeForeigner, and Beeblebrox; none objecting.