Motions – hyphens and dashes dispute
The Arbitration Committee opened no new cases. Two cases are currently open.
During the week, 40 kilobytes was submitted in on-wiki evidence before the evidence phase came to a close. Drafter PhilKnight submitted a complete proposed decision in the workshop, where comments were submitted by arbitrators, parties, and others.
The evidence phase came to a close during the week. Further comments were submitted in the workshop.
A request for arbitration concerning a hyphens and dashes dispute was filed last week. In lieu of opening a case at this time, the Committee passed the following motions:
- 1RR, civility probation, and moratorium
- All discussions on the subject of en dashes in article titles discussion are subject to civility and 1RR restrictions, broadly construed.
- Administrators are urged to be proactive in monitoring and assertive in keeping debate civil. Actions requiring clarification can be raised with the Committee on the appropriate subpage.
- A moratorium has also been imposed on article title changes concerning hyphen/endash exchange; the only edits allowed will be to create a redirect to the existing article title until the resolution of the debate below.
- Discussion for obtaining consensus
- With the goal of obtaining consensus, interested parties have been instructed to spend their time determining the structure of a discussion on en dashes in article titles. This may be the continuation of a current discussion or commencement anew. After May 2011, six weeks will be provided for gathering consensus on the issue. The discussion should be of sufficient structure to allow easy quantification of consensus rather than a large amount of poorly-framed debate.
- Consequence of insufficient resolution
- If a determination isn't realised by mid-July, the Committee warns that a case will be opened and conduct violations will be dealt with severely.
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