Wikinews:Arbitration Committee elections 2006

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Voting has closed on this election. Results are reflected on the table to the right. Due to a tie for the 5th place, 6 members have been elected to the ArbCom. See Wikinews:Arbitration Committee for the list of members. Plese don't add any more votes to this page.


Wikinews Arbcom Elections

Final Results

update tally
User Support Oppose Rank
1:Craig Spurrier 13 2 5
2: Ilya Haykinson 15 - 1
3: Natterer 6 2 8
4: Edbrown05 12 1 5
5: Chiacomo 14 - 2
6:Deprifry 12 - 4
7: Elliot K 9 - 7
8: Bawolff 14 - 2

The Arbitration Committee is a proposed community-elected group of users who can hold hearings in serious disputes that cannot otherwise be resolved by the community (through editing, discussions or quick, generally temporary actions by administrators).

In general, ArbCom hearings are intended to be about whether core policies like NPOV and Wikiquette are followed. The members of ArbCom can decide whether or not they want to hear a particular case brought before them through Wikinews:Requests for arbitration. Be aware that arbitration duty can still be rather time-intensive in complex cases, and that you will be required to recuse yourself from cases you are involved in.

The Arbitration Committee elections will be held from January 18, 2006, 20:00 UTC to January 31, 2006, 20:00 UTC. The current date and time is: 08:53 10 July.

The elections are open, and we strive for consensus. Members are elected for a term of one year. Please limit comments to an absolute minimum, to avoid division. Long comments will be removed. Anyone can be nominated. The candidates with the most support will be appointed to the 5 open seats on the committee.

In order to vote, you need to have been an active user on Wikinews for more than a month, and you must have at least 200 edits.

Nominations

Craig Spurrier

I would like to nominate Craig Spurrier. He is a very diligent and calm user who maintains a cool head in disputes. I believe he will be able to examine matters brought before the ArbCom carefully and diligently. My only worry is that it takes away time from the print edition he maintains so carefully. ;-) --Eloquence 04:08, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

I accept the nomination. I hope Arbitration Committee will have so little to do that it does not have any effect on the time I spend on the print edition :). Even if it does, I can always make a little bit more time for Wikinews :). --Cspurrier 14:15, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Support

  1. Eloquence 04:08, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  2. --Dčabrilo 04:54, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  3. vonbergm 07:29, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  4. IlyaHaykinson 17:39, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  5. MrMiscellanious (talk) – 17:50, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  6. --Deprifry|+T+ 18:09, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  7. Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 20:47, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  8. --Brian McNeil / talk 20:49, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  9. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 20:55, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  10. - Amgine | talk en.WN 03:57, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
  11. Nyarlathotep 15:28, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
  12. --Sfullenwider 01:42, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
  13. Borofkin 23:21, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Oppose

  1. Neutralizer 02:48, 23 January 2006 (UTC) sorry; exercises extreme favouritism->selectivity when blocking users, imo.
  2. International 19:51, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

212.200.135.129 04:06, 28 January 2006 (UTC)- sorry 200 edits are needed to vote Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 05:22, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

Ilya Haykinson

Ilya is my second nomination. He has already proven himself in mediation, but he is the kind of user who would do an excellent job in arbitration as well, especially when he doesn't have to do all the work and is assisted by the other members of the committee.--Eloquence 04:08, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

I accept, thank you for the nomination. I hope that the ArbCom will be a relatively low-volume affair however, and our services would not be needed very often. -- IlyaHaykinson 17:37, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Support

  1. Eloquence 04:08, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  2. vonbergm 07:29, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  3. Nyarlathotep 13:54, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  4. Cspurrier 14:17, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  5. MrMiscellanious (talk) – 17:50, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  6. --Deprifry|+T+ 18:09, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  7. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 20:46, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  8. Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 20:50, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  9. --Brian McNeil / talk 21:04, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  10. - Amgine | talk en.WN 03:59, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
  11. --Sfullenwider 01:42, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
  12. Borofkin 23:22, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
  13. Neutralizer 02:33, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
  14. Rcameronw 08:01, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
  15. International 19:49, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Oppose

Natterer

Natterer is very active behind the scenes on Wikinews and follows most Wikimedia projects. Natterer is a reasonable and thoughtful wikimedian, and will surely interpret Wikinews policies fairly and accurately. Natterer will surely be no respecter of person or position as he natters to Administrators and Editors. I would like to nominate xem for the Arbitration Committee. --Chiacomo (talk) 04:36, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Support

  1. --Chiacomo (talk) 04:36, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  2. Dčabrilo 05:14, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  3. MrMiscellanious (talk) – 17:50, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  4. - Amgine | talk en.WN 04:00, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
  5. Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 00:13, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
  6. --Sfullenwider 01:42, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

Oppose

  1. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 20:55, 18 January 2006 (UTC) has no edits - Special:Contributions/Natterer
  2. International 19:48, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Comment

  1. Sorry for my ignorance, but what is his involvement? Sysadmin? I can't find him on meta either. Nyarlathotep 15:38, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
He is very active on the Wikimedia IRC channels, and though while very informed about the events on the the wiki, he has made very few edits anywhere --Cspurrier 15:47, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

I'm also a little bit skeptical - can we have some more details on his activities "behind the scenes on Wikinews"? - Borofkin 23:28, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

guys, apparently this is an "inside joke" for those who spend lots of time on IRC; i.e. it's not a serious nomination. Neutralizer 05:26, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
And here I was about to start theorising on the existence of a Wikinews cabal. :-) - Borofkin 05:43, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Don't worry; after months of analysis, I can confirm there is no cabal.:-)Neutralizer 13:25, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
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Edbrown05

Edbrown05 is the only person who has more main namespace edits than I, and has been shirking his administrator duties by refusing to accept nomination, but he has accepted *this* nomination! I'm happy to nominate him for the Arbitration Committee. - Amgine | talk en.WN 04:47, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Support

  1. Amgine | talk en.WN 04:47, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  2. --Dčabrilo 04:54, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  3. vonbergm 07:30, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  4. MrMiscellanious (talk) – 17:50, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  5. --Deprifry|+T+ 18:09, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  6. --Brian McNeil / talk 20:53, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  7. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 17:01, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
  8. --Sfullenwider 01:42, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
  9. Borofkin 23:25, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
  10. Neutralizer 02:33, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
  11. Rcameronw 07:59, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
  12. International 19:50, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Oppose

  • Edbrown05 is a great writer, and he very often has the right idea. However I believe his behaviour to be slightly to inconsistent for arbcomm --Cspurrier 05:21, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

Chiacomo

Chiacomo has been here for long time and has learned the ropes of wikijournalism. He was always great in staying neutral and calm, dealing with confrontation, as well as being an overall good Wikinewsie. We really need people like him, who believe in Wikinews and want it to prosper. --Dčabrilo 05:21, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Support

  1. Dčabrilo 05:21, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  2. Cspurrier 14:18, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  3. IlyaHaykinson 17:39, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  4. MrMiscellanious (talk) – 17:50, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  5. --Deprifry|+T+ 18:09, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  6. Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 20:54, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  7. --Brian McNeil / talk 21:08, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  8. Eloquence 22:26, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
    DragonFire1024 is Jason Safoutin 22:28, 18 January 2006 (UTC) I'm Sorry, you need to be an wikinews member for over a month to vote Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 06:37, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
  9. - Amgine | talk en.WN 04:01, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
  10. Cartman02au 06:39, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
  11. Nyarlathotep 15:28, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
  12. --Sfullenwider 01:42, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
  13. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 20:08, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
  14. Borofkin 23:24, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
    Ashibaka 19:31, 27 January 2006 (UTC) - Sorry 200 edits are needed to vote Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 06:27, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutralizer 04:07, 23 January 2006 (UTC)sorry; does not display enough independent thinking or sound judgement for this type of position,imo, as I think this episode illustrates.

212.200.135.129 04:05, 28 January 2006 (UTC)- sorry 200 edits are needed to vote Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 05:21, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
I thought you just needed to be logged in to vote. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 05:24, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
It says In order to vote, you need to have been an active user on Wikinews for more than a month, and you must have at least 200 edits' nothing about needing to be logged in :) Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 06:22, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
Oh, sorry, I was reading the rules for general polls. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 03:37, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Deprifry

Deprifry is a solid contributer who has stopped many edit war by his calm and precise comments and suggestions. The arbitration committee would greatly benefit from his ability to understand the needs of all parties in a dispute and his ability to find a good compromise. --vonbergm 16:20, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

I accept. Thanks for the nomination. --Deprifry|+T+ 12:21, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Support

  1. vonbergm 16:20, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  2. MrMiscellanious (talk) – 17:50, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  3. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 21:00, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  4. --Brian McNeil / talk 21:09, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  5. Eloquence 22:25, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  6. - Amgine | talk en.WN 04:01, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
  7. Nyarlathotep 10:18, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
  8. --Cspurrier 17:52, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
  9. --Sfullenwider 01:42, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
  10. Borofkin 22:12, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
  11. Edbrown05 04:16, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
  12. International 19:57, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Oppose

Elliot K

Just the one nomination here, I think Elliot is pretty much clued up on what Wikinews is, and is not. I think, if he'd accept nomination, he could contribute on issues with a view to improving the wiki. --Brian McNeil / talk 21:43, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the nomination. I am happy to accept. I'm also an Indymedia admin, so am aware of issues related to online organisng, and participatory media. I'll give it a go! Cheerx--elliot_k 04:16, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Support

  1. Nyarlathotep 15:31, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
  2. --Brian McNeil / talk 16:02, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
  3. vonbergm 18:00, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
  4. --Deprifry|+T+ 23:50, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
  5. --Sfullenwider 01:42, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
  6. Borofkin 23:26, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
  7. Neutralizer 02:34, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
  8. Rcameronw 07:58, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
  9. International 19:54, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Oppose

Bawolff

Has been around since March 2005 and highly active in recent weeks. Good user who will be diligent and useful on the ArbCom, I think.--Eloquence 22:35, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Support

  1. Eloquence 22:35, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  2. Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 00:14, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
  3. Cartman02au 06:40, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
  4. Nyarlathotep 10:15, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
  5. Brian McNeil / talk 12:57, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
  6. vonbergm 18:00, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
  7. --Deprifry|+T+ 18:14, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
  8. --Cspurrier 17:53, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
  9. --Sfullenwider 01:42, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
  10. Borofkin 23:26, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
  11. Neutralizer 02:35, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
  12. --TUFKAAP 04:27, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
  13. Rcameronw 07:59, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
  14. International 19:55, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Oppose

Comment

Not a registered user but I'll comment. Why the hell does he include that damned annoying smiley in every signature? 65.27.76.238 11:25, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

Because I want people to be happy (: I accept this nomination. Thank you for nominating me, Eloquence --Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 17:00, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
It fails on me. The image fills me with rage. 65.27.76.238 02:48, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
That's... somewhat odd. <backs away slowly>. --MrMiscellanious (talk) – 03:03, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
ditto MrM's comment. Neutralizer 03:21, 24 January 2006 (UTC)


Declined nominations

Eloquence

I am in a medical facility where my computer access is limited but little needs to be said re; Eloquence. but I find him to be clear thinking and even tempered.Paulrevere2005 20:33, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Thank you, Paul, but I must decline the nomination. I simply do not have the time to serve as an arbitrator in this cycle. Maybe next year.--Eloquence 22:24, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Support

  1. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 21:01, 18 January 2006 (UTC) very insightful contributer

Oppose

vonbergm

My second nomination. From reviewing his edits I find him to be clear thinking and even tempered. Paulrevere2005 20:33, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

I would like to kindly decline the nomination. --vonbergm 21:11, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Nyarlathotep

My final nomination. From reviewing his edits I find him to be clear thinking and even tempered. Paulrevere2005 20:33, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

I must decline, I'm spending 15 hours per week in French classes, in addition to normal work & life, so I won't have so much time. Nyarlathotep 10:28, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

the bellman

Probably would be the best Arbcom. member of all. Has been around since January 20,2005. Has served successfully as mediator and is the personification of impartial objectivity, I think. I haven't asked him for fear he'll say no; but hopefully he can be "drafted" with enough support. Neutralizer 03:01, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Sorry. I feel very flattered but honestly do not have enough time to serve. I still do read wikinews regularly but don't really have time to help out other than occasional vandal blocking. Sorry, and best of luck to you all. ~The bellman | Smile 07:34, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Support

  1. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 17:12, 23 January 2006 (UTC) He's been around for ever. He was the person who first {{hello}}ed me.
  2. Neutralizer

Oppose

  1. Oppose. Nothing against him, but rarely is online enough for us to have him as a member of the committee, which may need to congregate quickly (within 24 hours) on certain occasions. --MrMiscellanious (talk) – 03:10, 23 January 2006 (UTC)