The Arbitrator Committee (ArbCom) is a panel of editors who are responsible for conducting the arbitration process. Both parties will submit evidence to the committee, and the committee will decide on a result, and deputize staff members to enforce the decision.
- To act as a final binding decision-maker, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve;
- To handle requests (other than self-requests) for removal of administrative tools;
- To close controversial RFCs, where a consensus is unclear;
- To act as an alternative to consensus discussion, if deemed necessary
The members of this committee shall consist of all current administrators, and all candidates with 60 or more "popularity". The members shall be selected via a vote. Non-admin Arbitrators should serve for 6 month terms. There shall be 3 different voting options, each for every candidate, with Yes, Not Voting, and No. All member spots shall be filled after each election, and the results should be publicly announced. Out of all the candidates, the most popular ones, would enter the committee. Popularity should be calculated with . Votes can be posted here.
The current arbitrators are:
- • User:OfTheAsh
- • User:Hunterjd27
- • User:Anonyviz
- • User:XXLOLCOOLCATXx
- • User:Cloaked4
- • User:CreeperSPG
- • User:Wardalicious
- • User:MonkeysHK
- • User:Eejit43
- • User:GloriousCraft
- • User:joker876
- • User:ThatIPEditor
- • User:Pa3ckP7
- • User:Thundercraft5
- • User:WooperIsBest
How to start a case
For a case to begin, an involved editor would post a message in the "ArbCom" category on the discuss pages. ArbCom then decides what cases to hear; this requires 50% approval. Both sides will be notified, and then they must submit evidence to ArbCom, via the thread, or over Discord. ArbCom will then vote. For a resolution to pass, a majority consensus is required. The percentage required is determined at the beginning of each case, by the ArbCom members. At least 50% approval is required to determine the amount of support that is necessary to pass a motion.
When posting, use this format:
- User 1
- User 2
Reason of making this request
- (Put reasons why a decision is needed)
- (Insert evidence here)
- (Insert what you want to happen here)
Types of proceedings
Generally, ArbCom proceedings should be in public, because that they are elected. In certain circumstances where privacy is needed, it may be held in private.
Use of Discord
Most proceedings should be conducted through discord, with evidence posted by both parties on the wiki. There should be 3 channels: one for private conversations and for holding private proceedings, one public channel for most proceedings, and a private chat channel, for unrelated communication with arbitrators. For sensitive evidence, one should message an arbitrator, via Discord.
The ArbCom's decision is final. However, an appeal may be made after a certain amount of time has passed from the date of the resolution. The exact length of time shall be communicated at the end of the case.
Bans may be implemented by the committee as a result of a decision. The a committee has a choice to make bans non-appealable, or to a certain group or persons after a set amount of time.
When arbitrators should not vote
Arbitrators should NEVER vote when either:
- They have a conflict of interest with one of the involved parties and/or the situation, or
- Whenever deemed necessary by the arbitrator, themselves.