ArbCom is weak, and loathe to make any decision that might trigger a backlash. They are incapable of dealing with serious, long-term problems and seem able only to address minor issues that would otherwise resolve on their own. The English Wikipedia is ungoverned and ungovernable, and the norms of behavior are too palsied to make enforcement of policy even slightly consistent. The whole endeavor makes more sense if we simply accept that it exists in a state of anarchy and that this will likely not change. 

On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 2:09 PM, LB <> wrote:
This is what is about to happen at the English Wikipedia ArbCom re disruption at the Gender Gap Task Force:
*Five men and two women were involved parties in the case.
*One women is about to be site banned.
*The other woman is about to be topic banned from the GGTF.
*All five men are going to be free to edit.

It is noteworthy, IMO, that only 1 of the 12 arbitrators is a woman (GorillaWarfare, bless her, who is not for giving WP's #1 trouble-maker, Eric Corbet, yet another chance). Here is a link to the Proposed decision page:

And to the talk page:


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