All this is about is Rickk's attempt to delete evidence, which may or may
not be relevant evidence, from the /Evidence page of his arbitration case.
Participants in arbitration need to leave whatever others post on the
/Evidence page alone. I also put a copy of Jimbo's post regarding Michael in
the case for reference. I have never engaged in a dispute with Rickk, to my
memory, and have no feeling one way or the other regarding his arbitration
From: Rick <giantsrick13(a)yahoo.com>
Reply-To: English Wikipedia <wikien-l(a)Wikipedia.org>
Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2004 12:58:39 -0700 (PDT)
To: English Wikipedia <wikien-l(a)Wikipedia.org>
Subject: [WikiEN-l] Arbitration
I entered the request at [[Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/RickK vs.
Guanaco]] in order to deal with the problem of Guanaco repeatedly making
unilateral unblocks of blocked users. This problem finally came to a head
when he was not only unblocking Michael, even though Jimbo had asked him not
to, but he was reverting my reversions and deletions of Michael's creations
under Mike Grant even though this was in contravention of the decision that
Michael was on hard ban and immediate revert. Five members of the arbitration
committee accepted the arbitration.
Instead, this arbitration has turned into an ad hominem attack on me
personally, and has been perverted into having nothing to do with Guanaco's
actions, but entirely about me. Fred Bauder, a member of the arbitration
committee, has not only manufactured evidence which is not germane to the
situation, but actively participates in the creation of information attacking
me which has nothing to do even with me OR Guanaco. I have asked him to
recuse himself from the arbitration because of his collusion in this
manufacturing of false evidence, but he has refused. Instead, he has posted
Jimbo's letter to the mailing list announcing his decision to unban Michael.
This mailing came after the creation of my request for arbitration and after
Guanaco's unilateral unblockings, and therefore is irrelevant. He is not only
allowing, but encouraging, people not associated with the arbitration to post
information which has no bearing on the arbitration, and when I attempted to
repeatedly re-posted it. As I said, with the active participation of Fred
Bauder, the arbitration has become a completely different situation from what
was voted on. To my thinking, this means that the members of the arbitration
committee should be requested to re-vote on whether or not to hear the case,
since what they voted on is not what the case has turned into.
I have repeatedly said that the arbitration process does not work. The ONE
previous time in which I bothered to participate, not only was the person
against whom the arbitration was asked for (Wik) allowed off without so much
as a slap on the wrist, but Hephaestos and I, the people who requested the
arbitration in the first place, were admonished for our "bad behavior". I
vowed never to participate in the arbitration process again, but Guanaco's
outrageous behavior caused me to rethink my position.
Seeing how the process has become perverted into something it was not meant to
be, I will once again say that I will no longer participate in this process,
and I hereby repudiate the case which has my name on it, until such as time as
Fred Bauder recuses himself and either the so-called evidence page is turned
into evidence about the case that the members of the committee voted to hear,
or they are allowed to take a revote.
For the final time, I will no longer participate in this process. It is not
only unworkable, but too easily perverted into what it was not intended to be.
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