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 delete it, he
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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