[Wikimedia-l] Will Beback, Arbcom and Community oversight

Risker risker.wp at gmail.com
Sun Mar 24 01:19:14 UTC 2013

On 23 March 2013 20:45, James Heilman <jmh649 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Have started a sort of RfC regarding Arbcom's recent denial to grant Will
> Beback a return to editing
> here<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jmh649/Will_Beback>.
> I have a number of concerns regarding this decision. One being that it was
> made without community input and in secrecy and two the evidence to support
> the original indefinite ban is so weak. Much of the evidence provided
> pertains to Will's position regarding COI and his interactions directly
> with Jimmy Wales. In light of current issues with arbcom and seperately
> with COI now might be a good time to consider the need for community
> oversight of abrcoms activities. Note that I was involved and did see the
> private evidence in question. It however is interesting to look at the
> public evidence as quoted by arbcom.

James, can you please explain why you have decided this is a Wikimedia-wide
issue (and thus posted to this list), while not bothering to notify the
Committee whose decision you are questioning that you are doing so?


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