Wikipedia:Arbitration/Active sanctions

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This page lists the currently active sanctions imposed through the arbitration process. It transcludes portions of the main general sanctions and personal sanctions listings; all changes should be made to those pages instead of this one.

Types of sanctions[edit]

The following is a list of the most common types of restrictions. More unique restrictions which have been imposed in unusual circumstances are not listed.

Account restriction 
The user is limited to editing with a single account.
Civility restriction 
The user may be blocked if they make any edits which are judged by an administrator to be uncivil, personal attacks, or assumptions of bad faith.
Probation 
Generally, editors on probation may be banned from pages they edit disruptively, either for a set period of time or indefinitely, by action of an uninvolved administrator. (Although the wording of probation remedies sometimes varies, so be sure to check the specific case.) Probation is used as an alternative to an outright topic ban in cases where the editor shows some promise of learning better behavior.
Revert limitation 
The user is limited to one revert per page per week (excepting obvious vandalism), and is required to discuss any content reversions on the page's talk page. They may be blocked if they exceed this limit or fail to discuss a content reversion.
Topic ban 
The user is prohibited from editing any page related to a particular topic, and may be blocked if they do so.
Article probation 
Editors making disruptive edits may be banned by an administrator from articles on probation and related articles or project pages. Editors of such articles should be especially mindful of content policies, such as WP:NPOV, and interaction policies, such as WP:CIVIL, WP:NPA, WP:3RR, and WP:POINT. See Category:Articles on probation.
General restriction 
Administrators may impose one or more specific restrictions (as listed in each individual case) on editors.
Discretionary sanctions 
Administrators may impose any sanctions which they believe are reasonably necessary to ensure the smooth functioning of the project.

General sanctions[edit]

This section is transcluded from Wikipedia:General sanctions.
Case Applicable area Type Sanction
(quoted from case)
Notes
Abortion
(November 2011)
All pages related to abortion, broadly construed Discretionary sanctions and 1RR Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all pages related to abortion, broadly construed. In addition, no editor may make more than one (1) revert on a page within the area of conflict per twenty-four (24) hour period, excluding blatant vandalism and BLP violations. This authorization supersedes the earlier authorization of discretionary sanctions in this topic area by the community. All sanctions enacted prior to this case under the terms of the community authorization shall be logged under this case as though they had been enacted under the new authorization. See this November–December 2015 clarification request, whereby the previous community 1RR was incorporated into the ArbCom DS.
Acupuncture
(January 2015)
Any edit about, and for all pages relating to Complementary and Alternative Medicine Discretionary sanctions In lieu of a full case, the Arbitration Committee authorises standard discretionary sanctions for any edit about, and for all pages relating to Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Any sanctions that may be imposed should be logged at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Acupuncture. The Committee urges interested editors to pursue alternative means of dispute resolution such as RFCs or requests for mediation on the underlying issues. If necessary, further requests concerning this matter should be filed at the requests for clarification and amendment page. Passed by motion
American politics 2
(June 2015)
All edits about, and all pages related to post-1932 politics of the United States and closely related people Discretionary sanctions Remedy 1 of the American Politics case is rescinded. In its place, the following is adopted: standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all edits about, and all pages related to post-1932 politics of the United States and closely related people.
Ancient Egyptian race controversy
(January 2008)
Pages relating to Ancient Egyptian race controversy and associated articles, broadly construed Discretionary sanctions Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized with immediate effect for all pages relating to Ancient Egyptian race controversy and associated articles, broadly construed. Passed by motion
Armenia-Azerbaijan 2 Topics related to Armenia-Azerbaijan and related ethnic conflicts, broadly defined Discretionary sanctions Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all pages related to Armenia, Azerbaijan, or related ethnic conflicts, broadly interpreted.
Article titles and capitalisation
(March 2012)
Manual of Style and article titles policy Discretionary sanctions "Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all pages related to the English Wikipedia Manual of Style and article titles policy, broadly construed."
Civility in infobox discussions
(March 2018)
Discussions about infoboxes and to edits adding, deleting, collapsing, or removing verifiable information from infoboxes. Discretionary sanctions and infobox probation 1.1) Any uninvolved administrator may apply infobox probation as a discretionary sanction per remedy 2. That user will be indefinitely restricted from:
  • adding, deleting or collapsing infoboxes;
  • restoring an infobox that has been deleted; or
  • making more than one comment in discussing the inclusion or exclusion of an infobox on a given article.

For clarity, an editor under probation is permitted to edit an already existing infobox, but should be cautious of giving the appearance that they are attempting to game their probation as this may lead to more severe discretionary sanctions.

They may, if they wish, add an infobox in the same edit or series of edits when they:

  • create a new article; or
  • convert an article from a redirect.

The user under probation may also participate in wider policy discussions regarding infoboxes with no restriction.

2) Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all discussions about infoboxes and to edits adding, deleting, collapsing, or removing verifiable information from infoboxes.

Crosswiki issues All discussions about the integration of Wikidata on the English Wikipedia Discretionary sanctions Standard discretionary sanctions are authorised for all discussions about the integration of Wikidata on the English Wikipedia for a period of one year from the enactment of this motion, unless ended earlier by the Arbitration Committee. Adopted by motion on 27 November 2017. Expires on 27 November 2018.
Eastern Europe Topics related to Eastern Europe, broadly defined Discretionary sanctions Articles which relate to Eastern Europe, broadly interpreted, are placed under discretionary sanctions. Any uninvolved administrator may levy restrictions as an arbitration enforcement action on users editing in this topic area, after an initial warning. Passed by motion
Electronic cigarettes Electronic cigarette topic area, broadly construed Discretionary sanctions Community general sanctions for the electronic cigarette topic area are rescinded. In its place, standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for the electronic cigarette topic area, broadly construed.
Falun Gong Falun Gong and all closely related articles Discretionary sanctions Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for "Falun Gong" and all closely related articles.
GamerGate All edits about, and all pages related to, (a) GamerGate, (b) any gender-related dispute or controversy, (c) people associated with (a) or (b), all broadly construed. Discretionary sanctions The community Gamergate general sanctions are hereby rescinded and are replaced by standard discretionary sanctions, which are authorized for all edits about, and all pages related to, (a) GamerGate, (b) any gender-related dispute or controversy, (c) people associated with (a) or (b), all broadly construed.
Gender Gap Task Force Any page relating to or any edit about: (i) the Gender Gap Task Force; (ii) the gender disparity among Wikipedians; and (iii) any process or discussion relating to these topics, all broadly construed. Discretionary sanctions Discretionary sanctions are authorised for any page relating to or any edit about: (i) the Gender Gap Task Force; (ii) the gender disparity among Wikipedians; and (iii) any process or discussion relating to these topics, all broadly construed . Scope amended by motion on 7 February 2015
Genetically modified organisms Genetically modified organisms, commercially produced agricultural chemicals and the companies that produce them Discretionary sanctions, 1RR The Discretionary Sanctions remedy which says that "Standard discretionary sanctions are authorised for all pages relating to genetically modified organisms, agricultural biotechnology, and agricultural chemicals, broadly construed" is replaced with "Standard discretionary sanctions are authorised for all pages relating to genetically modified organisms, commercially produced agricultural chemicals and the companies that produce them, broadly construed." Editors are prohibited from making more than one revert per page per day on any page relating to genetically modified organisms, agricultural biotechnology, and agricultural chemicals, broadly construed and subject to the usual exemptions. Editnotice GMO 1RR; amended by motion 19 January 2016
Gun control Governmental regulation of firearm ownership; the social, historical and political context of such regulation; and the people and organizations associated with these issues Standard discretionary sanctions Standard discretionary sanctions are authorised for any edit about, and for all pages relating to, gun control.
India-Pakistan All pages related to India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, broadly construed. Discretionary sanctions Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all pages related to India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, broadly construed. Passed by motion
Landmark Worldwide The topic of Landmark Worldwide, broadly construed Discretionary sanctions Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for the topic of Landmark Worldwide, broadly construed. Passed by motion
Liancourt Rocks Liancourt Rocks Discretionary sanctions "In [article probation's] place, Standard Discretionary sanctions are authorised with immediate effect for all pages relating to the Liancourt Rocks." Added by motion, 10:29, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
Longevity All articles relating to Longevity Discretionary sanctions "Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all articles related to longevity, broadly interpreted." Rescinded by motion, 11:22, 30 November 2014 (UTC), re-authorized by motion 30 August 2015.
Macedonia Topics related to the Balkans, broadly defined Discretionary sanctions Topics related to the Balkans, broadly interpreted, are placed under discretionary sanctions. Any uninvolved administrator may levy restrictions as an arbitration enforcement action on users editing in this topic area, after an initial warning.
Macedonia 2
(Log)
"All articles related to Macedonia" Editing restriction "All articles related to Macedonia (defined as any article that could be reasonably construed as being related to Macedonia, Macedonia nationalism, Greece related articles that mention Macedonia, and other articles in which how Macedonia will be referred to is an issue) fall under 1RR whenever the dispute over naming is concerned. Editors enforcing a case where a binding Stalemate resolution has been found are exempt from 1RR." See case for definition of Stalemate resolution
Palestine-Israel articles The entire set of Arab-Israeli conflict-related articles, broadly interpreted Discretionary sanctions and 1RR Any uninvolved administrator may impose sanctions on any editor working in the area of conflict if, despite being warned, that editor repeatedly or seriously fails to adhere to the purpose of Wikipedia, any expected standards of behavior, or any normal editorial process.

Editors are limited to one revert per page per day on any page that could be reasonably construed as being related to the Arab-Israeli conflict. In addition, editors are required to obtain consensus through discussion before restoring a reverted edit. Reverts made to enforce the General Prohibition are exempt from the revert limit. Also, the normal exemptions apply. Editors who violate this restriction may be blocked without warning by any uninvolved administrator, even on a first offense. (full text).

{{Editnotice IP 1RR}}
Palestine-Israel articles 3 Any page that could be reasonably construed as being related to the Arab-Israeli conflict Editing restriction All IP editors, accounts with fewer than 500 edits, and accounts with less than 30 days tenure are prohibited from editing any page that could be reasonably construed as being related to the Arab-Israeli conflict. This prohibition is preferably enforced by the use of extended confirmed protection, but where that is not feasible, it may also be enforced by reverts, page protections, blocks, the use of pending changes, and appropriate edit filters.

The sole exceptions to this prohibition are:

  1. Editors who are not eligible to be extended-confirmed may use the Talk: namespace to post constructive comments and make edit requests related to articles within the topic area, provided they are not disruptive. Talk pages where disruption occurs may be managed by any of the above methods. This exception does not apply to other internal project discussions such as AfDs, WikiProjects, noticeboard discussions, etc.
  2. Editors who are not eligible to be extended-confirmed may not create new articles, but administrators may exercise discretion when deciding how to enforce this remedy on article creations. Deletion of new articles by editors who do not meet the criteria is permitted but not required. (full text).
{{Editnotice IP 1RR}}
Prem Rawat Prem Rawat, broadly construed Standard discretionary sanctions An amendment to the case in December 2012 superseded the previously imposed article probation with standard discretionary sanctions for all pages relating to Prem Rawat, broadly construed . All previously imposed sanctions under article probation should be considered discretionary sanctions. See the list of Prem Rawat-related topics for articles which will be included (note the discretionary sanctions are not necessarily limited to these articles).

This remedy supersedes the existing community based one-revert rule restriction.

Pseudoscience All pages relating to pseudoscience and fringe science, broadly interpreted Discretionary sanctions Standard discretionary sanctions are authorised for all pages relating to pseudoscience and fringe science, broadly interpreted. Any uninvolved administrator may levy restrictions as an arbitration enforcement action on users editing in this topic area, after an initial warning. Version current as of this motion, 11:22, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Race and intelligence "Race and intelligence" and all closely related articles. Discretionary sanctions "Any uninvolved administrator may, on his or her own discretion, impose sanctions on any editor working on an article within the area of conflict (or for whom discretionary sanctions have otherwise been authorized) if, despite being warned, that editor repeatedly or seriously fails to adhere to the purpose of Wikipedia, any expected standards of behavior, or any normal editorial process. The sanctions imposed may include blocks of up to one year in length; bans from editing any page or set of pages within the area of conflict; bans on any editing related to a topic within the area of conflict or its closely related topics; restrictions on reverts or other specified behaviors; or any other measures which the imposing administrator believes are reasonably necessary to ensure the smooth functioning of the project." Amended by motion on 15 April 2011
Scientology Scientology topic, broadly construed Discretionary sanctions and a general restriction Standard discretionary sanctions are authorised with immediate effect for the Scientology topic broadly construed. All warnings and sanctions shall be logged in the appropriate section of the main case page.

Any editor who, in the judgement of an uninvolved administrator, is (i) focused primarily on Scientology or Scientologists and (ii) clearly engaged in promoting an identifiable agenda may be topic-banned for up to one year. Any editor topic banned under this sanction may be re-blocked at the expiry of a topic ban if they recommence editing in the topic having made few or no significant edits outside of it during the period of the topic ban.

September 11 conspiracy theories Articles which relate to the events of September 11, broadly interpreted Discretionary sanctions Any uninvolved administrator may impose sanctions on any editor working in the area of conflict if, despite being warned, that editor repeatedly or seriously fails to adhere to the purpose of Wikipedia, any expected standards of behavior, or any normal editorial process (full text).
Shakespeare authorship question All pages relating to the Shakespeare authorship question Discretionary sanctions "Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all pages related to the Shakespeare authorship question. The sanctions should be administered in such a fashion as to treat all contributors fairly while ensuring that future editing of these pages adheres to high standards of both Wikipedia behavior and Shakespearean scholarship."
Tea Party movement Pages relating to the Tea Party movement broadly construed. Discretionary sanctions Pages related to the Tea Party movement, broadly construed, are placed under discretionary sanctions. This sanction supersedes the existing community sanctions. Discretionary sanctions were originally authorized as part of a motion suspending the case, then authorized further as part of the final decision.
The Troubles Pages relating to The Troubles, as well as the Ulster banner Discretionary sanctions Pages relating to The Troubles, as well as the Ulster banner, broadly interpreted, are placed under discretionary sanctions. Any uninvolved administrator may levy restrictions as an arbitration enforcement action on users editing in this topic area, after an initial warning.
Waldorf education all pages relating to Waldorf education, broadly construed Discretionary sanctions Standard Discretionary sanctions are authorised with immediate effect for all pages relating to Waldorf education, broadly construed. This supersedes the existing Article Probation remedy set down in Waldorf education, remedy 1 and re-affirmed in the Waldorf education review, remedy 2. Amended by motion 08:47, 30 January 2013 (UTC)