[[/Index|Η διαδικασία διαιτησίας]] εντός της κοινότητας της Βικιπαίδειας υπάρχει για να επιβάλει δεσμευτικές αποφάσεις στις διαφωνίες μεταξύ μελών της κοινότητας που δεν έχουν καταφέρει να επιλύσουν ούτε η διαλογική συζήτηση της κοινότητας ούτε οι [[Βικιπαίδεια:διαχειριστές|διαχειριστές]] , οι [[Βικιπαίδεια:Γραφειοκράτες|Γραφειοκράτες]] και η [[Βικιπαίδεια:Διαμεσολάβηση|διαδικασία της Διαμεσολάβησης]] .
Arbitration matters are handled by a panel of experienced users, the [[ Wikipedia: Arbitration Committee| Arbitration Committee]]. As well as hearing disputes, the Committee also handles issues where exceptional factors such as privacy may preclude public consideration. The Committee has considerable autonomy to address such issues, within the broad scope of [[ WP: AP| Arbitration Policy]].
[[WP:ACE2011|Elections]] occur every December. Nominations generally open sometime in November.
; Case acceptance
The Committee accepts cases related to editors' conduct ( including improper editing) where all other routes to agreement have failed, and makes rulings to address problems in the editorial community. However it will not make editorial statements or decisions about how articles should read ("content decisions"), and users should '''not''' ask the Committee to make these kinds of decisions, as it will not do so.
Arbitration is the last step in the [[ Wikipedia: Resolving disputes| dispute resolution]] process: it is a last resort, only to be employed when all else has failed or there is very good cause to believe they will not help. Try other steps first, including discussion between disputants and, where appropriate, mediation. The Arbitration Committee only deals with the most serious, entrenched, or persistent disputes and cases of rule-breaking, where all other reasonable means have failed.
; Requesting arbitration
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