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Arbitration committee

The arbitration committee makes the final decision over contested network bans and reports of operator authority abuse. The committee consists of two non-ircops and three ircops, who are appointed by the lead network administrator. Once elected, the committee members may only be removed in cases of serious network rule violations or serious operator abuse at the discretion of the lead network administrator. The committee may choose to elect a chairperson at any time, who's responsibility is to coordinate the committee, write statements on behalf of the committee, and do whatever administrative work needs to be done.

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Infrastructure voting procedure

  • The infrastructure team members will give their vote directly to the team leader.
  • If there are two options to vote for, the team members can vote for either option. If there are more than two options to vote for, the team members should list each option in order from what they approve of most to least and the votes will be counted using a condorcet method selected by the team leader, any member may request to know the specific codorcet method in use. Team members may exclude options from their list that they have no preference with or may choose to abstain completely from voting if they have no opinion at all.
  • By default, everyone voting will have three days to turn in their vote. The team leader should attempt to contact any voters that are unavailable to give them an opportunity to vote.
  • If the person voting opposes the action, they must briefly explain why they oppose it. Everyone voting must be made aware of the opposal and the reason for it, and anyone who already voted must be given an opportunity to re-vote.
  • It is recommended that the issue is discussed prior to the vote, preferably in #opers unless there is a reason to conduct the conversation in private.
  • If a tie exists, the vote fails, a strict majority is required.
  • Votes are a public matter, discussions may be held in confidence, but all votes made are open-ballot and will be available for inspection purposes to all ECNet staff and users at request.