Hello Aron, First, a few disclaimers. I don't speak for Karen or the Ombuds, but I've briefly looked at your case. I don't have access to the information that ENWP Arbcom has, and I generally assume that ENWP Arbcom is competent and acts in good faith.
In general, there is a problem with backlogs. The community does not have sufficient human resources to keep up with needs and wants for numerous services. Also, volunteers can come and go as we wish, although many of us try to be somewhat reliable. There have also been backlogs at WMF, such as for requests in the Rapid Grants program and requests for fixes to technical issues. My impression from the public reports is that the Ombuds Commission often moves slowly. I understand why you raise the issue here, and I think some additional transparency from the Ombuds Commission regarding the status of cases would be good when updates can be provided in a way that preserves confidentiality of nonpublic information. Two things that the Ombuds Commission could do are publish monthly status updates that give a high level overview of its activities, and provide individual monthly status updates in private to everyone who has referred a case to them. If the Ombuds Commission eventually decides in your favor, there may need to be some other issues resolved before your ENWP block would be lifted. I encourage you to focus your time elsewhere while your case slowly moves along. If you have a track record of constructive editing on non-ENWP wikis, I think that this would be beneficial to your case if ENWP Arbcom or other people on ENWP decide to reconsider the block there. Also, you might find that focusing elsewhere decreases your stress level. I hope that this information is helpful. Pine ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine ) _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>