Features and admins

News and notes: Features and new administrators

Consistent featured article certification continues

For the third week in a row, eight new articles gained featured status.

Prolific featured article editors Worldtraveller and Lord Emsworth each saw a nomination through the featured article process this week. The articles are Open cluster and British monarchy, respectively.

Open cluster's nomination received relatively widespread support, with the exception of an objection by Everyking, who felt that the article wasn't comprehensive, but declined to provide clarification as to what was missing from the article.

Meanwhile, a small number of featured articles (Mahatma Gandhi, Goa, Nuclear weapon and Java programming language) face losing their "featured" status at Wikipedia:featured article removal candidates. Discussion of eight different articles finished this week: four (Not The Nine O'Clock News, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Oxyrhynchus and Max Weber) retained their featured status, but the other four (Buckinghamshire, Doom, Have I Got News For You and Hubble Space Telescope) were demoted.

The eight articles gaining featured status last week were Civil Air Patrol, Rebecca Clarke, Dalek, Three Laws of Robotics, Open cluster, Libertarianism, British monarchy, and The Quatermass Experiment.

The eight new featured pictures were:

Requests for adminship

Last week only saw two successful adminship nominations, those of Bishonen and of Ausir.

In her bid for adminship, Bishonen received a record 109 support votes. She also received three votes of opposition, though two of them were obvious jokes. On her user page, Bishonen thanked all of her supporters for their kind words, and stated that she was "amazed, overwhelmed, and humbled."

Ausir, already well-known on the Polish Wikipedia, also fared well, receiving unanimous support from all who voted.


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