News and notes

News and notes: Features, admins, etc.

There were 7 new admins, 5 new featured articles, 3 new featured lists, and 6 new featured pictures this week. Other news included the reuse of an image from Wikipedia in the media, and some new international developments.

Some highlights

An image taken from Wikipedia (see left) was included as part of a slideshow accompanying a feature about the periodic table in Slate.

A new tool has been developed as an interwiki link checker, using a bot that looks for articles on other Wikipedias that have an identical title, but no interwiki link. Users can manually check to see whether the interwiki link is appropriate using this tool, and the bot will then go through the results and add the links.

The Scots Wikipedia reached 100 articles last week, just barely less than a month after it was created.


New Wikipedia administrators last week included Redwolf24 (nom), Master Thief Garrett (nom), GregRobson (nom), Hashar (nom), Essjay (nom), Bluemoose (nom), Moriori (nom).

Five articles were promoted to featured status: Helen Gandy, Sharon Tate, Blackface, Căile Ferate Române (which has already made an appearance on the Main Page), and Tooth enamel.

Three new featured lists were designated: List of UN peacekeeping missions, Zimbabwean national cricket captains, and List of space shuttle missions.

Meanwhile, on Featured picture candidates, six images were promoted.

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