Features and admins

Rare request for bureaucratship receives vast support


In the first week where self-nominations were in the same section as admin nominations by others, five Wikipedians were promoted to administration status: HappyCamper (nom), Hall Monitor (nom), Phil Boswell (nom), Lupin (nom), and TheCoffee (nom).


Andrevan nominated himself for bureaucratship in the first request for bureaucratship in over nine months. Though general consensus nine months ago was that there were enough bureaucrats, Andrevan stated in his nomination statement, "There has been a MediaWiki upgrade. Bureaucrats don't just end RfAs anymore - now they handle Wikipedia:Changing username as well! Apparently there can be seen a fair number of requests there now that have not yet been fulfilled. I think I could help out with that, and maybe do some RfAs when the other bureaucrats are busy." Though his RfB is not slated to end until 3 September, 2005, as of press time he was on track to be promoted, with the vast majority of votes cast supporting him.

Featured content

Following a week of record-breaking number of featured articles, ten articles were promoted to featured status: Montréal-Mirabel International Airport, The Jackson 5, Michael Thevis, Spyware, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Jean Schmidt, Ku Klux Klan, Columbine High School massacre, Augustan drama, and My Belarusy. In addition, History of South Carolina failed its third FAC attempt; even though it had been promoted, there was controversy and featured article director Raul654 decided to renominate the article. Finally, a contentious and controversial FAC began when GordonWattsDotCom nominated Terri Schiavo for FA status. The FAC for that is ongoing.

Two lists, List of Canadian provincial and territorial orders and List of Archbishops of Canterbury, reached featured lists status this week.

Three featured picture candidates were promoted this week: Map of Manila, Red fox with prey, and Prayer flag column.

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