Six users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: Wrp103 (nom), Anthony Appleyard (nom), Shirahadasha (nom), Fishhead64 (nom), Walton_monarchist89 (nom), and TerriersFan (nom).
17 articles were promoted to featured status last week: Halo 2 (nom), Holden VE Commodore (nom), Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (nom), Shuttle-Mir Program (nom), Shahbag (nom), Adore (album) (nom), Josquin des Prez (nom), Reign in Blood (nom), Smells Like Teen Spirit (nom), Surfer Rosa (nom), What You Waiting For? (nom), Earth (nom), George V of the United Kingdom (nom), Battleship (nom), British anti-invasion preparations of World War II (nom), Thomas Crisp (nom), and Lochry's Defeat (nom).
No topics were promoted to featured status this week.
The following featured articles were displayed last week on the Main Page as Today's featured article: United States Marine Corps, Wii, Charles Darwin, Yosemite National Park, City of Manchester Stadium, Dhaka, and The Waterboys. On April 18, Wii toppled the previous record for most revisions for the Featured Article of the Day with 667 edits. The previous record was set by The Lord of The Rings last October with 453 edits.
The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: Construction on the International Space Station, Red Tailed Hawk eating a vole, Lesser Brown Blowfly, Eastern Gray Squirrel, Wreckage of the RMS Titanic bow, Mars north pole, and The Virgin and Child with St Anne and St John the Baptist.
6 pictures were promoted to featured status last week: