Nine bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: SmackBot (task request), Detroiterbot (task request), ChandlerMapBot (task request), COBot (task request), SnakeBot (task request), CohesionBot (task request), CapitalBot (task request), SundarBot (task request), and OrBot (task request).
Eleven articles were promoted to featured status last week: Anabolic steroid (nom), Quneitra (nom), William Cooley (nom), Slavery in ancient Greece (nom), Authentic Science Fiction (nom), A Vindication of the Rights of Men (nom), The Apprentice (UK) (nom), Tau Ceti (nom), Brabham BT19 (nom), Golden Sun (nom), and Prince Louis of Battenberg (nom).
Seven lists were promoted to featured status last week: List of Powderfinger awards (nom), Prince of Wales Trophy (nom), William M. Jennings Trophy (nom), Lost (season 3) (nom), Timeline of Australian television (nom), List of colleges and universities in Vermont (nom), and List of Fate/stay night episodes (nom).
The following featured articles were displayed last week on the Main Page as Today's featured article: Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra railway line, 1981 Irish hunger strike, Kingdom Hearts, Orion, New York City, Pluto, and Guinea pig.
The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: Alluvial Fan, Crater on Mars, Locust, Bougainville campaign, Maslenitsa, Great White Shark, and Einsatzgruppen.
Twelve pictures were promoted to featured status last week and are shown below.