Features and admins

Features and admins


Eight users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: Aarktica (nom), AA (nom), The Placebo Effect (nom), RedirectCleanupBot (nom) (see related story), Jehochman (nom), Alasdair (nom), Blood Red Sandman (nom) and Dfrg.msc (nom).


Nine bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: Maelgwnbot (task request), CounterVandalismBot (task request), Giggabot (task request), DusterBot (task request), Detroiterbot (task request), CapitalBot (task request), RedirectCleanupBot (task request) (see related story), NeraBot (task request), and GracenotesBot (task request).

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Seventeen articles were promoted to featured status last week: André Kertész (nom), Restoration of the Sistine Chapel frescoes (nom), Banksia spinulosa (nom), BAE Systems (nom), Bratislava (nom), Plunketts Creek (Loyalsock Creek) (nom), Arrest and assassination of Ngô Đình Diệm (nom), Thomas C. Hindman (nom), The Age of Reason (nom), Beyond Fantasy Fiction (nom), The Raven (nom), Nine Inch Nails (nom), Callisto (moon) (nom), Nutrition Assistance for Puerto Rico (nom), SR West Country and Battle of Britain Classes (nom), Age of Mythology (nom), and Master Chief (Halo) (nom).

Ten lists were promoted to featured status last week: Clarence S. Campbell Bowl (nom), 109th United States Congress (nom), National Hockey League awards (nom), List of Naruto episodes (Seasons 3-4) (nom), O'Brien Trophy (nom), James Blunt discography (nom), Uncle Tupelo discography (nom), List of Florida hurricanes (1900-1949) (nom), List of Degrassi: The Next Generation episodes (nom), and Birmingham City F.C. seasons (nom).

One topic was promoted to featured status last week: Wilco discography (nom).

No portals or sounds were featured last week.

Four articles were de-featured last week: Architecture of Windows NT (nom), Typewriter (nom), Schabir Shaik trial (nom), and Charles Ives (nom).

Two pictures were de-featured last week: Image:Vitruvian.jpg (nom), and Image:Cyclone Catarina from the ISS on March 26 2004.JPG (nom)

No lists, portals, topics, or sounds were de-featured last week.

The following featured articles were displayed last week on the Main Page as Today's featured article: Night of the Long Knives, William Shakespeare, The Smashing Pumpkins, Intelligent design, Knights Templar, Battleship, and Donkey Kong (video game).

The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: Thespsis, Dust Bowl, Sami, Military Camouflage, Soyuz TMA-9, Compass Rose, and Portland, Oregon.

Nine pictures were promoted to featured status last week and are shown below.

Also this week:
  • From the editor
  • Wikimania 2008
  • Board meeting
  • Two-million Commons
  • Job openings
  • CSN closed
  • Adminbot approved
  • License changes
  • WikiWorld
  • News and notes
  • In the news
  • WikiProject report
  • Features and admins
  • Technology report
  • Arbitration report

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