Features and admins

Features and admins


Four users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: Cbl62 (nom), Juliancolton (nom), SoWhy (nom), and Tadakuni (nom).

A total of six users were named administrators in September 2008, the lowest number of new administrators since April 2003, when adminship applications were held informally on the mailing list.


Four bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: Naudefjbot (task request), Yonidebot (task request), FA Template Protection Bot (task request), and Cydebot (task request).

FA Template Protection Bot is the first administrative bot approved under the new adminbot policies.

Featured pages

Twenty-seven articles were promoted to featured status this week: Mother and Child Reunion (Degrassi: The Next Generation) (nom), Odwalla (nom), 4chan (nom), Bert Trautmann (nom), Virus (nom), Frank Zappa (nom), Southern Cross Expedition (nom), Ian O'Brien (nom), Little Miss Sunshine (nom), Raptor Red (nom), Morotai Mutiny (nom), Decipherment of rongorongo (nom), Cleveland Street scandal (nom), AMX-30E (nom), Joseph Barbera (nom), Space Invaders (nom), Hurricane Dean (nom), Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal (nom), Martin Keamy (nom), German women's national football team (nom), History of the National Hockey League (1942–1967) (nom), James Russell Lowell (nom), Germanium (nom), Steve Bruce (nom), Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (nom), Farthest South (nom), and Stonewall riots (nom).

Twenty-eight lists were promoted to featured status this week: List of Slipknot awards (nom), List of Ciara awards (nom), List of Arizona Diamondbacks Opening Day starting pitchers (nom), List of George Michael awards (nom), A Perfect Circle discography (nom), List of railway stations in Greater Manchester (nom), The Simpsons (season 3) (nom), Extreme points of India (nom), List of Zulu War Victoria Cross recipients (nom), List of Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day starting pitchers (nom), List of Boston Red Sox Opening Day starting pitchers (nom), List of The Open Championship champions (nom), List of awards and nominations received by Feist (nom), List of Colorado Rockies Opening Day starting pitchers (nom), List of number-one Billboard Top Latin Albums of 2002 (nom), List of Florida Marlins Opening Day starting pitchers (nom), List of Calgary Flames head coaches (nom), Chimaira discography (nom), List of awards and nominations received by The Neptunes (nom), List of Wranglers of the University of Cambridge (nom), List of awards and nominations received by Metallica (nom), List of awards and nominations received by Muse (nom), List of awards and nominations received by Aerosmith (nom), List of New York Mets Opening Day starting pitchers (nom), List of gay, lesbian or bisexual people: R (nom), List of UEFA Intertoto Cup winners (nom), New York Giants seasons (nom), and List of awards and nominations received by Paul Kelly (nom).

Four topics was promoted to featured status this week: Category 5 Pacific hurricanes (nom), Aston Villa F.C. (nom), Jesus College, Oxford (nom), and Physical geography of Somerset (nom).

Two portals were promoted to featured status this week: Portal:Russia (nom) and Portal:Japan (nom).

The following featured articles were displayed on the Main Page this week as Today's featured article: Draining and development of the Everglades, Augustus, Mom and Dad, Zhang Heng, Verdeja, Stigand, and Biman Bangladesh Airlines.

Former featured pages

Eight articles were delisted over the last week: Canon T90 (nom), Cricket (nom), Coconut crab (nom), Laal (nom), Irish Houses of Parliament (nom), The Lord of the Rings (nom), George Brown, Baron George-Brown (nom), and Cathedral of Magdeburg (nom).

One list was delisted this week: Timeline of first orbital launches by country (nom).

No topics were delisted this week.

Featured media

The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: European paper wasp, Tugboat, Grand Central Terminal, River Thames, San Francisco, California in 1850 or 1851, Nautical chart, and Baggage claim.

Seven sounds were featured this week:

Irving Berlin - I Want to Go Back to Michigan(nom)
"O frondens virga" from Hildegard of Bingen's Ordo Virtutum (c.1151)(nom)
The Carnival of the Animals(nom)
Pierre Gaveaux - "Dieu du bonheur, Dieu plein du charmes..." from Le trompeur trompé(nom)
Antonio Pasculli - Gran Concerto on themes from Verdi's I Vespri Siciliani(nom)
Brass band arrangement of the Hunters' Chorus from The Lily of Killarney(nom)

Jean-Baptiste Lully and Molière - Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (set)

1. Ouverture
2. Gravement
3. Sarabande
4. Bouree
5. Gaillarde Canarie
6. Gavotte
7. Loure
8. Air des Espagnoles
9. Menuet 1 and 2
10. Chaconne des Scaramouche, Trivelins
11. Marche pour la Ceremonie des Turcs

No featured pictures were demoted this week.

Eighteen pictures and videos were promoted to featured status over the last two weeks and are shown below.

Also this week:
  • Wikimedia UK
  • WikiWorld
  • News and notes
  • Features and admins
  • Technology report
  • Arbitration report

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