Seven users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: Thingg (nom), Ameliorate! (nom), Lazulilasher (nom), Xymmax (nom), Ale jrb (nom), Jac16888 (nom), and JPG-GR (nom).
Eight bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: MPUploadBot (task request), STBot (task request), ArticleAlertbot (task request), Nomenclaturebrowser (task request), TinucherianBot II (task request), OKBot (task request), MifterBot I (task request), and AnomieBOT (task request).
MPUploadBot is an administrative bot that continuously searches for images included on the Main Page, and if the images are on Wikimedia Commons and unprotected, the bot uploads a copy of the image locally, and protects it for the duration of its usage on the Main Page. After it is removed from the main page, the bot deletes the local copy.
Fourteen articles were promoted to featured status this week: Crush (video game) (nom), Congregation Beth Elohim (nom), Operation Tractable (nom), PNC Park (nom), Problem of Apollonius (nom), Richard II of England (nom), TAM (tank) (nom), Tokyo Mew Mew (nom), USS Nevada (BB-36) (nom), StarCraft: Ghost (nom), Panic of 1907 (nom), Khalid al-Mihdhar (nom), Antbird (nom), and Volcanism on Io (nom).
Eighteen lists were promoted to featured status this week: List of awards and nominations received by Blink-182 (nom), List of awards and nominations received by Justice (nom), List of universities in British Columbia (nom), Arizona Diamondbacks seasons (nom), Alabama Crimson Tide football seasons (nom), List of awards and nominations received by The White Stripes (nom), 2008 Summer Olympics medal table (nom), List of awards and nominations received by Green Day (nom), Chicago Bulls seasons (nom), List of Bleach episodes (season 5) (nom), The O.C. (season 3) (nom), List of Bleach episodes (season 8) (nom), Timeline of the 2006 Pacific hurricane season (nom), List of universities in Ontario (nom), List of anthems by country (nom), List of Prime Ministers of Sri Lanka (nom), List of UEFA club competition winners (nom), and List of New Zealand Land Wars Victoria Cross recipients (nom).
With the eighteen lists promoted this week, the number of featured lists has exceeded 1,000; as of press time, there are 1,006 featured lists.
No portals were promoted to featured status this week.
The following featured articles were displayed on the Main Page this week as Today's featured article: Midtown Madness, Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, Massospondylus, Akhtar Hameed Khan, Cleveland Street scandal, Grass Fight, and Trafford.
The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: Crepuscular rays, Dungeness crab, Arches National Park, Geocentric model of the universe, Tristan und Isolde, Charles Griffin, and Culex mosquitoes.
Five sounds were featured this week:
||Morgenlich leuchtend im rosigen Schein||(nom)|
||Lillian Russell - Come Down Ma Evenin' Star||(nom)|
||Shine On, Harvest Moon||(nom)|
||Pleurez, pleurez, mes yeux||(nom)|
One additional sound had been promoted last week, but was accidentally left out of the list:
||O soave fanciulla||(nom)|
No featured pictures were demoted this week.
Eleven pictures were promoted to featured status this week and are shown below.