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Buzz Aldrin in space, with the Gemini 12 spacecraft and Earth
Recent promotions to featured status are, like Buzz Aldrin, out of this world.

This Signpost "Featured content" report covers material promoted from 24 February through 28 March. For nominations and nominators, see the featured contents' talk pages.

Featured articles

Thirty featured articles were promoted this period.

Featured lists

Twenty featured lists were promoted this period.

Featured pictures

Thirty five featured pictures were promoted this period.

Featured topics

Two featured topics were promoted this period.

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This page has a download size of 5.1 MB (per [1]). Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:11, 31 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Or reading this page alone would cost a typical reader roughly the same as buying an actual newspaper. Why the giant images? ‑ Iridescent 16:17, 31 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]
I wish I could buy a paper (in the UK) for 8 US cents! Are newspapers as cheap as even the top price (Canada) anywhere? Does it work the same on the mobile site? My question is - why the tiny tiny images everywhere else on WP? Johnbod (talk) 22:26, 31 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]
It might be 'right' on the least efficient data plans you can get on mobile, but most people I know that are concerned about data costs/data usage make efforts to get on wifi networks with unmetered connections. I'm in Canada, supposedly the costliest country there, and there's no way it costs me 0.59 cents for 5.1 MB of data. I pay $58 for 4GB on a mobile plan (and that's with other features, like unlimited text/long distance across North America) which amounts to 0.07 cents.
That's not to say we shouldn't make efforts to be mindful of those with shittier/more expensive plans, or less disposable income, but if you're opening up Featured content... well you should expect lots of pictures, IMO. Having some warning (Note: This page features several large hi-quality images which can use an estimated 5.1 MB of data.) in the blurb might be a good idea, though. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 05:58, 1 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

1989 Tour photo

Maybe choose a different photo from the article that was actually taken during the Tour (LeMond during the time trial for instance) instead of the one during the Giro? Zwerg Nase (talk) 08:41, 1 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]


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