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Features and admins

By OhanaUnited, 19 May, 2008


Five users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: PeterSymonds (nom), WBOSITG (nom), Risker (nom), Gatoclass (nom), and Jbmurray (nom).


Eleven bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: Rtz-bot (task request), BJBot (task request), BotMultichill (task request), SoxBot (task request), Rick Bot (task request), SpBot (task request), Kisbesbot (task request), ViskonBot (task request), Numbo3-bot (task request), ShepBot (task request), and SoxBot II (task request).

Featured pages

Eleven articles were promoted to featured status last week: Le Quang Tung (nom), Interstate 15 in Arizona (nom), Tibet during the Ming Dynasty (nom), Myst (nom), Diorama (album) (nom), HMS Cardiff (D108) (nom), Nine Inch Nails live performances (nom), Master Juba (nom), NeXT (nom), Formation and evolution of the Solar System (nom), and Paul Nobuo Tatsuguchi (nom).

Ten lists were promoted to featured status last week: List of acquisitions by AOL (nom), List of Victoria Cross recipients of the Indian Army (nom), List of tallest buildings in Seattle (nom), List of Stanley Cup champions (nom), Sonic Youth discography (nom), Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame (nom), List of tallest buildings in Los Angeles (nom), List of acquisitions by Electronic Arts (nom), Delta Goodrem discography (nom), Tool discography (nom), Róisín Murphy discography (nom), Appalachian State Mountaineers football seasons (nom), and List of United States hurricanes (nom).

One topic was promoted to featured status last week: Characters of Halo (nom).

One portal was promoted to featured status last week: Portal:Florida (nom).

The following featured articles were displayed last week on the Main Page as Today's featured article: Battlefield Earth (film), Nahuatl, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Royal Blue (B&O train), Elagabalus, Redwood National and State Parks, and Coeliac disease.

Former featured pages

Two articles were delisted last week: AIDS (nom) and Acorn Computers (nom).

No lists were delisted last week.

Featured media

The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: Roundhouse, Stereographic projection, Rotterdam Blitz, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Robby Naish, Agar plate and Red-capped Plover.

No sounds were featured last week.

No featured pictures were demoted last week.

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

Also this week:

Wikilobbying — Board elections — Wikibooks interview — WikiWorld — News and notes — In the news — Dispatches — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report

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