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Features and admins

By Michael Snow, 21 January, 2008

Administrators

Six users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: John Carter (nom), Sarcasticidealist (nom), Keeper76 (nom), Sephiroth BCR (nom), Islander (nom), and Victuallers (nom).

Bots

Four bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: JJBot (task request), Muro_Bot (task request), Alaibot (task request), and MercuryBot (task request).

Featured pages

Seventeen articles were promoted to featured status last week: David Lovering (nom), Jim Bowie (nom), Józef Piłsudski (nom), Exmoor (nom), Archie Jackson (nom), Wormshill (nom), Edgar Allan Poe (nom), Metallica (nom), 1994 Black Hawk shootdown incident (nom), Western Chalukya architecture (nom), William Gibson (nom), Stretford (nom), Analytical Review (nom), Ununoctium (nom), Vampire (nom), I Don't Remember (nom), and Andean Condor (nom).

Four lists were promoted to featured status last week: List of Birmingham City F.C. players (nom), List of Meerkat Manor episodes (nom), List of Night Wizard episodes (nom), and List of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees (nom).

Four portals were featured last week: Portal:Television (nom), Portal:England (nom), Portal:Iceland (nom), and Portal:Amusement parks (nom).

No topics or sounds were featured last week.

The following featured articles were displayed last week on the Main Page as Today's featured article: Reign in Blood, Alaska Mental Health Enabling Act, John Day (printer), SR Merchant Navy Class, Tuck School of Business, Jack Sheppard, and Bruno Maddox.

Featured media

The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: Japanese garden, Eastern Screech Owl, Fuel dumping, Vitruvian Man, Vibrating beam, Iapetus, and World Trade Center complex aftermath.

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



Also this week:

2007 in review — Parser changes — Pic of the year — WikiWorld — News and notes — In the news — Features and admins — Technology report


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