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Features and admins

By Ral315, 28 January, 2008


Eleven users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: Esanchez7587 (nom), Alexf (nom), MBK004 (nom), DDima (nom), Jauerback (nom), Gonzo fan2007 (nom), Malinaccier (nom), Zeibura (nom), Smalljim (nom), Rodhullandemu (nom), and EncMstr (nom).


Two bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: Botpankonin (task request), and Alexbot (task request).

Featured pages

A record forty-two articles were promoted to featured status last week: Portman Road (nom), Hurricane Lane (2006) (nom), Matanikau Offensive (nom), Nottingham Panthers (nom), Meerkat Manor (nom), Imagination (magazine) (nom), The Simpsons Movie (nom), Silent Hill 4: The Room (nom), Interstate 355 (nom), Somerset (nom), Prairie Avenue (nom), Doomsday (Doctor Who) (nom), Emma Watson (nom), Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt (nom), Metacomet Ridge (nom), Calgary Flames (nom), Anodyne (album) (nom), Halo 3 (nom), R.E.M. (nom), Stocksbridge Park Steels F.C. (nom), U2 (nom), The World Without Us (nom), The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power (nom), Offa of Mercia (nom), PlayStation 3 (nom), Northern Pintail (nom), Greatest Hits (Lost) (nom), Battle of Musa Qala (nom), 1983 Atlantic hurricane season (nom), Alpha Kappa Alpha (nom), Ming Dynasty (nom), Jimmy McAleer (nom), Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (nom), Suleiman the Magnificent (nom), Lead(II) nitrate (nom), Chiffchaff (nom), London congestion charge (nom), Joseph Johnson (publisher) (nom), Treehouse of Horror (series) (nom), 1988 Atlantic hurricane season (nom), USS Illinois (BB-65) (nom), and Italian War of 1542–1546 (nom).

A record sixteen lists were promoted to featured status last week: List of Governors of Colorado (nom), Works of William Gibson (nom), List of unmade Doctor Who serials and films (nom), Leeds United A.F.C. seasons (nom), List of Indianapolis Colts first-round draft picks (nom), List of Knight's Cross recipients (nom), List of North Carolina birds (nom), Order of battle at the Glorious First of June (nom), Load Records discography (nom), List of Shetland islands (nom), Characters in Castlevania: Sorrow series (nom), Aesop Rock discography (nom), Washington Redskins seasons (nom), List of North Carolina hurricanes (pre-1900) (nom), Godsmack discography (nom), and List of FLCL episodes (nom).

One topic was featured last week: Gillingham F.C. (nom).

No portals or sounds were featured last week.

The following featured articles were displayed last week on the Main Page as Today's featured article: Geology of the Lassen volcanic area, Stede Bonnet, Crazy Taxi (series), Treatment of multiple sclerosis, Daniel Boone, Hamlet, and Battle of Ramillies.

Former featured pages

Six articles were delisted recently:

  • History of Cape Colony from 1806 to 1870 (nom) — Nominated by Spawn Man on November 19, 2007. The article, promoted in March 2005, was demoted, without objections, per a lack of neutrality and inline citations.
  • X Window System core protocol (nom) — Nominated by Demian12358 on November 30, 2007. The article, promoted in March 2006, was demoted, with no objections, for lack of engaging prose, lack of comprehensiveness, sparse inline citations, table of contents issues, and lack of focus.
  • U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program (nom) — Nominated by Mangostar on December 7, 2007. The article, promoted in October 2005, was demoted, without objections, per concerns about non-neutral point of view and sparse citations.
  • 1755 Lisbon earthquake (nom) — Nominated by Donar Reiskoffer on December 7, 2007. The article, promoted in April 2005, was demoted, with no objections, due to concerns over some claims that lacked citations.
  • Windows XP (nom) — Nominated by OSX (an unusual irony) on November 30, 2007. The article, promoted in February 2005, was demoted, with no objections, due mainly to concerns about referencing and formatting.
  • Galveston Hurricane of 1900 (nom) — Nominated by Nilfanion on November 17, 2007. The article, promoted in August 2004, was demoted, in a relatively large discussion (eight users participating), with comprehensiveness concerns.

Six lists were demoted: 2002 NFL Draft, 2003 NFL Draft, 2004 NFL Draft, 2005 NFL Draft, 2006 NFL Draft, and List of Oh My Goddess episodes.

Featured media

The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: Siege of Strasbourg, Wildfire, London, Javier Solana, Humpback Whales, Motocross, and Gold dust day gecko.

Fourteen pictures and one video were promoted to featured status last week and are shown below.

Also this week:

From the editor — 2007 in review — John Broughton interview — New parser — WikiWorld — News and notes — In the news — Tutorial — WikiProject report — Dispatches — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report

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