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Features and admins

By OhanaUnited, 4 February, 2008

Administrators

Nine users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: Lquilter (nom), Hdt83 (nom), LAX (nom), Pb30 (nom), CIreland (nom), Rjd0060 (nom), Ultraexactzz (nom), Happy-melon (nom), and Melesse (nom).

Bots

Two bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: BaldBot (task request) and DumZiBoT (task request).

Featured pages

Twenty two articles were promoted to featured status last week: Introduction to evolution (nom), John Michael Wright (nom), Ryan White (nom), Reese Witherspoon (nom), Ernest Shackleton (nom), Lisa del Giocondo (nom), Kit (association football) (nom), Tarbosaurus (nom), Hell Is Other Robots (nom), Monkey Gone to Heaven (nom), Woody Guthrie (nom), Judy Garland (nom), Sirius (nom), E. Urner Goodman (nom), Le Père Goriot (nom), Giant Otter (nom), Joseph Priestley House (nom), 200 (Stargate SG-1) (nom), The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson (nom), House Martin (nom), Super Mario 64 (nom), and Mumia Abu-Jamal (nom).

Ten lists were promoted to featured status last week: Nicknames of Houston (nom), Iowa Hawkeyes football seasons (nom), Grade I listed buildings in Greater Manchester (nom), List of Grey Cup champions (nom), List of counties in New York (nom), List of Buffalo Sabres players (nom), List of Victoria Cross recipients by nationality (nom), List of counties in Tennessee (nom), List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame (nom), and List of West Midlands railway stations (nom).

One topic was featured last week: Halo trilogy (nom).

Two portals were promoted to featured status last week: Portal:Comedy (nom) and Portal:Hong Kong (nom).

No sounds were featured last week.

The following featured articles were displayed last week on the Main Page as Today's featured article: Archimedes, "Manos" The Hands of Fate, Aikido, "Through the Looking Glass", Knut, and Las Meninas.

Former featured pages

One article was delisted recently: National parks of England and Wales (nom)

No list or portal was demoted.

Featured media

The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: Lillian Gish, Senegal Wattled Plover, Sieve of Eratosthenes, Frederick Douglass, The Princess, Mauthausen-Gusen, and Rosie the Riveter.

One featured picture was demoted: Meissner effect (nom)

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



Also this week:

2007 in review — Newsroom use — WikiWorld — News and notes — In the news — Tutorial — Dispatches — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report


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