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Features and admins

By OhanaUnited, 17 March, 2008

Administrators

Seven users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: Seraphim Whipp (nom), J Greb (nom), Poeloq (nom), Discospinster (nom), Toddst1 (nom), Tivedshambo (nom), and Scott5114 (nom).

Bots

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

Featured pages

Fifteen articles were promoted to featured status last week: Royal Blue (B&O train) (nom), In Rainbows (nom), Tyrone Wheatley (nom), The Last Temptation of Krust (nom), England national football team managers (nom), Barthélemy Boganda (nom), Final Fantasy XI (nom), Neptune (nom), NoitulovE (nom), French Texas (nom), Rotavirus (nom), Jack Warner (nom), The Guardian of Education (nom), Defense of the Ancients (nom), and Discovery Expedition (nom).

Eleven lists were promoted to featured status last week: List of Meerkat Manor meerkats (nom), List of billionaires (2007) (nom), List of wettest tropical cyclones in the United States (nom), List of wealthiest foundations (nom), List of participating nations at the Summer Olympic Games (nom), List of UEFA Cup winning managers (nom), List of European Cup and Champions League winning managers (nom), List of tallest buildings in Toronto (nom), List of Heisman Trophy winners (nom), List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Battle of Iwo Jima (nom), and List of UEFA Cup Winners' Cup winning managers (nom).

No topic was promoted to featured status last week.

Two portals were promoted to featured status last week: Portal:Indianapolis (nom) and Portal:Oklahoma (nom).

The following featured articles were displayed last week on the Main Page as Today's featured article: Slavery in ancient Greece, John Knox, Melodifestivalen, Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event, Oxygen, Trapped in the Closet (South Park) and Storm botnet.

Former featured pages

Three articles were delisted recently: Athanasius Kircher (nom), Guqin (nom), and Civil Air Patrol (nom).

Featured media

The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: Diffusion tensor imaging, Parthenon, Tufa towers in Mono Lake, Mira, Edward VI of England, Leucospermum and Ireland viewed from space.


No sounds were featured last week.

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



Also this week:

WikiWorld — News and notes — In the news — Dispatches — WikiProject report — Tutorial — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report


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