Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2008-04-21/Features and admins

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Features and admins

By OhanaUnited, 21 April, 2008

Administrators

Two users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: R. Baley (nom) and Sabine's Sunbird (nom).

Bots

Eight bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: KhanBot (task request), Chris G Bot 3 (task request), SMS_Bot (task request), FairuseBot (task request), MBisanzBot (task request), JL-Bot (task request), StormBot (task request), and Rick Bot (task request).

Featured pages

Sixteen articles were promoted to featured status last week: Lazare Ponticelli (nom), Ian Craig (nom), Maynard James Keenan (nom), Rufus Wilmot Griswold (nom), Guitar Hero (video game) (nom), Tropical Storm Barry (2007) (nom), State of Vietnam referendum, 1955 (nom), Valley Parade (nom), History of Norwich City F.C. (nom), David Suzuki: The Autobiography (nom), Emery Molyneux (nom), 1962 South Vietnamese Independence Palace bombing (nom), Navenby (nom), New York State Route 174 (nom), The General in His Labyrinth (nom), and Partners in Crime (Doctor Who) (nom).

Nine lists were promoted to featured status last week: List of cricketers called for throwing in major cricket matches in Australia (nom), List of International Mathematical Olympiads (nom), List of UEFA Intertoto Cup winning managers (nom), Twelve Imams (nom), Degrassi: The Next Generation (season 5) (nom), Degrassi: The Next Generation (season 6) (nom), List of New York Giants head coaches (nom), List of True Tears episodes (nom), List of tallest buildings in Pittsburgh (nom), List of North Carolina hurricanes (nom), Wisden Cricketers of the Year (nom), and List of Irish Victoria Cross recipients (nom).

Two topics were promoted to featured status last week: Star Wars episodes (nom) and North Carolina hurricanes (nom).

No portals were promoted to featured status last week.

The following featured articles were displayed last week on the Main Page as Today's featured article: 1999 Sydney hailstorm, Ailanthus altissima, Virginia Tech massacre, Dawson Creek, Cannibal Holocaust, Emma Goldman and Reactive attachment disorder.

Former featured pages

Four articles were delisted recently: Sperm Whale (nom), Crash test dummy (nom), A Tale of a Tub (nom), and Prisoner's dilemma (nom).

One list was delisted recently: List of Ohio county name etymologies (nom).

Featured media

The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: Red-headed Woodpecker, Gilbert and Sullivan, First aerial refueling, 16"/50 caliber Mark 7 gun, Red lionfish, Green Grass-Dart Skipper Butterfly and Hairy Toad Lily.

No sounds were featured last week.

No featured pictures were demoted recently.

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



Also this week:

BLPs — School threat — Global features — WikiWorld — News and notes — In the news — Dispatches — WikiProject report — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report


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