Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2008-05-12/Features and admins

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Features and admins

By OhanaUnited, 12 May, 2008

Administrators

One user was granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: Kakofonous (nom).

Bots

Eleven bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: SamatBot (task request), Giggabot (task request), SteveCrossinBot (task request), SteveCrossinBot (task request), SoxBot (task request), BetacommandBot (task request), ClueBot II (task request), WODUPbot (task request), SoxBot V (task request), BLPWatchBot (task request), and Addbot (task request).

Featured pages

Twelve articles were promoted to featured status last week: Parallel computing (nom), Halo 3 Original Soundtrack (nom), Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (nom), Sertraline (nom), Getting It: The psychology of est (nom), Johnson Creek (Willamette River) (nom), The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (nom), Akhtar Hameed Khan (nom), Cattle Egret (nom), Chickasaw Turnpike (nom), Hugh Trumble (nom), Touch Me I'm Sick (nom), Ngo Dinh Can (nom), Aeneas Mackintosh (nom), Funerary Monument to Sir John Hawkwood (nom), J. R. Richard (nom), Cygnus X-1 (nom), and 2006 Atlantic hurricane season (nom).

Ten lists were promoted to featured status last week: List of acquisitions by Cisco Systems (nom), List of acquisitions by Yahoo! (nom), El-P discography (nom), List of tallest buildings in Jersey City (nom), List of Oxford United F.C. managers (nom), List of acquisitions by eBay (nom), List of Atlantic Coast Conference football champions (nom), List of Christmas number one singles (UK) (nom), Sydney International Piano Competition (nom), and List of Governors of Pennsylvania (nom).

One topic was promoted to featured status last week: Rock Steady (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: El Señor Presidente, Battle of Blenheim, West Indian cricket team in England in 1988, Israel, Glynn Lunney, Flag of Germany, and History of Minnesota.

Former featured pages

Six articles were delisted last week: Scooby-Doo (nom), Cheese (nom), Ku Klux Klan (nom), Tom Brinkman (nom), TGV (nom), ASCII (nom).

One list was delisted last week: List of billionaires (2007) (nom).

Featured media

The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: Acapulco, Saltbox, Autotomy, John F. Kennedy Library, Northern Mockingbird, VR warehouses and Mandibles.

No sounds were featured last week.

No featured pictures were demoted last week.

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



Also this week:

Pornography — Sighted revisions — Copyright claim — Policy updates — Citizendium 2 — Board elections — Maker Faire — IP block exemption — WikiWorld — News and notes — In the news — Dispatches — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report


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