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Features and admins

By Ral315, 8 November, 2008

Administrators

Five users have been granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process since the last issue: Protonk (nom), Magioladitis (nom), Ynhockey (nom), Berig (nom), and Addshore (nom).

Bots

Seven bots or bot tasks have been approved to begin operating since the last issue: Luuvabot (task request), DustyBot (task request), John Bot II (task request), AnomieBOT (task request), AudeBot (task request), ARSBot (task request), and Legobot (task request).

Featured pages

Twenty-seven articles have been promoted to featured status since the last issue: Joking Apart (nom), Iridium (nom), Stephen Crane (nom), Tropical Storm Hanna (2002) (nom), The Other Woman (nom), Emmeline Pankhurst (nom), Robert of Jumièges (nom), Homer Simpson (nom), Harvey Milk (nom), Pilot (House) (nom), Ring-tailed Lemur (nom), Albert Speer (nom), Paranoid Android (nom), Rhinemaidens (nom), History of a Six Weeks' Tour (nom), No Way Out (2004) (nom), Bob Windle (nom), LaRouche criminal trials (nom), Haumea (dwarf planet) (nom), Half-Life 2: Episode One (nom), Anglo-Zanzibar War (nom), Operation Epsom (nom), Amazing Stories (nom), New York State Route 28N (nom), Netley Abbey (nom), No Depression (album) (nom), and Red River Trails (nom).

Fifty-five lists have been promoted to featured status since the last issue: List of Washington Nationals Opening Day starting pitchers (nom), List of American Idol finalists (nom), Tampa Bay Rays seasons (nom), Avatar: The Last Airbender (season 1) (nom), List of WarCry band members (nom), List of awards and nominations received by The Strokes (nom), List of universities in Nova Scotia (nom), List of Soul Eater chapters (nom), List of universities in Quebec (nom), List of universities in Canada (nom), The White Stripes discography (nom), Timeline of the 2007 Pacific hurricane season (nom), List of Honorary Fellows of Jesus College, Oxford (nom), List of Vancouver SkyTrain stations (nom), List of awards and nominations received by Nirvana (nom), List of D.Gray-man episodes (nom), List of Connecticut tornadoes (nom), List of D.Gray-man chapters (nom), List of awards and nominations received by Dave Matthews Band (nom), List of number-one Billboard Top Latin Albums of 2003 (nom), List of Second Afghan War Victoria Cross recipients (nom), List of awards and nominations received by Guns N' Roses (nom), List of awards and nominations received by Beck (nom), List of awards and nominations received by Katy Perry (nom), List of Bleach episodes (season 4) (nom), 2002 NFL Expansion Draft (nom), List of Bleach episodes (season 7) (nom), List of Knight's Cross recipients of the U-boat service (nom), List of Nashville Sounds managers (nom), Supergrass discography (nom), List of awards and nominations received by The Notorious B.I.G. (nom), List of awards and nominations received by Akon (nom), List of awards and nominations received by Barenaked Ladies (nom), List of awards and nominations received by Coolio (nom), List of awards and nominations received by Gorillaz (nom), List of awards and nominations received by Gwen Stefani (nom), List of awards and nominations received by Matchbox Twenty (nom), List of awards and nominations received by David Bowie (nom), List of Milwaukee Brewers Opening Day starting pitchers (nom), List of Nobel Laureates in Chemistry (nom), List of female Nobel Laureates (nom), List of Carnivàle awards and nominations (nom), List of Nobel Laureates affiliated with Princeton University (nom), List of Nobel Laureates affiliated with Washington University in St. Louis (nom), List of Nobel Laureates affiliated with the City University of New York (nom), List of Oklahoma City Thunder head coaches (nom), United States Academic Decathlon National Championships (nom), List of ISS spacewalks (nom), List of mergers and acquisitions by Adobe Systems (nom), Extreme points of Bulgaria (nom), Cy Young Award (nom), List of Nobel Laureates affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania (nom), Timeline of the 2005 Pacific hurricane season (nom), List of Nobel Laureates in Economics (nom), and List of people with hepatitis C (nom).

One topic has been promoted to featured status since the last issue: Lists of UEFA club competition winning clubs (nom)

No portals have been promoted to featured status since the last issue.

The following featured articles were displayed on the Main Page over the last three weeks as Today's featured article: Pat Nixon, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, USS New Jersey (BB-62), History of Stoke City F.C., IK Pegasi, James Robert Baker, Odwalla, History of Baltimore City College, Natalee Holloway, 1995 Pacific Grand Prix, Panic of 1907, Giant Otter, Creatures of Impulse, Meteorological history of Hurricane Wilma, National emblem of Belarus, NeXT, Tang Dynasty, Mary Shelley, Treehouse of Horror (series), Metallica, and Attack on Sydney Harbour.

Former featured pages

Seven articles have been delisted since the last issue: Kargil War (nom), Muhammad Ali Jinnah (nom), Modernist poetry in English (nom), David Helvarg (nom), United States Constitution (nom), History of Test cricket from 1877 to 1883 (nom), and Virtuti Militari (nom).

Seven lists have been delisted since the last issue: List of Presidents of the Philippines (nom), List of popes (nom), List of Presidents of the United States (nom), List of space shuttle missions (nom), AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship (nom), Narnian timeline (nom), and Nuclear power by country (nom).

No topics have been delisted since the last issue.

Featured media

The following featured pictures were displayed over the last three weeks on the Main Page as picture of the day: Mandarinfish, 2008 Australian Grand Prix, Sukhoi Su-27, Crypsis, Mechanical advantage, Lichens, Royal Spoonbill, Elizabeth I of England, Parabolic antenna, Ecdysis, Maris Pacifici, Iceberg, Rose chafer, Chichen Itza, United States Colored Troops, Caterpillar (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), Land sailing, Eta Carinae, Wormian bones, Four-spotted Chaser, and Antelope Island State Park.

Seven sounds have been featured since the last issue:

O souverain (nom)
Manon (nom)
Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning (nom)
Florodora (nom)
Mozart's Serenade No. 13, First Movement (nom)
Swanee (nom)
Crazy Blues (nom)

One featured pictures has been demoted since the last issue: Dandelion clock.

Twenty-nine pictures have been promoted to featured status since the last issue and are shown below.



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