Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2008-11-17/Features and admins

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Features and admins

By seresin, 17 November 2008

Administrators

Two editors were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: Euryalus (nom) and Aervanath (nom).

Bots

Seven bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: IcalaniseBot (task request), AnomieBOT (task request), CheMoBot (task request), AnomieBOT (task request), Rfambot (task request) and BotPuppet (task request), DinoBot2 (task request).

Featured pages

Eight articles were promoted to featured status this week: Third Battle of Kharkov (nom), 2000 Sugar Bowl (nom), Connie Talbot (nom), U.S. Route 40 Alternate (Keyser's Ridge – Cumberland, Maryland) (nom), Beth Hamedrash Hagadol (Manhattan, New York) (nom), Rings of Neptune (nom), Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (nom), and Tom Crean (explorer) (nom).

Twenty-five lists were promoted to featured status this week: The Office (US TV series) season 4 (nom), List of Philadelphia Phillies team records (nom), List of Bleach episodes (season 6) (nom), List of Nobel Laureates in Literature (nom), List of awards and nominations received by S.H.E (nom), List of mergers and acquisitions by Dell (nom), Rage Against the Machine discography (nom), List of mergers and acquisitions by Red Hat (nom), List of mergers and acquisitions by Condé Nast (nom), List of mergers and acquisitions by Microsoft (nom), List of Veronica Mars episodes (nom), List of Nobel Laureates in Physics (nom), Nashville Sounds team records (nom), Chief Justice of the Common Pleas (nom), List of StarCraft media (nom), List of awards and nominations received by John Legend (nom), List of mergers and acquisitions by Expedia (nom), List of Tennessee Titans head coaches (nom), Annie Award for Best Animated Video Game (nom), Bibliography of S. E. Hinton (nom), List of Marmalade Boy chapters (nom), List of New York Knicks head coaches (nom), List of FA Cup winners (nom), Timeline of the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season (nom) and New York Knicks seasons (nom).

No topics were promoted to featured status this week.

No portals were promoted to featured status this week.

The following featured articles were displayed on the Main Page this week as Today's featured article: Volcanism on Io, Ronald Niel Stuart, Joe Sakic, Anti-tobacco movement in Nazi Germany, Surtsey, Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal, Phan Xich Long and Opeth.

Former featured pages

Four articles have been delisted this week: William Nelson Page (nom), Augustan drama (nom), Virtuti Militari (nom) and History of Test cricket from 1877 to 1883 (nom).

Four lists have been removed this week: List of spacewalks and moonwalks (nom), List of elements by name (nom), List of elements by symbol (nom) and Towns of Alberta (nom).

No topics were delisted this week.

Featured media

The following featured pictures were displayed on the Main Page this week as picture of the day: Maly syrphid fly, Australian WWI Recruitment Poster, Osprey V-22, Rosie the Riveter, Rose Geranium, Palais Garnier, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Abner Doubleday.

One sound was featured this week:

The Lost Chord (1913) (nom)

One featured picture was demoted this week: Pollen and Gerbera.

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



Also this week:

Wikimedia Deutschland case — GFDL 1.3 — Wikimedia events — News and notes — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report


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