Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2009-01-10/Features and admins

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Features and admins

By seresin 11 January 2009

Administrators

No editors were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week.

Bots

Eleven bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: AnomieBOT (task request), Analphabot (task request), Bot0612 (task request), MBisanzBot (task request), SoxBot (task request), Pattonbot (task request), WikiStatsBOT (task request), BlackpoolFCBot (task request), DeadLinkBOT (task request), Lucasbfrbot and AnomieBOT (task request).

Featured pages

Twelve articles were promoted to featured status this week: The Simpsons Game (nom), Lockdown (2008) (nom), Tetrarch (tank) (nom), Benjamin Harrison (nom), USS Iowa turret explosion (nom), Stanley Goble (nom), Coenred of Mercia (nom), The Simpsons Hit & Run (nom), Toa Payoh ritual murders (nom), New South Greenland (nom), 2003 Insight Bowl (nom) and New York State Route 311 (nom).

Twenty-seven lists were promoted to featured status this week: List of Boston Latin School alumni (nom), List of Prime Ministers of Canada by time in office (nom), List of districts of West Bengal (nom), List of number-one Billboard Top Latin Albums of 2008 (nom), NBA All-Star Weekend Three-Point Shootout (nom), List of Governors of Indiana (nom), List of No Country for Old Men awards and nominations (nom), List of Montreal Canadiens head coaches (nom), Ballon d'Or (nom), List of monarchs of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty (nom), List of NBA All-Stars (nom), List of Houston Astros managers (nom), Timeline of the 1994 Atlantic hurricane season (nom), List of Houston Astros Opening Day starting pitchers (nom), List of National Historic Landmarks in Alabama (nom), The Kills discography (nom), Avatar: The Last Airbender (season 3) (nom), List of Texas Rangers managers (nom), List of Bleach episodes (season 9) (nom), List of Texas Aggie terms (nom), Highlander: The Series (season 2) (nom), List of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates (nom), List of first overall Major League Baseball draft picks (nom), Eminem discography (nom), List of Pittsburgh Pirates managers and owners (nom), Darwin Medal (nom) and List of awards and nominations received by Alanis Morissette (nom).

Two topics were promoted to featured status this week: Constitution of the Roman Republic (nom) and X-Men films (nom).

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: Battle of Red Cliffs, Hanford Site, Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Go Man Go, Alfred Russel Wallace, Nimrod Expedition, Woody Guthrie, Marble Madness and King Arthur.

Former featured pages

Three articles were delisted this week: Growth of the Old Swiss Confederacy (nom), Warren County Canal (nom) and First Crusade (nom).

No topics were delisted this week.

Two lists were delisted this week: List of Sweden international footballers (nom) and Flag flying days in Mexico (nom).

Featured media

The following featured pictures were displayed on the Main Page this week as picture of the day: Ocean currents, Willie Wagtail, Oviposition, Guttation, Chamaeleo jacksonii, Titan, Lobby card and Operation Strangle.

Eleven media files were featured this week:

Auld Lang Syne (nom)
Sonata for Flute or Recorder and Harpsichord in B minor, BWV 1030 (nom)
Sonata for Flute or Recorder and Harpsichord in B minor, BWV 1030 (nom)
Sonata for Flute or Recorder and Harpsichord in B minor, BWV 1030 (nom)
Castrato (nom)
La bohème: O Mimì, tu più non torni (nom)
Statement on the Panama Canal Treaty Signing (nom)
Pinafore 1 (nom)
Pinafore 2 (nom)
Morte d'Otello (nom)
Russian national anthem at Medvedev inauguration 2008 (nom)

No featured pictures were demoted this week.

Twenty-five pictures were promoted to featured status this week and are shown below.



Also this week:

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