Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2009-01-17/Features and admins

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Features and admins

By seresin 17 January 2009

Administrators

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

Bots

Eight bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: LivingBot (task request), Yobot (task request), Locobot (task request), DSisyphBot (task request), CAT:TEMP deletion bot (task request), AnomieBOT (task request), AnomieBOT (task request) and Almabot (task request).

CAT:TEMP deletion bot is a bot with an administrator flag, which deletes userpages in the temporary userpages category.

Featured pages

Four articles were promoted to featured status this week: Scene7 (nom), Orval Grove (nom), George H. D. Gossip (nom) and New Super Mario Bros. (nom).

Seven lists were promoted to featured status this week: List of Yozakura Quartet episodes (nom), Listed buildings in Runcorn, Cheshire (nom), Moons of Uranus (nom), List of Canadian Idol finalists (nom), List of Olympic medalists in alpine skiing (nom), List of San Francisco Giants Opening Day starting pitchers (nom) and Dido discography (nom).

One topic was promoted to featured status this week: HD 40307 (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 Dien Bien Phu, 4chan, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Robert F. Kennedy assassination, Neptune and Jack the Ripper conspiracy theories.

Former featured pages

One article was delisted this week: Isan (nom).

No topics or lists were delisted this week.

Featured media

The following featured pictures were displayed on the Main Page this week as picture of the day: Jean-Paul Marat, Panorama of a Sun Dance, Long-billed Corella, Eastern lubber grasshoppers, Nymphenburg palace and Oxeye daisy.

Two media files were featured this week:

2008 State of the Union Address (nom)
Vissi d'arte (nom)

Two featured pictures were demoted this week: Pin tumbler and Pin tumbler unlocked.

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



Also this week:

News and notes — In the news — Dispatches — WikiProject report — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report


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