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Features and admins

By seresin 24 January, 2009

Administrators

Four editors were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: R'n'B (nom), PeterSymonds (nom), Geni (nom) and Kanonkas (nom).

PeterSymonds and Geni were both former administrators who were desysopped by ArbCom.

Bots

Eight bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: DirlBot (task request), LivingBot (task request), AntiAbuseBot (task request), Rubinbot (task request), Bot0612 (task request), GhalyBot (task request), LivingBot (task request) and Arbitrarily0Bot (task request).

AntiAbuseBot is a bot with an administrator flag that monitors RC feeds for known vandal patterns, and takes appropriate administrator measures.

Featured pages

Twelve articles were promoted to featured status this week: Maryland and Virginia Rifle Regiment (nom), Typhoon Tip (nom), State Route 74 (New York – Vermont) (nom), 2008 Japanese Grand Prix (nom), Super Columbine Massacre RPG! (nom), Meshuggah (nom), Operation Uranus (nom), Isaac Shelby (nom), The Raft of the Medusa (nom), Columbia Slough (nom), Barton Fink (nom) and Hurricane Linda (1997) (nom).

Seven lists were promoted to featured status this week: List of 24 episodes (nom), Tokio Hotel discography (nom), Megadeth discography (nom), Girls Aloud discography (nom), List of Second Boer War Victoria Cross recipients (nom), List of female United States Cabinet Secretaries (nom) and List of New York Islanders head coaches (nom).

Two topics were promoted to featured status this week: Seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender (nom) and Nobel Laureates (nom).

Two portals were promoted to featured status this week: Portal:Atlas (nom) and Portal:Brazil (nom).

The following featured articles were displayed on the Main Page this week as Today's featured article: Edgar Allan Poe, Washington, D.C., Ants, Lost: Missing Pieces, Susianna Kentikian, SS Ohioan and Adolfo Farsari.

Former featured pages

Two articles were delisted this week: French law on secularity and conspicuous religious symbols in schools (nom) and Indian Railways (nom).

One list was delisted this week: Battles of the Mexican–American War (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: Sophie Blanchard, Barack Obama, Video summarizing the end of the Adolf Eichmann trial, Lohengrin, Ziegler Polar Expedition, Snipe fly and Staten Island Ferry.

Two media files were featured this week:

Harry Truman announcing surrender of Japan (nom)
Remarks by Lyndon Baines Johnson upon Signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (nom)

No featured pictures were demoted this week.

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



Also this week:

Flagged Revisions — Mobile devices — News and notes — In the news — Dispatches — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report


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