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Features and admins

By RoyBoy and Michael Snow, February 6 2006


Five users were granted admin status this week: Ashibaka (nom), Lethe (nom), Steinsky (nom), MPF (nom) and Banes (nom). Ashibaka was desysopped less than a week later, along with four other admins, as a result of the dispute over a userbox template reported elsewhere.

Featured content

Featured articles now have a special template that puts a star in the top right corner of the article. Talrias borrowed the idea from the Spanish Wikipedia. The addition was fairly popular, although there were some objections that this adds metadata to articles. Normal practice calls for such information to be added to talk pages instead. A similar template has been added to featured lists.

The latest portal to reach featured status is Portal:Australia.

Ten articles were featured last week: USS Wisconsin (BB-64), Lindsay Lohan, Edward Teller, Olivier Messiaen, Katyń massacre, New England Patriots, History of Miami, Florida, Trade and usage of saffron, Shoshone National Forest and Henry James.

The following featured articles were displayed last week on the main page as Today's featured article: Charles I of England, Dixie (song), Radhanites, Adriaen van der Donck, Restoration spectacular, Comet Hyakutake and Music of Nigeria.

Articles that were de-featured last week: Leet and Aztalan State Park.

One list reached featured list status last week: List of Formula One World Constructors' Champions, and one, Sri Lankan national cricket captains, became the second to be de-featured.

Seven pictures reached featured picture status last week:

Also this week: From the editor

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