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Features and admins

By Ral315, 16 October 2006

Features and admins

Four users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: StuffOfInterest (nom), Yomangani (nom), ChrisGriswold (nom), and Crzrussian (nom), who was resysopped with 85% support after voluntarily resigning his adminship on August 9 in the wake of controversy.

A notable failed request was TawkerbotTorA (nom), a bot that would have blocked Tor exit nodes, allowing existing accounts to edit from the anonymity network but blocking IP edits, and preventing new account creation from the network. The bot would have made blocks from a published list of nodes, unblocking the nodes when taken off the network. The intent of the system was to reduce vandalism performed from the Tor network while still allowing legitimate users to edit pseudo-anonymously. Jimbo Wales reportedly supported the request, though he did not weigh in on the page. The request received 65% support, judged by bureaucrats as no consensus.

Featured content

Twelve articles were promoted to featured status last week: Battle of Schellenberg (nom), Frank Macfarlane Burnet (nom), Jake Gyllenhaal (nom), 0.999... (nom), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (nom), Final Fantasy IV (nom), Redshift (nom), 2004 Atlantic hurricane season (nom), Star (nom), Demosthenes (nom), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (nom), and Hungarian Revolution of 1956 (nom).

Five articles were de-featured last week: Bishōjo game, A Day in the Life, BZFlag, War elephant, and Telephone exchange.

No portals reached featured status last week.

Three lists were featured last week: List of inhabited islands of Croatia, List of calypso-like genres, and List of DanceSport dances. List of DanceSport dances becomes the 150th featured list, excluding former featured lists.

The following featured articles were displayed last week on the Main Page as Today's featured article: Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Enzyme, FA Premier League, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Photon, and Banff National Park.

The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: Aloe aristata, Willow flowers, Tower Bridge, Amur Tiger, Plasma lamp, Martian sunset, and American Bison.

Six pictures were featured last week:

Also this week: China

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