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Features and admins

By Ral315, 11 December 2006

Administrators

Four users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: Gray Porpoise (nom), Amalas (nom), MrDarcy (nom), and Stemonitis (nom).

Featured content

Ten articles were promoted to featured status last week: Megadeth, California Gold Rush, Battle of Dien Bien Phu, White Deer Hole Creek, Aldol reaction, Russian Ground Forces, Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon, Tropical Storm Henri (2003), Invasion of Tulagi (May 1942), and Clement of Dunblane.

One article was de-featured last week: Revised Standard Version.

Six portals reached featured status last week: Portal:Literature, Portal:Chemistry, Portal:Education, Portal:Mathematics, Portal:Italian Wars, and Portal:Psychology.

Five lists were featured last week: List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, List of Alberta general elections, 2006 ICC Champions Trophy squads, Narnian timeline, and List of Avatar: The Last Airbender episodes

The following featured articles were displayed last week on the Main Page as Today's featured article: "Weird Al" Yankovic, Down syndrome, Mount Rushmore, Extrasolar planet, Macedonia (terminology), Ina Garten, and Iranian peoples. Down syndrome broke a FA record with 533 edits while on the Main Page, despite being semiprotected for nearly 4 1/2 hours during the day. This broke the previous record of 453 edits, set by The Lord of the Rings in October.

The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: Pioneer plaque, Walt Whitman, Angel of the North, Nishi (tribe), Dry Tortugas National Park, Tibetan prayer flag, and United States Capitol.

Four pictures were featured last week:


Also this week: From the editor

Board expansionFinancial auditArbitration seriesWikiChixGNAA deletionWikiWorldNews and notesPress coverageFeatures and adminsTechnology

Arbitration