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Features and admins

By FunPika, July 16, 2007

Administrators

Three users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: Jaranda (nom who was reconfirmed to administrator status after being an administrator since July, 2006.), Butseriouslyfolks (nom), and Oldwindybear (nom).

Two users were granted bureaucrat status via the Requests for Bureaucratship process this week: Deskana (nom) and Andrevan (nom) (see related story).

Bots

Two bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: NrhpBot (task request) and DeadBot (task request).

Featured content

Ten articles were promoted to featured status last week: Brownsea Island Scout camp (nom), European Parliament (nom), Kingdom Hearts (nom), Deinonychus (nom), Michael Brown Okinawa assault incident (nom), Geology of the Lassen volcanic area (nom), Backmasking (nom), Hey Ya! (nom), Bengali Language Movement (nom), and Elizabeth Needham (nom).

Nine articles were de-featured last week: Geography of India (nom), RMS Titanic (nom), Cyberpunk (nom), CPU cache (nom), Margaret Thatcher (nom), San Jose, California (nom), Isaac Asimov (nom), Niagara Falls (nom), and Alchemy (nom).

Seven lists were promoted to featured status last week: Gwen Stefani discography (nom), List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Greater Manchester (nom), List of municipalities in British Columbia (nom), List of islands of Scotland (nom), List of WWE Women's Champions (nom), and List of sister cities in Maryland (nom).

No portals were promoted to featured status last week.

No topics or sounds were promoted to featured status last week.

The following featured articles were displayed last week on the Main Page as Today's featured article: Building of the World Trade Center, Daylight saving time, Mourning Dove, The Wire, Climate of India, Johannes Kepler, and Holden VE Commodore.

The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: Japanese Instrument of Surrender, Pomegranate, Eye, Manzanar War Relocation Center, Virginia Opossum, Holdridge life zone, and Arachnida.

Nine pictures were promoted to featured status last week and are shown below.

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