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Features and admins

By Singularity, 27 August, 2007

Administrators

Five users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: Haemo (nom), Resolute (nom), Trusilver (nom), @pple (nom) and Balloonman (nom).

Bots

Ten bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: VsBot (task request), BotanyBot (task request), HermesBot (task request), Valhallasw-bot (task request), Computer (task request), HermesBot (task request), MetsBot (task request), BetacommandBot (task request), StatusBot (task request) and Computer (task request).

Featured content

Sixteen articles were promoted to featured status last week: Gunnhild Mother of Kings (nom), Fantastic Universe (nom), Mary: A Fiction (nom), Majungasaurus (nom), Troy McClure (nom), Ronald Reagan (nom), The Slave Community (nom), Richard Hawes (nom), Pham Ngoc Thao (nom), Alaska Mental Health Enabling Act (nom), Symphony No. 3 (Górecki) (nom), Song Dynasty (nom), Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (nom), Oklahoma (nom), Triptych, May–June 1973 (nom) and Orion (mythology) (nom).

Seven articles were de-featured last week: Goa (nom), Flag of the Republic of China (nom), Electronic amplifier (nom), Greco-Buddhism (nom), Russian language (nom), Sverre of Norway (nom) and History of Russia (nom)

Seven lists were promoted to featured status last week: Timeline of Mary Wollstonecraft (nom), Global Peace Index (nom), List of Governors of California (nom), List of current champions in WWE (nom), List of Kingdom Hearts media (nom), James Norris Memorial Trophy (nom) and List of National Rugby League golden point games (nom).

No lists were de-featured last week.

Two portals were promoted to featured status last week: Portal:Environment (nom) and Portal:Illinois (nom).

One topic was promoted to featured status last week: Kingdom Hearts series (nom).

The following featured articles were displayed last week on the Main Page as Today's featured article: Old Dan Tucker, Gwoyeu Romatzyh, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sheerness, William Goebel, York City F.C., and Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: United States Capitol, German wasp, Cards depicting historical events in ballooning, Royal College of Music, Map of the Falkland Islands, Panorama of Edo, and NGC 2244.

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


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