Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2007-09-17/Features and admins

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Wikipedia Signpost

Features and admins

By Ian Manka, Singularity and The Placebo Effect, 17 September, 2007


Eight users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: Flyguy649 (nom), Caribbean H.Q. (nom), Jayvdb (nom), monotonehell (nom), The Random Editor (nom), Jogers (nom), markles (nom) and Pedro (nom).


Eleven bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: ClueBot II (task request), ClueBot (task request), Kl4m-AWB (task request), ClueBot III (task request), Jogersbot (task request), StigBot (task request), ProteinBoxBot (task request), BetacommandBot (task request), AlptaBot (task request), PsychAWB (task request) and Kotbot (task request).

Featured content

Nineteen articles were promoted to featured status last week: Ban Ki-moon (nom), Parapsychology (nom), Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (nom), Yes Minister (nom), Exosome complex (nom), Scotland national football team (nom), Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (nom), Battle of Ramillies (nom), Titan (moon) (nom), Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman (nom), Egbert of Wessex (nom), Monte Ne (nom), Banksia telmatiaea (nom), California Condor (nom), Battle for Henderson Field (nom), History of Stoke City F.C. (nom), Manzanar (nom), Casino Royale (2006 film) (nom) and Wilco (nom)

Two articles were de-featured last week: Galileo Galilei (nom) and Swastika (nom).

Nine lists were promoted to featured status last week: List of Crowded House awards (nom), The Make-Up discography (nom), Aston Villa F.C. seasons (nom), Signatories of the Act of Independence of Lithuania (nom), List of mammals of Canada (nom), Neutral Milk Hotel discography (nom), The Simpsons (season 2) (nom), List of Governors of Arkansas (nom) and King Clancy Memorial Trophy (nom).

No lists were de-featured last week.

No portals were promoted to featured status last week.

One topic was promoted to featured status last week: Chrono (supplemental) (nom).

The following featured articles were displayed last week on the Main Page as Today's featured article: Fightin' Texas Aggie Band, Thou, Amanita phalloides, Dungeons & Dragons, Georg Cantor, France national rugby union team, and Soviet invasion of Poland (1939).

The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: Soyuz TMA-7, Saint Peter's Square, Mantodea, Ensay, Victoria, Australia, Milky Way, Green Turtle, and United States Constitution.

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

Also this week: From the editor

Treasurer and fundraisingWikiWorldNews and notesIn the newsFeatures and adminsTechnology