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Features and admins

By Rudget, 25 February, 2008


Six users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: OhanaUnited (nom), EdJohnston (nom), Scarian (nom), Icestorm815 (nom), Gb (nom), and Parsecboy (nom). Another user, ^demon (nom), was also re-promoted to administrator status (see related story).


Four bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: OverlordQBot (task request), EBot IV (task request), SoxBot III (task request) and HBC AIV helperbot 8 (task request)

Featured pages

Fifteen articles were promoted to featured status last week: Harold Innis (nom), Tropical Storm Alberto (2006) (nom), Terra Nova Expedition (nom), Emily Dickinson (nom), Her Majesty's Theatre (nom), Atom (nom), Dwarf planet (nom), Coenwulf of Mercia (nom), 2008 Orange Bowl (nom), Dover Athletic F.C. (nom), History of Aston Villa F.C. (1961–present) (nom), History of Ipswich Town F.C. (nom), Hockey Hall of Fame (nom), Wii Sports (nom) and 2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident (nom).

Twelve lists were promoted to featured status last week: List of National Park System areas in Maryland (nom), Degrassi: The Next Generation (season 2) (nom), The Simpsons (season 4) (nom), Vittorio Storaro filmography (nom), Depeche Mode discography (nom), List of countries in the Eurovision Song Contest (nom), List of members of the Swiss Federal Council (nom), San Diego Chargers seasons (nom), List of international cricket centuries by Sachin Tendulkar (nom), List of York City F.C. statistics and records (nom), List of tallest buildings and structures in Manchester (nom) and The Office (U.S. season 3) (nom).

No topics were featured last week.

Two portals were promoted to featured status last week: Portal:Internet (nom) (the 100th featured portal on the English Wikipedia) and Portal:Kentucky (nom).

The following featured articles were displayed last week on the Main Page as Today's featured article: Bobby Robson, Battle of the Gebora, Tech Tower, Bengali Language Movement, Rachel Carson, East End of London and Ban Ki-moon.

Former featured pages

Four articles were delisted recently:

Featured media

The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: David Suchet, Damselfly, Inelastic Collision, Mount Etna eruption and T206 Honus Wagner baseball card. One featured picture was demoted: Love or Duty

No sounds were featured last week.

Twenty-one pictures and one video were promoted to featured status last week and are shown below.

Also this week:

Michael Snow interview — Controversial RFA — Sockpuppeting administrator — Print encyclopedias — WikiWorld — News and notes — In the news — WikiProject report — Dispatches — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report

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