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Features and admins
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).
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.
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:
- Cape Town (nom) - Delisted after a discussion regarding the underuse of citations for references that were in need of sources.
- Governor-General of India (nom) - Delisted after a discussion regarding the underuse of inline citations for the article.
- Monopoly (game) (nom) - Per several under-referenced sections and the need for a copy-edit to improve the prose of the article.
- History of Cape Colony from 1870 to 1899 (nom) - The removal was reliant upon the recent featured article review of History of Cape Colony from 1806 to 1870 (which was also delisted), due to the underuse of inline citations, therefore failing requirement 1c of the featured article criteria.
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