Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2008-08-18/Features and admins

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Features and admins

By OhanaUnited, 18 August, 2008


Three users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: Paul Erik (nom), SheffieldSteel (nom), and JGHowes (nom).


Six bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: Erwin85Bot (task request), DinoBot2 (task request), NVS(bot) (task request), Lightbot (task request), Alexbot (task request), and MelonBot (task request).

Featured pages

Eighteen articles were promoted to featured status this week: M-28 (Michigan highway) (nom), Wipeout 3 (nom), Puerto Rican Amazon (nom), Hurricane Vince (2005) (nom), Candide (nom), Meteorological history of Hurricane Jeanne (nom), 1995 Japanese Grand Prix (nom), New York State Route 343 (nom), The Stolen Earth (nom), U.S. Route 491 (nom), Makemake (dwarf planet) (nom), John McCain (nom), Tulip mania (nom), 2005 Azores subtropical storm (nom), Leonard Harrison State Park (nom), 4X (nom), Alexandre Banza (nom), and Insane Clown Posse (nom).

Eighteen lists were promoted to featured status last week: List of Toronto Blue Jays managers (nom), List of Soundgarden awards (nom), Screaming Trees discography (nom), List of parties to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (nom), List of Boston Red Sox managers (nom), Manchester United F.C. records and statistics (nom), List of tallest buildings in Bellevue, Washington (nom), Degrassi: The Next Generation (season 7) (nom), List of Pearl Jam awards (nom), List of Philadelphia Phillies managers (nom), List of municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region (nom), Timeline of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season (nom), List of songs in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (nom), NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award (nom), List of tallest buildings in Shanghai (nom), List of Minnesota Twins managers (nom), List of number-one Billboard Top Latin Albums of 1999 (nom), and New York Yankees seasons (nom).

One topic was promoted to featured status this week: Period 1 elements (nom).

No portals were promoted to featured status this week.

The following featured articles were displayed this week on the Main Page as Today's featured article: Campaign history of the Roman military, Hurricane Gloria, Princess Alice of Battenberg, Pygmy Hippopotamus, Ryan White, Noble gas, and Flea (musician).

Former featured pages

Six articles were delisted this week: Butter (nom), Objectivist poets (nom), San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge (nom), Military history of Canada (nom), Taiwanese (linguistics) (nom), and Battle of Hampton Roads (nom).

No lists were delisted this week.

No topics were delisted this week.

Featured media

The following featured pictures were displayed this week on the Main Page as picture of the day: Onchocerca volvulus, Forked tongue, Temple of Saturn, Navajo rugs, Brolga, Dougong, and Video of political integration of India.

Three sounds were featured this week: Le régiment de Sambre et Meuse (nom), Ich bin ein Berliner (nom), and Robin song (nom)

No featured pictures were demoted this week.

Seventeen pictures were promoted to featured status this week and are shown below.

Also this week:

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