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Features and admins

By OhanaUnited and Ral315, 8 September, 2008

Administrators

Three users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process over the last two weeks: Malcolmxl5 (nom), Lankiveil (nom), and Smashville (nom).

In addition, two users were granted bureaucrat status: Dweller (nom) and Bibliomaniac15 (nom).

Bots

Sixteen bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating over the last two weeks: Addbot (task request), Addbot (task request), Legobot (task request), J Milburn Bot (task request), AnomieBOT (task request), AnomieBOT (task request), AilurophobiaBot (task request), Erwin85Bot (task request), TinucherianBot (task request), Mr.Z-bot (task request), SusBot (task request), AloysiusLiliusBot (task request), SamuraiBot (task request), Janna (task request), AnomieBOT (task request), and Chris G Bot (task request).

Featured pages

Thirty-three articles were promoted to featured status over the last two weeks: Operation Ke (nom), New York State Route 22 (nom), Proserpine (play) (nom), Maryland Route 36 (nom), My Happiness (song) (nom), Nashville Sounds (nom), Edward VIII abdication crisis (nom), Voyage of the James Caird (nom), Texas Tech University (nom), Race Against Time (Lewis) (nom), Hurricane Kyle (2002) (nom), Mangalore (nom), New York State Route 373 (nom), Déjà Vu (Beyoncé Knowles song) (nom), Disintegration (nom), Red-necked Grebe (nom), Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's road race (nom), Jena Six (nom), Meteorological history of Tropical Storm Allison (nom), Utah State Route 128 (nom), Bone Wars (nom), Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (nom), 2002 Bou'in-Zahra earthquake (nom), 2007 USC Trojans football team (nom), Literature in the Hoysala Empire (nom), Phan Xich Long (nom), Stigand (nom), The World Ends with You (nom), 1995 Pacific Grand Prix (nom), Scattered disc (nom), Last of the Summer Wine (nom), Thriller (album) (nom), and Mario Power Tennis (nom).

Eleven lists were promoted to featured status over the last two weeks: List of Good Charlotte awards (nom), List of Sendai International Music Competition winners (nom), List of founding Fellows, Scholars and Commissioners of Jesus College, Oxford (nom), Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance (nom), List of submissions to the 72nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film (nom), List of Korn awards (nom), List of Natasha Bedingfield awards (nom), List of Seattle Mariners Opening Day starting pitchers (nom), List of celebrities involved with WrestleMania (nom), List of Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross recipients (nom), and List of number-one Billboard Top Latin Albums of 2000 (nom).

Four topics were promoted to featured status over the last two weeks: Guitar Hero (nom), Gwen Stefani albums (nom), Galilean moons (nom), and 1997 Pacific hurricane season (nom).

The following featured articles were displayed over the last two weeks on the Main Page as Today's featured article: Diary of a Camper, The Penelopiad, Donald Bradman, Kaziranga National Park, Walter de Coventre, Local Government Commission for England, Dartmouth College, Leo Ornstein, Battle of Dyrrhachium (1081), Pendle witch trials, Emmy Noether, Calgary Flames, Alanya, and Domestic sheep.

Former featured pages

Six articles were delisted over the last two weeks: History of Limerick (nom), Ammolite (nom), W. Mark Felt (nom), Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (nom), Sesame Street (nom), and Bank of China (Hong Kong) (nom).

No lists or topics were delisted over the last two weeks.

Featured media

The following featured pictures were displayed over the last two weeks on the Main Page as picture of the day: Civil Rights Act of 1964, Pigment, Monarch butterfly, Study (drawing), Devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, Rigger, Bearded Vulture, Tablet press, Palestinian costume, Mont Blanc, Refraction, Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel, Nectar robbing, and Casa Milà.

A record breaking thirty-five sounds were featured over the last two weeks: The Star-Spangled Banner (nom), Au Clair de la Lune (1860) (nom), Papua New Guinean Mask Dance (nom), Neville Chamberlain announces Britain is at war (nom), Statement by the President in his Address to the Nation, September 11, 2001 (nom), Balkandji - Diavolska shterka (nom), Chegou a hora da fogueira (nom), Alô... Alô? (nom), Oppaneun punggakjaengi (오빠는 풍각쟁이) (nom), Skye Boat Song (nom), Ten Biblical Songs (nom), Maple Leaf Rag (nom).

Set of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata:
1st movement, 2nd movement, 3rd movement (nom)

Set of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons:
Spring - 1st movement, Spring - 2nd movement, Spring - 3nd movement, Summer - 1st movement, Summer - 2nd movement, Summer - 3rd movement, Autumn - 1st movement, Autumn - 2nd movement, Autumn - 3rd movement, Winter - 1st movement, Winter - 2nd movement, and Winter - 3rd movement (nom)

Set of Schubert's Impromptu in B flat (D. 935/3; Op. 142 No. 3):
Theme, Variation I, Variation II, Variation III, Variation IV to Variation VI
Complete version (nom)

Set of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101
Movement I, Movement II, and Movements III and IV (nom),

No featured pictures were demoted this week. Twenty-three pictures were promoted to featured status over the last two weeks and are shown below.




Also this week:

Wikimedia UK — WikiWorld — News and notes — In the news — Dispatches 1 — Dispatches 2 — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report


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