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Features and admins

By seresin 31 January, 2009


No editors were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week.


Seven bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: Bot0612 (task request), LivingBot (task request), XLinkBot (task request), Yobot (task request), ProcseeBot (task request), Philosopher-Bot (task request) and SoxBot III (task request).

ProcseeBot is a bot with an administrator flag. The bot collects lists of public open proxies, checks that they are world-usable, and if they are, it blocks them.

Featured pages

Seventeen articles were promoted to featured status this week: Tropical Storm Keith (1988) (nom), Alaska class cruiser (nom), The Swimming Hole (nom), USS Iowa (BB-61) (nom), Northern Bald Ibis (nom), Operation Brevity (nom), The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II (nom), SS Minnesotan (nom), Woodes Rogers (nom), Nigel (Bishop of Ely) (nom), Mother's Milk (nom), Michael Tritter (nom), Hellingly Hospital Railway (nom), Fred Moosally (nom), Bruce Kingsbury (nom), Mozart in Italy (nom) and Beauchamp–Sharp Tragedy (nom).

Twenty-two lists were promoted to featured status this week: BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year (nom), Timeline of the 1997 Pacific hurricane season (nom), Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award (nom), List of UAAP Final Four results (nom), List of First Ladies of the United States (nom), List of 500cc/MotoGP Motorcycle World Champions (nom), List of World Series of Poker Main Event Champions (nom), List of Governors of Bombay (nom), United States congressional delegations from Indiana (nom), List of Vampire Knight episodes (nom), List of actors nominated for two Academy Awards in the same year (nom), Hot 100 number-one hits of 2008 (United States) (nom), List of number-one singles from the 1990s (UK) (nom), List of Solar System objects in hydrostatic equilibrium (nom), Numbered highways in Amenia (CDP), New York (nom), 2008 Summer Olympics venues (nom), List of Olympic medalists in freestyle skiing (nom), Natalie Imbruglia discography (nom), List of FA Amateur Cup winners (nom), List of Bleach episodes (nom), List of Atlanta Braves Opening Day starting pitchers (nom) and In Flames discography (nom).

One topic was promoted to featured status this week: USA PATRIOT Act, Title III (nom).

One portal was promoted to featured status this week: Portal:United Nations (nom).

The following featured articles were displayed on the Main Page this week as Today's featured article: Banksia ericifolia, Hurricane Dog, Saint-Sylvestre coup d'état, Scout Moor Wind Farm, Music of Athens, Georgia, Samuel Johnson and Woodes Rogers.

Former featured pages

One article was delisted this week: 2004 Atlantic hurricane season (nom).

One list was delisted this week: Battles of the Mexican–American War (nom).

No topics were delisted this week.

Featured media

The following featured pictures were displayed on the Main Page this week as picture of the day: Australian Wood Duck, 1806 Submarine design, Bingham Canyon Mine, Red-eyed tree frog, F-22 Raptors, 1775 Map of Boston and Dogcart.

Three media files were featured this week:

Harry Truman announcing surrender of Germany (nom)
Kennedy Cuban Missile Crisis Address (nom)
È scherzo od è follia (nom)

No featured pictures were demoted this week.

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

Also this week:

Orphans — News and notes — In the news — Dispatches — WikiProject report — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report

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