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Features and admins

By seresin 9 February, 2009


Three editors were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: Somno (nom), RegentsPark (nom) and Rootology (nom).


Five bots or bot tasks were approved to begin operating this week: MelonBot (task request), Thehelpfulbot (task request), Erik9bot (task request), JerryBot (task request) and Bot0612 (task request).

Featured pages

Five articles were promoted to featured status this week: Ursula Franklin (nom), William D. Boyce (nom), Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel (nom), Beorhtwulf of Mercia (nom) and Suffolk Punch (nom).

Fourteen lists were promoted to featured status this week: List of New York Islanders award winners (nom), List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 2003 (United States) (nom), List of number-one albums of 1999 (U.S.) (nom), List of Muni Metro stations (nom), List of tallest buildings and structures in Tokyo (nom), List of Atlanta Hawks head coaches (nom), NWA Hall of Fame (nom), Timeline of the 1992 Atlantic hurricane season (nom), List of World Series of Poker Ladies Champions (nom), New York Islanders seasons (nom), List of awards and nominations received by Fiona Apple (nom), BBC Sports Personality of the Year Helen Rollason Award (nom), List of foreign-born United States Cabinet Secretaries (nom) and Leverhulme Medal (Royal Society) (nom).

One topic was promoted to featured status this week: German Type U 66 submarines (nom).

No portals were promoted to featured status this week.

The following featured articles were displayed on the Main Page this week as Today's featured article: Year Zero, Bone Wars, Makemake, Tim Duncan, Action of 13 January 1797, Isaac Shelby, "Hell Is Other Robots" and House of Gediminas.

Former featured pages

No articles were delisted this week.

No lists were delisted this week.

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: 1913 Panorama of Dallas, Texas, Paper wasp, 1897 Arctic balloon expedition, Hélène Dutrieu, Girl With Pearl Earrings, Crescent Honeyeater, Punch magazine and Stiched panorama of Vancouver.

Three media files were featured this week:

John F. Kennedy Inauguration Address Video (nom)
Barack Obama's inauguration speech (nom)
Barack Obama taking the Oath of office (nom)

No featured pictures were demoted this week.

Thirty-six pictures were promoted to featured status this week and are shown below.

Also this week:
News and notes

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