This week's "Features and admins" covers Saturday 15 – Friday 21 January (UTC)
The Signpost welcomes Gimme danger (nom) as our newest admin. Danger has been editing for four and a half years and has participated in many Wikipedia tasks. Among these are the help desks, speedy deletions, backlogs, and assisting new editors' contributions; an example of Danger's larger achievements is the clearing of WikiProject Wisconsin's assessment backlog of some 5,000 articles. Danger self-describes as "fundamentally a gnome".
Ariel (moon) (nom), the brightest of the 27 known moons of Uranus, discovered in 1851 and named for a sky spirit in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock and Shakespeare's The Tempest. Almost all knowledge of Ariel comes from a single fly-by of Uranus performed by the spacecraft Voyager 2 in 1986; however, it managed to image only 35% of the moon's surface (nominated by Ruslik0 and Serendipodous). Picture at right
Windsor Castle (nom), one of the best known castles in England, with a fascinating political, social, and architectural history (Hchc2009).
Maya stelae (nom), stone monuments fashioned in the Classic Period Maya culture that are remarkable for their stylistic variety (Simon Burchell).
Fantastic (magazine) (nom), probably the only magazine launched as a result of the Korean War, it lasted for 28 years, making it one of the more durable science fiction and fantasy magazines, and was instrumental in popularising the "sword and sorcery" genre (Mike Christie).
Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō (nom), commissioned in 1922, was the world's first commissioned ship designed and built as an aircraft carrier, and the first aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy (Cla68).
Section 116 of the Australian Constitution (nom), about a provision of the Australian Constitution that sets uncertain boundaries for establishing any religion, imposing religious observance, or prohibiting the free exercise of religion by the federal government; this clause has been judicially interpreted in a significantly narrower way than a similar provision in the US Consitution (Mkativerata).
Seven images were promoted; each can be viewed in medium size by clicking on "nom":
Eilean Donan Castle (nom; related article) in north-west Scotland, originally built in the early 13th century as a defence against the Vikings and restored between 1919 and 1932, including the construction of an arched bridge for easier access. Creator Diliff recently "managed a trip up to Skye in Scotland and was spoilt by the lighting as I passed this castle". The nomination received unanimous support from 17 reviewers. Picture at top
Blue-winged Parrot (nom; related article), typically 20 cm long and found in Tasmania and southeast Australia. It is found in savannah woodland, grasslands, orchards, farmlands, marshes, heath, dunes, and other open habitats up to 1200 m (created by Noodle snacks).