Gfoley4 (nom), from Illinois, spends his time on Wikipedia reverting vandalism, reviewing AFC submissions, and working on transit-related articles; a particular interest of his are Wikipedia's train-related articles, and those he has contributed on are listed on his userpage. He will primarily work at administrative noticeboards such as AIV and RFPP.
Peridon (nom), from the UK, can be found mainly at CSD and AfD, Articles for Translation and SPI. Peridon also reverts vandalism and copy-edits articles. Although a native speaker of English, he has a presence at assorted European language WPs. He is a writer, book editor/producer, and musician (inter alia), and drinks real ale.
JaGa (nom) is a chemical engineer turned software consultant, who grew up in rural southern Ohio and has spent the last decade in California, Ohio and the UK. He is a prolific disambiguator and creator of the Monthly Dab Challenge. JaGa intends to review speedy requests and will "get involved with vandal fighting again", among other admin activities.
At the time of publication there are three live RfAs: Valfontis, due to finish Friday 25 March, Feezo, due Saturday, and NickPenguin, due Sunday.
From the new featured article December 1969 nor'easter, the dark-blue and red colours signifiy snowfalls approaching a metre in depth, causing havoc and isolation.
December 1969 nor'easter (nom), notable but almost forgotten severe winter storm event in the northeast of the United States, with huge snowdrifts and heavy rains. There were 20 deaths. (Juliancolton)
Hanged, drawn and quartered (nom), a grisly medieval punishment that persisted well into the 18th century in England. A person was dragged at the back of a horse from prison to scaffold, hanged briefly, laid out while still concious on a table, and the guts pulled out and burnt, followed by a beheading. The body was then chopped into four pieces and nailed to the walls. (Parrot of Doom)
Marojejy National Park (nom), which covers 550 km2 in northeastern Madagascar, off the east coast of southern Africa. Poaching and selective logging are still persistent problems, particularly since the start of the 2009 political crisis in Madagascar. Mining, slash and burn agriculture, and wood collection also pose threats to the park and its wildlife. (Visionholder)
USS Constellation vs L'Insurgente (nom), the first battle of the Quasi-War, the first naval battle in the history of the US Navy. This single-ship action in 1799 between French and American frigates resulted in the capture of L'Insurgente. (XavierGreen)
Malmö FF (nom), the most successful Swedish professional football club in terms of trophies won, it is based in the country's third-most-populous city, on the southern tip close to Denmark. (Reckless182)
Eduard Streltsov (nom), a brilliant Soviet footballer whose career was interrupted at the age of 20 by a conviction for rape that led to five years in prison. (Cliftonian)
Me and Juliet (nom), a musical comedy and the sixth stage collaboration by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Nominator Wehwalt says it was "an utter flop, [but] it probably deserved better".
Warren County, Indiana (nom), which lies in western Indiana between the Illinois border and the Wabash River in the United States. (Omnedon) NB This was promoted 9 February, but was inadvertently left out of "Features and admins" at the time.
Newly promoted and demoted featured lists will be covered in the next Signpost in a special report.
Slayer at the Fields of Rock festival, June 2007
One topic was promoted: Slayer studio albums (nom), with four featured articles and seven good articles. Slayer is an American thrash metal band formed in 1981 by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, who recruited vocalist and bassist Tom Araya, and drummer Dave Lombardo. It is considered one of the "big four" of thrash metal along with Anthrax, Metallica and Megadeth, and has earned nine Gold certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America. (nominator CrowzRSA).
A Black-capped Kingfisher, 28 cm in length, showing purple-blue back, black head and shoulders, white neck collar and throat, and rufous underparts
Eight images were promoted. Medium-sized images can be viewed by clicking on "nom":
Greenshank (nom; related article), showing the characteristic coarse, dark, and fairly crisp breast pattern as well as much black on the shoulders and back in breeding plumage. This subarctic bird breeds across northern Europe and Asia and winters in Africa, south Asia, and Australasia, usually on fresh water. This photograph was taken in Thailand. (Created by User:JJ Harrison.)
Blue Whistling-thrush (nom; related article), typically weighing in at 178 grams (6.3 oz) and 33 centimetres (13 in) long, is believed to be the world's largest species of thrush. It feeds mainly on insects. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests in southern Asia. (Created by User:JJ Harrison.)
Composer of the new featured sound, Pavane pour une infante défunte, the French composer Maurice Ravel (1875–1937) at the piano with Canadian singer Éva Gauthier during his American tour in 1928. At far-right next to the flowers is George Gershwin.