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Features and admins

News and notes: Features and new administrators

Eight new articles featured

For the second week in a row, eight new articles gained featured status. The long-standing candidate Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, first nominated by its author Rad Racer on April 4th, was finally promoted. The article had languished on the nomination page with a few positive comments and no standing objections for much of April.

Prolific writers Lord Emsworth and Worldtraveller both nurtured articles through the featured article process, with Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, Canadian Senate, and Canadian House of Commons. The first two of these received practically unanimous support, as did Oakland Cemetery, a self-nomination by uberpenguin that had previously passed through peer review and the International Writing Contest.

Number of featured pictures rises

The number of pictures featured has also experienced a recent lull; however, Wikipedia:Featured pictures produced eight features this past week, more than doubling last week's tally.

Two of the pictures featured, Aerospike engine and Wright Flyer, received unanimous support.

New featured content

The eight articles that gained featured status last week are Canadian House of Commons, Warren County Canal, and Dorset, Oakland Cemetery, Canadian Senate, Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791, Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, Moe Berg, and Warren County Canal.

The eight new featured pictures are:

Requests for adminship

Last week also saw the promotion of seven new administrators. They were Smoddy, furrykef, Khaosworks, Trilobite, Lommer, Shanes, and Cburnett. Although all seven nominees saw relatively widespread support, only Smoddy received unanimous support, with 36 users giving Smoddy their blessing.

At press time, Wikipedia:Requests for adminship is unusually busy, with twelve ongoing nominations, including those of many well-known and long-standing users.