Features and admins
Best of the week
The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840. This 10 megapixel image from the National Portrait Gallery, London depicts in striking detail the pivotal 1840 Anti-Slavery Society Convention, with an elderly Thomas Clarkson speaking. It contains 136 identifiable persons, and has been used to illustrate more than 28 articles in the English Wikipedia alone.
This week's "Features and admins" covers Sunday 8 – Saturday 14 May
Two editors were reconfirmed as administrators:
At the time of publication there are three live RfAs: DeltaQuad 2 due to finish Thursday UTC, Sadads, due to finish Friday, and Logan, due to finish Friday.
Agnes Milowka, the technical diver, underwater photographer, author, and cave explorer who died in February during a diving expedition to Tank Cave near Mt Gambier on the South Australian coast.
New featured picture: Black Rhinoceros, photographed by User:Ikiwaner
Six images were promoted
. Medium-sized images can be viewed by clicking on "nom":
- Atlantic mackerel (nom; related article) (Created by User:Lviatour.) picture at bottom
- Sea foam (nom; related article), a type of foam created by the agitation of seawater, particularly when it contains higher concentrations of dissolved organic matter (including proteins, lignins, and lipids) derived from sources such as the offshore breakdown of algal blooms. (Created by User:Mbz1.)
- Agnes Milowka, underwater cave explorer (nom; related article), a notable underwater cave technical diver who contributed to the movie blockbuster Sanctum and who recently died. (Created by James Axford.) picture at right
- The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840 (nom; related article), a historic painting by Benjamin Robert Haydon (died 1846), given to the National Portrait Gallery, London in 1880 by the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. Oil on canvas, 1841. 2972 × 3836 mm (117 × 151 in). picture at top
- Black Rhinoceros (nom; related article), photographed in the Ngorongoro Crater by User:Ikiwaner, who said, "While some may want the feet to be shown, it's important to remember that no one mows the Savannah".
- Vegetable Lamb of Tartary (nom; related article), a diagram of the legendary zoophyte believed to grow sheep as fruit. It was historically used as an explanation for the origin of cotton. (Created by User:Mgiganteus1.)
There were no new featured articles. Anthony Michael Hall (nom) was delisted because of referencing problems.
Six lists were promoted
Atlantic Coast Conference football championship games (nom), with four featured articles and four good articles. The ACC Championship Game is an American college football game held on the first Saturday in December by the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) each year to determine its football champion. The game pits the champion of the Coastal Division against the champion of the Atlantic Division following the conclusion of the regular season (nominated by JKBrooks85 and praised by the reviewers as fine work).
Newly promoted sounds will be included in next week's edition.
New featured picture photographed by User:Lviatour
: Atlantic mackerel. Reviewer Lycaon
commented, "The fish is not just 'dried'. Fatty fish like mackerel is smoked to be preserved. This is how it gets its golden hue."
Information about new admins at the top is drawn from their user pages and RfA texts, and occasionally from what they tell us directly.
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