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Translation of the week

Two-thirds majority in favour (group 1)

  • (Except those who have only the vote of nomination, see group 5).
  • Sorted first by the net support (number of support votes minus number of oppose votes), second those with less negative votes and thirdly in order of nomination.



5 (=6-1)

en:2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference[edit]

(Net support = 5; Against = 14.286%) (Group 1)

The 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Cancún, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010. The conference is officially referred to as the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) and the 6th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties (CMP 6) to the Kyoto Protocol. In addition, the two permanent subsidiary bodies of the UNFCCC – the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI)– held their 33rd sessions. The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference extended the mandates of the two temporary subsidiary bodies, the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA), and they met as well.

Support Support

  1. A somewhat important article which only has 9 language editions.--RekishiEJ (talk) 15:19, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 00:45, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
  3. Chinese version is only a stub. --Lyuflamb (talk) 03:07, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
  4. --Ragold (talk) 18:47, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
  5. --Tn4196 (talk) 21:00, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
  6. --Macondo (talk) 15:32, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too much editions. --Gce (talk) 14:40, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Comment Comment

  • 9 editions are too much for a TOTW, but there isn't a Russian language version... --Gce (talk) 10:21, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

4 (=4-0)

en:Bal des Ardents[edit]

(de:Bal des Ardents) (fr:Bal des Ardents)

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

The Bal des Ardents (Ball of the Burning Men) or Bal des Sauvages was a masquerade ball held on 28 January 1393 in Paris at which Charles VI of France performed in a dance with five members of the French nobility. Four of the dancers were killed in a fire caused by a torch brought in by a spectator, Charles' brother Louis, Duke of Orléans. Charles and another of the dancers survived. The ball was one of a number of events intended to entertain the young king, who in the previous summer had suffered an attack of insanity. The event undermined confidence in Charles' capacity to rule; Parisians considered it proof of courtly decadence and threatened to rebel against the more powerful members of the nobility. The public's outrage forced the king and his brother Orléans, whom a contemporary chronicler accused of attempted regicide and sorcery, into offering penance for the event.

Support Support

  1. The article is present in English (where it's a featured article), French, German, Occitan and Russian. --Gce (talk) 12:58, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:16, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Macondo (talk) 09:30, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  4. --Ruthven (talk) 14:04, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Novospassky Monastery[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

Novospassky Monastery is one of the fortified monasteries surrounding Moscow from south-east.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 04:07, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. -Russian edition can be used for the references. --Gce (talk) 10:36, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Tn4196 (talk) 21:00, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
  4. --Macondo (talk) 15:32, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment

  1. The article is nice, interessant and present in few languages, but it has no references nor bibliography. --Tn4196 (talk) 10:45, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
    They can be taken from Russian edition (I added an Expand to the English edition article to invite to translation). --Gce (talk) 10:36, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

3 (=3-0)

en:Radio Hat[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

The Radio Hat was a portable radio built into a pith helmet that would bring in stations within a 20 mile (32 km) radius. It was introduced in early 1949 for $7.95 as the "Man-from-Mars Radio Hat." Thanks to a successful publicity campaign, the Radio Hat was sold at stores from coast to coast in the United States.

Support Support

  1. --Ranan (talk) 13:55, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Tn4196 (talk) 19:20, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. Gce (talk) 20:37, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Banksia aquilonia[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 25%) (Group 1)

Banksia aquilonia, commonly known as the northern banksia, is a tree in the family Proteaceae native to north Queensland on Australia's northeastern coastline. With an average height of 8 m (26 ft), it has narrow glossy green leaves up to 20 cm (7.9 in) long and 6 to 10 cm (2.4 to 3.9 in) high pale yellow flower spikes, known as inflorescences, appearing in autumn. As the spikes age, their flowers fall off and they develop up to 50 follicles, each of which contains two seeds.

Support Support

  1. The article is present in Arabic, Azerbaijani, Cebuano, English (where it's a featured article), French, Swedish, Vietnamese and Waray. --Gce (talk) 12:48, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:02, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Ruthven (talk) 14:11, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 21:49, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Luz Station[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

The Luz Station is the common name for a railway station in the Luz neighbourhood in São Paulo, Brazil. The station is part of the metropolitan rail system run by the CPTM.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:48, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Ragold (talk) 18:47, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Macondo (talk) 15:32, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Battle of Lipantitlán[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

The Battle of Lipantitlán, also known as the Battle of Nueces Crossing, was fought along the Nueces River on November 4, 1835 between the Mexican Army and Texian insurgents, as part of the Texas Revolution. After the Texian victory at the Battle of Goliad, only two Mexican garrisons remained in Texas, Fort Lipantitlán near San Patricio and the Alamo Mission at San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio in the U.S. state of Texas). Fearing that Lipantitlán could be used as a base for the Mexican army to retake Goliad and angry that two of his men were imprisoned there, Texian commander Philip Dimmitt ordered his adjutant, Captain Ira Westover, to capture the fort.

Support Support

  1. --Gce (talk) 11:48, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:21, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Htmlzycq (talk) 05:33, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Parliament House, Stockholm[edit]

(sv:Riksdagshuset i Stockholm)

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

The Parliament House (Swedish: Riksdagshuset), is the seat of the parliament of Sweden, the Riksdag. It is located on nearly half of Helgeandsholmen (island), in the Gamla stan (old town) district of central Stockholm

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:08, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. But I hope that English edition will be expanded before the article will be nominate TOTW. --Gce (talk) 22:51, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Macondo (talk) 15:32, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Yakshini[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

Yakshinis are mythical beings of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain mythology.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 14:20, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 21:24, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Macondo (talk) 15:54, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment



3 (=4-1)

en:Creek mythology[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 20%) (Group 1)

The Creek mythology is related to an American Indian Creek people who are originally from the southeastern United States, also known by their original name Muscogee (or Muskogee), the name they use to identify themselves today. Mvskoke is their name in traditional spelling. Modern Muscogees live primarily in Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Their language, Mvskoke, is a member of the Creek branch of the Muskogean language family. The Seminole are close kin to the Muscogee and speak a Creek language as well. The Creeks were considered one of the Five Civilized Tribes. After the Creek War many of the Creeks escaped to Florida to create the Seminole.

Support Support

  1. --Macondo (talk) 00:41, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 13:06, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Taichi - (あ!) 17:01, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
  4. --Ruthven (talk) 14:50, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Not globally important. --Gce (talk) 22:42, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Timna Valley[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 20%) (Group 1)

The Timna Valley is located in southern Israel in the southwestern Arabah, approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of the Gulf of Aqaba and the town of Eilat. The area is rich in copper ore and has been mined since the 5th millennium BCE.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:44, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 13:49, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Ragold (talk) 18:47, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
  4. --Macondo (talk) 15:32, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Nice but long --Ruthven (talk) 14:10, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Cousin marriage[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 20%) (Group 1)

Cousin marriage is marriage between people with a common grandparent or other more distant ancestor. In various cultures and legal jurisdictions, such marriages range from being considered ideal and actively encouraged, to being uncommon but still legal, to being seen as incest and legally prohibited.

Support Support

  1. --Gce (talk) 15:48, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Alexmar983 (talk) 12:38, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
  3. Important. --Ragold (talk) 18:47, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
  4. Globally interessant and well-referenced article. --Tn4196 (talk) 21:13, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. too long--Shizhao (talk) 00:57, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Comment Comment



3 (=5-2)

Louis Ramond de Carbonnières[edit]

(en:Louis Ramond de Carbonnières) (es:Louis Ramond de Carbonnières) (eu:Louis Ramond de Carbonnières) (fr:Louis Ramond de Carbonnières) (la:Ludovicus Ramond de Carbonnières) (pt:Louis Ramond de Carbonnières) (ru:Рамонд де Карбонньер, Луи)

(Net support = 3; Against = 28.571%) (Group 1)

French explorer and politician, member of parliament in France (1755–1827); commandeur de la Légion d'honneur‎; member of French Academy of Sciences ♂

Louis François Élisabeth Ramond, baron de Carbonnières (January 4, 1755 Strasbourg – May 14, 1827), was a French politician, geologist and botanist. He is regarded as one of the first explorers of the high mountains of the Pyrenees who can be described as a pyrénéiste.

Support Support

  1. --Federico Leva (BEIC) (talk) 12:05, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
  2. one of the first explorers of the high mountains of the Pyrenees, his unsuccesful introduction to romanticism in Paris is a good example of the Alsatian Franco-German mixture. An "interface personality" in my opinion, who is perfect for this page. The only problem is maybe a certain lack of inline citations.--Alexmar983 (talk) 13:18, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
  3. Gce (talk) 10:33, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
  4. --Macondo (talk) 20:12, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
  5. --Ruthven (talk) 14:51, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low-importance --Shizhao (talk) 01:12, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 22:08, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Comment Comment



2 (=2-0)

en:Civil township[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

A civil township is a widely used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. The term town is used in New England, New York and Wisconsin to refer to the equivalent of the civil township in these states. Specific responsibilities and the degree of autonomy vary based on each state. Civil townships are distinct from survey townships, but in states that have both, the boundaries often coincide and may completely geographically subdivide a county. The U.S. Census Bureau classifies civil townships as minor civil divisions.

Support Support

  1. --Macondo (talk) 21:28, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 13:47, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Banksia paludosa[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 27 days)

Banksia paludosa, commonly known as the marsh or swamp banksia, is a species of shrub in the plant genus Banksia. It is endemic to New South Wales, where it is found between Sydney and Batemans Bay, with an isolate population further south around Eden. Two subspecies are recognised, the nominate of which is a spreading shrub to 1.5 m (5 ft) in height, and subsp. astrolux is a taller shrub to 5 m (16 ft) high found only in Nattai National Park.

Support Support

  1. --Gce (talk) 11:48, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:19, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 21:51, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Banksia violacea[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 27 days)

Banksia violacea, commonly known as violet banksia, is a species of shrub or tree in the plant genus Banksia (family Proteaceae). It generally grows as a small shrub to 1.5 m (5 ft) high with fine narrow leaves, and is best known for its unusually coloured dark purple-violet inflorescences. The colour of the inflorescences, short leaves, and flattened follicles which are sticky when young, help identify this species from others in the field.[2] It is found in low shrubland in southern regions of Western Australia from Esperance in the east to Narrogin in the west, growing exclusively in sandy soils.

Support Support

  1. --Gce (talk) 11:48, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:20, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 21:52, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Exchange Place (Jersey City)[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 22 days)

Exchange Place is a district of Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey that is sometimes referred to as "Wall Street West" due to the concentration of financial companies that have offices there.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:12, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 22:58, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 21:53, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:River Cuckmere[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

The River Cuckmere rises near Heathfield in East Sussex, England on the southern slopes of the Weald. The name of the river probably comes from an Old English word meaning fast-flowing, since it descends over 100 m (328 ft) in its initial four miles (6.4 km). Eventually flowing into the English Channel, it is the only undeveloped river mouth on the Sussex coast

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 14:15, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 21:03, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment



2 (=3-1)

en:Humanzee[edit]

(es:Humancé) (he:אדם שימפנזה) (it:Scimpanzuomo) (zh:猩猩人)

(Net support = 2; Against = 25%) (Group 1)

The humanzee (also known as the Chuman or Manpanzee) is a hypothetical chimpanzee/human hybrid. Chimpanzees and humans are closely related (sharing 95% of their DNA sequence and 99% of coding DNA sequences), leading to contested speculation that a hybrid is possible.

Support Support

  1. --Macondo (talk) 18:42, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:04, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  3. Interessant and referenced article --Tn4196 (talk) 21:00, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too much editions (8 so far). --Gce (talk) 17:44, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato[edit]

(it:Paesaggio vitivinicolo del Piemonte: Langhe, Roero e Monferrato) (hr:Vinogradarski krajolik Pijemonta)

(Net support = 2; Against = 25%) (Group 1)

Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato is the official name of a new UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising "five distinct wine-growing areas with outstanding landscapes" plus the Castle of Grinzane Cavour in the region of Piedmont, Italy. The site, which extends over hilly areas of Langhe and Montferrat, is one of the most important wine producing zones in Italy. Located in the center of Piedmont region (North West of Italy), the site is inscribed as a "cultural landscape", since it is a result of the combined work of nature and man. The site is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List thanks to the outstanding value of its wine culture, which has shaped the landscape over the centuries.

Support Support

  1. It's a new World Heritage Site inscribed in 2014 by UNESCO. --Holapaco77 (talk) 15:23, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
  2. Nice article --Tn4196 (talk) 18:29, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Ragold (talk) 18:47, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. All editions are short. --Gce (talk) 20:50, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment

  • All editions are stub. --Gce (talk) 17:48, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

en:Baden-Powell House[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 25%) (Group 1)

Baden-Powell House, colloquially known as B-P House, is a Scouting hostel and conference centre in South Kensington, London, which was built as a tribute to Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting. The house, owned by The Scout Association, hosts a small exhibition relating to Scouting in its current form and a granite statue by Don Potter.

Support Support

  1. The article is present in English (where it's a featured article), German, Italian and Vietnamese. --Gce (talk) 12:58, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:16, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Tn4196 (talk) 20:53, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Maybe too local--Ruthven (talk) 14:04, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


Jakob Christmann[edit]

(de:Jakob Christmann) (en:Jakob Christmann) (fr:Jakob Christmann)

(Net support = 2; Against = 25%) (Group 1)

German astronomer (1554–1613) ♂; Orientalist reformierten Bekenntnisses

Support Support

  1. --Federico Leva (BEIC) (talk) 12:05, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
  2. short, good sources, not too many languages and an interesting composite profile. I support.--Alexmar983 (talk) 23:34, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
  3. Gce (talk) 23:06, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 20:01, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Solidarity Forever[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 25%) (Group 1)

"Solidarity Forever", written by Ralph Chaplin in 1915, is perhaps the most famous union anthem. It is sung to the tune of "John Brown's Body" and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". Although it was written as a song for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), other union movements, such as the AFL-CIO, have adopted the song as their own. The song has been performed by musicians such as Utah Phillips, and was redone by Emcee Lynx and The Nightwatchman. It is still commonly sung at union meetings and rallies in the United States, Australia and Canada, and has also been sung at conferences of the Australian Labor Party and the Canadian New Democratic Party.

Support Support

  1. Ranan (talk) 11:00, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 02:02, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Tn4196 (talk) 16:09, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Not globally important. --Gce (talk) 15:39, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Singular point of a curve[edit]

(es:Punto singular de una curva) (eo:Singulara punkto de kurbo) (pl:Punkt osobliwy) (sl:Singularna točka krivulje)

(Net support = 2; Against = 25%) (Group 1)

In geometry, a singular point on a curve is one where the curve is not given by a smooth embedding of a parameter. The precise definition of a singular point depends on the type of curve being studied.

Support Support

  1. --Macondo (talk) 18:21, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 13:05, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Ragold (talk) 18:47, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too complicated, low references. --Gce (talk) 22:20, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Mount Hope (Antarctica)[edit]

(de:Mount Hope (Antarktis))

(Net support = 2; Against = 25%) (Group 1)

Mount Hope is a dome-shaped hill, rising to approximately 3,500 feet (1,100 m), situated at the foot of the Beardmore Glacier, Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica at 83°45′S 171°00′E. It was discovered on 3 December 1908, by Ernest Shackleton and his south polar party, on their journey towards the South Pole during the Nimrod Expedition.

Support Support

  1. --Macondo (talk) 00:45, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 13:08, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Ragold (talk) 18:47, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Not so interesting. --Gce (talk) 17:56, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:VISTA (telescope)[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 25%) (Group 1)

The VISTA (Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) is a reflecting telescope with a 4.1 metre mirror, located at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. It is operated by the European Southern Observatory and saw first light in December 2009.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 04:03, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Tn4196 (talk) 10:45, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Macondo (talk) 15:32, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Gce (talk) 21:02, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


Between 2/3 and 50% support (group 2)

  • Sorted first by the net support (number of support votes minus number of oppose votes) and second in order of nomination.
  • If a candidate has the number of oppose votes is 1/3 or more of that of total votes for two months, it will be removed from the list (rule 3).

3 (=6-3)

en:HTML email[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 25 days)

HTML email is the use of a subset of HTML (often ill-defined) to provide formatting and semantic markup capabilities in email that are not available with plain text.

Most graphical email clients support HTML email, and many default to it. Many of these clients include both a GUI editor for composing HTML emails and a rendering engine for displaying received HTML emails. Long URLs can be linked to without being broken into multiple pieces, and text is wrapped to fit the width of the user agent's viewport, instead of uniformly breaking each line at 78 characters (defined in RFC 5322, which was necessary on older text terminals). It allows in-line inclusion of tables, as well as diagrams or mathematical formulae as images, which are otherwise difficult to convey (typically using ASCII art).

Support Support

  1. A somewhat important article which only has two language editions.--RekishiEJ (talk) 15:51, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 00:15, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Taichi - (あ!) 07:23, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
  4. --Macondo (talk) 09:23, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  5. --Assar (talk) 19:50, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
  6. --Htmlzycq (talk) 05:31, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 10:41, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Gotanda (talk) 23:58, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
  3. Technical stuff. If you don't read this article, emails still work --Distelfinck (talk) 03:41, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment

  1. Once a TOTW candidate on 10 June 2009, however it got removed from here due to having no vote other than the nominator's one for over 14 days.----RekishiEJ (talk) 15:51, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

2 (=4-2)

en:Brown marmorated stink bug[edit]

(ja:クサギカメムシ) (sl:Halyomorpha halys)

(Net support = 2; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 2 months and 1 day) (→ It is removable)

Halyomorpha halys, also known as the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), or simply the stink bug, is an insect in the family Pentatomidae, and it is native to China, Japan and Taiwan, but it was accidentally introduced into the United States.

Support Support

  1. According to it:Discussioni_progetto:Forme_di_vita#Halyomorpha_halys it is becoming invasive in Europe too. Increasing interest is spreading worldwide about this invasive pest.--Alexmar983 (talk) 10:59, 27 October 2014 (UTC) --Alexmar983 (talk) 10:59, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 20:35, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Macondo (talk) 23:22, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
  4. An article that can be useful because of its current developing. --Tn4196 (talk) 18:29, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 01:10, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
  2. Not so important, too much editions. --Gce (talk) 23:16, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Comment Comment



1 (=2-1)

en:Schönhausen Palace[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 23 days)

Schönhausen Palace (German: Schloss Schönhausen) is a Baroque palace at Niederschönhausen, in Berlin's borough of Pankow. It is surrounded by gardens through which the Panke river runs.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:07, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Ruthven (talk) 15:18, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too many editions (10 so far). --Gce (talk) 20:37, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Banksia scabrella[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 27 days)

Banksia scabrella, commonly known as the Burma Road Banksia, is a species of woody shrub in the genus Banksia. It is classified in the series Abietinae, a group of several species of shrubs with small round or oval inflorescences. It occurs in a number of isolated populations south of Geraldton, Western Australia, with the largest population being south and east of Mount Adams. Found on sandy soils in heathland or shrubland, it grows to 2 m (7 ft) high and 3 m (10 ft) across with fine needle-like leaves. Appearing in spring and summer, the inflorescences are round to oval in shape and tan to cream with purple styles. Banksia scabrella is killed by fire and regenerates by seed.

Support Support

  1. --Gce (talk) 11:48, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:19, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Not very important and written too technically. --Tn4196 (talk) 21:13, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


Equal oppose and support, and a minimum of 2 positive votes (group 3)

  • Sorted first by the net support and second in order of nomination.
  • If a candidate has an equal number of opposing votes and supporting votes for one month, it will be removed from the list (rule 2).
  • (With a minimum of 2 positive votes, of course. Candidates with 1-1 stay in group 5, to prevent unjust rewards.)


en:Toilet paper orientation[edit]

(fr:Orientation du papier toilette)

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 3) (No votes from 3 days)

Toilet paper when used with a toilet roll holder with a horizontal axle parallel to the floor has two possible orientations: the toilet paper may hang over (in front of) or under (behind) the roll. The choice is largely a matter of personal preference, dictated by habit. In surveys of US consumers and of bath and kitchen specialists, 60–70% of respondents prefer over.

Support Support

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 18:45, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. Very interesting. Length is not a problem. --Carrotkit (talk) 08:17, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Tn4196 (talk) 21:13, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too long (but introduction is not so long), too many editions, some editions (like the Italian) would not accept it. --Gce (talk) 00:44, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. Low-importance + too long--Shizhao (talk) 01:16, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Macondo (talk) 15:32, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


Less than 50% support (group 4)

  • Sorted first by the net support (number of support votes minus number of oppose votes) and second in order of nomination.
  • If a candidate has more opposing votes than supporting ones for two weeks, it will be removed from the list (rule 1).
  • Currently, there are no candidates in this situation.


New candidates (group 5)

  • With only 1 positive vote. (Regardless of whether they receive a negative vote or more.)
  • Sorted first by the net support and second in order of nomination.
  • If a candidate has no vote after two weeks, it will be removed from the list (rule 4).

Propose a new candidate

en:Open Database License[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 5) (No votes from 6 days)

The Open Database License (ODbL) is a "Share Alike" license agreement intended to allow users to freely share, modify, and use a database while maintaining this same freedom for others

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 14:16, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too many editions (12 so far), the English edition is a stub. --Gce (talk) 21:09, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Bakhchisaray Palace[edit]

(Net support = -1; Against = 66.667%) (Group 5) (No votes from 6 days)

The Khan's Palace or Hansaray is located in the town of Bakhchysarai, Crimea. It was built in the 16th century and became home to a succession of Crimean Khans

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 14:23, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too many editions (12 so far). --Gce (talk) 21:51, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. Many editions and badly referenced. --Tn4196 (talk) 21:13, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Arundel[edit]

(Net support = -2; Against = 75%) (Group 5) (No votes from 6 days)

Arundel is a market town and civil parish in a steep vale of the South Downs, West Sussex, England. It lies 49 miles (79 km) SSW of London, 18 miles (29 km) WNW of the English Channel town of Brighton, and 10 miles (16 km) east of the county town of Chichester.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 14:13, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too many editions (18 so far). --Gce (talk) 21:01, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Macondo (talk) 15:54, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. Too many editions, only locally important. --Tn4196 (talk) 21:13, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Lolowah bint Faisal Al Saud[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 5) (No votes from 5 days)

A daughter of King Faisal from his fourth wife, Iffat Al Thunayan, and is considered one of the most publicly visible female members of the Saudi Royal Family. She is the sister of Foreign Minister Prince Saud and former Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Turki. She is a prominent activist for women's education and other social issues in Saudi Arabia.

Support Support

  1. A B-rated article which appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? column on 13 May 2011. --RekishiEJ (talk) 16:58, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 02:44, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Chancellor of the High Court[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 5) (No votes from 4 days)

The Chancellor of the High Court is the head of the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

Support Support

  1. --Josve05a (talk) 21:39, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 22:04, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment