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These are the candidates for Translation of the week.


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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


5 (8-3)

en:Neo-creationism[edit]

(Net support = 5; Against = 27.273%) (Group 1)

Neo-creationism is a movement whose goal is to restate creationism in terms more likely to be well received by the public, policy makers, educators and the scientific community. It aims to re-frame the debate over the origins of life in non-religious terms and without appeals to scripture. This comes in response to the 1987 ruling by the United States Supreme Court in Edwards v. Aguillard that creationism is an inherently religious concept and that advocating it as correct or accurate in public school curricula violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

One of its principal claims is that ostensibly objective orthodox science, with a foundation in naturalism, is actually a dogmatically atheistic religion. Its proponents argue that the scientific method excludes certain explanations of phenomena, particularly where they point towards supernatural elements, thus effectively excluding religious insight from contributing to understanding the universe. This leads to an open and often hostile opposition to what they term "Darwinism", which generally is meant to refer to evolution, but may be extended to include such concepts as abiogenesis, stellar evolution and the Big Bang theory.

Notable neo-creationist organizations are the Discovery Institute and its Center for Science and Culture. Neo-creationists have yet to establish a recognized line of legitimate scientific research and thus far lack scientific and academic legitimacy, even among many academics of evangelical Christian colleges. Neo-creationism is considered by Eugenie C. Scott and other critics as the most successful form of irrationalism. The main form of neo-creationism is intelligent design. A second form, abrupt appearance theory, claims that first life and the universe appeared abruptly and that plants and animals appeared abruptly in complex form, has occasionally been postulated.

Support Support

  1. A somewhat important and B-rated article which only has four language editions.--RekishiEJ (talk) 16:05, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 00:44, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
  3. Gce (talk) 19:44, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
  4. --Taichi - (あ!) 05:18, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
  5. --Calistoymelibea (talk) 00:27, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
  6. --Assar (talk) 19:51, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
  7. --Tn4196 (talk) 12:22, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
  8. --interesting!--Htmlzycq (talk) 02:30, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Locally important, Jj14 (talk) 23:30, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 14:07, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Gotanda (talk) 01:17, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment Comment



5 (=6-1)

en:Equality and Human Rights Commission[edit]

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

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is a non-departmental public body in Great Britain that was established by the Equality Act 2006 and came into being on 1 October 2007. The Commission has responsibility for the promotion and enforcement of equality and non-discrimination laws in England, Scotland and Wales. It took over the responsibilities of three former commissions: the Commission for Racial Equality, the Equal Opportunities Commission (which dealt with gender equality) and the Disability Rights Commission. It also has responsibility for other aspects of equality: age, sexual orientation and religion or belief. As a national human rights institution, it seeks to promote and protect human rights in Great Britain (with the exception of matters falling within the remit of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, SHRC).

Support Support

  1. The article is present only in English. --Gce (talk) 17:09, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Tn4196 (talk) 09:14, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Macondo (talk) 11:21, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  4. --Umafiy (talk) 05:47, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  5. --Shizhao (talk) 01:16, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
  6. --Taichi - (あ!) 18:20, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Not so interesting--Htmlzycq (talk) 02:32, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment Comment



4

en:March on Washington Movement[edit]

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

The March on Washington Movement (MOWM), 1941–1946, organized by A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin as a tool to organize a mass march on Washington, D.C., was designed to pressure the U.S. government into desegregating the armed forces and providing fair working opportunities for African Americans. Despite its name, the March on Washington Movement did not lead to an actual march on Washington during this period, as Randolph's requests were met before one could be organized. Martin Luther King was heavily influenced by Randolph and his ideals.

Support Support

  1. A somewhat important article which only has one language edition.--RekishiEJ (talk) 05:39, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 08:34, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
  3. --Gotanda (talk) 01:14, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
  4. --Taichi - (あ!) 18:22, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment



4 (=5-1)

en:French military mission to Japan (1872–80)[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 16.667%) (Group 1)

The 1872–1880 French Military Mission to Japan was the second French military mission to that country. It followed the first French Military Mission to Japan (1867-1868), which had ended with the Boshin War and the establishment of the rule of Emperor Meiji.

Support Support

  1. A fact from French military mission to Japan (1872–80) appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? column on 31 March 2007. Also the article lets readers know the fact that initially Imperial Japanese Army was not modeled after Prussian Army, but after French Army. --RekishiEJ (talk) 14:23, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 14:25, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
  3. --Wildcursive (talk) 12:35, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
  4. --Taichi - (あ!) 07:08, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
  5. --Htmlzycq (talk) 05:54, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too short. --Gce (talk) 11:56, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Comment Comment

  1. Both French and Japanese editions are translated from the English edition.--RekishiEJ (talk) 14:23, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

en:Internet democracy[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 16.667%) (Group 1)

A common definition of Internet democracy is using the Internet, and other Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), to further democratic ideals and forms of governance through “the Internet’s information flow, augmented by ever increasing rainfalls of data, constantly alter[ing] people’s knowledge of public affairs and more broadly the political relations of citizens within and between societies.” In numerous instances, social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress and Blogspot, are used heavily to promote democracy.

Support Support

  1. An important article which only has two language editions.--RekishiEJ (talk) 13:23, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 12:11, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Taichi - (あ!) 05:20, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
  4. User:hei997 (talk) 00:10, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
  5. --Leiem (talk) 07:49, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low-importance --Shizhao (talk) 00:58, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Comment Comment

en:Polaris expedition[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 16.667%) (Group 1)

The Polaris expedition (1871) was led by the American Charles Francis Hall, who intended it to be the first expedition to reach the North Pole. Sponsored by the United States government, it was one of the first serious attempts at the Pole, after that of British naval officer William Edward Parry, who in 1827 reached latitude 82°45′ North. The expedition failed at its main objective, having been troubled throughout by insubordination, incompetence, and poor leadership.

Support Support

  1. --Macondo (talk) 08:06, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Tn4196 (talk) 16:59, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  3. 1st paragraph can be a good stub in other editions. --Gce (talk) 16:22, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  4. --Umafiy (talk) 00:18, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  5. --Gotanda (talk) 00:02, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. too long--Shizhao (talk) 00:55, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Comment Comment


3

en:2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference[edit]

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

Oppose Oppose


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)

en:766th Independent Infantry Regiment (North Korea)[edit]

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

The 766th Independent Infantry Regiment was a light infantry unit of North Korea's Korean People's Army (KPA) that existed briefly during the Korean War. It was headquartered in Hoeryong, North Korea, and was also known as the 766th Unit (Korean: 766부대). Trained extensively in amphibious warfare and unconventional warfare, the 766th Regiment was considered a special forces commando unit. The regiment was trained to conduct assaults by sea and then to lead other North Korean units on offensive operations, to infiltrate behind enemy lines and to disrupt enemy supplies and communications.

The article is present in Chinese (where it's a good article), English (where it's a featured article) and Japanese.

Support Support

  1. Gce (talk) 11:59, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
  2. -Shizhao (talk) 00:45, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
  3. --Taichi - (あ!) 07:12, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment



3 (=4-1)

en:Rule of the shorter term[edit]

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

The rule of the shorter term, also called the comparison of terms, is a provision in international copyright treaties. The provision allows that signatory countries can limit the duration of copyright they grant to foreign works under national treatment, to at most the copyright term granted in the work's origin country.

Support Support

  1. A somewhat important article which only has eight language editions.--RekishiEJ (talk) 08:07, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
  2. 8 editions are a bit much, but the argument is important and there isn't at all a Russian edition... --Gce (talk) 23:01, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
  3. --Bazsola (talk) 20:53, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
  4. --Naoero88 (talk) 17:23, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 00:32, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Hussite Bible[edit]

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

The Hussite Bible (Hungarian: Huszita Biblia; sometimes also "The Bible of the Franciscans") is the oldest known Hungarian, but also Uralic Bible translation, dated to the 1420s–1430s.

Support Support

  1. A somewhat important article which only has three language editions.--RekishiEJ (talk) 16:51, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
  2. --Bazsola (talk) 19:02, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
  3. --Taichi - (あ!) 23:35, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
  4. --Naoero88 (talk) 17:23, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Not interesting. --Gce (talk) 19:45, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Norwegian paradox[edit]

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

"The Norwegian paradox" is a concept of Norway's economic performance when low R&Dinvestment and high economic performance are present together.

Support Support

  1. A somewhat important and interesting article which only has one language edition.--RekishiEJ (talk) 05:39, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
  2. Absurd that there isn't a Norwegian (Bokmal or Nynorsk) edition... --Gce (talk) 07:54, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
  3. --Taichi - (あ!) 23:34, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
  4. --Tn4196 (talk) 12:22, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 00:39, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Comment Comment

en:World Conference on Human Rights[edit]

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

The World Conference on Human Rights was held by the United Nations in Vienna, Austria, on 14 to 25 June 1993. It was the first human rights conference held since the end of the Cold War. The main result of the conference was the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.

Support Support

  1. A somewhat important article which only has eight language editions.--RekishiEJ (talk) 13:11, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
  2. Not very long, there aren't Arabic and Russian versions. --Gce (talk) 12:01, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
  3. No Chinese version, although it would probably be blocked in mainland after creation. But worth trying. --Lyuflamb (talk) 03:05, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
  4. --Plaerdemavida (talk) 10:19, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low-importance --Shizhao (talk) 00:56, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Comment Comment


3 (=5-2)

en:2005 Qeshm earthquake[edit]

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

The 2005 Qeshm earthquake was a powerful seismic event that occurred on November 27, 2005, at 13:52 IRST (10:22 UTC) on the sparsely populated Qeshm Island off Southern Iran, killing 13 people and devastating 13 villages. It was Iran's second major earthquake of 2005, following that at Zarand in February. The epicenter was about 1,500 kilometers (930 mi) south of Tehran, close to Iran's southern borders. Initial measurements showed that the earthquake registered about 6.0 on the moment magnitude scale, although that was reduced to 5.8 after further analysis. More than 400 minor aftershocks followed the main quake, 36 of which were greater than magnitude 2.5. The earthquake occurred in a remote area during the middle of the day, limiting the number of fatalities. Iranian relief efforts were effective and largely adequate, leading the country to decline offers of support from other nations and UNICEF.

The article is present in English (where it's a featured article) and Farsi. --Gce (talk) 21:54, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Support Support

  1. Gce (talk) 21:54, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
  2. --RekishiEJ (talk) 03:16, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
  3. --Shizhao (talk) 00:30, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
  4. --紅白色恐不23條 (talk) 00:08, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
  5. --Taichi - (あ!) 05:09, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Not globally important.--Tn4196 (talk) 14:53, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
  2. Locally important, not globally. --Htmlzycq (talk) 05:50, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Comment Comment

en:HTML email[edit]

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

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)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 10:41, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Gotanda (talk) 23:58, 6 September 2014 (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

en:Accurate News and Information Act[edit]

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

The Accurate News and Information Act was a statute passed by the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada, in 1937, at the instigation of William Aberhart's Social Credit government. It would have required newspapers to print "clarifications" of stories that a committee of Social Credit legislators deemed inaccurate, and to reveal their sources on demand.

The article is present in Chinese and English (where it's a featured article).

Support Support

  1. Gce (talk) 12:41, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 00:48, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Adelaide Anne Procter[edit]

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

Was an English poet and philanthropist. She worked prominently on behalf of unemployed women and the homeless, and was actively involved with feminist groups and journals. Procter never married, and some of her poetry has prompted speculation that she was a lesbian. She suffered from ill health, possibly due to her charity work, and died of tuberculosis at the age of 38. The article is present in Arabic, English (where it's a featured article), Farsi, Franch, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.

Support Support

  1. Gce (talk) 18:30, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 00:46, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Adelaide leak[edit]

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

Was the revelation to the press of a dressing-room incident during the third cricket Test match of the 1932–33 Ashes series between Australia and England, more commonly known as the Bodyline series. During the course of play on 14 January 1933, the Australian Test captain Bill Woodfull was struck over the heart by a ball delivered by Harold Larwood. Although not badly hurt, Woodfull was shaken and dismissed shortly afterwards. The article is present only in English (where it's a featured article).

Support Support

  1. Gce (talk) 18:30, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 00:47, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Alister Murdoch[edit]

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

Air Marshal Sir Alister Murray Murdoch, KBE, CB (9 December 1912 – 29 November 1984) was a senior commander in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). He served as Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) from 1965 to 1969. Joining the Air Force in 1930, Murdoch trained as a seaplane pilot, and participated in an Antarctic rescue mission for lost explorers in 1935. During World War II, he commanded No. 221 Squadron RAF in Europe and the Middle East, and later occupied senior positions on the staff of RAAF formations in the South West Pacific. His post-war appointments included Commandant of RAAF College from 1952 to 1953, Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Training Command from 1953 to 1955, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff from 1958 to 1959, and AOC Operational Command from 1962 to 1965.

Support Support

  1. Gce (talk) 14:38, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:02, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:All You Need Is Love (The JAMs song)[edit]

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

"All You Need Is Love" is a song by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, independently released as their debut single on 9 March 1987. A politically topical song concerning the British media's AIDS furore, the track was initially given a 12" white label release because of its sampling of other records.

The article is present only in English (where's a featuread article).

Support Support

  1. Gce (talk) 14:56, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 02:40, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


es:Reserva natural de las Islas Columbretes[edit]

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

La Reserva Natural de las Islas Columbretes es un archipiélago que constituye una de los espacios naturales protegidos más importantes de la Comunidad Valenciana y de los pequeños archipiélagos propios del mar Mediterráneo, debido a la diversidad biológica y ecológica de su entorno.

Support Support

  1. --Macondo (talk) 09:54, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Bazsola (talk) 11:58, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment

  • It's not very long, but the absence of an English language edition make me unsure about supporting it. --Gce (talk) 13:15, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
  • This area seems to be an important natural habitat protection area, it is also a Natura 2000 (Special Protection Area) site (code: ES0000061) Bazsola (talk) 11:58, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

en:Alleyway[edit]

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

Alleyway (アレイウェイ?) is a video game developed by Nintendo and Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo as a global launch title for the Game Boy.[1] It is a Breakout clone and one of the first four games developed and released for the system. The game was released first in Japan in 1989,[3] in North America later that year, and in Europe in 1990. It was later re-released via online distribution for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console on June 6, 2011.

Support Support

  1. The article is present in Chinese, English (where's a featured article), French, Italian, Japanese and Swedish. --Gce (talk) 16:03, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:03, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

Comment Comment

en:Linguapax Institute[edit]

(ca:Linguapax) (ja:リンガパックス)

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

Linguapax is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of linguistic diversity worldwide. Its main aim, synthesized in its name, is to rally linguistic communities worldwide around the belief that the maintenance of language diversity is inseparable from the goals of peace and intercultural understanding.

Support Support

  1. Few languages and seems especially appropriate for this project! --Gotanda (talk) 23:55, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 12:09, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment

en:Arbiter (Halo)[edit]

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

Arbiter is a fictional ceremonial, religious, and political rank bestowed upon alien Covenant Elites in the Halo science fiction universe. In the 2004 video game Halo 2, the rank is given to a disgraced commander as a way to atone for his failures. Although the Arbiter is intended to die serving the Covenant leadership, the High Prophets, he survives his missions and the Prophets' subsequent betrayal of his kind. When he learns that the Prophets' plans would doom all sentient life in the galaxy to extinction, the Arbiter allies with the Covenant's enemies—humanity—and stops the ringworld Halo from being activated. The Arbiter is a playable character in Halo 2 and its 2007 sequel Halo 3; a different Arbiter appears in the 2009 real-time strategy game Halo Wars, which takes place 20 years before the events of the main trilogy.

Support Support

  1. The article is present in Dutch, English (where's a featured article), French and Spanish. --Gce (talk) 12:58, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:08, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Armillaria luteobubalina[edit]

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

Armillaria luteobubalina, commonly known as the Australian honey fungus, is a species of mushroom in the family Physalacriaceae. Widely distributed in southern Australia, the fungus is responsible for a disease known as Armillaria root rot, a primary cause of Eucalyptus tree death and forest dieback. It is the most pathogenic and widespread of the six Armillaria species found in Australia. The fungus has also been collected in Argentina and Chile. Fruit bodies have cream- to tan-coloured caps that grow up to 10 cm (4 in) in diameter and stems that measure up to 20 cm (8 in) long by 1.5 cm (1 in) thick. The fruit bodies, which appear at the base of infected trees and other woody plants in autumn (March–April), are edible, but require cooking to remove the bitter taste. The fungus is dispersed through spores produced on gills on the underside of the caps, and also by growing vegetatively through the root systems of host trees. The ability of the fungus to spread vegetatively is facilitated by an aerating system that allows it to efficiently diffuse oxygen through rhizomorphs—rootlike structures made of dense masses of hyphae.

Support Support

  1. The article is present in Cebuano, English (where it's a feaured article), French, Spanish, Swedish and Waray. --Gce (talk) 12:58, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:10, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment

en:Augustinian theodicy[edit]

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

The Augustinian theodicy is a type of Christian theodicy that has been designed to respond to the evidential problem of evil. As such, it attempts to explain the probability of an omnipotent and omnibenevolent (or all-powerful and perfectly loving) God amid evidence of evil in the world. A number of variations of this kind of theodicy have been proposed throughout history, but their similarities were first described by John Hick, who classified them as Augustinian. They typically assert that God is perfectly good, that he created the world out of nothing, and that evil is the result of the original sin of humans. The entry of evil into the world is generally explained as punishment for sin, its continued occurrence owing to the evil use of free will by humans. The Augustinian theodicy maintains that God is perfectly good and not responsible for evil or suffering.

Support Support

  1. The article is present in English (where it's a featured article), Indonesian and Spanish. --Gce (talk) 12:58, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:12, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment

en:Authentic Science Fiction[edit]

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

Authentic Science Fiction was a British science fiction magazine published in the 1950s that ran for 85 issues under three editors: Gordon Landsborough, H.J. Campbell, and E.C. Tubb. The magazine was published by Hamilton and Co., and began in 1951 as a series of novels appearing every two weeks; by the summer it became a monthly magazine, with readers' letters and an editorial page, though fiction content was still restricted to a single novel. In 1952 short fiction began to appear alongside the novels, and within two more years it completed the transformation into a science fiction magazine.

Support Support

  1. The article is present in English (where it's a featured article), Japanese and Spanish. --Gce (talk) 12:58, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:15, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Baden-Powell House[edit]

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

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Bal des Ardents[edit]

(Net support = 2; 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)

Oppose Oppose


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2 (=3-1)

en:Kheshig, ru:Кэшик[edit]

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

Kheshig were the Gengis Khan's imperial guard, so a historically very important emperor's guard. The voice is covered only in 2 big Wikipedias: Russian and English.

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  1. --Tn4196 (talk) 16:23, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
  2. --Gce (talk) 22:30, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
  3. Lvova (talk) 21:17, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

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  1. cleanup tag--Shizhao (talk) 14:01, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

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en:William Forbes-Sempill, 19th Lord Sempill[edit]

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

William Francis Forbes-Sempill, 19th Lord Sempill AFC, AFRAeS, (24 September 1893 – 30 December 1965) was a British peer and record-breaking air pioneer who was later shown to have been a traitor who passed secret information to the Imperial Japanese military before the Second World War. Educated at Eton, he began his career as a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps and then served in the Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force during the First World War. In 1921 Sempill led an official military mission to Japan that showcased the latest British aircraft. In subsequent years he continued to aid the Imperial Japanese Navy in developing its Navy Air Service.

However in the 1920s Sempill began giving military secrets to the Japanese. Although his activities were uncovered by British Intelligence, Sempill was not prosecuted for spying and allowed to continue in public life. The decision, which was taken at highest levels of government, was based on several factors. Firstly it would have revealed British successes in decoding Japanese communications and secondly he was part of the British Establishment with family links to the Royal Family. He was eventually forced to retire from the Royal Navy in 1941 after being discovered passing on secret material to Tokyo shortly before Japan declared war in the Pacific.

Sempill was known as "Master of Sempill" before succeeding his father to the titles of Lord Sempill and Baronet of Craigevar in 1934.

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  1. A somewhat important and interesting article which only has one language edition.--RekishiEJ (talk) 16:14, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  2. --Gce (talk) 23:06, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
  3. --Tn4196 (talk) 13:05, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

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  1. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 00:30, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

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en:1941 Florida hurricane[edit]

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

Was a strong tropical cyclone that affected the Bahamas, Florida, and the southeastern United States in October 1941. The fifth known storm of the 1941 Atlantic hurricane season, it was first observed to the north of the Virgin Islands on October 3. The storm tracked generally westward through the Bahamas, reaching peak winds of 120 miles per hour (190 km/h). After moving across southern Florida, the hurricane emerged into the Gulf of Mexico and made another landfall along the Florida Panhandle. Turning northeast, it crossed Georgia and South Carolina, and entered the Atlantic Ocean on October 8. The article is present in English (where it's a featured article) and Portuguese.

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  1. Gce (talk) 11:22, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 14:26, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
  3. --Taichi - (あ!) 23:39, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

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  1. ---too long--Htmlzycq (talk) 03:03, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

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

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en:Health risks from dead bodies[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 26 days)

The health risks of dead bodies are dangers related to the improper preparation and disposal of cadavers. While normal circumstances allow cadavers to be quickly embalmed, cremated, or buried, natural and man-made disasters can quickly overwhelm and/or interrupt the established protocols for dealing with the dead. Under such circumstances, the decomposition and putrefaction of cadavers goes unchecked, and raises a series of health, logistical, and psychological issues. After disasters with extensive loss of life due to trauma rather than disease—earthquakes, storms, human conflict, etc.—many resources are often expended on burying the dead quickly, and applying disinfectant to bodies for the specific purpose of preventing disease. This is an inappropriate use of scarce resources and manpower: the health risks from dead bodies in such cases are minimal.

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  1. Gce (talk) 23:35, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Tn4196 (talk) 10:51, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

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  1. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 00:48, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

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en:Anodyne (album)[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 26 days)

Anodyne is the fourth and final studio album by alternative country band Uncle Tupelo, released on October 5, 1993. The recording of the album was preceded by the departure of the original drummer Mike Heidorn and the addition of three new band members: bassist John Stirratt, drummer Ken Coomer, and multi-instrumentalist Max Johnston. The band signed with Sire Records shortly before recording the album; Anodyne was Uncle Tupelo's only major label release until 89/93: An Anthology in 2002.

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  1. The article is present in Croatian, English (where's a featured article), French, Spanish (where both are good articles) and Swedish. --Gce (talk) 17:10, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:09, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

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  1. Low global importance --Tn4196 (talk) 10:51, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

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en:Agaricus deserticola[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 40%) (Group 2) (No votes from 2 months and 1 day) (→ It is removable)

Is a species of fungus in the Agaricaceae family. Found only in southwestern and western North America, A. deserticola is adapted for growth in dry or semi-arid habitats. The fruit bodies are secotioid, meaning the spores are not forcibly discharged, and the cap does not fully expand. Unlike other Agaricus species, A. deserticola does not develop true gills, but rather a convoluted and networked system of spore-producing tissue called a gleba. When the partial veil breaks or pulls away from the stem or the cap splits radially, the blackish-brown gleba is exposed, which allows the spores to be dispersed.

The article is present in Cebuano, Dutch, English (where it's a featured article), Spanish, Swedish and Winary.

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  1. Gce (talk) 18:30, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 00:50, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Macondo (talk) 10:06, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

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  1. Very local --Assar (talk) 19:53, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
  2. Too specific and quite difficult article --Tn4196 (talk) 12:22, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

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en:Aquaman (2006 TV pilot)[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 40%) (Group 2) (No votes from 27 days)

Aquaman is a television pilot developed by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar for The WB Television Network, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Gough and Millar wrote the pilot, which was directed by Greg Beeman. Justin Hartley starred as Arthur "A.C." Curry, a young man living in a beachside community in the Florida Keys who learns about his powers and destiny as the Prince of Atlantis.

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  1. The article is present in English (where's a featured article), Finnish, Hungarian, Portuguese and Russian. --Gce (talk) 17:10, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:09, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Umafiy (talk) 22:24, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

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  1. Low global importance --Tn4196 (talk) 09:14, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Macondo (talk) 18:40, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

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Equal oppose and support (group 3)

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en:Ten Dollar Bill (Roy Lichtenstein)[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 3) (No votes from 29 days)

Ten Dollar Bill (also referred to as The Dollar Bill) is a 1956 proto-pop art lithographic drawing by Roy Lichtenstein. Considered to be a combination of Americana art and cubism, the work is referred to as the beginning to Lichtenstein's work on pop art.(...)

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  1. --Macondo (talk) 07:56, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  2. It's also a good article. --Gce (talk) 17:09, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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  1. Too specific topic. --Tn4196 (talk) 16:59, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  2. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 00:57, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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en:Vocabulary development; ca:Adquisició del vocabulari[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 3) (No votes from 30 days)

Vocabulary development is a process by which people acquire words. Babbling shifts towards meaningful speech as infants grow and produce their first words around the age of one year. In early word learning, infants build their vocabulary slowly. By the age of 18 months, infants can typically produce about 50 words and begin to make word combinations.

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  1. --Macondo (talk) 09:57, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Tn4196 (talk) 16:59, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

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  1. too long--Shizhao (talk) 00:56, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  2. I agree (only for the English language edition). --Gce (talk) 16:54, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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en:Written Chinese[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 3) (No votes from 29 days)

Written Chinese ((中文)) comprises Chinese characters used to represent the Chinese language. Chinese characters do not constitute an alphabet or a compact syllabary. Rather, the writing system is roughly logosyllabic; that is, a character generally represents one syllable of spoken Chinese and may be a word on its own or a part of a polysyllabic word. The characters themselves are often composed of parts that may represent physical objects, abstract notions, or pronunciation. Literacy requires the memorization of a great many characters: educated Chinese know about 4,000. The large number of Chinese characters has in part led to the adoption of Western alphabets as an auxiliary means of representing Chinese.

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  1. --Macondo (talk) 08:32, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Umafiy (talk) 00:58, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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  1. too long--Shizhao (talk) 00:59, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  2. I agree. --Gce (talk) 17:34, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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en:Atomic line filter[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 5) (No votes from 13 days)

An atomic line filter (ALF) is an advanced optical band-pass filter used in the physical sciences for filtering electromagnetic radiation with precision, accuracy, and minimal signal strength loss. Atomic line filters work via the absorption or resonance lines of atomic vapors and so may also be designated an atomic resonance filter (ARF).

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  1. The article is present in English (where it's a featured article) and Italian. --Gce (talk) 12:58, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

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  1. too long--Shizhao (talk) 01:11, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

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en:Augustus Owsley Stanley[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 5) (No votes from 13 days)

Augustus Owsley Stanley I (May 21, 1867 – August 12, 1958) was a politician from the US state of Kentucky. A Democrat, he served as the 38th Governor of Kentucky and also represented the state in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. From 1903 to 1915, Stanley represented Kentucky's 2nd congressional district in the House of Representatives, where he gained a reputation as a progressive reformer. Beginning in 1904, he called for an antitrust investigation of the American Tobacco Company, claiming they were a monopoly that drove down prices for the tobacco farmers of his district. As a result of his investigation, the Supreme Court of the United States broke up the American Tobacco Company in 1911. Stanley also chaired a committee that conducted an antitrust investigation of U.S. Steel, which brought him national acclaim. Many of his ideas were incorporated into the Clayton Antitrust Act.

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  1. The article is present in Chinese (where it's a featured article), English, Farsi, German, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese and Swedish. --Gce (talk) 12:58, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

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  1. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 01:13, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

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en:Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Baxter Healthcare[edit]

(Net support = -1; Against = 66.667%) (Group 5) (No votes from 13 days)

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd (Baxter) was a decision of the High Court of Australia, which ruled on 29 August 2007 that Baxter Healthcare Proprietary Limited, a tenderer for various government contracts, was bound by the Trade Practices Act 1974 (TPA, Australian legislation governing anti-competitive behaviour) in its trade and commerce in tendering for government contracts. More generally, the case concerned the principles of derivative governmental immunity:[1] whether the immunity of a government from a statute extends to third parties that conduct business with the government.

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  1. The article is present only in English (where it's a featured article). --Gce (talk) 12:58, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

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  1. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 01:14, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  2. Per Shizhao Eurodyne (talk

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en:Astonishing Stories[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 0%) (Group 5) (No votes from 13 days)

Astonishing Stories was an American pulp science fiction magazine, published by Popular Publications between 1940 and 1943. It was founded under Popular's "Fictioneers" imprint, which paid lower rates than Popular's other magazines. The magazine's first editor was Frederik Pohl, who also edited a companion publication, Super Science Stories. After nine issues Pohl was replaced by Alden H. Norton, who subsequently rehired Pohl as an assistant. The budget for Astonishing was very low, which made it difficult to acquire good fiction, but through his membership in the Futurians, a group of young science fiction fans and aspiring writers, Pohl was able to find material to fill the early issues. The magazine was successful, and Pohl was able to increase his pay rates slightly within a year. He managed to obtain stories by writers who subsequently became very well known, such as Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein. After Pohl entered the army in early 1943, wartime paper shortages led Popular to cease publication of Astonishing. The final issue was dated April of that year.

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  1. The article is present in English (where it's a featured article) and Spanish. --Gce (talk) 12:58, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

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en:Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park[edit]

(it:Parco geologico nazionale di Zhangye Danxia) (zh:张掖丹霞国家地质公园) (vi:Công viên địa chất Trương Dịch Đan Hà) ([[:{{{Language5}}}:{{{Title5}}}]]) ([[:{{{Language6}}}:{{{Title6}}}]])

(Net support = 1; Against = 0%) (Group 5)

The Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park (Chinese: 张掖丹霞国家地质公园), also known as Zhangye Danxia (Landform) Geopark, is located near the city of Zhangye in China's northwestern Gansu province. It covers an area of 510 square kilometres (200 sq mi). Formerly a provincial park and scenic area, it became a national geopark in November 2011. Known for its colourful rock formations, it has been voted by Chinese media outlets as one of the most beautiful landforms in China.

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