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en:Gustav III of Sweden's coffee experiment[edit]

(Net support = 6; Against = 0%)

Gustav III of Sweden's coffee experiment was a twin study ordered by the king to study the health effects of coffee. Although the authenticity of the event has been questioned, the experiment, which was conducted in the second half of the 18th century, failed to prove that coffee was a dangerous beverage.

Support Support

  1. Interesting article, also funny. --Holapaco77 (talk) 22:09, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Erebuss (talk) 07:55, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 07:15, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
  4. Interesting, short and easy to translate Triplecaña (talk) 12:58, 28 September 2018 (UTC) (I have translated it after seeing it here, so you can include it to the list)
  5. Ditto. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 09:18, 29 September 2018 (UTC)
  6. why not?--Cohaf (talk) 01:05, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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see d:Q1281398

en:Maria Kristina Kiellström[edit]

(Net support = 6; Against = 0%)

Maria Kristina Kiellström (15 June 1744 – 20 January 1798), known as Maja Stina, was a Swedish silk worker and alleged prostitute.

She inspired the songwriter and performer Carl Michael Bellman to create a major character in his Fredman's Epistles (songs), the demimonde prostitute or Rococo "nymph" Ulla Winblad.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 10:02, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  2. Lvova (talk) 14:00, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 18:20, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 10:15, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
  5. --Cohaf (talk) 12:32, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
  6. --ROYAL PATROL ☎ 911 16:34, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


see d:Q4958719--Shizhao (talk) 01:25, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

en:Shweshwe[edit]

(Net support = 7; Against = 11.111%)

Shweshwe (/ˈʃwɛ.ʃwɛ/) is a printed dyed cotton fabric widely used for traditional South African clothing. Originally dyed indigo, the fabric is manufactured in a variety of colours and printing designs characterised by intricate geometric patterns. Due to its timeless popularity, shweshwe has been described as the denim, or tartan, of South Africa.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 12:44, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 17:23, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Shizhao (talk) 02:41, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
  4. Sæn 13:32, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
  5. --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:35, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
  6. still protesting the avalanche of Africa related articles but given no good candidates, and this is an interesting topic, reluctant support.--Cohaf (talk) 12:05, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
    @Cohaf: A so-called "reluctant support" is still a support. Understand? --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 12:31, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
    I didn't get the ping but yes.--Cohaf (talk) 12:35, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
  7. --Uruk (talk) 16:11, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
  8. --Erebuss (talk) 20:27, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Opposition for there are too many African-oriented candidates. I wonder if that's political correct. --Super Wang (talk) 06:55, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
@Super Wang: That should not be a reason for opposing, rather it would only contribute to diminish the cultural bias against African people. --Uruk (talk) 12:48, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Contributions vary from people to people. I'm not stepping back. --Super Wang (talk) 23:27, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q15694161

en:Peak phosphorus[edit]

(Net support = 5; Against = 0%)

Peak phosphorus is a concept to describe the point in time when humanity reaches the maximum global production rate of phosphorus as an industrial and commercial raw material. Phosphorus is a finite (limited) resource that is widespread in the Earth's crust and in living organisms but is relatively scarce in concentrated forms, which are not evenly distributed across the Earth. The only cost-effective production method to date is the mining of phosphate rock, but only a few countries have significant reserves of it. The top four are Morocco, China, Algeria and Syria. Estimates for future production vary significantly depending on modelling and assumptions on extractable volumes, but it is inescapable that future production of phosphate rock will influence food production in the world.

Support Support

  1. --Uruk (talk) 16:27, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Shizhao (talk) 01:08, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 01:22, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Cohaf (talk) 00:47, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
  5. -- Deryni (talk) 07:00, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment The article adresses a likely threat to human food supplies.--Uruk (talk) 16:27, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

see d:Q7157866

en:Zhang Shichuan[edit]

(Net support = 6; Against = 0%)

Zhang Shichuan was a Chinese entrepreneur, film director, and film producer, who is considered a founding father of Chinese cinema. He and Zheng Zhengqiu made the first Chinese feature film, The Difficult Couple, in 1913, and cofounded the Mingxing (Star) Film Company in 1922, which became the largest film production company in China under Zhang's leadership.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:00, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 19:09, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
  3. Finally it comes up with an article that doesn't need translation into Chinese. :lol --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 07:21, 31 August 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Cohaf (talk) 16:27, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
  5. --CAPITAL PATROLLER ☎ 911 01:30, 9 September 2018 (UTC)
  6. --Deryni (talk) 17:10, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


see d:Q197283

en:Mimicry in plants[edit]

(Net support = 7; Against = 0%)

Mimicry in plants is where a plant organism evolves to resemble another organism physically or chemically.

Support Support

  1. A well referenced artivle, that explains an in between-phenomenon in mimicry. Only one language. --Deryni (talk) 19:00, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:07, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Erebuss (talk) 19:52, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Cohaf (talk) 01:10, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
  5. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 08:21, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
  6. --CAPITAL PATROLLER ☎ 911 01:28, 9 September 2018 (UTC)
  7. -- Zquid (talk) 17:32, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


see d:Q6862243

en:Bati, Ethiopia[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%)

Bati is a town in north-central Ethiopia. Located in the Oromia Zone of the Amhara Region (or killoch), east of Dessie this town has a latitude and longitude of 11°11′N 40°1′E with an elevation of 1502 metres above sea level. It is the largest town in Bati woreda.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 07:49, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Erebuss (talk) 19:54, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 07:45, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 07:18, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


see d:Q2891356

en:Ice algae[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%)

Ice algae are any of the various types of algal communities found in annual and multi-year sea or terrestrial ice. On sea ice in polar regions of the oceans, ice algae communities play an important role in primary production. The timing of blooms of the algae is especially important for supporting higher trophic levels at times of the year when light is low and ice cover still exists. Sea ice algal communities are mostly concentrated in the bottom layer of the ice, but can also occur in brine channels within the ice, in melt ponds, and on the surface.

Because terrestrial ice algae occur in freshwater systems, the species composition differs greatly from that of sea ice algae. These communities are significant in that they often change the color of glaciers and ice sheets, impacting the reflectivity of the ice itself.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 10:10, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 10:17, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 18:20, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Erebuss (talk) 19:51, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


see d:Q1508459

en:Albanian iso-polyphony[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%)

Albanian iso-polyphony is a traditional part of Albanian folk music and, as such, is included in UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list

Support Support

  1. UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:32, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 12:07, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Uruk (talk) 10:40, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Super Wang (talk) 12:57, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


see d:Q47112

es:Fileteado[edit]

(en:Fileteado)

(Net support = 5; Against = 0%)

Filleting is an artistic style of painting and drawing typically porteño, characterized by lines that become spiraling, strong colors, the recurrent use of symmetry, three-dimensional effects through shadows and perspectives, and an overloaded use of the surface. Its decorative repertoire includes mainly stylizations of leaves, animals, cornucopia, flowers, flags, and precious stones. In December 2015, it was declared intangible cultural heritage of humanity by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO.

Support Support

  1. Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO. Good Article (WP:GA) on es.wiki --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:38, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Zquid (talk) 11:27, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 17:55, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Shizhao (talk) 02:39, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
  5. --Super Wang (talk) 23:22, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment

  1. Too long to translate. Sæn 13:30, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Sanmosa: Is this a vote "oppose", or just a comment? (I sorted the candidate as if it was a oppose vote, but perhaps I was wrong?) // Zquid (talk) 22:44, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
    • @Zquid: This one is not so long that I no need to oppose. Sæn 02:08, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
      • @Sanmosa: OK, thank you for answering me. And @Deryni: thank you for sorting the candidate back to the right place. Now it's moving time again... :-) // Zquid (talk) 09:25, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

see d:Q1412688

en:Vinkensport[edit]

(Net support = 5; Against = 0%)

Vinkensport (Dutch for "finch sport") is a competitive animal sport in which male common chaffinches are made to compete for the highest number of bird calls in an hour. Also called vinkenzetting ("finch sitting"), it is primarily active in the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders in Belgium. Vinkensport traces its origins to competitions held by Flemish merchants in 1596, and is considered part of traditional Flemish culture. As of 2007, it was estimated that there are over 13,000 enthusiasts, called vinkeniers ("finchers"), breeding 10,000 birds every year. Animal rights activists have opposed the sport for much of its history.

Support Support

  1. -- Holapaco77 (talk) 16:49, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 09:15, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Shizhao (talk) 02:40, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
  4. Sæn 13:29, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
  5. --Super Wang (talk) 06:26, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


see d:Q2258819

en:Sex strike[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%)

A sex strike, sometimes called a sex boycott, is a strike, a method of non-violent resistance in which one or multiple persons refrain from sex with their partner(s) to achieve certain goals. It is a form of temporary sexual abstinence. Sex strikes have been used to protest many issues, from war to gang violence.

Support Support

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 16:17, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:41, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
  3. Lvova (talk) 05:14, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
  4. Though not my favorite topic, I may translate it :-) --Super Wang (talk) 12:52, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


see d:Q3118387

en:Evelyn Mase[edit]

(Net support = 5; Against = 14.286%)

Evelyn Mase (18 May 1922 – 30 April 2004) was a South African nurse, who was the first wife of the anti-apartheid activist and future politician Nelson Mandela, to whom she was married from 1944 to 1958. She was the mother of four of his children, including Makgatho Mandela and Makaziwe Mandela.

She met Mandela through her cousin Walter Sisulu and his wife Albertina, subsequently marrying him at the Native Commissioner's Court. Living together as a family in Soweto, they raised four children. However, their relationship came under strain as Mandela became increasingly involved in the African National Congress. Eschewing politics, she became a Jehovah's Witness. Accusing him of adultery, they divorced in 1958, and he went on to marry Winnie Mandela that year. Taking the children, she moved to Cofimvaba and opened a grocery store, but appeared in the South African press when Mandela was released. In 1998 she married a Sowetan businessman Simon Rakeepile. Her funeral attracted international attention, being attended by Mandela, Winnie, and Mandela's third wife, Graça Machel.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 15:08, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 18:38, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  3. -- Phille95 (talk) 08:50, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
  4. -- Erebuss (talk) 09:02, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
  5. Lvova (talk) 05:13, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
  6. A biography that worth translating. --Super Wang (talk) 23:01, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Uruk (talk) 11:17, 25 December 2017 (UTC) -Only noted for having been Mandela first wife- no social, cultural or political relevance

Comment Comment


see d:Q10492742

en:Jane Horney[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%)

"Jane" Ebba Charlotta Horney (married Granberg), (8 July 1918 – 20 January 1945) was a Swedish woman, believed to have spied in Denmark for the benefit of Nazi Germany, and to have been killed by the Danish resistance movement on a fishing boat at Øresund, but it has never been confirmed for which nation she actually worked. The Gestapo in Denmark believed that she was an agent for the British or Soviet Union, and after World War II it was denied that she had been a Gestapo agent. Abwehr officers likewise denied, when inquired by Säpo (Swedish intelligence), that she had been their agent.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 16:41, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Erebuss (talk) 05:12, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 04:28, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
  4. Lvova (talk) 05:12, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


see d:Q4954803

en:Missed call[edit]

(es:Llamada perdida) (fr:Appel manqué)

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%)

A missed call is a telephone call that is deliberately terminated by the caller before being answered by its intended recipient, in order to communicate a pre-agreed message. It is a form of one-bit messaging.
Missed calls are common in emerging markets where mobile phones with limited outgoing calls are widely-used; as the call is not actually completed and connected, it does not carry a cost to the caller, hence they can conserve their remaining prepaid credit. Specific patterns of consecutive missed calls have been developed in some countries to denote specific messages. Missed calls are also referred to in some parts of Africa as beeping, memancing (fishing) in Indonesia, flashing in Nigeria, a flashcall in Pakistan, and a miskol in the Philippines.

Support Support

  1. good article (WP:GA) on en.wiki --Holapaco77 (talk) 09:02, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Shizhao (talk) 11:14, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 17:54, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Erebuss (talk) 04:30, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


see d:Q557362

en:Ant mimicry[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%)

Ant mimicry or myrmecomorphy is mimicry of ants by other organisms.

Support Support

  1. An interesting form of mimicry, only in six languages. --Deryni (talk) 07:16, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Zquid (talk) 14:55, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Erebuss (talk) 05:11, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment

see d:Q2046465

en:Women's March (South Africa)[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%)

Women's March was a march that took place on 9 August 1956 in Pretoria, South Africa. The marchers' aims were to protest the introduction of the Apartheid pass laws for black women in 1952 and the presentation of a petition to the then Prime Minister J.G. Strijdom.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 12:31, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 17:22, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Shizhao (talk) 01:42, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment Added requested cites, now just waiting for someone (else) to remove the tag.

see d:Q25339721

it:Carla Capponi[edit]

(Net support = 5; Against = 0%)

Carla Capponi (Roma, 7 dicembre 1918 – Zagarolo, 24 novembre 2000) è stata una partigiana e politica italiana, Medaglia d'oro al valor militare.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 16:02, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Erebuss (talk) 05:11, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
  3. Strong support. --Holapaco77 (talk) 09:26, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Uruk (talk) 09:29, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  5. -- Deryni (talk) 17:57, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment In English: Carla Capponi aka The Little English Girl (7 December 1918 in Rome; 24 November 2000 in Zagarolo) was an Italian partisan and politician who received the Gold Medal of Military Valour for her participation in the Italian resistance movement.

see d:Q3658835

en:Ubsunur Hollow Biosphere Reserve[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%)

Ubsunur Hollow Biosphere Preserve is a fragile mountain hollow or depression located on the territorial border of Mongolia and the Republic of Tuva in the Russian Federation among the mountains — Tannu-Ola Mountains, and the Altay Mountains region — part of a combination of raised lands and depressions. Here the world's most northern desert meets the world's most southern tundra zone.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 03:07, 2 May 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 16:21, 2 May 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Holapaco77 (talk) 07:22, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment

see d:Q1997495

en:Ouzo effect[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%)

The ouzo effect (also louche effect and spontaneous emulsification) is a milky (louche) oil-in-water emulsion that is formed when water is added to ouzo and other anise-flavored liqueurs and spirits, such as pastis, rakı, arak, sambuca and absinthe. Such microemulsions occur with only minimal mixing and are highly stable.

Support Support

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 13:09, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Erebuss (talk) 17:15, 1 May 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 04:07, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment

see d:Q1040643

en:Mangbetu people[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 0%)

The Mangbetu are a people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, living in the Orientale Province.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 03:21, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Deryni (talk) 18:54, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Erebuss (talk) 19:03, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


see d:Q1602764

en:Makapansgat[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%)

Makapansgat (/mɐkɐˈpɐnsxɐt/) (or Makapan Valley world heritage site) is an archaeological location within the Makapansgat and Zwartkrans Valleys, northeast of Mokopane in Limpopo province, South Africa. It is an important palaeontological site, with the local limeworks containing Australopithecus-bearing deposits dating to between 3.0 and 2.6 million years BP. The whole Makapan Valley has been declared a South African Heritage Site. Makapansgat belongs to the Cradle of Humankind

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 16:46, 2 April 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 17:38, 2 April 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Shizhao (talk) 12:25, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Erebuss (talk) 19:02, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment

see d:Q2071706

fr:Usine Areva Malvési[edit]

(en:Malvesi) (es:Malvési)

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%)

The Malvesi uranium processing plant, a uranium refinery and conversion facility, is located in the Malvezy industrial area near the city of Narbonne in the south of France. The plant has a average capacity of about 14,000 tU as uranium tetrafluoride per year, and project to increase its capacity up to 21,000 tU per year. Comurhex, a subsidiary of the French nuclear concern Orano (former Areva), operate the Malvesi Facility.

Support Support

  1. -- BalaiFaubert (talk) 22:18, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Erebuss (talk) 11:39, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 09:14, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


see d:Q3552578

en:Automimicry[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%)

In zoology, automimicry, Browerian mimicry, or intraspecific mimicry, is a form of mimicry in which the same species of animal is imitated.

Support Support

  1. Two interesting forms of mimicry that only got one article, a well referenced article in EnWp. --Deryni (talk) 21:58, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
  2. GA in enwp--Shizhao (talk) 08:58, 4 April 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Erebuss (talk) 16:00, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Zquid (talk) 14:27, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


see d:Q28130008

en:Bouba/kiki effect[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%)

The bouba/kiki effect is a non-arbitrary mapping between speech sounds and the visual shape of objects. This effect was first observed by German-American psychologist Wolfgang Köhler in 1929. In psychological experiments first conducted on the island of Tenerife (where the primary language is Spanish), Köhler showed forms and asked participants which shape was called "takete" and which was called "baluba" ("maluma" in the 1947 version). Although not explicitly stated, Köhler implies that there was a strong preference to pair the jagged shape with "takete" and the rounded shape with "baluba".

Support Support

  1. -- Interesting and not language/location-specific. --GojiBarry (talk) 16:29, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 19:46, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Erebuss (talk) 17:12, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Zquid (talk) 14:25, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


see d:Q3274052

en:Signalling theory[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%)

Within evolutionary biology, signalling theory is a body of theoretical work examining communication between individuals, both within species and across species. The central question is when organisms with conflicting interests, such as in sexual selection, should be expected to provide honest signals (no presumption being made of conscious intention) rather than cheating. Mathematical models describe how signalling can contribute to an evolutionarily stable strategy.

Support Support

  1. Important concept in evolutionary biology, has 'good article' status, and only has a handful of different language versions. --GojiBarry (talk) 02:50, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  2. GA in enwp--Shizhao (talk) 06:50, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Erebuss (talk) 15:59, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Zquid (talk) 14:21, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
  5. -- Deryni (talk) 16:32, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


see d:Q249240

en:Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%)

The Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, is the oldest continuously existing scientific institution in South Africa. Founded by the British Cape Colony in 1820, it now forms the headquarters building of the South African Astronomical Observatory.

The institution was located on a small hill 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south-east from the centre of Cape Town. Over the following century a suburb of the city grew up in the area; the suburb was named Observatory after the pre-existing Royal Observatory. It has also been the subject of an ICOMOS/IAU Case Study for World Heritage Site.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 16:41, 2 April 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 17:38, 2 April 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Shizhao (talk) 12:25, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Erebuss (talk) 15:58, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


see d:Q15273525

en:Liliana Segre[edit]

(it:Liliana Segre)

(Net support = 6; Against = 0%)

Liliana Segre, born in Milan in 1930, is an Italian senator for life named by president Sergio Mattarella on 19 January 2018. Born in a Jewish family in 1930, Segre was expelled from her school in his young age after the promulgation of Italian Racial Laws in 1938. In 1943 she was arrested with many people of her family and deported in the camp of Birkenau. After 1990 she started to speak to the public, especially the young people about her experience.

Support Support

  1. Auschwitz survivor who became Senator for life (and probably the only Parliament Member in the world who was in Auschwitz during WWII) --Holapaco77 (talk) 18:58, 21 March 2018 (UTC) --Holapaco77 (talk) 18:58, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Antenor81 (talk) 15:53, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Uruk (talk) 22:35, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Deryni (talk) 07:56, 2 April 2018 (UTC)
  5. -- Zquid (talk) 12:00, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
  6. -- Erebuss (talk) 15:57, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


see d:Q1825004

en:History of hearing aids[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%)

The first hearing aid was created in the 17th century. The movement toward modern hearing aids began with the creation of the telephone, and the first electric hearing aid was created in 1898. By the late 20th century, the digital hearing aid was distributed to the public commercially. Some of the first hearing aids were external hearing aids. External hearing aids directed sounds in front of the ear and blocked all other noises. The apparatus would fit behind or in the ear.

The invention of the carbon microphone, transmitters, digital signal processing chip or DSP, and the development of computer technology helped transform the hearing aid to its present form.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 16:46, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 07:23, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
  3. GojiBarry (talk) 16:27, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


see d:Q5867960

en:Luminous red nova[edit]

(de:Leuchtkräftige Rote Nova)

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%)

A luminous red nova is a stellar explosion thought to be caused by the merging of two stars.

Support Support

  1. An interesting type of variable star. --Deryni (talk) 14:17, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Erebuss (talk) 18:26, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
  3. GojiBarry (talk) 16:27, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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see d:Q1821405

en:Tape head cleaner[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%)

A tape head cleaner is a substance used for cleaning the record/playback heads of a magnetic tape drive (such as in a video tape machine, or audio tape machine).

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 00:52, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Erebuss (talk) 18:27, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Phille95 (talk) 09:46, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q1424093

en:Pilanesberg Game Reserve[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%)

The Pilanesberg Game Reserve is located north of Rustenburg in North West Province in South Africa. The park borders with the entertainment complex Sun City. The park is currently administered by the North West Parks and Tourism Board.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 00:55, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 20:23, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Phille95 (talk) 09:44, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q1424093

en:Adi Roche[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%)

Adi Roche (born 1955, Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland) is a campaigner for peace, humanitarian aid and education, who has focused on the relief of suffering experienced by children in the wake of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

She is the voluntary chief executive of Irish-based charity Chernobyl Children International.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 14:55, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Shizhao (talk) 07:12, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 13:20, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Erebuss (talk) 11:37, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q4682618

en:Owens Valley[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%)

Owens Valley is the arid valley of the Owens River in eastern California in the United States, to the east of the Sierra Nevada and west of the White Mountains and Inyo Mountains on the west edge of the Great Basin section.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:27, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Phille95 (talk) 08:54, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Deryni (talk) 09:19, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q2042674

en:Tanni Grey-Thompson[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%)

Carys Davina "Tanni" Grey-Thompson, Baroness Grey-Thompson, DBE, DL (born 26 July 1969) is a British former wheelchair racer, a parliamentarian and a television presenter.

Grey-Thompson was born with spina bifida and is a wheelchair user. She is one of the most successful disabled athletes in the UK. She graduated from Loughborough University in 1991 with a BA (Hons) degree in Politics and Social Administration.

She was christened Carys Davina Grey, but her sister referred to her as "tiny" when she first saw her, pronouncing it "tanni"; the nickname stuck.

Her autobiography Seize the Day was published by Hodder and Stoughton in 2001.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 16:46, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Shizhao (talk) 07:01, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 07:22, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Erebuss (talk) 16:46, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q336543

en:Cape Perpetua[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%)

Cape Perpetua is a large forested headland projecting into the Pacific Ocean on the central Oregon Coast in Lincoln County, Oregon. The land is managed by the United States Forest Service as part of the Siuslaw National Forest.

Support Support

  1. -- Shizhao (talk) 03:28, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 14:19, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Erebuss (talk) 05:04, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Phille95 (talk) 09:47, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q5034992

en:Rice paddy art[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%)

Rice paddy art (田んぼアート tambo āto) is an art form originating in Japan where people plant rice of various types and colors to create a giant pictures in a paddy field

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 00:56, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 20:38, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
  3. Cool. --Holapaco77 (talk) 15:59, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Phille95 (talk) 09:42, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
  5. --Erebuss (talk) 16:45, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q3232946

en:Rock relief[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%)

A rock relief or rock-cut relief is a relief sculpture carved on solid or "living rock" such as a cliff, rather than a detached piece of stone. They are a category of rock art, and sometimes found as part of, or in conjunction with, rock-cut architecture

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:25, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  2. -- Zquid (talk) 09:36, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Phille95 (talk) 08:53, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

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see d:Q22022298

en:Blue laser[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%)

A blue laser is a laser that emits electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength between 360 and 480 nanometres, which the human eye sees as blue or violet.

Support Support

  1. -- Shizhao (talk) 08:05, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. -- Phille95 (talk) 13:16, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
  3. -- Erebuss (talk) 18:01, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
  4. -- Deryni (talk) 18:51, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q1050156

en:Ruellia tuberosa[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%)

Ruellia tuberosa, is a species of flowering plant in the Acanthaceae family. Its native range is in Central America but presently it has become naturalized in many countries of tropical South and Southeast Asia.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 00:55, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Deryni (talk) 08:30, 26 December 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Erebuss (talk) 11:18, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Uruk (talk) 12:52, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q2715652

en:Ambasse bey[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 16.667%)

A style of folk music and dance from Cameroon.

Support Support

  1. --Frisko (talk) 09:38, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Deryni (talk) 11:42, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Phille95 (talk) 08:28, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. --Uruk (talk) 07:11, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
  5. --Erebuss (talk) 11:16, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

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  1. Too short, stub, no online verificable sources. --Holapaco77 (talk) 13:24, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

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see d:Q4741152

en:Heritage Day (South Africa)[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%)

Heritage Day is a South African public holiday celebrated on 24 September. On this day, South Africans across the spectrum are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:41, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Length is good, and we need more South Africa for Wikimania. --Artoria2e5 (talk) 14:48, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. -- Zquid (talk) 14:57, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

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see d:Q1945098