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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.


4 (=5-1)

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 = 4; Against = 16.667%) (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)
  4. --Macondo (talk) 17:30, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  5. --Deryni (talk) 20:12, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. All editions are short. --Gce (talk) 20:50, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
    "Ideal candidates are short" (cit.) ----Holapaco77 (talk) 13:29, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
    But not so short to be a stub. --Gce (talk) 13:10, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment

  • All editions are stub. --Gce (talk) 17:48, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
    I guess they are not stub, but if you want you can improve them. ----Holapaco77 (talk) 13:29, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
    They're all stubs. --Gce (talk) 13:10, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

en:Timna Valley[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 16.667%) (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)
  5. --Tn4196 (talk) 13:35, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

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

Comment Comment



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: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:River Cuckmere[edit]

(Net support = 3; 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)
  3. --Deryni (talk) 20:12, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Henry Spira[edit]

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

Henry Spira (19 June 1927 – 12 September 1998) was a Belgian-American animal rights advocate, widely regarded as one of the most effective animal advocates of the 20th century.

Support Support

  1. --Ranan (talk) 20:13, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Macondo (talk) 16:57, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Shizhao (talk) 04:09, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Kronstadt Naval Cathedral[edit]

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

The Naval cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt is a Russian Orthodox cathedral built in 1903–1913 as the main church of the Russian Navy and dedicated to all fallen seamen. The cathedral was closed in 1929, was converted to a cinema, a House of Officers (1939) and a museum of the Navy (1980). The Russian Orthodox Church reinstalled the cross on the main dome in 2002 and served the first Divine Liturgy in the cathedral in 2005

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 13:32, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 16:16, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Tn4196 (talk) 14:16, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


3 (=4-1)

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)
  4. --Deryni (talk) 20:13, 16 March 2015 (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)
  4. --Deryni (talk) 20:14, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

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

Comment Comment



3 (=5-2)

en:Cousin marriage[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 28.571%) (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)
  5. --Anulare (talk) 14:27, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. too long--Shizhao (talk) 00:57, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
  2. I agree. Too long.--MARKELLOSLeave me a message 19:55, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


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 = 3; 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)
  3. In my experience, understanding local government in anglophone countries is always "tricky": the more pages we have to explain the various different names, the better it is.--Alexmar983 (talk) 15:23, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment



2 (=3-1)

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: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: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


en:Schönhausen Palace[edit]

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

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)
  3. --Holapaco77 (talk) 13:34, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

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

Comment Comment


en:International Driving Permit[edit]

(es:Permiso internacional para conducir) (it:Permesso internazionale di guida) (zh:國際駕駛執照)

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

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is an identity document that allows the holder to drive a private motor vehicle in any country that recognises IDPs. To be valid, the IDP must be accompanied by a valid driving licence.

The IDP, which is slightly larger than a passport, is a multi-language translation of the driver's licence from the issuing nation, complete with photograph and vital statistics. Oftentimes, short term visitors do not need an IDP since their driving licence suffices.

Support Support

  1. Very useful and important informations to be traslated in more languages (spanish is only a stub: must be improved!) --Holapaco77 (talk) 10:39, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Macondo (talk) 17:08, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Wildcursive (talk) 04:36, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too much editions (13 so far), English language edition is too long. --Gce (talk) 16:06, 16 March 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).


1 (=2-1)

en:James Robert Baker[edit]

(es:James Robert Baker)

(Net support = 1; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 19 days)

James Robert Baker (October 18, 1946 – November 5, 1997) was an American author of sharply satirical, predominantly gay-themed transgressional fiction. A native Californian, his work is set almost entirely in Southern California. After graduating from UCLA, he began his career as a screenwriter, but became disillusioned and started writing novels instead. Though he garnered fame for his books Fuel-Injected Dreams and Boy Wonder, after the controversy surrounding publication of his novel, Tim and Pete, he faced increasing difficulty having his work published. According to his life partner, this was a contributing factor in his suicide.

Support Support

  1. A featured article on enwp. --Josve05a (talk) 16:27, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:10, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too much editions (10 so far). --Gce (talk) 16:00, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment



1 (=3-2)

en:Bakhchisaray Palace[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 40%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 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)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 13:33, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Macondo (talk) 14:40, 22 February 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


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.)
  • Currently, there are no candidates in this situation.


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).


en:Roman Baths (Bath)[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 5) (No votes from 19 days) (→ It is removable)

The Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest in the English city of Bath. The house is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing.

Support Support

  1. This a good article --Shizhao (talk) 13:17, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too much editions (8 so far). --Gce (talk) 16:13, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


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:Marian Dawkins[edit]

(es:Marian Dawkins)

(Net support = 1; Against = 0%) (Group 5) (No votes from 15 days) (→ It is removable)

Marian Ellina Dawkins CBE FRS[1] (/ˈdɔːkɨnz/; née Stamp; born 13 February 1945) is a British biologist who is professor of animal behaviour at the University of Oxford.

Support Support

  1. --CinderellaNewYork (talk) 16:02, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment

  • Marian Dawkins is a very important scientist, whose works and actions have been crucial in benefit of animal consciousness and animal welfare. I know her research as I am currently working in the University of Oxford, where she is now an Emeritus Professor. Spanish is my mother language, then is extremely easy for me to translate her English Wikipedia page. This action would allow Spanish speakers to know about her works and achievements. It will be my great pleasure to contribute in this task.

en:Benjamin Franklin Tilley[edit]

(ar:بنيامين فرانكلين تيلي)

(Net support = -1; Against = 66.667%) (Group 5) (No votes from 12 days)

Benjamin Franklin Tilley (March 29, 1848 – March 18, 1907), often known as B. F. Tilley, was a career officer in the United States Navy who served from the end of the American Civil War through the Spanish–American War. He is best remembered as the first Acting-Governor of American Samoa, as well as the territory's first Naval governor.

Support Support

  1. Gce (talk) 16:35, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 02:53, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. It's a nice article, but its importance is only local. --Tn4196 (talk) 14:16, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Vsevolod Nestayko[edit]

(uk:Нестайко Всеволод Зіновійович)

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

Vsevolod Nestayko (Ukrainian: Всеволод Зіновійович Нестайко; 30 January 1930 – 16 August 2014) was a modern Ukrainian children's writer. In Ukraine he is considered the country's best-known and best loved Ukrainian children’s literature writer.

Support Support

  1. --Macondo (talk) 18:37, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. It is a stub. In the future it can become a TOTW candidate if expanded. --Tn4196 (talk) 14:16, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


de:Rosenmontag[edit]

(en:Rosenmontag)

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

Rosenmontag (Rose Monday) is the highlight of the German "Karneval" (carnival), and is on the Shrove Monday before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. "Mardi Gras," though celebrated on Tuesday, is a similar event. Rosenmontag is celebrated in German-speaking countries, including Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but most heavily in the "Hochburgen" (carnival strongholds), which include the Rhineland, especially in Cologne, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Aachen and Mainz. In contrast to Germany, in Austria, the highlight of the carneval is not Rosenmontag, but Faschingsdienstag (Shrove Tuesday).

Support Support

  1. --Macondo (talk) 18:41, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Kimani Maruge[edit]

(de:Kimani Maruge)

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

Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge (c. 1920 - August 14, 2009) holds the Guinness World Record for being the oldest person to start primary school—he enrolled in the first grade on January 12, 2004, aged 84. Although he had no papers to prove his age, Maruge believed he was born in 1920.

Support Support

  1. --Macondo (talk) 18:44, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment