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Translation of the week

Two-thirds majority in favour (group 1)

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


5 (=5-0)

en:Rugelach[edit]

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

Rugelach is a Jewish pastry of Ashkenazic origin. It is very popular in Israel, commonly found in most cafes and bakeries. It is also a popular treat among American and European Jews.

Support Support

  1. Short enough. Citations are added. Includes a lot of internal links to other food articles. Only in four languages. --JillyHean1979 (talk) 00:44, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 01:40, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Holapaco77 (talk) 13:54, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
  4. --Alexmar983 (talk) 06:59, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
  5. --Taichi - (あ!) 05:41, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Discourses on Salt and Iron[edit]

(zh:盐铁论) (fr:Dispute sur le sel et le fer)

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

The Discourses on Salt and Iron (Chinese: 鹽鐵論; pinyin: Yán Tiě Lùn) was a debate held at the imperial court in 81 BCE on state policy during the Han dynasty in China. The previous emperor, Emperor Wu, had reversed the laissez-faire policies of his predecessors and imposed a wide variety of state interventions, such as creating monopolies on China's salt and iron enterprises, price stabilization schemes, and taxes on capital. These actions sparked a fierce debate as to the policies of the Emperor. After his death, during the reign of Emperor Zhao of Han, the regent Huo Guang called on all the scholars of the empire to come to the capital, Chang'an, to debate the government's economic policies.

Support Support

  1. --Épico (talk)/(contribs) 19:04, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 10:03, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Taichi - (あ!) 05:53, 15 February 2017 (UTC)
  4. --Deryni (talk) 13:22, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
  5. --Shizhao (talk) 13:34, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment



4 (=4-0)

en:Lomami National Park[edit]

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

Lomami National Park (in french: Parc National de la Lomami) is a national park located in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa. Situated within the middle basin of the Lomami River, it straddles the Provinces of Tshopo and Maniema with a slight overlap into the forests of the Tshuapa and Lualaba river basins. The National Park was formally declared on 7 July 2016. It is the 9th national park in the country and the first to be created since 1992.

Support Support

  1. New national park, where they descovered new animal species only few years ago. --Holapaco77 (talk) 10:17, 17 February 2017 (UTC) --Holapaco77 (talk) 10:17, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Deryni (talk) 13:23, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Shizhao (talk) 13:34, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
  4. Épico (talk)/(contribs) 15:18, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment



4 (=5-1)

en:Sural nerve[edit]

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

In the human being the sural nerve is a sensory nerve in the calf region (sura) of the leg. It is made up of collateral branches of the tibial nerve and common fibular nerve.

Support Support

  1. --Uruk (talk) 20:48, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:35, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
  3. --Deryni (talk) 20:43, 11 December 2016 (UTC)
  4. --Vätte (talk) 15:46, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
  5. --Taichi - (あ!) 05:43, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. No verificable sources online: the only one ref in the very long incipit is just a 2009 blog (self-published source, not good for wikipedia). --Holapaco77 (talk) 21:05, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment Several of the article sources are well known Medical Journals like "Muscle Nerve", "Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America" and "Foot & Ankle International".

I repeat: these sources are not verificable online. Then, the long incipit has only 1 ref and it's not good.--Holapaco77 (talk)
I think offline sources can be used to satisfy verifiability (w:Offline sources), but I would like to have more citation in "Anatomy." --JillyHean1979 (talk) 04:53, 6 February 2017 (UTC)


en:Pinnacles National Park[edit]

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

Pinnacles National Park is a U.S. National Park protecting a mountainous area located east of the Salinas Valley in Central California, about 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Soledad and 80 miles (130 km) southeast of San Jose. The park's namesakes are the eroded leftovers of the western half of an extinct volcano that has moved 200 miles (320 km) from its original location on the San Andreas Fault, embedded in a portion of the California Pacific Coast Ranges. Pinnacles is managed by the National Park Service and the majority of the park is protected as wilderness.

Support Support

  1. The "youngest" US National Park (created in 2013). --Holapaco77 (talk) 19:24, 22 January 2017 (UTC) --Holapaco77 (talk) 19:24, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
  2. Épico (talk)/(contribs) 12:11, 23 January 2017 (UTC) Well sourced, good in de, very well illustred, and interesting article.
  3. Erebuss (talk) 19:45, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
  4. Enough citation. It will encourage translation of other articles about geology and ecology. --JillyHean1979 (talk) 04:53, 6 February 2017 (UTC)
  5. Deryni (talk) 05:24, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. too many langs--Shizhao (talk) 08:06, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Comment Comment I think that is Interesting, but there are too many languages already. Actually 10 languages. --Vinicius10 (talk) 20:28, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Correct, but it's still missing on "major" wikis like italian, japanese, portuguese, russian, spanish, and others; while - as you can see - all versions actually present (except english and german) are small stub that need to be expanded. --Holapaco77 (talk) 07:53, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

3 (=3-0)

en:Peridium[edit]

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

The peridium is the protective layer that encloses a mass of spores in fungi.[1] This outer covering is a distinctive feature of gasteroid fungi.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 13:46, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 11:46, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Taichi - (あ!) 05:44, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:What Happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City[edit]

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

What Happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City is a 1901 American short film depicting a woman walking over a grate, the hot air lifting her skirt.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 13:35, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
  2. Épico (talk)/(contribs) 20:51, 11 February 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Taichi - (あ!) 05:48, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Euphrates Tunnel[edit]

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

The Euphrates Tunnel was allegedly a 929 meter long tunnel built to connect the two halves of the city of Babylon; archaeologists believe it was built between 2180 and 2160 BCE. Construction began with a temporary dam across the Euphrates river, and proceeded using a "cut and cover" technique. The tunnel was supposedly lined with brick and waterproofed with asphalt. No other sub-aqueous pedestrian tunnel was attempted until Marc Brunel built the Thames Tunnel beginning in 1824 CE. A description of the tunnel as being built and used by Queen Semiramis is given by Diodorus (fl. 50 BCE) in the Bibliotheca Historica. Philostratus (d. 250 CE) also describes the tunnel's construction in the Life of Apollonius of Tyana.

Support Support

  1. A very small article, stub-class, about a just as interesting piece of ancient engineering. It's well sourced and, at the moment, there's no translations on any other languages. --- Épico (talk)/(contribs) 00:37, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 10:52, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Holapaco77 (talk) 13:11, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Stub tags --Holapaco77 (talk) 06:19, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Comment Comment @Holapaco77: I don't understand your vote. Being short is literally the first criteria. Moreover, in this instance the article isn't short because it lacks content, but because there isn't more content to add (or it's very hard to find). I do concede that it is not very important, being at most a historical trivia, but it compensates as it leads to a bunch of new translations of other topics (e.g. Thames Tunnel (en, fr), Subway (en, de), etc.) Épico (talk)/(contribs) 12:06, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

@Épico: Stub articles are not good for TOTW, since candidate should be interesting and of some enciclopedic importance. This small trivia-article is really too short (just 5 lines!), marked with 2 stub tag, and it could be better improved, for example inserting Template:Infobox tunnel and original quotes in latin/english of ancient writers that you can find here, or on other sources. --Holapaco77 (talk) 19:57, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
@Holapaco77: For me, there's no direct correlation between being a stub and being enciclopedic unimportant, but we can agree to disagree in this case. Also, notice that Uruk has improved the article based on your suggestions, so I kindly ask for another review. By the way, as you two seem very active in this meta translation project, I would like to ask for your input on a Talk:Translation of the week/Translation candidates#New criteriaproposal for a Fifth criteria: "Well sourced". Épico (talk)/(contribs) 20:49, 11 February 2017 (UTC)
I improved the the article too, then removing the stub tags. I guess now it can be a TOTW candidate. --Holapaco77 (talk) 13:11, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

3 (=4-1)


2 (=2-0)


2 (=3-1)

en:North Malabar[edit]

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

North Malabar refers to the historic and geographic area of southwest India covering the state of Kerala's present day Kasaragod and Kannur Districts, the Mananthavady taluk of Wayanad District, the taluks of Koyilandy and Vatakara in the Kozhikode District of Kerala and the entire Mahé Sub-Division of the Union Territory of Puducherry.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 13:36, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Taichi - (あ!) 05:50, 15 February 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Deryni (talk) 13:21, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too long. --Holapaco77 (talk) 23:41, 17 February 2017 (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).


es:Benahoarita[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 3 days)

(ES) Benahoarita o auarita es el término con el que se conoce a los aborígenes de la isla de La Palma −Canarias, España− que habitaban la misma antes de la conquista europea a finales del siglo xv.(EN) Benahoarita or auarita is the term with which it is known to the aborigines of the island of La Palma -Canarias, Spain- that inhabited the island before the European conquest in the late fifteenth century.

Support Support

  1. The article has a relatively small extension, so it would be easy to translate into other languages. The Canary Islands is a place of tourist interest and is full of history. Enjoy :) --Vinicius10 (talk) 09:41, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Viajaste (talk) 20:22, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Refimprove --Holapaco77 (talk) 22:50, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Comment Comment A user has changed the article and he has put the references in those places that Holapaco77 had marked. Personally I think it has enough references as well as publications that contrast all the information. --Vinicius10 (talk) 12:35, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

It looks like someone put just bibliography instead of refimprove tags, but without citing which page it's referred to, so that it's still unclear. For example, note #2 doesn't work (it's a book of 556 pages and 131MB, I can't even open the link); in paragraph "Demografía" (just an example) it's written that population was 1.200 inhabitants and references are only books of 200 pages, without saying which page. --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:12, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

en:Miscanti Lake[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 14 days)

Miscanti Lake (Spanish: Laguna Miscanti) is a brackish water lake located in the altiplano of the Antofagasta Region, in northern Chile.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 13:37, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
  2. Épico (talk)/(contribs) 20:53, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Stub. --Holapaco77 (talk) 23:35, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Comment Comment Eight languages already. Épico (talk)/(contribs) 20:53, 11 February 2017 (UTC)


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


New candidates (group 5)

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

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en:Traditional violin craftsmanship in Cremona[edit]

(it:Liuteria tradizionale cremonese)

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

The Cremona's traditional violin making is an ancient form of handicrafts typical of Cremona (Italy) where bowed string instruments like violins, violas, cellos and double basses have been made since 16th century. The "Traditional violin craftsmanship in Cremona" was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2012.

Support Support

  1. UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. --Holapaco77 (talk) 11:51, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 11:54, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment