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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.



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en:Ant mimicry[edit]

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

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)

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en:Jane Horney[edit]

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

"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)

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en:Cicada[edit]

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

The cicadas (/sɪˈkɑːdə/ or /sɪˈkeɪdə/) are a superfamily, the Cicadoidea, of insects in the order Hemiptera (true bugs). They are in the suborder Auchenorrhyncha,along with smaller jumping bugs such as leafhoppers and froghoppers. It is divided into the Tettigarctidae, with two species in Australia, and Cicadidae, with more than 1,300 species described from around the world; many species remain undescribed.

Support Support

  1. GA in enwiki --Shizhao (talk) 02:05, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Erebuss (talk) 05:13, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Uruk (talk) 11:59, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

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en:Missed call[edit]

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

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

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)

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es:Fileteado[edit]

(en:Fileteado)

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

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)

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3 (=4-1)

en:Evelyn Mase[edit]

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

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)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Uruk (talk) 11:17, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

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3 (=5-2)

en:Okawa Shaznay[edit]

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

Okawa Shaznay is a Nollywood actress from Cameroon and the first from her country to successfully break into Nollywood with her role in the blockbuster movie Iyore; starring alongside Rita Dominic and Joseph Benjamin. Okawa Shaznay has also gained more prominence with her leading role in the 2016 hit TV series Delilah: The Mysterious Case of Delilah Ambrose. She won the Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) award for TV Actress of the year in 2016 for her role in Delilah.

Support Support

  1. --Zquid (talk) 13:54, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Deryni (talk) 10:27, 25 August 2017 (UTC)
  3. Frisko (talk) 11:48, 25 August 2017 (UTC)
  4. --briing (talk) 07:32, 4 October 2017 (UTC)
  5. --Erebuss (talk) 18:09, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Copyviol image, commercial, POV, local --Holapaco77 (talk) 21:11, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 07:09, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

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2 (=2-0)

en:Vinkensport[edit]

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

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)

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en:Zhang Shichuan[edit]

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

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)

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en:Swan Upping[edit]

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

Swan upping is an annual ceremony in England in which mute swans on the River Thames are rounded up, caught, ringed, and then released.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 12:40, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Zquid (talk) 14:28, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

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en:Sex strike[edit]

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

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)

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en:Shweshwe[edit]

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

SeShoeshoe (/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)

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2 (=3-1)

en:Larsen & Toubro[edit]

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

Larsen & Toubro, commonly known as L&T, is one of the largest Indian multi-national firms, it is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It was founded by two Danish engineers taking refuge in India. The company has business interests in engineering, construction, manufacturing goods, information technology, and financial services, and has offices worldwide. By 2016 L&T had more than 100,000 employees, and its assets were U$D 36 billion. L&T has over 130 subsidiaries and 15 associate companies.

Support Support

  1. --Uruk (talk) 09:42, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 00:56, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Phille95 (talk) 09:45, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 16:29, 12 February 2018 (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).



en:Garbage[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 3) (No votes from 25 days)

Garbage, trash, rubbish, or refuse is waste material that is discarded by humans, usually due to a perceived lack of utility. The term generally does not encompass bodily waste products, purely liquid or gaseous wastes, nor toxic waste products. Garbage is commonly sorted and classified into kinds of material suitable for specific kinds of disposal

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:57, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Erebuss (talk) 05:12, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. It's the same of Waste (already 80 languages!) --Holapaco77 (talk) 09:35, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 09:30, 17 June 2018 (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.)


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).



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:Albanian iso-polyphony[edit]

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

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)

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en:Vlora (ship)[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 0%) (Group 5) (No votes from 9 days)

The Vlora was a cargo ship built in 1960 in Ancona (Italy) that sailed under the Albanian flag until 1996. It is most famous for carrying 20.000 Albanian refugees to the Italian port of Bari on 8 August 1991, an unprecedented mass arrival that left Italian authorities unprepared.

Support Support

  1. Probably one of the largest mass arrival of refugees with a single ship. --Holapaco77 (talk) 06:12, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

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