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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.



7 (=7-0)


6 (=6-0)

en:Moravec's paradox[edit]

(Net support = 6; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

Moravec's paradox is the discovery by artificial intelligence and robotics researchers that, contrary to traditional assumptions, high-level reasoning requires very little computation, but low-level sensorimotor skills require enormous computational resources. The principle was articulated by Hans Moravec, Rodney Brooks, Marvin Minsky and others in the 1980s. As Moravec writes, "it is comparatively easy to make computers exhibit adult level performance on intelligence tests or playing checkers, and difficult or impossible to give them the skills of a one-year-old when it comes to perception and mobility".

Support Support

  1. --GojiBarry (talk) 07:26, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Erebuss (talk) 19:53, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 07:45, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 12:51, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
  5. --Barcelona (talk) 17:07, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
  6. --Cohaf (talk) 11:51, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

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5 (=5-0)


en:Hiroshima Maidens[edit]

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

The Hiroshima Maidens are a group of 25 Japanese women who were school age girls when they were seriously disfigured as a result of the thermal flash of the fission bomb dropped on Hiroshima on the morning of August 6, 1945. They subsequently went on a highly publicized journey to get reconstructive surgery in the US in 1955.

Keloid scars from their burns marred their faces and many of their hand burns healed into bent claw-like positions. These women, as well as the other citizens affected by the A-bomb, were referred to as hibakusha, meaning "explosion-affected people".

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 17:15, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Guess that's a good one for WAM. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 12:11, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- nice article--Cohaf (talk) 12:40, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Deryni (talk) 21:47, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  5. -- Erebuss (talk) 16:38, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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4 (=4-0)

en:Roman Thermae (Varna)[edit]

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

The Roman Thermae (Bulgarian: Римски терми, Rimski termi) are a complex of Ancient Roman baths (thermae) in the Black Sea port city of Varna in northeastern Bulgaria. The Roman Thermae are situated in the southeastern part of the modern city, which under the Roman Empire was known as Odessus. The baths were constructed in the late 2nd century AD and rank as the fourth-largest preserved Roman thermae in Europe and the largest in the Balkans.

Support Support

  1. The largest surviving ancient building in Bulgaria --Holapaco77 (talk) 22:21, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
  2. Fair, short article, interesting subject but only concern is source 1 cannot be opened, could someone fix it. However, not critical as other sources can cover the parts and it's somewhat primary source.--Cohaf (talk) 03:41, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
    Yes check.svg Done--Holapaco77 (talk) 05:41, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
  3. Looks good. Not too long, not too short, not too professional. We need more of these articles. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 03:53, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Shizhao (talk) 02:02, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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en:Reindeer in Siberian shamanism[edit]

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

Reindeer in Siberian shamanism reflect the cultural, as well as the economic, relationship between the native peoples of Siberia, a region of Northern Asia, and the reindeer that live there. It involves the nomadic reindeer herders, those that hunt wild reindeer and those who maintain domesticated ones. Their religious beliefs reflect the spiritual philosophy of shamanism, and their traditions often involve reindeer in several steps of the process of practicing their religion.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 17:08, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 21:47, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Cohaf (talk) 14:30, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Erebuss (talk) 16:37, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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4 (=5-1)

en:Arctic sea ice decline[edit]

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

Arctic sea ice decline is the sea ice loss observed in recent decades in the Arctic Ocean. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report states that greenhouse gas forcing is largely, but not wholly, responsible for the decline in Arctic sea ice extent. A study from 2011 suggested that internal variability enhanced the greenhouse gas forced sea ice decline over the last decades.

Support Support

  1. This was on the news yesterday in several countries: Las consecuencias del cambio climático: un iceberg del tamaño de Manhattan se desprende del glaciar Helheim en Groenlandia [The consequences of climate change: an iceberg the size of Manhattan detaches from the Helheim Glacier in Greenland]. Nice addition to the more general Global warming topic. --Triplecaña (talk) 08:15, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 13:27, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
    --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 22:28, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Deryni (talk) 07:54, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Uruk (talk) 17:17, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
  5. --Erebuss (talk) 20:26, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Changed my mind. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 06:27, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
Why? Triplecaña (talk) 12:31, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
Complicated reasons. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 09:27, 29 September 2018 (UTC)
  1. quite a fair bit of jargon, terminology, hard to translate.--Cohaf (talk) 11:53, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

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4 (=6-2)

en:Ulrika Eleonora Stålhammar[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 25%) (Group 1)

Ulrika Eleonora Stålhammar (1683 in Svenarum – 16 February 1733 at Björnskog in Hultsjö), was a Swedish corporal and crossdresser who served in the Great Northern War. She was put on trial for having served in the military posing as a man and for marrying a woman. She has been the object of plays, literature, research and exhibitions.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 10:06, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  2. Lvova (talk) 14:00, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 18:19, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Shizhao (talk) 01:06, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
  5. -- Erebuss (talk) 19:50, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
  6. --Uruk (talk) 16:18, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too long. A threat to translators.--Super Wang (talk) 06:25, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
    @Super Wang:There's no obligation in ROW to translate the whole article. See the instructions. --Uruk (talk) 12:55, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
    @Uruk: Feel sorry for disturbance. Please note that "ideal candidates are 1) short, 2) easy to translate," and how did you think this candidate meets those lines?? --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 11:07, 31 August 2018 (UTC)
  2. Some sections seems OR, the biography section is filled with jargon which may not be easily translated.--Cohaf (talk) 11:02, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

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3 (=3-0)

en:Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines[edit]

(ru:Музей советских игровых автоматов)

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

The Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines (Russian: Музей советских игровых автоматов) is a private historical interactive museum that keeps a collection of arcade machines that were produced in the USSR since the mid-1970s. April 13, 2007 is considered to be the foundation day of the museum. Visitors of the museum are given 15-kopeck coins at the entrance to get the arcade machines started. The ticket price also includes an excursion.

Support Support

  1. I think it's a very interesting museum --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:23, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
  2. Looks good. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 08:27, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
  3. unequivocally--Cohaf (talk) 01:53, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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3 (=4-1)

en:Home Children[edit]

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

Home Children was the child migration scheme founded by Annie MacPherson in 1869, under which more than 100,000 children were sent from the United Kingdom to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Australia apologised for its involvement in the scheme; in February 2010 UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown made a formal apology to the families of children who suffered. On 16 November 2009, Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney stated that Canada would not apologise to child migrants.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 09:32, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 17:46, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Shizhao (talk) 01:10, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Cohaf (talk) 12:07, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 01:46, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

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3 (=5-2)


2 (=2-0)


2 (=3-1)

en:Kruzenshtern (ship)[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 40%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 7 days)

Kruzenshtern or Krusenstern (Russian: Крузенштерн) is a four-masted barque (Russian: Барк) that was built in 1926 at Geestemünde in Bremerhaven, Germany as Padua (named after the Italian city). She was surrendered to the USSR in 1946 as war reparation and renamed after the early 19th century Baltic German explorer in Russian service, Adam Johann Krusenstern (1770–1846). She is now a Russian sail training ship.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 07:58, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 23:08, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Holapaco77 (talk) 04:47, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. I don't think non-professionals are free to translate or read this article. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 08:35, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
  2. OR laden.--Cohaf (talk) 11:58, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

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2 (=4-2)

en:White feather[edit]

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

A white feather has been a traditional symbol of cowardice, used and recognised especially within the British Army and in countries of the British Empire since the 18th century, especially by patriotic groups, including some early feminists, in order to shame men who were not soldiers. It also carries opposite meanings, however: in some cases of pacifism, and in the United States, of extraordinary bravery and excellence in combat marksmanship.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 09:28, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 17:45, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Erebuss (talk) 20:22, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Barcelona (talk) 17:07, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. undersourced--Cohaf (talk) 14:54, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  2. Deserves more references. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 13:00, 14 November 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).






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.)

0 (=3-3)


en:Yue_Hwa_Building[edit]

(zh:裕華大廈)

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 3) (No votes from 14 days)

Yue Hwa Building is a historic building located at the junction of Eu Tong Sen Street and Upper Cross Street in Chinatown, Singapore. Built by Swan and Maclaren in 1927, it was then the tallest building in Chinatown and was known as Nam Tin Building , owned by Lum Chang Holdings. The building housed the six-storey Great Southern Hotel (the first Chinese hotel with a lift), along with a few shops and cabarets that were popular among Chinese travellers. In 1993, Lum Chang Holdings sold the building to Hong Kong businessman Yu Kwok Chun, who converted it to the first Yue Hwa Chinese Products department store in Singapore in 1994. The renovation process, which conserved the exterior while adding features such as an atrium and waterfall to the interior, won the building the Architectural Heritage Award by the Urban Redevelopment Authority in 1997.

Support Support

  1. a very notable building in Singapore. GA from both enwiki and zhwiki. --Cohaf (talk) 15:01, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
  2. All of you translators ought to pay more attention to East Asia and SE Asia articles. It's bad to live and think in your own world called the Occident.--Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 22:36, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Barcelona (talk) 17:08, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 23:05, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 17:15, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
    Believe it or not, I was right about that Uruk would come and oppose. I feel so sorry for Cohaf. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 12:13, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Erebuss (talk) 16:35, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

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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.


  • 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:Black Country Living Museum[edit]

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

The Black Country Living Museum (formerly The Black Country Museum) is an open-air museum of rebuilt historic buildings in Dudley in the West Midlands of England

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:25, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Cohaf (talk) 12:03, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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en:Heathrow Terminal 2[edit]

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

Heathrow Terminal 2, also known as The Queen's Terminal, is an airport terminal at Heathrow Airport, the main airport serving London, United Kingdom. The new development was originally named Heathrow East Terminal, and occupies the sites where the previous Terminal 2 and the Queens Building stood. It was designed by Luis Vidal + Architects and opened on 4 June 2014. The original Terminal 2 opened in 1955 as the Europa Building and was the airport's oldest terminal.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:26, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
  2. quite undersourced from airlines onwards but that's NOTGUIDE cum TRIVIA and should be removed anyway, good article.--Cohaf (talk) 12:01, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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en:Leh–Manali Highway[edit]

(Net support = -2; Against = 75%) (Group 5) (No votes from 12 days)

The Leh–Manali Highway is a 490 km (300 mi) long highway in northernmost India connecting Leh in Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir state and Manali in Himachal Pradesh state. It is open for only about four and a half months in a year in summer between May or June, when the snow is cleared, and mid-October when snowfall again blocks the high passes. It connects Manali valley to Lahaul and Spiti valleys and Zanskar valley in Ladakh.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:29, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Refimprove. --Holapaco77 (talk) 06:11, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  2. per above--Cohaf (talk) 11:59, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  3. How can you nominate an article stuffed with that template? --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 12:10, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

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en:London Bees[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 5) (No votes from 12 days)

London Bees is an English women's football club affiliated with Barnet F.C.. They play in the FA WSL 2. The club has been in existence under several names since 1975, originally being called District Line Ladies F.C.. The team became officially affiliated with Barnet F.C. when Barnet F.C. Ladies, were re-branded as London Bees after joining the new WSL 2 for the 2014 season

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:37, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. undersourced--Cohaf (talk) 12:00, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

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en:Millwall Lionesses L.F.C.[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 0%) (Group 5) (No votes from 12 days)

Millwall Lionesses Ladies Football Club is an English women's football club based in East Dulwich, south-east London, that plays in the FA WSL2, the second tier of English women's football. Founded in 1972, the group of women who made up the Lionesses were at first snubbed by Millwall FC but went on to become the first women's football team to affiliate to a professional men's team, Millwall F.C. who are nicknamed "The Lions". The Lionesses pioneered the now common "Football in the Community Scheme".

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:38, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

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en:Camel train[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 0%) (Group 5) (No votes from 12 days)

A camel train or caravan is a series of camels carrying passengers and/or goods on a regular or semi-regular service between points. Although they rarely travelled faster than the walking speed of a person, camels' ability to withstand harsh conditions made them ideal for communication and trade in the desert areas of North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula for centuries. Camel trains were also used sparingly elsewhere around the globe. Since the early 20th century they have been largely replaced by motorized vehicles or air traffic.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:38, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

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en:Dazzle camouflage[edit]

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

Dazzle camouflage was a family of ship camouflage used extensively in World War I, and to a lesser extent in World War II and afterwards. Credited to the British marine artist Norman Wilkinson, though with a rejected prior claim by the zoologist John Graham Kerr, it consisted of complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colours, interrupting and intersecting each other.

Support Support

  1. Interesting, GA status, 40 KB long though --AlvarezGomez (talk) 19:22, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  2. good article.--Cohaf (talk) 19:09, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 12:58, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Uruk (talk) 12:11, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
  5. --Holapaco77 (talk) 15:51, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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