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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.



3 (=3-0)


2 (=2-0)

en:Port of Amsterdam[edit]

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

The port of Amsterdam is a seaport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 12:15, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Alexmar983 (talk) 07:01, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment



en:Pot-in-pot refrigerator[edit]

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

A pot-in-pot refrigerator or clay pot cooler is an evaporative cooling refrigeration device which does not use electricity. It uses a porous outer earthenware pot, lined with wet sand, contains an inner pot within which the food is placed - the evaporation of the outer liquid draws heat from the inner pot. This simple technology requires only a flow of relatively dry air and a source of water.

Support Support

  1. --Uruk (talk) 12:34, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Deryni (talk) 19:20, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment Interesting refrigeration device, uses passive operation principle. Short and well referenced article, it only exists in few wikis.



2 (=3-1)

en:Battle of Pirano[edit]

(es:Acción militar del 22 de febrero de 1812) (it:Battaglia di Grado) (sl:Bitka pri Piranu)


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

The Battle of Pirano (known also as battle of Grado) on 22 February 1812 was a naval action of the Adriatic campaign of the Napoleonic Wars fought between a British and a French ship of the line in the vicinity of the towns of Piran and Grado in Adriatic Sea. The French Rivoli, named for Napoleon's victory 15 years earlier, had been recently completed at Venice. The French naval authorities intended her to bolster French forces in the Adriatic, following a succession of defeats in the preceding year.

Support Support

  1. Interesting article about a Napoleonic battle. The Mercure's relict (founded in 2001) is actually one of the best example of submarine archaeology of shipwrecks. --Holapaco77 (talk) 11:12, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
  2. I see enough connection with different topics (technical terms, history, geography)--Alexmar983 (talk) 07:27, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  3. Deryni (talk) 08:11, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
  4. --Erebuss (talk) 13:05, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 04:00, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Leuco dye[edit]

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

A leuco dye is a dye which can switch between two chemical forms; one of which is colorless. Reversible transformations can be caused by heat, light or pH; resulting in examples of thermochromism, photochromism and halochromism respectively. Leuco dyes form the basis of thermal printer papers and certain pH indicators.

Support Support

  1. --Uruk (talk) 23:04, 3 July 2016 (UTC)
  2. Deryni (talk) 07:17, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
  3. --Alexmar983 (talk) 11:51, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. It's a stub --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:33, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment Interesting substance that is at the heart of today's thermal printer papers. The short and referenced article only exists in a few wikis.


en:Trams in Sofia[edit]

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

The Sofia tram network is a main public transportation facility in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It began operation on January 1, 1901

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:52, 4 May 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 22:37, 21 May 2016 (UTC)
  3. --Taichi - (あ!) 04:36, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Deryni (talk) 18:12, 6 June 2016 (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:Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat CG 36500[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 3) (No votes from 18 days)

The Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat CG-36500 is a historic 36-foot lifeboat berthed at Rock Harbor in Orleans, Massachusetts. Built in 1946, it is believed to be the only seaworthy 36-footer left. It is notable for its involvement in the SS Pendleton rescue, one of the most daring such events recorded in the history of the United States Coast Guard. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005, and now serves as a museum boat.

Support Support

  1. We don't have a lot of proposals about sea topics. This article is sourced, has nice pictures, it is not too long and has a lot of potential red links in many languages. --Alexmar983 (talk) 06:10, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:00, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too local --Uruk (talk) 11:54, 10 July 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 19:33, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 5 days)

The American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man was the world's first international human rights instrument of a general nature, predating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by less than a year.

Support Support

  1. As proposer --PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:04, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 09:34, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Shizhao (talk) 01:07, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  4. --Alexmar983 (talk) 04:36, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. No references in the English language article. --Gce (talk) 10:27, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 19:47, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Kuzuyu[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 5 days)

Kuzuyu (葛湯) is a sweet Japanese beverage produced by adding kudzu flour to hot water. It has a thick honey-like texture, and in color it appears pale and somewhat translucent.

Support Support

  1. --Uruk (talk) 07:33, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Deryni (talk) 10:38, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 08:43, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment Short and referenced article existing in only three wikis, about a traditional japanese beverage.


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.)


en:Aylvapoldermolen, Burgwerd[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 3) (No votes from 28 days)

Aylvapoldermolen (English: Aylvapolder mill) is a smock mill in Burgwerd, Friesland, Netherlands which has been restored to working order. The mill is listed as a Rijksmonument, number 15626.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:20, 2 June 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Alexmar983 (talk) 05:23, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Deryni (talk) 10:37, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
  2. Local --Holapaco77 (talk) 11:44, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Athabasca Falls[edit]

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

Athabasca Falls is a waterfall in Jasper National Park on the upper Athabasca River, approximately 30 kilometres south of the townsite of Jasper, Alberta, Canada, and just west of the Icefields Parkway.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 12:14, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 23:53, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Stub, refimprove --Holapaco77 (talk) 11:43, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
  2. I agree, references should be improved--Alexmar983 (talk) 07:03, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment


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).

Propose a new candidate


en:Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 0%) (Group 5) (No votes from 13 days)

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon is the fourth in the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce series of 14 Sherlock Holmes films which updated the characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the present day.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 07:20, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Sherlock Holmes (1939 film series)[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 0%) (Group 5) (No votes from 13 days)

A series of fourteen films based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories were released between 1939 and 1946; the British actors Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce played Holmes and Dr. John Watson, respectively. The first two films in the series were produced by 20th Century Fox and released in 1939.

Support Support

  1. FA --Shizhao (talk) 07:21, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:The Rolling Bridge[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 0%) (Group 5) (No votes from 13 days)

The Rolling Bridge is a type of curling movable bridge completed in 2004 as part of the Grand Union Canal office & retail development project at Paddington Basin, London.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 07:23, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Tropical Storm Brenda (1960)[edit]

(zh:热带风暴布伦达) (es:Tormenta tropical Brenda (1960))

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

Tropical Storm Brenda was the second named storm of the 1960 Atlantic hurricane season. It developed in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico on July 28, and after moving ashore over the Florida Peninsula, it attained tropical storm status. Brenda accelerated northeast along the U.S. East Coast, ultimately peaking as a moderate storm with winds of 60 mph (97 km/h) before crossing the Mid-Atlantic states and New England; it dissipated on July 31 over southern Canada. The storm inflicted moderate damage in Florida, the worst since Hurricane Easy of 1950, and dropped heavy rainfall as far north as New York City. Total damage is estimated at US$5 million, and only indirect deaths are blamed on the cyclone.

Support Support

  1. One of the shortest featured articles in English and Chinese Wikipedia. Nice one to get translated. --SoloWay (talk) 14:17, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment