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These are the candidates for Translation of the week.
Propose a new candidate

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)



5 (=5-0)

zh:中国民航296号航班劫机事件[edit]

(ko:중국 민항기 불시착 사건, en:CAAC Flight 296)

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

CAAC Flight 296, a Hawker Siddeley Trident 2E (B-296), was hijacked while en route from Shenyang Dongta Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and landed at the US Army base Camp Page in South Korea. The incident marked the first direct negotiations between South Korea and China, which did not have formal relations at the time.

Support Support

  1. Because of this case, the relationship between the Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China improved, leading to diplomatic relations in 1992. --ChongDae (talk) 08:34, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  2. Yes, finally a Chinese Article at TOTW that need to be translated to English. Nice:)--Cohaf (talk) 09:04, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  3. Korean people are nice people, sometimes. @Cohaf: Watch your mouth. People have a lot of reasons not to translate Chinese articles. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 09:08, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  4. --Rowingbohe (Talk/zhwiki) 02:21, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
  5. --Uruk (talk) 12:58, 16 March 2019 (UTC) (produced an english translation of the Chinese and Korean articles, as to ease further translations).

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5 (=6-1)


4 (=4-0)

en:United Nations Secretariat Building[edit]

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

The United Nations Secretariat Building is a 154-meter (505 ft) tall skyscraper and the centerpiece of the headquarters of the United Nations, located in the Turtle Bay in Midtown Manhattan area of Manhattan, in New York City. The lot where the building stands is considered United Nations territory, although it remains part of the United States. It is the first skyscraper in New York City to use a curtain wall

Support Support

  1. Maybe one of the most famous and important building in the world and only 2 languages. --Holapaco77 (talk) 16:10, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Cohaf (talk) 07:52, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 12:58, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  4. --Uruk (talk) 01:11, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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en:Christine Darden[edit]

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

Dr. Christine Darden (born September 10, 1942, as Christine Mann) is an American mathematician, data analyst, and aeronautical engineer who devoted much of her 40-year career in aerodynamics at NASA to researching supersonic flight and sonic booms. She had an M.S. in mathematics and had been teaching at Virginia State University before starting to work at the Langley Research Center in 1967. She earned a PhD in engineering at George Washington University in 1983 and has published numerous articles in her field. She was the first African-American woman at NASA's Langley Research Center to be promoted into the Senior Executive Service, the top rank in the federal civil service.

Darden is one of the researchers featured in the book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (2016), a history of some of the influential African-American women mathematicians and engineers at NASA in the mid-20th century, by Margot Lee Shetterly.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 16:52, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  2. -- Some OR but still enough meat.--Cohaf (talk) 07:51, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  3. -- Not too bad for a glimpse. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 09:15, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  4. -- Deryni (talk) 04:50, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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en:Kitniyot[edit]

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

Kitniyot (Hebrew: קִטְנִיּוֹת‎, qitniyyot) is a Hebrew word meaning legumes. During the Passover holiday, however, the word kitniyot takes on a broader meaning to include grains and seeds such as rice, corn, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, soybeans, peas, and lentils, in addition to legumes.

According to Orthodox Ashkenazi and some Sephardic customs, Kitniyot may not be eaten during Passover. Although Reform and Conservative Ashkenazi Judaism currently allow for the consumption of Kitniyot during Passover, long-standing tradition in these and other communities is to abstain from their consumption. According to Torat Eretz Yisrael and Minhagei Eretz Yisrael, any Jew worldwide, regardless of origin, and despite the practice of their forefathers, may eat kitniyot on Passover, for it is a practice rejected as an unnecessary precaution by Halachic authorities as early as the time of its emergence.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 15:57, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Cohaf (talk) 07:37, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Shizhao (talk) 02:05, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  4. --Uruk (talk) 01:09, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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en:Deosai National Park[edit]

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

The Deosai National Park (Urdu: دیوسائی نیشنل پارک‎) is a high-altitude alpine plain and national park in northern Pakistan. It is located largely within Astore District in Gilgit Baltistan. Deosai Plains are situated at an average elevation of 4,114 metres (13,497 ft) above sea level.

Support Support

  1. Very beautiful photos for this national park in Asia. --Holapaco77 (talk) 22:03, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 01:06, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Cohaf (talk) 05:16, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
  4. Nice pics. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 08:58, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. too langs--Shizhao (talk) 07:07, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment


4 (=5-1)


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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en:Heathrow Terminal 2[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 25%) (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)
  3. Lengthy but good. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 13:16, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Uruk (talk) 01:12, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

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en:Sevastopol Naval Base[edit]

(ru:Севастопольская военно-морская база)

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

The Sevastopol Naval Base (Russian: Севастопольская военно-морская база; Ukrainian: Севастопольська військово-морська база) is a naval base located in Sevastopol, on disputed Crimean peninsula. It is a base of the Russian Navy and the main base of the Black Sea Fleet.

Support Support

  1. Only 5 languages for this important naval base --Holapaco77 (talk) 20:00, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
  2. No brainer, Support Support--Cohaf (talk) 01:09, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 02:53, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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en:Jaflong[edit]

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

Jaflong is a hill station and tourist destination in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh. It is located in Gowainghat Upazila of Sylhet District and situated at the border between Bangladesh and the Indian state of Meghalaya, overshadowed by subtropical mountains and rainforests. Jaflong is known for its stone collections and is home of the Khasi tribe

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:51, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 11:29, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Cohaf (talk) 07:54, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Anoka Primrose Abeyrathne[edit]

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

Anoka Primrose Abeyrathne also known as Anoka Abeyratne is an award-winning Sri Lankan conservationist, social entrepreneurship pioneer, environmental expert and youth activist on sustainable development and entrepreneurial issues in Sri Lanka and Asia.

Abeyratne presented the keynote speech of the Youth Leaders Forum, Commonwealth Asia Youth Ministers Meeting 2015 and is the first Sri Lankan appointed from the Asia-Pacific region to the UN Habitat Global Youth Advisory Board and to the Commonwealth Climate Leadership Team as the Policy and Advocacy representative.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 17:02, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 18:43, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Cohaf (talk) 07:49, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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en:Hewing[edit]

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

In woodworking, hewing is the process of converting a log from its rounded natural form into lumber (timber) with more or less flat surfaces using primarily an axe. It is an ancient method, and before the advent of the industrial-era type of sawmills, it was a standard way of squaring up wooden beams for timber framing.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 07:52, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Cohaf (talk) 07:56, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Uruk (talk) 14:27, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Yazd Atash Behram[edit]

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

The Yazd Atash Behram, is a Zoroastrian fire temple in Yazd, Yazd province, Iran. It enshrines the Atash Bahram, meaning “Victorious Fire”, dated to 470 AD. It is one of the nine Atash Bahrams, the only one of the highest grade fire in ancient Iran where Zoroastrians have practiced their religion since 400 BC; the other eight Atash Bahrams are in India

Support Support

  1. -- Shizhao (talk) 07:56, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  2. -- Cohaf (talk) 07:58, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 20:31, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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3 (=4-1)



2 (=2-0)



2 (=3-1)

en:Black Country Living Museum[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 25%) (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)
  3. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 08:14, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. -- Erebuss (talk) 12:35, 1 February 2019 (UTC) Too long.

Comment Comment


en:Pashkov House[edit]

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

The Pashkov House (Russian: Пашко́в дом) is a neoclassical mansion that stands on a hill overlooking the western wall of the Moscow Kremlin, near the crossing of the Mokhovaya and Vozdvizhenka streets. Its design has been attributed to Vasily Bazhenov. It used to be home to the Rumyantsev Museum—Moscow's first public museum—in the 19th century. The palace's current owner is the Russian State Library.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:53, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 23:15, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
    --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 07:23, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Cohaf (talk) 07:53, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  4. --Uruk (talk) 01:07, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Undersourced §2 and §3.1 to §3.3. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 03:13, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Frisson[edit]

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

Frisson (French for 'shiver'), also known as aesthetic chills or musical chills is a psychophysiological response to rewarding auditory and/or visual stimuli that induce a pleasurable or otherwise positively-valenced affective state and transient paresthesia (skin tingling or chills), sometimes along with piloerection (goose bumps) and mydriasis (pupil dilation).

Support Support

  1. --Uruk (talk) 21:11, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 12:43, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Cohaf (talk) 17:45, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 00:37, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment



2 (=5-3)

en:Red Forest[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 37.5%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 20 days)

The Red Forest (Ukrainian: Рудий ліс, Rudyi lis Russian: Рыжий лес Ryzhy les, literally "ginger-color forest") is the 10-square-kilometre (4 sq mi) area surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant within the Exclusion Zone located in Polesia. The name "Red Forest" comes from the ginger-brown colour of the pine trees after they died following the absorption of high levels of radiation from the Chernobyl accident on 26 April 1986. In the post-disaster cleanup operations, the Red Forest was bulldozed and buried in "waste graveyards". The site of the Red Forest remains one of the most contaminated areas in the world today.

Support Support

  1. The article is in 30 languages, but in many (including fi-wp, sv-wp and zh-wp), the article also is short. -- Zquid (talk) 12:43, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 04:22, 23 December 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Cohaf (talk) 05:07, 25 December 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Deryni (talk) 13:04, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
  5. -- Erebuss (talk) 12:36, 1 February 2019 (UTC) Interesting subject.

Oppose Oppose

  1. too langs--Shizhao (talk) 01:43, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
    The article about Liu Yang (astronaut) had 35 languages, and you voted Support for that in October. This has many, yes, but less than 35 and, as I wrote above, many of these are short. // Zquid (talk) 06:01, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
    No need to be hot-tempered. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 05:05, 25 December 2018 (UTC)
    I’m not hot-tempered, just telling the facts. And I’m still wondering why 35 languages is OK, but 30 too many. Now when you don’t need to worry about my temper, can you please give me an explanation? It (and other arguments for woting Oppose a candidate) may help me to choose articles in the future. // Zquid (talk) 13:21, 25 December 2018 (UTC)
    I supported this article, so I'm not your target... --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 04:21, 26 December 2018 (UTC)
  2. Too many languages already (30). --Holapaco77 (talk) 00:47, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Uruk (talk) 12:27, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

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en:One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 37.5%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 1 day)

The One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge was an offer by the James Randi Educational Foundation to pay out one million U.S. dollars to anyone who can demonstrate a supernatural or paranormal ability under agreed-upon scientific testing criteria.

Support Support

  1. Only six languages this far for a challenge that's made a lot of publicity and attention over the years. Deryni (talk) 09:41, 27 January 2019 (UTC) --Deryni (talk) 09:41, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 03:00, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Agree with Deryni. Uruk (talk) 23:19, 28 January 2019 (UTC)--Uruk (talk) 23:19, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
  4. --Agree with Deryni and Uruk. Erebuss (talk) 12:37, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
  5. ..Agree with Deryni. Matanb (talk) 21:15, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Lengthy. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 12:11, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
  2. Refimprove. --Holapaco77 (talk) 11:45, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
  3. Per above.--Cohaf (talk) 12:02, 2 February 2019 (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)


1 (=3-2)


1 (=4-3)

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 (=2-2)

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:Lauri Love[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 40%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 4 days)

Lauri Love (/ˈlaʊri/; born 14 December 1984, United Kingdom) is a British activist charged with stealing data from United States Government computers including the United States Army, Missile Defense Agency, and NASA via computer intrusion

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:41, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  2. It seems there're enough refs, so notability is not a worry. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 09:08, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
  3. No issues at all, don't know why there's an oppose. --Cohaf-public (talk) 07:13, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Uruk (talk) 06:08, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 09:41, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

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En:Fugue state[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 5) (No votes from 2 days)

Dissociative fugue, formerly fugue state, is a dissociative disorder and a rare psychiatric disorder characterized by reversible amnesia for personal identity.

Support Support

  1. Perhaps time for a psychological term!? --Deryni (talk) 19:22, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. A little too professional. Not many users are willing to translate that, I guess. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 06:43, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

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