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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.


4 (=5-1)

en:Timna Valley[edit]

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

The Timna Valley is located in southern Israel in the southwestern Arabah, approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of the Gulf of Aqaba and the town of Eilat. The area is rich in copper ore and has been mined since the 5th millennium BCE.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:44, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 13:49, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Ragold (talk) 18:47, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
  4. --Macondo (talk) 15:32, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  5. --Tn4196 (talk) 13:35, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Nice but long --Ruthven (talk) 14:10, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment



3 (=3-0)

en:Radio Hat[edit]

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

The Radio Hat was a portable radio built into a pith helmet that would bring in stations within a 20 mile (32 km) radius. It was introduced in early 1949 for $7.95 as the "Man-from-Mars Radio Hat." Thanks to a successful publicity campaign, the Radio Hat was sold at stores from coast to coast in the United States.

Support Support

  1. --Ranan (talk) 13:55, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Tn4196 (talk) 19:20, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Gce (talk) 20:37, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Civil township[edit]

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

A civil township is a widely used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. The term town is used in New England, New York and Wisconsin to refer to the equivalent of the civil township in these states. Specific responsibilities and the degree of autonomy vary based on each state. Civil townships are distinct from survey townships, but in states that have both, the boundaries often coincide and may completely geographically subdivide a county. The U.S. Census Bureau classifies civil townships as minor civil divisions.

Support Support

  1. --Macondo (talk) 21:28, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 13:47, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. In my experience, understanding local government in anglophone countries is always "tricky": the more pages we have to explain the various different names, the better it is.--Alexmar983 (talk) 15:23, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Luz Station[edit]

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

The Luz Station is the common name for a railway station in the Luz neighbourhood in São Paulo, Brazil. The station is part of the metropolitan rail system run by the CPTM.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:48, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Ragold (talk) 18:47, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Macondo (talk) 15:32, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:River Cuckmere[edit]

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

The River Cuckmere rises near Heathfield in East Sussex, England on the southern slopes of the Weald. The name of the river probably comes from an Old English word meaning fast-flowing, since it descends over 100 m (328 ft) in its initial four miles (6.4 km). Eventually flowing into the English Channel, it is the only undeveloped river mouth on the Sussex coast

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 14:15, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Gce (talk) 21:03, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Deryni (talk) 20:12, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Kronstadt Naval Cathedral[edit]

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

The Naval cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt is a Russian Orthodox cathedral built in 1903–1913 as the main church of the Russian Navy and dedicated to all fallen seamen. The cathedral was closed in 1929, was converted to a cinema, a House of Officers (1939) and a museum of the Navy (1980). The Russian Orthodox Church reinstalled the cross on the main dome in 2002 and served the first Divine Liturgy in the cathedral in 2005

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 13:32, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 16:16, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Tn4196 (talk) 14:16, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:UNOVIS[edit]

(ru:УНОВИС) (fr:UNOVIS) (pt:UNOVIS)

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

UNOVIS (also known as MOLPOSNOVIS and POSNOVIS) was a short-lived but influential group of Russian artists, founded and led by Kazimir Malevich at the Vitebsk Art School in 1919.

Support Support

  1. --Macondo (talk) 18:01, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 15:12, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Shizhao (talk) 00:53, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment



3 (=4-1)

en:Singular point of a curve[edit]

(es:Punto singular de una curva) (eo:Singulara punkto de kurbo) (pl:Punkt osobliwy) (sl:Singularna točka krivulje)

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

In geometry, a singular point on a curve is one where the curve is not given by a smooth embedding of a parameter. The precise definition of a singular point depends on the type of curve being studied.

Support Support

  1. --Macondo (talk) 18:21, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 13:05, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Ragold (talk) 18:47, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
  4. --Deryni (talk) 20:13, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too complicated, low references. --Gce (talk) 22:20, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Schönhausen Palace[edit]

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

Schönhausen Palace (German: Schloss Schönhausen) is a Baroque palace at Niederschönhausen, in Berlin's borough of Pankow. It is surrounded by gardens through which the Panke river runs.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:07, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Ruthven (talk) 15:18, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Holapaco77 (talk) 13:34, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
  4. --Barcelona (talk) 17:11, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too many editions (10 so far). --Gce (talk) 20:37, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment



3 (=5-2)

en:Cousin marriage[edit]

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

Cousin marriage is marriage between people with a common grandparent or other more distant ancestor. In various cultures and legal jurisdictions, such marriages range from being considered ideal and actively encouraged, to being uncommon but still legal, to being seen as incest and legally prohibited.

Support Support

  1. --Gce (talk) 15:48, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Alexmar983 (talk) 12:38, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
  3. Important. --Ragold (talk) 18:47, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
  4. Globally interessant and well-referenced article. --Tn4196 (talk) 21:13, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  5. --Anulare (talk) 14:27, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. too long--Shizhao (talk) 00:57, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
  2. I agree. Too long.--MARKELLOSLeave me a message 19:55, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


Louis Ramond de Carbonnières[edit]

(en:Louis Ramond de Carbonnières) (es:Louis Ramond de Carbonnières) (eu:Louis Ramond de Carbonnières) (fr:Louis Ramond de Carbonnières) (la:Ludovicus Ramond de Carbonnières) (pt:Louis Ramond de Carbonnières) (ru:Рамонд де Карбонньер, Луи)

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

French explorer and politician, member of parliament in France (1755–1827); commandeur de la Légion d'honneur‎; member of French Academy of Sciences ♂

Louis François Élisabeth Ramond, baron de Carbonnières (January 4, 1755 Strasbourg – May 14, 1827), was a French politician, geologist and botanist. He is regarded as one of the first explorers of the high mountains of the Pyrenees who can be described as a pyrénéiste.

Support Support

  1. --Federico Leva (BEIC) (talk) 12:05, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
  2. one of the first explorers of the high mountains of the Pyrenees, his unsuccesful introduction to romanticism in Paris is a good example of the Alsatian Franco-German mixture. An "interface personality" in my opinion, who is perfect for this page. The only problem is maybe a certain lack of inline citations.--Alexmar983 (talk) 13:18, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
  3. Gce (talk) 10:33, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
  4. --Macondo (talk) 20:12, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
  5. --Ruthven (talk) 14:51, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low-importance --Shizhao (talk) 01:12, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 22:08, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Comment Comment



2 (=2-0)

de:Rosenmontag[edit]

(en:Rosenmontag)

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

Rosenmontag (Rose Monday) is the highlight of the German "Karneval" (carnival), and is on the Shrove Monday before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. "Mardi Gras," though celebrated on Tuesday, is a similar event. Rosenmontag is celebrated in German-speaking countries, including Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but most heavily in the "Hochburgen" (carnival strongholds), which include the Rhineland, especially in Cologne, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Aachen and Mainz. In contrast to Germany, in Austria, the highlight of the carneval is not Rosenmontag, but Faschingsdienstag (Shrove Tuesday).

Support Support

  1. --Macondo (talk) 18:41, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Barcelona (talk) 17:12, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Kimani Maruge[edit]

(de:Kimani Maruge) (es:Kimani Maruge) (ja:キマニ・マルゲ)

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

Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge (c. 1920 - August 14, 2009) holds the Guinness World Record for being the oldest person to start primary school—he enrolled in the first grade on January 12, 2004, aged 84. Although he had no papers to prove his age, Maruge believed he was born in 1920.

Support Support

  1. --Macondo (talk) 18:44, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. It's very good for Did you know in many editions. --Gce (talk) 22:07, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Tarsus (eyelids)[edit]

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

The tarsi (tarsal plates) are two comparatively thick, elongated plates of dense connective tissue, about 2.5 cm (1.0 in) in length; one is found in each eyelid, and contributes to its form and support. They directly abut the lid margins. The tarsus has a lower and upper part making up the palpebrae.

Support Support

  1. --Macondo (talk) 18:11, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 15:23, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment



2 (=3-1)

en:Baden-Powell House[edit]

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

Baden-Powell House, colloquially known as B-P House, is a Scouting hostel and conference centre in South Kensington, London, which was built as a tribute to Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting. The house, owned by The Scout Association, hosts a small exhibition relating to Scouting in its current form and a granite statue by Don Potter.

Support Support

  1. The article is present in English (where it's a featured article), German, Italian and Vietnamese. --Gce (talk) 12:58, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:16, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Tn4196 (talk) 20:53, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Maybe too local--Ruthven (talk) 14:04, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


Jakob Christmann[edit]

(de:Jakob Christmann) (en:Jakob Christmann) (fr:Jakob Christmann)

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

German astronomer (1554–1613) ♂; Orientalist reformierten Bekenntnisses

Support Support

  1. --Federico Leva (BEIC) (talk) 12:05, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
  2. short, good sources, not too many languages and an interesting composite profile. I support.--Alexmar983 (talk) 23:34, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
  3. Gce (talk) 23:06, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 20:01, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Banksia aquilonia[edit]

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

Banksia aquilonia, commonly known as the northern banksia, is a tree in the family Proteaceae native to north Queensland on Australia's northeastern coastline. With an average height of 8 m (26 ft), it has narrow glossy green leaves up to 20 cm (7.9 in) long and 6 to 10 cm (2.4 to 3.9 in) high pale yellow flower spikes, known as inflorescences, appearing in autumn. As the spikes age, their flowers fall off and they develop up to 50 follicles, each of which contains two seeds.

Support Support

  1. The article is present in Arabic, Azerbaijani, Cebuano, English (where it's a featured article), French, Swedish, Vietnamese and Waray. --Gce (talk) 12:48, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:02, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Ruthven (talk) 14:11, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 21:49, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:VISTA (telescope)[edit]

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

The VISTA (Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) is a reflecting telescope with a 4.1 metre mirror, located at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. It is operated by the European Southern Observatory and saw first light in December 2009.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 04:03, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. --Tn4196 (talk) 10:45, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. --Macondo (talk) 15:32, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Gce (talk) 21:02, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:International Driving Permit[edit]

(es:Permiso internacional para conducir) (it:Permesso internazionale di guida) (zh:國際駕駛執照)

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

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is an identity document that allows the holder to drive a private motor vehicle in any country that recognises IDPs. To be valid, the IDP must be accompanied by a valid driving licence.

The IDP, which is slightly larger than a passport, is a multi-language translation of the driver's licence from the issuing nation, complete with photograph and vital statistics. Oftentimes, short term visitors do not need an IDP since their driving licence suffices.

Support Support

  1. Very useful and important informations to be traslated in more languages (spanish is only a stub: must be improved!) --Holapaco77 (talk) 10:39, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Macondo (talk) 17:08, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Wildcursive (talk) 04:36, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too much editions (13 so far), English language edition is too long. --Gce (talk) 16:06, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Vsevolod Nestayko[edit]

(am:Վսեվոլոդ Նեստայկո) (ru:Нестайко, Всеволод Зиновьевич) (uk:Нестайко Всеволод Зіновійович)

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

Vsevolod Nestayko (Ukrainian: Всеволод Зіновійович Нестайко; 30 January 1930 – 16 August 2014) was a modern Ukrainian children's writer. In Ukraine he is considered the country's best-known and best loved Ukrainian children’s literature writer.

Support Support

  1. --Macondo (talk) 18:37, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. stub--Shizhao (talk) 01:09, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. Russian and Ukranian editions are not stubs and can be used to expand the English one. --Gce (talk) 21:56, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. It is a stub. In the future it can become a TOTW candidate if expanded. --Tn4196 (talk) 14:16, 28 March 2015 (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 (=3-2)

en:Bakhchisaray Palace[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 40%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 24 days)

The Khan's Palace or Hansaray is located in the town of Bakhchysarai, Crimea. It was built in the 16th century and became home to a succession of Crimean Khans

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 14:23, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 13:33, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Macondo (talk) 14:40, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too many editions (12 so far). --Gce (talk) 21:51, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. Many editions and badly referenced. --Tn4196 (talk) 21:13, 29 January 2015 (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.)
  • 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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