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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.



6 (=6-0)


5 (=5-0)

en:Peak phosphorus[edit]

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

Peak phosphorus is a concept to describe the point in time when humanity reaches the maximum global production rate of phosphorus as an industrial and commercial raw material. Phosphorus is a finite (limited) resource that is widespread in the Earth's crust and in living organisms but is relatively scarce in concentrated forms, which are not evenly distributed across the Earth. The only cost-effective production method to date is the mining of phosphate rock, but only a few countries have significant reserves of it. The top four are Morocco, China, Algeria and Syria. Estimates for future production vary significantly depending on modelling and assumptions on extractable volumes, but it is inescapable that future production of phosphate rock will influence food production in the world.

Support Support

  1. --Uruk (talk) 16:27, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Shizhao (talk) 01:08, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 01:22, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Cohaf (talk) 00:47, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
  5. -- Deryni (talk) 07:00, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment The article adresses a likely threat to human food supplies.--Uruk (talk) 16:27, 5 August 2018 (UTC)


5 (=6-1)



4 (=4-0)

en:Maria Kristina Kiellström[edit]

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

Maria Kristina Kiellström (15 June 1744 – 20 January 1798), known as Maja Stina, was a Swedish silk worker and alleged prostitute.

She inspired the songwriter and performer Carl Michael Bellman to create a major character in his Fredman's Epistles (songs), the demimonde prostitute or Rococo "nymph" Ulla Winblad.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 10:02, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  2. Lvova (talk) 14:00, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 18:20, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 10:15, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment



4 (=5-1)

en:Shweshwe[edit]

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

Shweshwe (/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)
  3. --Shizhao (talk) 02:41, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
  4. Sæn 13:32, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
  5. --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:35, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Opposition for there are too many African-oriented candidates. I wonder if that's political correct. --Super Wang (talk) 06:55, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
@Super Wang: That should not be a reason for opposing, rather it would only contribute to diminish the cultural bias against African people. --Uruk (talk) 12:48, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Contributions vary from people to people. I'm not stepping back. --Super Wang (talk) 23:27, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Comment Comment



3 (=3-0)


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)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Tiffany glass[edit]

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

Tiffany glass refers to the many and varied types of glass developed and produced from 1878 to 1933 at the Tiffany Studios in New York, by Louis Comfort Tiffany and a team of other designers, including Frederick Wilson and Clara Driscoll

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:48, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 21:39, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Uruk (talk) 08:31, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:White feather[edit]

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

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)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Home Children[edit]

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

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Invasion of Åland[edit]

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

The Invasion of Åland was a 1918 military campaign of World War I in the Åland Islands, Finland. The islands occupied by the proto-Soviet Union (Soviet Russia) were first invaded by Kingdom of Sweden in late February and then by the German Empire in early March. The conflict was also related to the Finnish Civil War including minor fighting between the Finnish Whites and the Finnish Reds.

As Germany took control over Åland in March 1918, Russian troops were captured and the Swedish troops left the islands by the end of the Finnish Civil War in May. The Germans stayed in Åland until September 1918. The Åland Islands dispute was then turned over to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 and the League of Nations in 1920. The Åland convention was finally signed in 1921 re-establishing the demilitarised status of Åland as an autonomous part of Finland.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 09:45, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 18:19, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:30, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Para-equestrian[edit]

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

Para-equestrian is an equestrian sport governed by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI), and includes two competitive events: One is para-equestrian dressage, which is conducted under the same basic rules as conventional dressage, but with riders divided into different competition grades based on their functional abilities. The other is para-equestrian driving, which operates under the same basic rules as combined driving but places competitors in various grades based on their functional abilities.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 10:15, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 02:42, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:29, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Moravec's paradox[edit]

(Net support = 3; 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)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment



en:Gustav III of Sweden's coffee experiment[edit]

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

Gustav III of Sweden's coffee experiment was a twin study ordered by the king to study the health effects of coffee. Although the authenticity of the event has been questioned, the experiment, which was conducted in the second half of the 18th century, failed to prove that coffee was a dangerous beverage.

Support Support

  1. Interesting article, also funny. --Holapaco77 (talk) 22:09, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Erebuss (talk) 07:55, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 07:15, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Bielerhöhe Pass[edit]

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

The Bielerhöhe connects the Montafon valley in Vorarlberg with the Paznaun valley in Tirol. At 2,037 m above sea level, the Bielerhöhe lies in the Vorarlberg region, due north of the Silvretta Reservoir.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 03:23, 31 August 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:25, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
  3. Not too long. Worth translating. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 10:54, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment

  1. severely undersourced, leaving many paragraphs a mixture of original research and stuffs that should be under wikivoyage. Sources need to be improved as some are primary sources.--Cohaf (talk) 00:15, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

en:Tummalapalle uranium mine[edit]

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

The Tummalapalle Mine is a uranium mine in Tumalapalli village located in Kadapa of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Results from research conducted by the Atomic Energy Commission of India in 2011 made the analysts conclude that this mine might have one of the largest reserves of uranium in the world.

On 19 July 2011, Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy, Dr. S. Banerjee who is also the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India confirmed on reserves of 49,000 tonnes and suggested that there could be even three times larger which would make Tummalapalle the mine with the world's largest uranium deposits.

This finding substantially increased India’s capability of producing energy from nuclear plants. As of 2011, India was producing about 3% of its energy from nuclear plants. These findings suggest that this output can be increased to more than 30% by 2050. This domestic uranium find would not only boost India's nuclear energy plans but also help to reduce costs by switching from expensive sources of power like coal.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 11:32, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Shizhao (talk) 12:06, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 19:59, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment



3 (=4-1)


3 (=5-2)

en:Ulrika Eleonora Stålhammar[edit]

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

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: 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)

Comment Comment



2 (=2-0)


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)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Efua Sutherland[edit]

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

Efua Sutherland (27 June 1924 – 21 January 1996) was a Ghanaian playwright, director, dramatist, children's author, poet, educationalist, researcher, child advocate, and cultural activist. Her works include Foriwa (1962), Edufa (1967), and The Marriage of Anansewa (1975). She founded the Ghana Drama Studio, the Ghana Society of Writers, the Ghana Experimental Theatre, and a community project called the Kodzidan (Story House). Sutherland’s pan-Africanism was reflected in her support for its principles and her collaborations with African and African diaspora personalities in a range of disciplines. She laid the groundwork for the Mmofra Foundation, active since 1997 as a civic organisation dedicated to enriching the cultural and intellectual lives of all children in Ghana.

Support Support

  1. --Uruk (talk) 22:04, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
  2. Lvova (talk) 05:17, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment A remarkable lady !


2 (=3-1)

en:Larsen & Toubro[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 40%) (Group 2) (No votes from 7 months and 22 days) (→ It is removable)

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)
  2. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 03:47, 20 September 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:Reuse of excreta[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 37.5%) (Group 2) (No votes from 11 days)

Reuse of excreta refers to the safe, beneficial use of animal or human excreta, i.e. feces and urine. Such beneficial use involves mainly the nutrient, organic matter and energy contained in excreta, rather than the water content (as is the case for wastewater reuse). Reuse of excreta can involve using it as soil conditioner or fertilizer in agriculture, gardening, aquaculture or horticultural activities. Excreta can also used as a fuel source or as a building material.

Support Support

  1. --Uruk (talk) 15:00, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:08, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
  3. Possibly too long, but very interesting and well documented. -- Deryni (talk) 18:13, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Erebuss (talk) 17:53, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
  5. -- Zquid (talk) 23:38, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. I'm sorry that I must oppose this time; one week is absolutely not enough to translate this article, unless you're a language genius. Sæn 13:33, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
  2. Many [citation needed] tags. --Holapaco77 (talk) 15:33, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
  3. The same reason: too long. Don't tell me I needn't translate all the article, and Uruk, please don't ping me any more. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 12:07, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

Comment Comment Interesting and comprehensive article, on a sustainability related mater. Well referenced. Only in two languages.(<---unsigned)

Since @Holapaco77: comment, the requested references have been provided. --Uruk (talk) 02:26, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Ouch. I'm not gonna translate that. --Super Wang (talk) 02:26, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
@Sanmosa:There's no obligation in ROW to translate the whole article. See the instructions. Deryni (talk) 06:18, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

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).
  • 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).

Propose a new candidate


en:Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines[edit]

(ru:Музей советских игровых автоматов)

(Net support = 2; 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)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment

en:Arctic sea ice decline[edit]

(zh:北冰洋海冰縮水)

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

Oppose Oppose


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