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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)


5 (=6-1)

en:Sural nerve[edit]

(Net support = 5; Against = 14.286%) (Group 1)

In the human being the sural nerve is a sensory nerve in the calf region (sura) of the leg. It is made up of collateral branches of the tibial nerve and common fibular nerve.

Support Support

  1. --Uruk (talk) 20:48, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:35, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
  3. --Deryni (talk) 20:43, 11 December 2016 (UTC)
  4. --Vätte (talk) 15:46, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
  5. --Taichi - (あ!) 05:43, 15 February 2017 (UTC)
  6. --Erebuss (talk) 18:21, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. No verificable sources online: the only one ref in the very long incipit is just a 2009 blog (self-published source, not good for wikipedia). --Holapaco77 (talk) 21:05, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment Several of the article sources are well known Medical Journals like "Muscle Nerve", "Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America" and "Foot & Ankle International".

I repeat: these sources are not verificable online. Then, the long incipit has only 1 ref and it's not good.--Holapaco77 (talk)
I think offline sources can be used to satisfy verifiability (w:Offline sources), but I would like to have more citation in "Anatomy." --JillyHean1979 (talk) 04:53, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

4 (=4-0)

en:Euphrates Tunnel[edit]

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

The Euphrates Tunnel was allegedly a 929 meter long tunnel built to connect the two halves of the city of Babylon; archaeologists believe it was built between 2180 and 2160 BCE. Construction began with a temporary dam across the Euphrates river, and proceeded using a "cut and cover" technique. The tunnel was supposedly lined with brick and waterproofed with asphalt. No other sub-aqueous pedestrian tunnel was attempted until Marc Brunel built the Thames Tunnel beginning in 1824 CE. A description of the tunnel as being built and used by Queen Semiramis is given by Diodorus (fl. 50 BCE) in the Bibliotheca Historica. Philostratus (d. 250 CE) also describes the tunnel's construction in the Life of Apollonius of Tyana.

Support Support

  1. A very small article, stub-class, about a just as interesting piece of ancient engineering. It's well sourced and, at the moment, there's no translations on any other languages. --- Épico (talk)/(contribs) 00:37, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 10:52, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Holapaco77 (talk) 13:11, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
  4. --JillyHean1979 (talk) 23:53, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Stub tags --Holapaco77 (talk) 06:19, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Comment Comment @Holapaco77: I don't understand your vote. Being short is literally the first criteria. Moreover, in this instance the article isn't short because it lacks content, but because there isn't more content to add (or it's very hard to find). I do concede that it is not very important, being at most a historical trivia, but it compensates as it leads to a bunch of new translations of other topics (e.g. Thames Tunnel (en, fr), Subway (en, de), etc.) Épico (talk)/(contribs) 12:06, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

@Épico: Stub articles are not good for TOTW, since candidate should be interesting and of some enciclopedic importance. This small trivia-article is really too short (just 5 lines!), marked with 2 stub tag, and it could be better improved, for example inserting Template:Infobox tunnel and original quotes in latin/english of ancient writers that you can find here, or on other sources. --Holapaco77 (talk) 19:57, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
@Holapaco77: For me, there's no direct correlation between being a stub and being enciclopedic unimportant, but we can agree to disagree in this case. Also, notice that Uruk has improved the article based on your suggestions, so I kindly ask for another review. By the way, as you two seem very active in this meta translation project, I would like to ask for your input on a Talk:Translation of the week/Translation candidates#New criteriaproposal for a Fifth criteria: "Well sourced". Épico (talk)/(contribs) 20:49, 11 February 2017 (UTC)
I improved the the article too, then removing the stub tags. I guess now it can be a TOTW candidate. --Holapaco77 (talk) 13:11, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

4 (=5-1)

en:Pinnacles National Park[edit]

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

Pinnacles National Park is a U.S. National Park protecting a mountainous area located east of the Salinas Valley in Central California, about 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Soledad and 80 miles (130 km) southeast of San Jose. The park's namesakes are the eroded leftovers of the western half of an extinct volcano that has moved 200 miles (320 km) from its original location on the San Andreas Fault, embedded in a portion of the California Pacific Coast Ranges. Pinnacles is managed by the National Park Service and the majority of the park is protected as wilderness.

Support Support

  1. The "youngest" US National Park (created in 2013). --Holapaco77 (talk) 19:24, 22 January 2017 (UTC) --Holapaco77 (talk) 19:24, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
  2. Épico (talk)/(contribs) 12:11, 23 January 2017 (UTC) Well sourced, good in de, very well illustred, and interesting article.
  3. Erebuss (talk) 19:45, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
  4. Enough citation. It will encourage translation of other articles about geology and ecology. --JillyHean1979 (talk) 04:53, 6 February 2017 (UTC)
  5. Deryni (talk) 05:24, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. too many langs--Shizhao (talk) 08:06, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Comment Comment I think that is Interesting, but there are too many languages already. Actually 10 languages. --Vinicius10 (talk) 20:28, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Correct, but it's still missing on "major" wikis like italian, japanese, portuguese, russian, spanish, and others; while - as you can see - all versions actually present (except english and german) are small stub that need to be expanded. --Holapaco77 (talk) 07:53, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

3 (=3-0)

en:Ettringite[edit]

(de:Ettringit) (fr:Ettringite)

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

Ettringite is a hydrous mineral with formula: Ca6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12·26H2O. It is a colorless to yellow mineral crystallizing in a trigonal crystal system.

Support Support

  1. Seven languages so far, should be a lot more ... --Deryni (talk) 16:20, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Erebuss (talk) 18:12, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Shizhao (talk) 19:21, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment

  1. Can we have more citation in "Occurrence in cement"?--JillyHean1979 (talk) 14:52, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

en:Manoos[edit]

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

Manoos is a 1939 Indian Marathi social melodrama film directed by V. Shantaram

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 19:34, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Deryni (talk) 17:50, 12 March 2017 (UTC) Also V. Shantaram himself could be subject for TOW.
  3. --JillyHean1979 (talk) 14:52, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


3 (=4-1)


2 (=2-0)


2 (=3-1)

en:Hirschsprung Collection[edit]

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

The Hirschsprung Collection is an art museum located on Stockholmsgade in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is located in a parkland setting in Østre Anlæg, near the Danish National Gallery, and houses a large collection of Danish art from the 19th and early 20th century.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 06:53, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 11:41, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Holapaco77 (talk) 07:44, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. All sources cited in this article seem to be deadlinks. In addition, to satisfy notability to be recorded in an encyclopedia, there should be more sources other than the official website of this museum itself. --JillyHean1979 (talk) 14:52, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:774–775 carbon-14 spike[edit]

(fr:Pic de carbone 14 de 774-775) (ja:775年の宇宙線飛来)

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

The 774–775 Carbon-14 Spike is an observed increase of 1.2% in the concentration of carbon-14 isotope in tree rings dated to the years 774 or 775 CE, which is about 20 times as high as the normal background rate of variation. It was discovered during a study of Japanese cedar trees, with the year of occurrence determined through dendrochronology. A surge in beryllium isotope 10Be, detected in Antarctic ice cores, has also been associated with the 774–775 event.

Support Support

  1. --Épico (talk)/(contribs) 04:25, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Deryni (talk) 17:48, 12 March 2017 (UTC)Very interesting!
  3. --JillyHean1979 (talk) 14:52, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
  4. --Erebuss (talk) 08:25, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 02:01, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:VisualEditor[edit]

(zh:维基可视化编辑器)

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

VisualEditor (VE) is a project to provide a "visual" or "WYSIWYG-like" online rich-text editor as a MediaWiki extension to Wikipedia. It was developed by the Wikimedia Foundation in partnership with Wikia. In July 2013 the beta was enabled by default, with the ability to opt-out, for Mediawiki.org and several of the largest Wikipedias.

Support Support

  1. An article marked as "top importance" in the subject of Wikipedia, on English Wikipedia, which only have articles on 5 other langauges than English. --Josve05a (talk) 13:23, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 19:21, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
  3. --JillyHean1979 (talk) 14:52, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Obsolete article about Wikipedia:VisualEditor already translated in 120 languages! --Holapaco77 (talk) 21:39, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
    • That is a Wikipedia-documentation, and not an encyclopedic article, whcih still only exits in 6 language. Josve05a (talk) 19:20, 12 March 2017 (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:What Happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 40%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 14 days)

What Happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City is a 1901 American short film depicting a woman walking over a grate, the hot air lifting her skirt.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 13:35, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
  2. Épico (talk)/(contribs) 20:51, 11 February 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Taichi - (あ!) 05:48, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. This article is interesting. However, I am afraid that this article is too short to lead to potential translation of other articles. (Just for your information, "Library of Congress" is already in 68 languages, "Marilyn Monroe" is in 158, and "The Seven Year Itch" is in 27.) --JillyHean1979 (talk) 23:53, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  2. Plot missing (but fr.wiki could be useful to fix it). --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:04, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:North Malabar[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 40%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 12 days)

North Malabar refers to the historic and geographic area of southwest India covering the state of Kerala's present day Kasaragod and Kannur Districts, the Mananthavady taluk of Wayanad District, the taluks of Koyilandy and Vatakara in the Kozhikode District of Kerala and the entire Mahé Sub-Division of the Union Territory of Puducherry.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 13:36, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Taichi - (あ!) 05:50, 15 February 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Deryni (talk) 13:21, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too long. --Holapaco77 (talk) 23:41, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
  2. --JillyHean1979 (talk) 23:53, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Comment Comment

  • As we may translate just the first paragraph of the article ("Each week, starting on Monday, a stub or the first paragraph of an important article is chosen to be translated..."), the length itself will not matter so much. On the other hand, many paragraphs remain without citation. I hesitate to recommend this article. --JillyHean1979 (talk) 23:53, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

en:Intertidal ecology[edit]

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

Intertidal ecology is the study of intertidal ecosystems, where organisms live between the low and high tide lines. At low tide, the intertidal is exposed whereas at high tide, the intertidal is underwater. Intertidal ecologists therefore study the interactions between intertidal organisms and their environment, as well as between different species of intertidal organisms within a particular intertidal community. Organisms living in this zone have a highly variable and often hostile environment, and have evolved adaptations to cope with and even exploit these conditions. Species ability to cope with abiotic factors associated with emersion stress, such as desiccation determines their upper limits, while biotic interactions e.g.competition with other species sets their lower limits.

Support Support

  1. --Uruk (talk) 11:23, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:24, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --JillyHean1979 (talk) 23:53, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Comment Comment

  • Many paragraphs in "Environment" and "Food web structure" are left without citation. --JillyHean1979 (talk) 23:53, 26 February 2017 (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.)

en:Humans Need Not Apply[edit]

(id:Humans_Need_Not_Apply)

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 3) (No votes from 13 days)

Humans Need Not Apply is a 2014 short Internet documentary film, directed, produced, written, and edited by CGP Grey. The film focuses on the future of the integration of automation into economics, as well as the impact of this integration to the worldwide workforce. Grey released the film online as a YouTube video.

Support Support

  1. --Épico (talk)/(contribs) 01:08, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
  2. --JillyHean1979 (talk) 14:52, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. CN tag + just a video on Youtube like millions. --Holapaco77 (talk) 07:41, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
  2. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 03:00, 6 March 2017 (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).
  • 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
  • Currently, there are no candidates in this situation.

en:Marina Coastal Expressway[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 0%) (Group 5) (No votes from 8 days)

The Marina Coastal Expressway (Abbreviation: MCE) is the tenth of Singapore's network of expressways. Construction for the MCE began in 2008 and was completed at the end of 2013.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 14:03, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Barcolana regatta[edit]

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

The Barcolana is a historic international sailing regatta taking place every year in the Gulf of Trieste on the second Sunday of October.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 14:04, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
  2. Historic regatta, one of the biggest, organized in an amazing lanscape. (english article should be upgraded: I will do in the next days). --Holapaco77 (talk) 07:01, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Port Miami Tunnel[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 0%) (Group 5) (No votes from 8 days)

The PortMiami Tunnel is a 4,200 feet (1,300 m) bored, undersea tunnel in Miami, Florida. It consists of two parallel tunnels (one in each direction) that travel beneath Biscayne Bay, connecting the MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island with PortMiami on Dodge Island.

Support Support

  1. GA in en --Shizhao (talk) 14:05, 21 March 2017 (UTC) --Shizhao (talk) 14:05, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Dibrugarh–Kanyakumari Vivek Express[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 0%) (Group 5) (No votes from 8 days)

Dibrugarh–Kanyakumari Vivek Express is a weekly Express train of the Vivek Express series the Indian Railways which runs from Dibrugarh in India's north eastern state Assam to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu the southernmost state of India.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 14:06, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment