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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 (=4-0)


3 (=3-0)


3 (=4-1)

en:Upsala-Lenna Järnväg[edit]

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

Upsala-Lenna Jernväg (ULJ) (literally: Upsala-Lenna Railway) is a narrow-gauge heritage railway in Uppsala County, Sweden. It is 33 km (21 mi) long and is a part of the once extensive Roslagen network. The gauge is the 891 mm (2 ft 11 3⁄32 in), unique to Sweden. The railway is run by the SRJmf society.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:20, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  2. Deryni (talk) 14:55, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Bazsola (talk) 22:38, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
  4. --Holapaco77 (talk) 20:18, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
  5. --Uruk (talk) 12:36, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. English language edition has no footnotes. --Gce (talk) 13:05, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment

  1. AFAIK recent research has shown that railways are already over-represented on the English Wikipedia. Probably this is true on other Wikipedias too. Nemo 08:47, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

en:Gibanica[edit]

(sr:Гибаница)

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

Gibanica is a traditional pastry dish from Serbia popular all over the Balkans (Europe). It is usually made with white cheese and eggs. Recipes can range from sweet to savoury, and from simple to festive and elaborate multi-layered cakes

Support Support

  1. One of the most popular and recognizable pastry dishes from the Balkans --Holapaco77 (talk) 14:15, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 08:35, 2 November 2015 (UTC)
  3. Gce (talk) 22:36, 2 November 2015 (UTC)
  4. Anulare (talk) 10:57, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 01:00, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment



2 (=2-0)

en:Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes[edit]

(de:Feengrotten) (it:Grotte delle fate di Saalfeld)

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

The Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes (in German: Saalfelder Feengrotten) are caverns or grottoes of a former mine in near Saalfeld, in the German state of Thuringia. They have long been famous for their countless colorful mineral formations (speleothems) formed over many years by water dripping through relatively soft rock. Since 1993, the Guinness Book of World Records has termed the Feengrotten "the most colorful cave grottoes in the world."

Support Support

  1. One of the most colorful cave grottoes in the world. --Holapaco77 (talk) 20:41, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 12:04, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. No sources for the English article other than one LonelyPlanet reference for a promotional sentence. Nemo 15:31, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Chaplain–Medic massacre[edit]

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

The Chaplain–Medic massacre was a war crime that took place in the Korean War on July 16, 1950, on a mountain above the village of Tunam, South Korea. Thirty unarmed, critically wounded United States Army soldiers and an unarmed chaplain were killed by members of the North Korean army during the Battle of Taejon.

Support Support

  1. Gce (talk) 12:03, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
  2. -Shizhao (talk) 00:59, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:SpaceX COTS Demo Flight 1[edit]

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

SpaceX COTS Demo Flight 1 in 2010 was the unmanned first spaceflight of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, the Dragon C1, which orbited the Earth, and the second overall flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:08, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 14:58, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Convention of 1832[edit]

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

The Convention of 1832 was the first political gathering of colonists in Mexican Texas. Delegates sought reforms from the Mexican government and hoped to quell the widespread belief that settlers in Texas wished to secede from Mexico. The convention was the first in a series of unsuccessful attempts at political negotiation that eventually led to the Texas Revolution.

Support Support

  1. --Gce (talk) 15:39, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 02:34, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment



2 (=3-1)

en:Weltvogelpark Walsrode[edit]

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

Weltvogelpark Walsrode is a bird park located in the middle of the Lüneburg Heath in North Germany within the municipality of Bomlitz near Walsrode in the state of Lower Saxony, Germany.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 08:53, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
  2. An article that is important in its topic and is well-structured. --Tn4196 (talk) 09:53, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Holapaco77 (talk) 19:26, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  4. --Uruk (talk) 12:35, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too much editions (8 so far). --Gce (talk) 16:21, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  2. Per Gce. Nemo 15:33, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Broad Ripple Park Carousel[edit]

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

Broad Ripple Park Carousel, also known as White City Carousel and Children's Museum Carousel, is an antique carousel in The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. It was installed in 1917 at an amusement park near the White River in Indianapolis, Indiana, where it remained until the building housing it collapsed in 1956. The ride's mechanism was destroyed, but the animals were relatively unscathed and put into storage by the park's owners, the Indianapolis Park District. The animals were carved by the Dentzel Carousel Company some time before 1900 but were assembled by the William F. Mangels carousel company, which also supplied the engine powering the ride.

Support Support

  1. Gce (talk) 16:21, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 07:42, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  3. PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:48, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low importance Erebuss (talk) 13:15, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Manoa[edit]

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

Mānoa is a valley and a residential neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:51, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 16:13, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
  3. PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:39, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 14:10, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Children's Peace Monument[edit]

(ja:原爆の子の像)

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

The Children's Peace Monument (原爆の子の像 Genbaku no Ko no Zō, lit. "Atomic Bomb Children Statue") is a monument for peace to commemorate Sadako Sasaki and the thousands of child victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. This monument is located in Hiroshima, Japan and is in dedication of Sadako Sasaki, a young girl who died of leukemia from radiation of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on 6 August 1945.

Support Support

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 12:34, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:24, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
  3. PiRSquared17 (talk) 04:08, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too many editions (9 so far). --Gce (talk) 19:38, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Milk watcher[edit]

(de:Milchwächter) (es:Cuidaleche) (fr:Anti-monte-lait)

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

A milk watcher (also known as milk saver, pot watcher, pot minder, milk guard, or boil over preventer) is a cooking utensil placed at the bottom of a pot to prevent boiling over of liquids, and especially the burning (scorching) of milk.

Support Support

  1. Strange cooking utensil, but very useful. --Holapaco77 (talk) 17:20, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
  2. PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:58, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Uruk (talk) 22:35, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. All editions are a bit short. --Gce (talk) 13:03, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


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

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

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)

Oppose Oppose

  1. No references in the English language article. --Gce (talk) 10:27, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Stotting[edit]

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

Stotting (also pronking or pronging) is a behavior of quadrupeds, particularly gazelles, in which they spring into the air, lifting all four feet off the ground simultaneously.

Support Support

  1. --PiRSquared17 (talk) 18:55, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 22:23, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
  3. Deryni (talk) 08:09, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
  4. --Uruk (talk) 12:34, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  5. --Holapaco77 (talk) 16:02, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 01:07, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Convention on the Political Rights of Women[edit]

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

The Convention on the Political Rights of Women was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1953. The Convention's purpose is to codify a basic international standard for women's political rights.

Support Support

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 20:51, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:27, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
  3. --LadyInGrey (talk) 03:00, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
  4. --Uruk (talk) 12:34, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  5. --Xabier Cañas (talk) 14:34, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. It's short for me. --Gce (talk) 18:54, 28 December 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).



2 (=4-2)

en:C/1999 F1[edit]

(no:C/1999 F1 (Catalina)) (pl:C/1999 F1 (Catalina))

(Net support = 2; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 3 months and 6 days) (→ It is removable)

C/1999 F1 (Catalina) is a long-period comet, in fact one of the longest long-period comets, discovered on March 23, 1999, by the Catalina Sky Survey.

Support Support

  1. An interesting comet both for the amateur and for the astronomer. --Deryni (talk) 08:59, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 10:12, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
  3. Scientifically important. Erebuss (talk) 13:19, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
  4. --Taichi - (あ!) 07:59, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 01:17, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 20:16, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment

  1. It's in a mid position of w:List_of_Solar_System_objects_by_greatest_aphelion#Comets_with_greatest_aphelion_.282_body_heliocentric.29, not clear why it's especially important. Nemo 15:36, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

1 (=3-2)


1 (=2-1)

en:Denominación de Origen[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 29 days)

Denominación de Origen is part of a regulatory classification system primarily for Spanish wines (similar to the French appellations) but also for other foodstuffs like cheeses, condiments, honey and meats, among many.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:22, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Xabier Cañas (talk) 01:53, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too many editions (9 so far), too long. --Gce (talk) 12:51, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:2010 Alaska C-17 crash[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 27 days)

On Wednesday, 28 July 2010, a US Air Force transport plane crashed at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska, resulting in the death of all four crew members. The aircraft involved was a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (tail number 00-0173) and the crash was the first fatal C-17 flight mishap. The crew were practicing for Elmendorf's Arctic Thunder Air Show, which took place three days later.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:26, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
  2. Gce (talk) 12:58, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low importance, single event with only 4 deaths and no apparent historical consequences. Nemo 08:48, 11 January 2016 (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.)


0 (=2-2)

en:Cedric Howell[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 3) (No votes from 27 days)

Cedric Ernest "Spike" Howell DSO, MC, DFC (17 June 1896 – 10 December 1919) was an Australian fighter pilot and flying ace of the First World War. Born in Adelaide, South Australia, he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in 1916 for service in the First World War and was posted to the 46th Battalion on the Western Front. During November 1916, he was accepted for a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps and was shipped to the United Kingdom for flight training. Graduating as a pilot, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant and posted to No. 45 Squadron RFC in France during October 1917; two months later the unit sailed to the Italian theatre.

Support Support

  1. Gce (talk) 12:03, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 00:59, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 09:22, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
  2. Low importance. Nemo 08:54, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Chickasaw Turnpike[edit]

(Net support = -1; Against = 60%) (Group 4) (No votes from 27 days) (→ It is removable)

The Chickasaw Turnpike is a short two-lane toll road that is located in the rural south central region of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It stretches for 13.3 miles (21.4 km) from north of Sulphur to just south of Ada. The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) owns, maintains, and collects tolls on the turnpike. The first section of the Chickasaw Turnpike opened on September 1, 1991.

Support Support

  1. Gce (talk) 13:47, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 13:51, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Local importance. --Holapaco77 (talk) 18:09, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. Low importance. Nemo 08:48, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
  3. --Uruk (talk) 12:33, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Christmas 1994 nor'easter[edit]

(Net support = -1; Against = 60%) (Group 4) (No votes from 27 days) (→ It is removable)

The Christmas 1994 nor'easter was an intense cyclone along the East Coast of the United States and Atlantic Canada. It developed from an area of low pressure in the southeast Gulf of Mexico near the Florida Keys, and moved across the state of Florida. As it entered the warm waters of the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean, it began to rapidly intensify, exhibiting traits of a tropical system, including the formation of an eye. It attained a pressure of 970 millibars on December 23 and 24, and after moving northward, it came ashore near New York City on Christmas Eve. Because of the uncertain nature of the storm, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) did not classify it as a tropical cyclone.

Support Support

  1. Gce (talk) 13:47, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 13:52, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 18:12, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. Low importance (little impact), only news sources. Nemo 08:50, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
  3. --Uruk (talk) 12:33, 1 February 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).
  • 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:Conan (2007 video game)[edit]

(Net support = -1; Against = 66.667%) (Group 5) (No votes from 1 month and 10 days) (→ It is removable)

Conan is a 2007 action-adventure video game that puts players in control of the titular hero, Conan the Barbarian, from Robert E. Howard's fantasy literature. The game was published by THQ for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles. Its developer, Nihilistic Software, was inspired by the God of War and Ninja Gaiden video games to create an experience featuring gore and nudity.

Support Support

  1. Gce (talk) 22:14, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 01:36, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:14, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Aliso Canyon gas leak[edit]

(ja:アライソ渓谷ガス漏れ事故)

(Net support = -1; Against = 66.667%) (Group 5) (No votes from 27 days) (→ It is removable)

The Aliso Canyon gas leak (also called Porter Ranch gas leak) is an uncontrolled ongoing natural gas eruption from a leaking gas well at the Aliso Canyon near Porter Ranch, Los Angeles, California that started on October 23, 2015. The leaked gas increases by about 25 % the impact of California on the greenhouse effect, cause of the global warming.

Support Support

  1. May be considered "news" but has been ongoing for months, will last for months and will have consequences forever. Few translations compared to the importance for humanity. Nemo 12:35, 5 January 2016 (UTC) --Nemo 12:35, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 01:42, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:14, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Confusion (album)[edit]

(Net support = -2; Against = 75%) (Group 5) (No votes from 24 days) (→ It is removable)

Confusion is a studio album by Nigerian Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti and his band the Africa 70. It was arranged, composed, and produced by Kuti, and released in 1975 by EMI. He recorded the album after choosing to emphasize his African heritage and nationalism in his music. Confusion is a commentary on the confused state of post-colonial Lagos and its lack of infrastructure and proper leadership at the time. Kuti's pidgin English lyrics depict difficult conditions in the city, including a frenetic, multilingual trading market and inextricable traffic jams in Lagos' major intersections.

Support Support

  1. --Gce (talk) 15:39, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. A topic we need more articles for and «In 2005, New Nation ranked Confusion 91st on their list of the "Top 100 Best Albums by Black Artists".[30]» All in order. Nemo 15:38, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 02:34, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:14, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
  3. --Uruk (talk) 12:32, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Convoy GP55[edit]

(Net support = -1; Against = 66.667%) (Group 5) (No votes from 24 days) (→ It is removable)

Convoy GP55 was a convoy of Allied ships that travelled from Sydney to Brisbane in June 1943 during World War II. It comprised ten cargo ships, three landing ships, tank (LSTs) and an escort of five corvettes. The Japanese submarine I-174 attacked the convoy on 16 June, sinking the United States Army transport ship Portmar and damaging USS LST-469. Two of the corvettes subsequently counter-attacked I-174, but only lightly damaged her.

Support Support

  1. --Gce (talk) 15:39, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. «I-174 was the last Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) submarine to operate off the Australian east coast» so there is enough interesting information for a short article in other languages. Nemo 15:40, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Low-importanc--Shizhao (talk) 02:35, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:14, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Crush (video game)[edit]

(Net support = -1; Against = 66.667%) (Group 5) (No votes from 13 days)

Crush is a platformer-puzzle video game developed by Kuju Entertainment's Zoë Mode studio and published by Sega in 2007 for the PlayStation Portable. Its protagonist is Danny, a young man suffering from insomnia, who uses an experimental device to explore his mind and discover the cause of his sleeplessness. Each level of the game, representing events from Danny's life and inspired by artists such as Tim Burton and M.C. Escher, requires the player to control Danny as he collects his "lost marbles" and other thoughts.

Support Support

  1. --Gce (talk) 18:44, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:03, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. Low-importance --Shizhao (talk) 03:08, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Cyclone Elita[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 3) (No votes from 6 days)

Cyclone Elita was an unusual tropical cyclone that made landfall on Madagascar three times. The fifth named storm of the 2003–04 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season, Elita developed in the Mozambique Channel on January 24, 2004. It strengthened to become a tropical cyclone before striking northwestern Madagascar on January 28. Elita weakened to tropical depression status while crossing the island, and after exiting into the southwest Indian Ocean, it turned to the west and moved ashore in eastern Madagascar on January 31. After once again crossing the island, the cyclone reached the Mozambique Channel and re-intensified. Elita turned to the southeast to make its final landfall on February 3 along southwestern Madagascar. Two days later, it underwent an extratropical transition; the remnant system moved erratically before dissipating on February 13.

Support Support

  1. --Gce (talk) 18:44, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 03:08, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:03, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 12:31, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Cyclone Orson[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 3) (No votes from 6 days)

Severe Tropical Cyclone Orson was the fourth most intense cyclone ever recorded in the Australian region. Forming out of a tropical low on 17 April 1989, Orson gradually intensified as it tracked towards the west. After attaining Category 5 intensity on 20 April, the storm began to track southward and accelerated. The following day, the cyclone reached its peak intensity with winds of 250 km/h (155 mph 10-minute sustained) and a barometric pressure of 904 hPa (mbar). Orson maintained this intensity for nearly two days before making landfall near Dampier. The cyclone rapidly weakened after landfall as it accelerated to the southeast. After moving into the Great Australian Bight on 24 April, the storm dissipated.

Support Support

  1. --Gce (talk) 18:44, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 03:09, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:04, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 12:31, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Cyclone Rewa[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 3) (No votes from 6 days)

Severe Tropical Cyclone Rewa affected six countries and caused 22 deaths on its 28-day journey across the South Pacific Ocean in December 1993 and January 1994. Cyclone Rewa developed from a tropical disturbance on 28 December south of Nauru. After forming, Rewa moved southwest through the Solomon Islands, crossing the 160th meridian east from the South Pacific basin into the Australian region. The cyclone began to strengthen steadily and turned southward, paralleling the eastern Australian coast through 31 December. Rewa reached its initial peak intensity as a Category 4 tropical cyclone on 2 January. It maintained this intensity for about 12 hours before an increase in wind shear induced its weakening by 3 January. The cyclone turned southeastward and moved back into the South Pacific basin on 4 January, before it passed over New Caledonia between 5–6 January. After affecting New Caledonia, Rewa weakened to a tropical depression and turned northwestward before re-entering the Australian basin on 10 January.

Support Support

  1. --Gce (talk) 18:44, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 03:09, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:14, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 12:31, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Cyclone Waka[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 3) (No votes from 6 days)

Severe Tropical Cyclone Waka (Fiji Meteorological Service designation: 03F, Joint Typhoon Warning Center designation: 07P) was one of the most destructive tropical cyclones ever to affect the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga. Waka originated within the near-equatorial trough in mid-December 2001, although the system remained disorganized for more than a week. The storm gradually matured and attained tropical cyclone status on December 29. Subsequently, Waka underwent rapid intensification in which it attained its peak intensity as a Category 4 severe tropical cyclone (Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale) on December 31, with winds of 185 km/h (115 mph). Shortly thereafter, it passed directly over Vava'u, Tonga, resulting in widespread damage. By January 1, 2002, the cyclone began to weaken as it underwent an extratropical transition. The remnants of Waka persisted for several more days and were last observed near the Southern Ocean on January 6.

Support Support

  1. --Gce (talk) 18:44, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 03:10, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:14, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. ----Uruk (talk) 12:30, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Cynna Kydd[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 13 days)

Cynna Kydd (née Neele; born 18 September 1981 in Kyabram, Victoria) is a former Australian professional netball player. Kydd achieved some success in netball and swimming in her early life, and played in the Dairy Farmers State League at the age of 16. She was also selected for the national under-21 team in 1999 and was accepted by the Australian Institute of Sport, before launching her professional career.

Support Support

  1. --Gce (talk) 18:44, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 03:10, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:14, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Guadarrama National Park[edit]

(es:Parque nacional de la Sierra de Guadarrama)

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 5) (No votes from 6 days)

Sierra de Guadarrama National Park is the fifth largest national park in Spain. The Guadarrama mountain range (Sistema Central) contains some ecologically valuable areas, located in the Community of Madrid and Castile and León (provinces of Segovia and Ávila).

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  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 13:40, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 12:36, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  3. --Nemo 15:41, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

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  1. Low-importance--Shizhao (talk) 03:11, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

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en:Chicago and North Western Transportation Company[edit]

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The Chicago and North Western Transportation Company (reporting mark CNW) was a Class I railroad in the Midwest United States. It was also known as the North Western. The railroad operated more than 5,000 miles (8,000 km) of track as of the turn of the 20th century, and over 12,000 miles (19,000 km) of track in seven states before retrenchment in the late 1970s. Until 1972, when the company was sold to its employees, it was named the Chicago and North Western Railway. The C&NW became one of the longest railroads in the US as a result of mergers with other railroads, such as the Chicago Great Western Railway, Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway and others. By 1995, track sales and abandonment had reduced the total mileage back to about 5,000. The majority of the abandoned and sold lines were lightly trafficked branches in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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  1. --Shizhao (talk) 03:14, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 15:50, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

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en:Wiper (occupation)[edit]

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A wiper is the most junior crewmember in the engine room of a ship.

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  1. --Shizhao (talk) 03:15, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

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  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 16:12, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

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en:University of Worcester[edit]

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The University of Worcester is a British public university, based in Worcester, England. With a history dating back to 1946, the institution was granted university status in September 2005. Worcester is the only university serving the English counties of Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

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  1. --Shizhao (talk) 03:19, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

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  1. Low importance. Nemo 15:42, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

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en:Iowa caucuses[edit]

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The Iowa Caucus is an electoral event in which residents of the U.S. state of Iowa. Since 1972, the Iowa caucuses have been the first major electoral event of the nominating process for President of the United States.

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  1. --ChongDae (talk) 01:40, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  2. Federal and global importance. Nemo 15:43, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

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  1. Local importance. --Holapaco77 (talk) 15:42, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

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en:Double Irish arrangement[edit]

(de:Double Irish With a Dutch Sandwich)

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The double Irish arrangement is a tax avoidance strategy that some multinational corporations use to lower their corporate tax liability.

Support Support

  1. --ChongDae (talk) 01:43, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  2. Important global topic and sufficient sources for the initial paragraph. Nemo 15:44, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

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  1. Localism + refimprove. --Holapaco77 (talk) 15:39, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

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