Translation of the week/Translation candidates

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.



5 (=5-0)


5 (=6-1)


4 (=4-0)

en:George C. StoneyEdit

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

George Cashel Stoney (July 1, 1916 – July 12, 2012) was an American documentary filmmaker, an educator, and the "father of public-access television." Among his films were All My Babies (1953), How the Myth Was Made (1979) and The Uprising of '34 (1995). All My Babies was entered into the National Film Registry in 2002

  Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 00:34, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 18:47, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
  3. --DraconicDark (talk) 22:13, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
  4. --Deryni (talk) 18:50, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose


  Comment


en:Central and Wan Chai ReclamationEdit

(zh:中環及灣仔填海計劃)

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

Central and Wan Chai Reclamation is a project launched by the government of Hong Kong since the 1990s to reclaim land for different purposes. This includes transportation improvements such as the Hong Kong MTR Station, Airport Express Railway & Central-Wanchai Bypass, as well as public recreation space such as the Central Harbourfront Event Space, Tamar Park and the Hong Kong Observation Wheel.

  Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 00:51, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 07:15, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
  3. Isabelle 🔔 23:01, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  4. EstrellaSuecia (talk) 22:57, 11 October 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose


  Comment


en:Acids in wineEdit

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

The acids in wine are an important component in both winemaking and the finished product of wine. They are present in both grapes and wine, having direct influences on the color, balance and taste of the wine as well as the growth and vitality of yeast during fermentation and protecting the wine from bacteria. During the course of winemaking and in the finished wines, acetic, butyric, lactic and succinic acids can play significant roles. Most of the acids involved with wine are fixed acids with the notable exception of acetic acid, mostly found in vinegar, which is volatile and can contribute to the wine fault known as volatile acidity. Sometimes, additional acids, such as ascorbic, sorbic and sulfurous acids, are used in winemaking.

  Support

  1. --Uruk (talk) 18:36, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
  2. Interesting --Ameisenigel (talk) 18:15, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
  3. --Shizhao (talk) 01:11, 12 October 2020 (UTC)
  4. EstrellaSuecia (talk) 10:59, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose


  Comment Interesting article on some aspects that affect wine making and wine characteristics. Only in five languages.


4 (=6-2)

en:Regal Princess (2013)Edit

(Net support = 4; Against = 25%) (Group 1)

MS Regal Princess is a Royal-class cruise ship operated by Princess Cruises, and the second ship to sail for the cruise line under this name. Regal Princess, as well as her sister ship Royal Princess, were ordered on 17 February 2010 from Fincantieri and were constructed at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy

  Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 13:54, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 01:36, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
  3. --Ameisenigel (talk) 19:30, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
  4. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:29, 10 March 2020 (UTC)
  5. --Alexmar983 (talk) 15:22, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
  6. --Tmv (talk) 23:44, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose

  1. --Uruk (talk) 10:11, 6 February 2020 (UTC) -One of many ships of Princess Cruises I do not see the relevance
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 06:19, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

  Comment



3 (=3-0)

en:Merlion ParkEdit

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

The Merlion Park is a Singaporean landmark and a major tourist attraction located in the Downtown Core district of Singapore, near its Central Business District (CBD).

  Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 03:14, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 19:51, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
  3. --Uruk (talk) 11:51, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose


  Comment


en:Bull wrestlingEdit

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

Bull wrestling, cow fighting or bull fighting is a non-lethal bloodsport between bulls or cows found in some parts of the world.

  Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 03:14, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 19:53, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
  3. --EstrellaSuecia (talk) 22:52, 11 October 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose


  Comment


en:Sophia Williams-De BruynEdit

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

Sophia Theresa Williams-de Bruyn (born 1938) is a former South African anti-apartheid activist. She was the first recipient of the Women's Award for exceptional national service. She is the last living leader of the Women's March.

  Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 12:27, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Deryni (talk) 15:02, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
  3. EstrellaSuecia (talk) 22:50, 11 October 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose


  Comment



3 (=4-1)

en:Juan de Fuca Provincial ParkEdit

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

Juan de Fuca Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. The park was created in 1996 by combining the former China Beach Provincial Park, Loss Creek Park, Parkinson Creek Park and Botanical Beach Park and the trail connecting them into one park

  Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 04:09, 30 April 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 12:10, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
  3. --Deryni (talk) 15:35, 7 June 2020 (UTC)
  4. --Erebuss (talk) 20:10, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose

  1. A citation needed tag, and two sections free of any refs or footnotes. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 12:47, 15 July 2020 (UTC)

  Comment


en:Khalili Collection of Japanese ArtEdit

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

The Khalili Collection of Japanese Art is a private collection of decorative art from Meiji-era (1868–1912) Japan, assembled by the British-Iranian scholar, collector and philanthropist Nasser D. Khalili. With more than 1,400 objects in total, it is comparable only to the collection of the Japanese imperial family in terms of size and quality

  Support

  1. DYK in enwiki --Shizhao (talk) 01:52, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  2. Support for an East Asian article. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 07:47, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
  3. --Uruk (talk) 11:37, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  4. --DraconicDark (talk) 17:03, 23 August 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose

  1. --Ameisenigel (talk) 20:47, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

  Comment


en:Lough HyneEdit

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

Lough Hyne (/lɒx ˈhaɪn/; Irish: Loch Oighinn) is a fully marine sea lough in West Cork, Ireland, about 5 km southwest of Skibbereen. It was designated as Ireland's first Marine Nature Reserve in 1981

  Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:04, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 20:52, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
  3. --IWI (chat) 22:15, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
  4. --Uruk (talk) 14:54, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose

  1. A full paragraph without refs. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 07:45, 14 July 2020 (UTC)
  2. EstrellaSuecia (talk) 22:57, 11 October 2020 (UTC)

  Comment


en:Mammoth centralEdit

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

Mammoth central is a paleontological site on the grounds of the Santa Lucía Airport in the state of Mexico, Mexico which contains the remains of at least 200 Columbian mammoths as well as 25 camels and five horses. The site is the world's largest concentration of mammoth remains; the previous was the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs in South Dakota with only 61 individuals. Human tools and carved bones have also been discovered at the site, suggesting that humans utilized the site to trap and kill large mammals. More fossils continue to be found at the site. The dig will end in 2022, when the airport's construction is projected to conclude.

  Support

  1. --EstrellaSuecia (talk) 08:48, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Erebuss (talk) 11:28, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
  3. --Deryni (talk) 14:43, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
  4. --Ameisenigel (talk) 15:41, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose

  1. Too short. --Holapaco77 (talk) 22:00, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

  Comment



3 (=5-2)

en:Boston Public GardenEdit

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

The Public Garden, also known as Boston Public Garden, is a large park in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, adjacent to Boston Common. It is a part of the Emerald Necklace system of parks, and is bounded by Charles Street and Boston Common to the east, Beacon Street to the north, Arlington Street and Back Bay to the west, and Boylston Street to the south. The Public Garden was the first public botanical garden in America.

  Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 13:48, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
    --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 03:38, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 19:20, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
  3. -- Zquid (talk) 13:48, 30 January 2020 (UTC)
  4. --Tmv (talk) 08:00, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
  5. --EstrellaSuecia (talk) 02:14, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose

  1. citation needed, too long.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:38, 10 March 2020 (UTC)
  2. Per above, I didn't notice the tag before. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 08:20, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

  Comment



2 (=2-0)

en:Cranial drillEdit

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

A cranial drill, also known as a craniotome, is a tool for drilling simple burr holes (trepanation) or for creating larger openings in the skull. This exposes the brain and allows operations like craniotomy and craniectomy to be done.

  Support

  1. --Uruk (talk) 22:35, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 07:13, 7 June 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose


  Comment


en:Königsberg fortificationsEdit

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

The fortifications of the former East Prussian capital Königsberg (now Kaliningrad) consist of numerous defensive walls, forts, bastions and other structures. They make up the First and the Second Defensive Belt, built in 1626—1634 and 1843—1859, respectively

  Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:02, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 20:49, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose


  Comment


en:Healey SilverstoneEdit

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

The Healey Silverstone is an open two-seater road / racing sports car, or in the USA roadster, that was made by Donald Healey Motor Company. The Silverstone had headlights behind the grille to make it more aerodynamic. It was designed to be a dual purpose "race and ride" car. It also had a 104-horsepower 2.4-litre Riley inline-4 cylinder engine and four speed manual transmission

  Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:48, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 08:08, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose


  Comment


en:Fort de JouxEdit

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

The Fort de Joux or Château de Joux is a castle, transformed into a fort, located in La Cluse-et-Mijoux in the Doubs department in the Jura mountains of France. It commands the mountain pass Cluse de Pontarlier.

  Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:57, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 08:10, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose


  Comment



2 (=3-1)

en:Gaet'ale PondEdit

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

Gaet'ale Pond is a small hypersaline lake located near the Dallol crater in the Danakil Depression (Afar, Ethiopia). It is located over a hot spring of tectonic origin and has no apparent inlet or outlet streams. The water of Gaet'ale Pond has a salinity of 43%, making it the saltiest water body on Earth;

  Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:03, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Deryni (talk) 16:00, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
  3. --Ameisenigel (talk) 20:50, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose

  1. --IWI (chat) 22:13, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

  Comment


en:Hilltop castleEdit

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

A hilltop castle is a type of hill castle that was built on the summit of a hill or mountain. The chief advantage of such a strategically selected site was its inaccessibility. The steep flanks of the hill made assaults on the castle difficult or, depending on the terrain, even impossible. In addition, it often commanded excellent fields of view and fire over the surrounding countryside. The sheer height of the castle above the local area could also protect the occupants of the castle from bombardment. In addition, the prominent location of such a castle enhanced its status as a residence.

  Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:05, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 20:55, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
  3. --IWI (chat) 22:13, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 14:51, 20 July 2020 (UTC)

  Comment


en:BemaEdit

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

The bema, or bima, is an elevated platform used as an orator's podium in ancient Athens. In Jewish synagogues, it is also known as a bimah and is for Torah reading during services. In an Orthodox Jewish synagogue, a bema is the raised area around the aron kodesh, or the sanctuary. In antiquity it was made of stone, but in modern times it is usually a rectangular wooden platform approached by steps

  Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 00:59, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 14:28, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
  3. --Rodney Araujo (talk) 19:41, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose

  1. citation needed and dubious tags --Ameisenigel (talk) 07:24, 6 September 2020 (UTC)

  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)



1 (=3-2)

en:Module fileEdit

(Net support = 1; Against = 40%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 27 days)

Module file (MOD music, tracker music) is a family of music file formats originating from the MOD file format on Amiga systems used in the late 1980s. Those who produce these files (using the software called music trackers) and listen to them form the worldwide MOD scene, a part of the demoscene subculture.

  Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 00:35, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 18:49, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
  3. --Tmv (talk) 11:51, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose

  1. --Uruk (talk) 11:48, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
  2. EstrellaSuecia (talk) 22:56, 11 October 2020 (UTC) Too many languages.

  Comment


en:Clanculus pharaoniusEdit

(Net support = 1; Against = 40%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 22 days)

Clanculus pharaonius, common name the strawberry topshell, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae, the top snails.[1]

It is the type species of this genus.

  Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 00:55, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Deryni (talk) 14:34, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
  3. EstrellaSuecia (talk) 22:01, 4 September 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose

  1. --Ameisenigel (talk) 07:18, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 11:51, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

  Comment


en:Tyndall's bar breakerEdit

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

Tyndall's bar breaker is a physical demonstration experiment to demonstrate the forces created by thermal expansion and shrinkage. It was demonstrated 1867 by the Irish scientist John Tyndall in his Christmas lectures for a "juvenile auditory"

  Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 03:15, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 19:54, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
  3. --Deryni (talk) 15:03, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose

  1. Really too short. --Holapaco77 (talk) 21:59, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
  2. EstrellaSuecia (talk) 22:58, 11 October 2020 (UTC)

  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 removals.)



0 (5-5)


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:Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging SystemEdit

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

OSIRIS (Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System) is the main scientific imaging system on the orbiter of the ESA spacecraft Rosetta for its mission to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. It was built by a consortium led by the German Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research.

  Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:35, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 16:19, 30 August 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose


  Comment


en:Vaccine Safety NetEdit

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

Vaccine Safety Net (VSN) is a global network of websites aimed at helping people judge the quality of online information on vaccine safety. It was established in 2003 by the World Health Organization (WHO), which had previously set up the independent Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS), prompted by concern from public health officials regarding the dissemination of potentially harmful health information via the web.

  Support

  1. --DraconicDark (talk) 21:08, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 06:48, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose


  Comment


en:MMR vaccine and autismEdit

(Net support = 1; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 22 days)

Claims of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism have been extensively investigated and found to be false. The link was first suggested in the early 1990s and came to public notice largely as a result of the 1998 Lancet MMR autism fraud, characterised as "perhaps the most damaging medical hoax of the last 100 years". The fraudulent research paper authored by Andrew Wakefield and published in The Lancet claimed to link the vaccine to colitis and autism spectrum disorders. The paper was retracted in 2010 but is still cited by anti-vaccinationists.

  Support

  1. --Rodney Araujo (talk) 17:11, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:03, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose

  1. citation needed --Ameisenigel (talk) 18:12, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
  2. EstrellaSuecia (talk) 22:51, 11 October 2020 (UTC) too many languages.

  Comment


en:Water modelEdit

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 5) (No votes from 7 days)

In computational chemistry, a water model is used to simulate and thermodynamically calculate water clusters, liquid water, and aqueous solutions with explicit solvent. The models are determined from quantum mechanics, molecular mechanics, experimental results, and these combinations. To imitate a specific nature of molecules, many types of models have been developed. In general, these can be classified by the following three points; (i) the number of interaction points called site, (ii) whether the model is rigid or flexible, (iii) whether the model includes polarization effects.

  Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:28, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose

  1. citation needed tags --Ameisenigel (talk) 09:17, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

  Comment


en:Ludu Daw AmarEdit

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

Ludu Daw Amar (also Ludu Daw Ah Mar; Burmese: လူထုဒေါ်အမာ, pronounced [lùdṵ dɔ̀ ʔəmà]; 29 November 1915 – 7 April 2008) was a well known and respected leading dissident writer and journalist in Mandalay, Burma. She was married to fellow writer and journalist Ludu U Hla and was the mother of popular writer Nyi Pu Lay. She is best known for her outspoken anti-government views and radical left wing journalism besides her outstanding work on traditional Burmese arts, theatre, dance and music, and several works of translation from English, both fiction and non-fiction.

  Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 15:43, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose


  Comment For WAM...? // Zquid (talk) 15:43, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

en:2001 Kunlun earthquakeEdit

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

The 2001 Kunlun earthquake also known as the 2001 Kokoxili earthquake, occurred on 14 November 2001 at 09:26 UTC (17:26 local time), with an epicenter near Kokoxili, close to the border between Qinghai and Xinjiang in a remote mountainous region. With a magnitude of 7.8 Mw it was the most powerful earthquake in China for 5 decades. No casualties were reported, presumably due to the very low population density and the lack of high-rise buildings. This earthquake was associated with the longest surface rupture ever recorded on land, ~450 km

  Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 15:46, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

  Oppose


  Comment For WAM...? // Zquid (talk) 15:43, 26 October 2020 (UTC)