TechNet Wiki Translation Challenge!!! Who won the Round 2 battle??? Was it Portuguese, German, French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, or Norwegian?

This is Friday! You know what that means, right? Time for an International Update!

In 4 weeks, 18 people translated 267 Wiki articles (mostly from English) into 8 languages:

  • Portuguese (69 articles from 6 people)
  • German (48 articles)
  • Spanish (45 articles)
  • Norwegian (40 articles)
  • Italian (25 articles)
  • Japanese (18 articles)
  • French (14 articles)
  • Russian (7 articles)
  • Dutch (1 article)

This also marks the end of our 4-week Translation Challenge! Remember

There are two contests, and two sets of prizes!

A. Top Individual Translator – The person who individually translates the most articles will win this contest! The winner will get a Monday interview blog post (Interview with a Wiki Ninja) and I’ll make the winner a customized Wiki Ninja stick figure image! =^) If the person has already received an interview, then he/she can choose to have another person from the translation team interviewed or have a second interview with new and specific questions (I’ll talk to the winner to come up with the best questions).

B. Top Translated Language – The language that gets the most overall articles translated will win this contest! Your language will win a Friday post that focuses directly on your contributions and on who your team members are and what they contributed. Second, I’ll make your team a Wiki Ninja stick figure image of a ninja carrying your country’s flag! =^)


To qualify, the translated article must be completed after March 12th. I’m looking at articles in the tags listed here: Wiki: Translation Tags (en-US).

I’m listing the languages and articles out alphabetically.



Total: 1

Wiki Ninjas:




Total: 14

Wiki Ninjas:




Total: 48

Wiki Ninjas:




Total: 25

Wiki Ninjas:




Total: 18

Wiki Ninjas:




Total: 40

Wiki Ninjas:



Portuguese (Brazil)

Total: 69

Wiki Ninjas:




Total: 7

Wiki Ninjas:




Total: 45

Wiki Ninjas:




Top Individual Translator

This was an amazing battle for round 2! I was surprised how many people worked on this, and the top 3 had 36, 40, and 45 articles translated! That’s pretty close!

Here are the top translators:

1. Horizon_Net (German) – 45

2. Ed Price (Spanish) – 45

3. Tord G.Nordahl (Norwegian) – 40

4. Fernando Lugão Veltem (Portuguese) – 36

5. yottun8 (Japanese) – 18

And so our individual winner is Horizon Net:

Horizon received a Wiki Ninja interview and received a personal Wiki Ninja stick figure image (the graduate ninja)! =^)

Thanks everyone for working so hard and for doing such a fantastic job!


Top Translated Language

There were a lot of hard working individuals, but ultimately teamwork prevailed!

Here’s the tally…

Dutch – 1

French – 14

German – 48

Italian – 25

Japanese – 18

Norwegian – 40

Portuguese – 69

Russian – 7

Spanish – 45

Congratulations to the Portuguese team! We created a new Brazilian Wiki Ninja stick figure for you! =^)

We’ll also interview more of your contributors in the Monday interview series (as well as other top contributors) in coming weeks.


Great job everyone! As Fernando said in the comments below, the Community Wins!!!

   – Ninja Ed (Blog, Twitter, Wiki, Profile)


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Comments (25)

  1. Hello, Ed.

    Why there is no russian? I have some translations.

  2. Thanks Alexander! I'm adding Russian.

  3. Luigi Bruno says:

    Welcome aboard, Alexander!

    Do not forget to add the "Translated into Russian" tag to your articles' tags list and add a line in the page at…/

  4. Whooo! There are so many articles! This is fantastic, but it requires your patience. =^)

    I finished the Portuguese count! We have 69 total translations for Round 2 (after March 12, 2012). And Fernando is our current leader with 36 translations! Great job, Fernando!

    Whose language should I tally up next?

    Thanks everyone!

  5. Horizon Net is the current leader with 45 translations! Wow!

    I finished Italian. Next is Japanese.

  6. Finished Norwegian. Wow, Tord translated 40 articles! This is a close competition! Great job, everyone!

  7. Alexander,

    So I went through your articles (…/activity), and I actually can't tell which ones are translations (versus originals). I don't see links back to the originals (usually on the top or bottom of the article).

    The truth is that original articles written in Russian are even more valuable. Thank you for your great contributions!

  8. Okay, I finished updating this article!

    Oops! I guess I translated more than I thought! I wasn't actually trying to compete that well. =^(

    Congrats go out to Horizon Net as the individual contributor and to the Brazilian Portuguese team as the top language!

    And thanks go out to everyone for your great contributions to the global community!

  9. Congratulation!! Horizon_Net and Brazilian team.

    Yeah! I got 5th place!!

    I've also been able to enjoy the translation.

    Thank you "ALL".

  10. Yagmoth555 says:

    Congrats everyone ! 🙂  A lot of job was done !!  

  11. Community Win!

    Congratulations everyone

  12. I did my best! Very great job everyone! I am amazed!

  13. Horizon_Net says:

    What else could I say: Great job everyone! It was a close and funny competition. Special congrats to our Brazilian contributors…and our "Spanish" guy Ed 😉

  14. Congrats everyone! =)

    How many articles have been translated in round 1?

  15. Ed,

    I have my own articles.

    I have translations too, but they did not restore to my activities list after this trouble when all my activities suddenly disappear. I will create Survival Guide for my topic (Cloud) on russian, but please don't erase my list again! 🙁

  16. Alexander,

    It might just be that your activities filtered out (it only shows the last 100). Sometimes my activities only show a few hours if I'm doing a lot. That's why we use tags… such as a Translated into Russian would be a good tag to use to build a list of all your translated articles. I couldn't find them when I looked. But if you can help me find them, then I'll add them to this blog post list.


  17. Tord, you certainly did. 40 articles was an amazing job!

    Horizon, glad you found it funny. =^)

    My Spanish translations went faster than I thought. I really only got through two lists… about TechNet Wiki and some of my Forum articles. I had no idea I had that many articles.

    Great job, everyone!

  18. I added the overall results to the top: In 4 weeks, 17 people translated 260 Wiki articles (mostly from English) into 7 languages.

    Ana, I also added the overall results for Round 1 over on that blog post (…/who-translates-the-most-on-technet-wiki-portuguese-vs-german-vs-french-vs-japanese-vs-spanish-vs-italian-ready-fight.aspx): 102 articles translated by 15 authors into 6 languages (German, Italian, Portuguese, French, Japanese, and Spanish).

  19. Alexander, I updated this blog post with your contributions. Thank you!

  20. I updated the "Winners" section with links to the prizes. Thanks again, everyone!

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  22. sayedissahassan says:

    To translate is a question of language, on the technet wiki blog translation is to edit and
    write the right word on the right place from one language to other language.
    I hope to see new languages on the technet wiki translation blog.

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