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Requests for page importation
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This is a place to request that pages be imported with history of pages from other Wikimedia Foundation wikis to here. This might be done if a page was copied and pasted from a WMF wiki to here, or, in the case of the Nostalgia Wikipedia, to make very old revisions accessible. Administrators can import pages from Meta, the Outreach Wiki, the Test2 Wikipedia site, and the German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, and Nostalgia Wikipedias to the English Wikipedia (see Phabricator task 22280 for relevant shell permission requests, and to request permissions for importing from more projects). It is also possible to indirectly perform a transwiki import from other projects by using step-wise process through a third project that has a project mapping already created, although using the export/import process may be simpler.

Guidelines for admins

Check the history of the source page before importing. If there are overlapping edits between the source and destination page, import the edits into the MediaWiki talk namespace, since it is very rarely used. Follow this procedure, where "foo" is the title of the page in the English Wikipedia and "bar" is the title of the source page:

  1. Import "bar". When asked for the namespace, select "MediaWiki talk".
  2. Move "foo" to "MediaWiki talk:bar". When asked whether you want to delete the page, answer yes.
  3. From the "move succeeded" window, there is a link to the page history at "MediaWiki talk:bar". Activate it, perhaps in another tab or window, and there will be some text in the form "View or restore xxx deleted edits?". Activate the link associated with that text and undelete the imported edits that you need. The remaining edits will stay safely deleted in the MediaWiki talk namespace.
  4. Revert the move you made in step two. Uncheck the box that says "Leave a redirect behind", since redirects from the MediaWiki talk namespace are useless. If you want, you can use the "revert" link in the "move succeeded" window. The page move should go without a hitch.

The same procedure can be used when there are no overlapping edits, but in this case, it's best to move the page first, so the import appears in the page history.

In general, do not use the "assign edits to local users where the named user exists locally", leaving this off will indicate in the history the project the edits came from and you won't have to worry about non-created accounts here.

See User:Graham87/Import for guidelines on importing from the Nostalgia Wikipedia. There is a log of all page imports at Special:Log/import.

Import of de:Burg Treis to Treis Castle[edit]

  • Language: de:Burg Treis
  • New name: Treis Castle
  • Note: --Fishmac13 (talk) 19:30, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done @Fishmac13: you will need to translate the page before it can become an article. I've placed the import for you in your sandbox, see User:Fishmac13/Sandbox for a list of your sandboxes. Once done you can submit it for review or use the "move" option to move it to an article. — xaosflux Talk 20:37, 31 July 2019 (UTC)


Import of de:Der Lottogewinner to Der Lottogewinner[edit]


Import of de:Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers to Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers[edit]


Import of nl:Prima divisio to Prima divisio[edit]

@Xaosflux: would you be willing to rev-del Special:Permalink/913819779? I don't think it should have been imported; its from after the article was translated, and makes the end result akin to WP:Parallel histories --DannyS712 (talk) 02:41, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
@DannyS712:  Donexaosflux Talk 03:23, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
@DannyS712 and Xaosflux: I think selective undeletion is a much neater way of fixing this problem, so I've gone ahead and converted the revdel over. For the record, here's a link that still works to the edit in question (requires admin access to view). Graham87 05:05, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
@Graham87: I agree - I forgot it would still show up in the history. Thanks so much DannyS712 (talk) 05:06, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
@Graham87: thanks for that, I saw that one revision right after I imported it, should have just left it out in the first place. — xaosflux Talk 11:43, 4 September 2019 (UTC)


Import of sv:Waverley, South Yorkshire to Waverley, Rotherham[edit]


Import of de:After Porn Ends to Draft:After Porn Ends[edit]