Template:Uw-c&pmove

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Information icon Hi, and thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. It appears that you tried to give a page a different title by copying its content and pasting either the same content, or an edited version of it, into another page with a different name. This is known as a "cut-and-paste move", and it is undesirable because it splits the page history, which is legally required for attribution. Instead, the software used by Wikipedia has a feature that allows pages to be moved to a new title together with their edit history.

In most cases, once your account is four days old and has ten edits, you should be able to move an article yourself using the "Move" tab at the top of the page (the tab may be hidden in a dropdown menu for you). This both preserves the page history intact and automatically creates a redirect from the old title to the new. If you cannot perform a particular page move yourself this way (e.g. because a page already exists at the target title), please follow the instructions at requested moves to have it moved by someone else. Also, if there are any other pages that you moved by copying and pasting, even if it was a long time ago, please list them at Wikipedia:Cut-and-paste-move repair holding pen. Thank you.

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Usage:

{{subst:uw-c&pmove}}
{{subst:uw-c&pmove|Article copied from}} references a specific article copied from
{{subst:uw-c&pmove|Article copied from|Additional text}} adds text onto the end of the message instead of "Thank you"
{{subst:uw-c&pmove|Article copied from|to=Article pasted to}} Add the article pasted to using the to parameter.
{{subst:uw-c&pmove|Article copied from|to=Article pasted to|Additional text}} Include both the copied-from and pasted-to articles as well as additional text.
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  • This template uses a parser function. To give greater detail to your message, you may add the article copied from and some additional text to the end of the template. If such article copied from or additional text includes a URL or anything which includes an equal sign ("="), it may break the parser's function unless you prefix the article copied from or the text with "1=".