Template:Histmerge

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Usage[edit]

This template places the page in Category:Candidates for history merging. Note that this is a hidden category, and so will not show up on the page by default.

Place this template on the target article, ie. the page where the text was pasted into. If the issue is clear-cut (straight up cut and paste move to a better title), having this speedy delete tag on the page should be enough. In more complex cases (explained at Wikipedia:How to fix cut and paste moves), please leave a description of the problem under the "List of cut-and-page moves to be redone properly" section at the Wikipedia:Cut and paste move repair holding pen.

Please consider notifying the user who did the cut-and-paste move with {{uw-c&pmove}} on their talk page.

Parameters[edit]

  • first parameter Page to be merged from.
  • reason - short reason. Should start with   and NOT end with any punctuation. It will complete the sentence It is requested that the page history of [full URL of page to be merged from] merged into the history of this page[reason].
  • details - if present, will add the text This is a complex history merge request and a collapsed show/hide box listing the details.

Examples[edit]

Simple usage when there is no overlapping edit history, all edits are to be merged in, and a redirect is to be left behind:

  • {{Histmerge | title of the page to be merged into here}}.

Example where a reason is provided:

  • {{Histmerge | title of the page to be merged into here|reason= because attribution needs to be preserved}}.

Complex example where special instructions are provided to the merging administrator:

  • {{Histmerge | title of the page to be merged into here|reason= to restore attribution|details=Merge in only edits between 00:01 January 1 2005 and 23:23 October 19, 2001. This was deleted under [[WP:PROD]] and recently [[WP:REFUND]]ed but a different editor pasted in nearly-identical text from a Wiki mirror under a slightly different name.}}.

When NOT to use this template[edit]

For very complex merges, merges involving more than two pages, or when the use of this template is otherwise inadequate or where its usage would cause problems, list the request in Wikipedia:Cut-and-paste-move repair holding pen.

See also[edit]