Wikipedia: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 bug 20280 for relevant shell permission requests, and to request permissions for importing from more projects). It is also possible to indirectly import from Commons, Foundation-wiki, and the Czech-wiki (by first importing to Meta) and to import from En-wikibooks (via Commons). More languages (Danish, Dutch, Greek, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Turkish, Ukranian, Hungarian, Chinese) are possible through another indirect import to the German Wikipedia. With the "importupload" feature, pages from all other wikis can be imported too.

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.

Check the newly imported history for unregistered account names, which will not have a "contribs" link attached to them. Try to create those accounts to prevent impersonation. If you can't create a particular account due to unified login, it can't be impersonated so it's not a problem. See User:Graham87/Import for guidelines on importing from the Nostalgia Wikipedia. There is a log of all page imports at Special:Log/import.

New Request


Import of fr:Louis-Marie de Blignières to Louis-Marie de Blignières[edit]

  • Language: fr:Louis-Marie de Blignières
  • New name: Louis-Marie de Blignières
  • Note: translation --Samuel J. Howard (talk) 23:01, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done, because there is some pre-existing page history at the English article from before your translation. Graham87 02:55, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
    So do I understand correctly that translations' histories are only imported if the translations are entirely new articles and the link on the talk page to the other Wiki suffices for attribution otherwise? Wondering what I should do in the future with translated articles.--Samuel J. Howard (talk) 03:02, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
    The problem with overlapping edits is that the article history become a mess, as the revision in chronological order will not build on each other. — xaosflux Talk 03:34, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
    Indeed; a talk page link would be fine. Graham87 03:50, 28 December 2014 (UTC)


Import of de:Philipp Poisel to User:Wamilne/PP[edit]

Import of de:Bernd Luz (Künstler) to Bernd Luz (Artist)[edit]

  • Language: de:Bernd Luz (Künstler)
  • New name: Bernd Luz (Artist)
  • Note: --Rudolf Simon (talk) 11:21, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:
    • @RudolfSimon: Not done; I can't import a non-English article straight into the article namespace. Either translate the article first and put it into the article namespace, or allow me to import it into the user namespace. Graham87 14:07, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
      • I will need a few more days. I will issue a new request then. --Rudolf Simon (talk) 14:39, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
      • Tournesol.png Now the article is created! Please import the Edit history. --Rudolf Simon (talk) 10:59, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
        • Yes check.svg Done Graham87 12:07, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Import of de:Zoo Heidelberg to User:Dan_Koehl/Heidelberg_Zoo[edit]


Import of de:Zoo Rostock to User:Dan_Koehl/Rostock Zoo[edit]


Import of de:Reisende auf einem Bein to Traveling on One Leg[edit]

  • Language: de:Reisende auf einem Bein
  • New name: Traveling on One Leg
  • Note: The first version in enWP dates from 2009, the first version in deWP from 2014. I am planning to translate passages from the German version which has many more bytes. Q: Is kind of interlocking page importation possible? --C.Koltzenburg (talk) 17:23, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
    @C.Koltzenburg:, we don't import where the history overlaps, would you like it imported a sandbox (User:C.Koltzenburg/Sanbox/Traveling on One Leg) where you can work on the translation prior to merging? An edit summary and article talk to refer provide attribution will be the way to go. — xaosflux Talk 18:12, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
ok, xaosflux, can you point me to an example where this method has been used?

--C.Koltzenburg (talk) 06:51, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

@C.Koltzenburg:It is always messy, but what is important is that we are acknowledging the prior attributions, I suggest you translate on your page and then incorporate the changes to the main article, then ping me I'll work with you on getting the attributions in order (options include an article talk subpage for the prior attributions). In your merge-in edit use an edit summary indicating something like "updating to include translated text from de:Reisende auf einem Bein--see talk for attributions". — xaosflux Talk 14:14, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Import of de:Krefelder Zoo to User:Dan_Koehl/Krefeld Zoo[edit]


Import of de:Zoo Osnabrück to User:Dan Koehl/Osnabrück Zoo[edit]