Wikipedia:Requests for page importation

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Page importation

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 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 de:Datei:DPB-Bundeslilie.svg to File:Deutscher Pfadfinderbund (1945).svg[edit]

  • Language: de:Datei:DPB-Bundeslilie.svg
  • New name: File:Deutscher Pfadfinderbund (1945).svg
  • Note: Wikipedia:Village pump (technical) brought me here. I do not think this file is sufficiently simple to be hosted at Commons (could be wrong). Per Scouting WPMOS naming conventions, the new name should not contain "emblem"/"logo"/"badge", just the org name. Thanks!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 09:27, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: X mark.svg Not done see below. — xaosflux Talk 14:31, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
    Graham87 not sure if this is possible with importupload - or even if we should support transwiki'ing a fair use image without the original uploader being involved? Of course Kintetsubuffalo could just upload directly and apply the appropriate fair use tags if they will assert them. — xaosflux Talk 14:08, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
I'll be happy to tag it appropriately, when I try to save it, though, it always wants to save as a .png, I'd rather keep the same file format. As it is fair use, that's why I seek it brought here rather than Commons.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 14:22, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
@Xaosflux and Kintetsubuffalo: With importupload, I can only transfer over the file description, which isn't particularly useful. Just reuploading it manually would be fine I think. Graham87 14:24, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
Great, can someone walk me through that? (vide alta) Side note, I sought out the original uploader, Benutzer:Ikarus81, they've made 3 edits in 7 years, so I think the original uploader being involved is not a viable route. Thanks both for getting back to me on this!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 14:27, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
@Egel:-I know someone who may be able to help. Thanks for the green light, will try this myself!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 14:29, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, will do, you rock!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 14:33, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

Import of de:Rometsch to Rometsch[edit]

  • Language: de:Rometsch
  • New name: Rometsch
  • Note: History of translated article --Hans Haase (有问题吗) 13:01, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Yes check.svg Done Graham87 13:53, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

Import of de:Michelin PLR to Michelin PLR[edit]

Import of de:Dannenhauer & Stauss to Dannenhauer & Stauss[edit]

Import of simple:Luosto to Luosto[edit]

  • Language: simple:Luosto
  • New name: Luosto
  • Note: Need "importupload" for this one. Rare case simpleEN has an article we lack, thanks --Acer (talk) 14:36, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Yes check.svg Done Graham87 10:00, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

Import of de:SZU Be 510 to User:Teeschmid/SZU Be 510[edit]

  • Language: de:SZU Be 510
  • New name: User:Teeschmid/SZU Be 510
  • Note: I need an English description of the multisystem EMU for students, thus I am willing to translate, would start in my sandbox--Teeschmid (talk) 20:30, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 00:08, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Import of de:Vier5 to Vier5[edit]

  • Language: de:Vier5
  • New name: Vier5
  • Note: please import page for translation into english — Preceding unsigned comment added by Reluvi3 (talkcontribs) 11:01, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: X mark.svg Not done Reluvi3 We don't import foreign language directly to an article. Please translate the article first, then come back here to ask for the history to be imported. — xaosflux Talk 12:09, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
    Another option would be to import to your User:Reluvi3/Sandbox - let us know what you want. — xaosflux Talk 12:10, 19 October 2016 (UTC)