Wikipedia:Requests for page importation

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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 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:Die Urbane. Eine HipHop Partei to Die Urbane. Eine HipHop Partei[edit]


Import of de:CODE University of Applied Sciences to en:CODE University of Applied Sciences[edit]

Import of DE:Hofmann GmbH to Hofmann GmbH[edit]


Import of de:Schneekragen to User:Clemens Stockner/Schneekragen[edit]


Import of de:Johannes Paulmann to Johannes Paulmann[edit]


Import of de:Coldmirror to Coldmirror[edit]

  • Language: de:Coldmirror
  • New name: Coldmirror
  • Note: According to a comment in the history, the article was a translation coming from the German Wikipedia. Since the translation, the german article has been subject to some changes, so I think Import upload is necessary. Regards, --Freyn (Talk) 18:42, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done ... revision importation is and has always been only an option on the English Wikipedia, not a regular procedure, ad I don't really see the point of it in this case, especially because well over 300 revisions would need to be duplicated. Graham87 06:05, 16 October 2017 (UTC)