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:Bahnstrecke Gittelde–Bad Grund to Gittelde–Grund railway[edit]


Import of de:Martin_Moszkowicz to Martin_Moszkowicz[edit]

  • Language: de:Martin_Moszkowicz
  • New name: Martin_Moszkowicz
  • Note: User:Ericlehmann —Preceding undated comment added 10:12, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done @Ericlehmann: we can not import a foreign language article directly to mainspace. Would you like it moved to a draft or user sandbox to work on instead? Alternatively, you may create the translated version and then we can import the German history. — xaosflux Talk 11:46, 1 July 2017 (UTC)


Import of w:fr:Sommet_de_la_Terre to Earth_Summits[edit]

  • Language: French
  • Note: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Summits is a redirect to just 1 of the Earth Summits. The article on the "Earth Summits" is missing on the English wikipedia. The french wikipedia has a nice article on it with several paragraphs and links. I can help translate - I speak English and French. Is there any robot that helps with the links in the french wikipedia article to other french wikipedia articles? I assume many of the articles that are being referred to also exist in the English wikipedia. Is there any robot that helps linking them? thy PS sorry for screwing up this template. I'm clearly not smart enough to us it :) --SvenAERTS (talk) 16:15, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Template:T1on hold Hi @SvenAERTS: this should be able to be done - but we need a little more information, and there is a step to do for you as well. First, can you give me a link to the existing article on the French Wikipedia? Then we can import it to your sandbox (e.g. User:SvenAERTS/Sandbox) for you to translate. Once translated, it can be moved over that redirect. Let me know if you have any questions. — xaosflux Talk 16:22, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
Hi Xaosflux, this is the original page : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sommet_de_la_Terre and this is my kick-off in the meantime: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Summits --SvenAERTS (talk) 23:00, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
{{doing}} — xaosflux Talk 23:08, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
 Done @SvenAERTS: the import is done, please be sure to finish Earth Summits. — xaosflux Talk 23:13, 5 July 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Sea-Watch to User:Ptolusque/Sea-Watch[edit]

Import of de:Lottoland to Lottoland[edit]

  • Language: de:Lottoland
  • New name: Lottoland
  • Note: I hope it is possible. Lemma was used by blocked/banned users. Now content differs from old attempts @ en.wikipedia.org --Atomiccocktail (talk) 13:57, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done Graham87 14:07, 11 July 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Vince Ebert to Vince Ebert[edit]

  • Language: de:Vince Ebert
  • New name: User:JCS/Vince Ebert
  • Note: --JCS (talk) 14:42, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done @JCS: we do not import foreign languages directly to an article without a translation ready. Would you like this brought to a draft or a user sandbox for you to work on first? — xaosflux Talk 18:33, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, I do not understand what you want to say because for the import I gave you a subfolder of my user page (User:JCS/Vince Ebert) as destination. I think that is what you call "user sandbox". I did not want a direct import to an article! --JCS (talk) 02:31, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
Doing...xaosflux Talk 19:33, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
 Done @JCS: Your import has been placed at User:JCS/Vince Ebert. Happy translating. — xaosflux Talk 19:35, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much! --JCS (talk) 21:50, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Import of de:Taner Kılıç to Taner Kilic[edit]

  • Language: de:Taner Kılıç
  • New name: Taner Kilic
  • Note: it's my first imp de => en. I want to make a translation de=>en --Neun-x (talk) 19:17, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done @Neun-x: this has been imported to your sandbox here: User:Neun-x/Taner Kilic. Once you translate it you can use the MOVE action to move it to an article. — xaosflux Talk 19:38, 14 July 2017 (UTC)