Wikipedia:Requests for page importation

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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, Commons, 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 perform a transwiki import from other projects by using step-wise process through a third project that has a project mapping already created, although using the export/import process may be simpler.

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.

In general, do not use the "assign edits to local users where the named user exists locally", leaving this off will indicate in the history the project the edits came from and you won't have to worry about non-created accounts here.

See User:Graham87/Import for guidelines on importing from the Nostalgia Wikipedia. There is a log of all page imports at Special:Log/import.

Import of de:https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eckart_Brödermann to [[1]][edit]


Import of de:Internationale Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Pharmazie to International Society for the History of Pharmacy[edit]

Import of de:Ritter Gruppe: to User:Wikisympathisant/Ritter Group[edit]

Import of de:Israel und die Bombe to Israel and the Bomb[edit]

  • Language: de:Israel und die Bombe
  • New name: Israel and the Bomb
  • Note: I imported the German summary of the documentary and request the import of the page history so that author's rights are respected.--Gabel1960 (talk) 12:24, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done @Gabel1960: thank you for improving the article, as there were at least some parts that had previously existed the histories would intermix and make this more confusing so we will not import the other revisions. Your edit summary, as well as the translated tag I place on the talk page will suffice for attribution purposes (...a hyperlink or URL is sufficient attribution under the Creative Commons license."). — xaosflux Talk 12:31, 14 November 2021 (UTC)

Import of de:Dirk Pohlmann to Dirk Pohlmann[edit]

  • Language: de:Dirk Pohlmann
  • New name: Dirk Pohlmann
  • Note: German documentary filmmaker, dedicates part of his work to US foreign policy and covert operations--Gabel1960 (talk) 23:38, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: @Gabel1960: pages must be translated before they can be placed in article space here. Would you like this put in your sandbox (User:Gabel1960/Dirk Pohlmann) so you can work on the translation first? — xaosflux Talk 02:13, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
    • I have translated it already and will upload it now.Gabel1960 (talk) 08:34, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
      • OK,  Done Graham87 14:58, 15 November 2021 (UTC)


Import of de:Volt Luxemburg to User:Heideneii/Volt_luxembourg[edit]


Import of de:Tatjana Thelen: to User:Hanna Vietze/Tatjana Thelen[edit]

  • Language: Thelen.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=&action=history de.Tatjana Thelen:
  • New name: User:Hanna Vietze/Tatjana Thelen
  • Note: I'd like to create a translation draft in my user page. Please feel free to contact me if there are questions from your side. Thank you in advance --Hanna Vietze (talk) 09:24, 19 November 2021 (UTC)Hanna Vietze
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done; per de:Benutzer:Hanna Vietzeyour German Wikipedia user page, you have a strong conflict of interest regarding this subject. Also, you are not an experienced editor on any Wikipedia edition. Graham87 16:55, 19 November 2021 (UTC)
    • Thank you for your swift reply! Does this mean there is no possibility of translating the German Wikipedia article to English, or are there simply other requirements that need to be met? I have already been in contact with the German Wikipedia administrators and they have told me that there was no problem with a conlfict of interest since I have made my affiliations public. I would be very grateful for your help! Best --Hanna Vietze (talk) 11:04, 22 November 2021 (UTC) Hanna Vietze
      • @Hanna Vietze: The English Wikipedia has quite a different attitude towards conflict of interest from the German one. I'd be OK with doing an import if an experienced user (on any Wikipedia edition) who was fluent in German were to translate the page and take responsibility for it. Graham87 14:48, 22 November 2021 (UTC)

Import of de:Sebastian Steudtner to Sebastian Steudtner[edit]

  • Language: de:Sebastian Steudtner
  • New name: Sebastian Steudtner
  • Note: We would like to translate the German article of Sebastian Steudtner into English. We've already created the English version an only need to add it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Agathakastenhuber (talkcontribs) 09:55, 23 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done; articles aren't imported straight into the article namespace here. Also, who is "we"? Shared accounts are forbidden here. You probably have an extreme conflict of interest, so this request will not be entertained (see above). Graham87 14:52, 23 November 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for the quick reply. I must have expressed myself incorrectly. These are not shared accounts. It's just about translating Sebastian Steudner's article into English as well, since he is an international athlete and the site is relevant in English as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Agathakastenhuber (talkcontribs) 10:51, 24 November 2021 (UTC)


Import of de:Eckart (Unternehmen) to User:Drive2012/sandbox[edit]

Drive2012]] as a copyright violation and, since conflict of interest editing is a long-term issue for you, I have indefinitely blocked you. Graham87 15:11, 3 December 2021 (UTC)


Import of de:Britta Ernst to Draft:Britta Ernst[edit]