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:Peter Gentsch to Peter Gentsch[edit]

  • Language: de:https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Gentsch
  • New name: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Gentsch
  • Note: English translation in addition to the German article necessary. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Harlinghausen (talkcontribs) 12:28, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done; I've removed the translation made by copying the text from the article and not copying the wiki-markup from the edit window. Frankly, if you've managed to make such an elementary mistake, I'm not really inclined to help you further. Graham87 14:17, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
    Hello @Graham87: It seems so, that this user has a little problem with your alternative usage of templates and markup and some more. So please import the revision history of the German language article to my user namespace user:Doc Taxon/Peter Gentsch and I'll make a fine English language article from that. Thank you, Doc Taxon (talk) 09:41, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
    @Doc Taxon: Fair enough; done. Graham87 10:38, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Import of en:User:NikitaVendel/sandbox to Draft:RosPil[edit]

Thanks for the explanation, not NikitaVendel here, just trying to help someone with what looks like a translation from the Russian WP to their sandbox to this draft article. --122.108.141.214 (talk) 23:17, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the note, I did a history merge to update Draft:RosPil; this now includes the attribution by way of an edit summary. — xaosflux Talk 23:55, 26 April 2017 (UTC)


Import of w:de:Kunst und Revolution to User:ObersterGenosse/University mess[edit]


Import of de:Diplomatic Clearance to User:MBurch/Diplomatic Clearance[edit]


Import of de:Geschwindigkeitssignal to Speed Sign[edit]


Import of de:Selbstausschaltung des Parlaments to Self-elimination of Parliament[edit]


Import of de:Vapiano to Vapiano[edit]


Import of de:Kriegskind (Deutschland) to User:IrmaCan/Kriegskind (Deutschland)[edit]

  • Language: de:Kriegskind (Deutschland)
  • New name: User:IrmaCan/Kriegskind (Deutschland)
  • Note: It would be nice, if somebody can help with this import. I am the author of this article but my English is poor and I am happy that User:IrmaCan will help with the translation. She is new in WP and does not know how to ask for an import and for me too it is my first request. So, I hope everything is ok. --Andrea014 (talk) 05:02, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Donexaosflux Talk 10:54, 19 May 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Dorfkirche Reinhardtsgrimma to Church of Reinhardtsgrimma[edit]


Import of de:ROAR! Rock of Angels Records to user:RincoA/ROAR! Rock of Angels Records[edit]


Import of de:Segeln (Kraftfahrzeuge) to Gliding (vehicle)[edit]