Wikipedia:Requests for page importation

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Requests for 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, 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 uk:Брати Юдіни to Draft:Yudin Brothers[edit]

  • Language: uk:Брати Юдіни
  • New name: Draft:Yudin Brothers
  • Note: History Import for a Translation without any form of attribution from If you dont deem it nessesary, you don't need to notifyy me. --Victor Schmidt (talk) 13:45, 3 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: On holdxaosflux Talk 14:47, 3 September 2020 (UTC)
    @Poet8Player: when you created this draft, did you do it by "translating" the ukwiki page, or by using original ideas? (both are OK - but we would only import the ukwiki history if this is a "translation"). — xaosflux Talk 14:54, 3 September 2020 (UTC)
    Not done no response from Victor Schmidt. Feel free to request again, and include the answer to that question. — xaosflux Talk 14:09, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

Import of de:Extrakorporale Magnetotransduktionstherapie to Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy[edit]

  • Language: de:Extrakorporale Magnetotransduktionstherapie
  • New name: Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy
  • Note: please import this german article into english. User:Novak Pav. 2020-10-07T09:49:33
  • Note by importing administrator: On hold @Novak Pav.: you would need to translate this before it becomes an article, would you like me to import it to your user snadbox so you can work on it? — xaosflux Talk 14:08, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Note: @Xaosflux: yes please! That would be very helpful. Since I have never done this before, I appreciate your support! Best regards, Novak Pav.
    Doing...xaosflux Talk 15:33, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
     Done @Novak Pav.: your import is ready at User:Novak Pav./Extrakorporale Magnetotransduktionstherapie, when complete you can use the "submit for review" button at the top, or use the move function if you are familiar with making new articles. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 15:38, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Note: @Xaosflux: I made the English draft for Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy. Now I wait for it to be reviewed? Best regards, Novak Pav.
    @Novak Pav.: it looks like some reviewers are already working on it at Draft:Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy. Also, when signing posts please do so by typing four ~'s so that it links your account and places a timestamp. I strongly recommend you wait for a reviewer, however if you are very confident that your article is ready after you become autoconfirmed you can use the Move function to move it to article space. — xaosflux Talk 14:17, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

Import of de:Soziale_Sicherheit_(Zeitschrift) to Soziale_Sicherheit_(journal)[edit]

Import of de:Riblet to Riblets[edit]

  • Language: de:Riblet
  • New name: Riblets
  • Note: --2A02:8389:184:E780:2C11:8D97:AD09:197F (talk) 12:25, 12 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done; we can't import history from a foreign-language wiki to a redirect like that, especially if it's untranslated and there are overlapping edits. Anyway, the target would be "riblet", not "riblets", per Wikipedia's naming conventions. The easiest way to go would be to do a (relatively complete) translation into the main namespace and then come back here. Graham87 14:12, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Import of de:Manuel Zwerger to Manuel Zwerger[edit]

  • Language: de:Manuel Zwerger
  • New name: Manuel Zwerger
  • Note: --Neuemusiksüdtirol (talk) 07:09, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: @Neuemusiksüdtirol: we don't import to articles unless a translation is already made, would you like this imported to a draft so you can work on the translation first? — xaosflux Talk 12:55, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
    Not done no response, feel free to request again using the guidance above. — xaosflux Talk 14:45, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

Import of de:Adele Kurzweil to Adele Kurzweil[edit]

Import of de:Dachverband_der_Sozialversicherungsträger to Federation of Social Insurances[edit]

Import of de:Hauptverband_der_österreichischen_Sozialversicherungsträger to Hauptverband der österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger[edit]

Import of de:Buchkogel (Plabutsch) to Buchkogel (Plabutsch)[edit]