Wikipedia:Requests for history merge

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This page is used for listing requests for history merges or history splitting of pages. For relatively simple cases where history merge is required, the destination page should be tagged with the {{histmerge}} template. This page should be used for requesting very complex merges, merges involving more than two pages, history merges of deleted pages, or when the use of the template is otherwise inadequate or where its usage would cause problems.

This page was originally for listing cut-and-paste moves which could not be repaired due to a then-extant technical limitation. The limitation has since been removed, but this page is still available if you find a cut-and-paste move, and are not able to repair it yourself (there is a procedure for doing it, but only administrators can do it, and it is a bit tricky!).

Administrators need to read Wikipedia:How to fix cut-and-paste moves and Wikipedia:Requested moves/Closing instructions.

The procedure

  • Place a {{histmerge|NAME OF PAGE THE ARTICLE WAS CUT FROM}} template at the new location of the article which has been moved through cut and pasting, i.e. on the article where the pasting was done.
  • If the issue is clear-cut (straight up cut-and-paste move to a better title), having the template on the page should be enough. In more complex cases (explained at Wikipedia:How to fix cut-and-paste moves), please leave a description of the problem under the "Repair requests" section.
  • An administrator will look over the pages and perform whatever tasks are necessary.
  • Once this is done, the admin may post the result here.

Repair requests

New requests

Yeomanry->Yeomanry Cavalry + revert. I made a mistake in effectively usurping the article Yeomanry to develop a different article about the Yeomanry Cavalry. I withdrew a page move request when it became apparent that both articles were justified, and started a discussion about splitting the page instead. I invited everyone who contributed to the page move discussion to comment on the page split, and there has been no opposition to the split from those who chose to do so. There has also not been any dissenting comments from otherwise uninvolved page watchers. My mistake can, I believe, best be fixed by moving the current Yeomanry article to Yeomanry Cavalry (this page currently exists as a redirect to Yeomanry) and reverting Yeomanry to the last version before I started editing. As a non-admin I'm unable to do anything more than a copy/paste which, as I understand it, is not the right thing to do; I'm not able to move the edit history or revert the original article. There is also an open PR at Wikipedia:Peer_review/Yeomanry/archive1 that is relevant only for "Yeomanry Cavalry" that would need to be moved. Would someone be able to help with this please? Thanks. Factotem (talk) 10:11, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Queried requests

  • Jin (BTS) (to 21:46, 20 January 2016 [1]‎‎) → JIN (South Korean singer) (to 22:18, 31 March 2016 [2]) → Kim Seok Jin (South Korean singer) (to 18:36, 1 June 2017‎ [3]) → Kim Seok-jin (to 08:57, 3 August 2017‎ [4]Kim Seok Jin (from 08:49, 11 August 2017‎ [5] to 09:25, 11 August 2017‎ [6]) → Jin (Singer) (to 17:59, 25 September 2017 [7]) → Kim Seok-Jin. Sawol (talk) 07:47, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
    • @Sawol: This seems to be a request to chain up the histories of these seven pages into one, dropping all leading and trailing redirects. But the big differences between edit lengths in bytes between these seven pages at the joins, and examining some of the edits, leads me to think that these seven pages are not the results of complete clean cut-and-paste moves, but that all seven of these pages were likeliest all separate new starts from stubs. As well as these seven, there is an eighth edit history about Kim Seok-jin, from 12:03, 1 April 2016 to 08:19, 6 April 2016, which is sitting deleted under page Jin (BTS). Perhaps put a note pointing this out, in Kim Seok-jin's current article's talk page. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 22:38, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
    Your explanation is right. Improving a stub article remain in page history. The page history also contains writing an article in a new way as well as downgrading it. Even vandalizing edits are recorded in the page's edit history. This history merge is significant enough. Sawol (talk) 11:07, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Completed requests

Completed requests February 2018

Completed requests January 2018

Rejected requests

Rejected requests February 2018

My apologies if this is an impossible request and/or in the wrong place. An IP editor moved information from the iOS version history page about Apple TV to the tvOS article, where I think it belongs. However, they moved this information through two copy/paste edits: cut from iOS version history diff paste to tvOS diff. Unfortunately, I don't think there is a clean way to move this history to the proper article while keeping accurate attribution information. Is this something that can be handled with this process?  ~ PaulT+/C 15:08, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Rejected requests January 2018

@Anthony Appleyard:Why?--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 00:41, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

See also


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