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:Benjamin Rath to Draft:Benjamin Rath

  • Language: de:Benjamin Rath
  • New name: Draft:Benjamin Rath
  • Note: Translation from de.Wiki --M. Krafft (talk) 19:00, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 20:47, 24 March 2017 (UTC)


Import of simple:Tribute to Jerusalem to Homage to Jerusalem

  • Language: simple:Tribute to Jerusalem
  • New name: Homage to Jerusalem
  • Note: I'll add a couple refs and do cat work after import, thanks--Acer (talk) 18:17, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Yes check.svg Done Graham87 08:03, 26 March 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Barbados Railway to Barbados Railway

  • Language: de:Barbados Railway
  • New name: Barbados Railway
  • Note: Translated from a German article mainly written by myself --NearEMPTiness (talk) 13:47, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Yes check.svg Done Graham87 14:14, 26 March 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:MAC Mode to MAC Mode

  • Language: de:MAC Mode
  • New name: MAC Mode
  • Note: Translated for the englisch Wikipedia--AnnaDanzer (talk) 07:09, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done. @AnnaDanzer:, I can't import a non-English article straight into the main namespace. Either translate it first or allow me to import it into your userspace. Graham87 14:40, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

@Graham87: Hello Graham, thanks for your help. The Translation is already in my User Space and can be found at [[1]] Surely I can also allow you to import but I could not find the appropriate function. Can you help me to find the right settings? Thanks a lot! AnnaDanzer (talk) 07:53, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

@AnnaDanzer: I've just cleaned up the page, moved it to the main namespace, and done the import there ... because that was the easiest thing to do. Graham87 09:19, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

@Graham87: Hello Graham, thanks sooo much for your help. My first entry in Wikipedia was more difficult than I thought. I really appreciate the work you're doing! Have a great day! AnnaDanzer (talk) 10:17, 28 March 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Marquard & Bahls to Marquard & Bahls

  • Language: de:Marquard & Bahls
  • New name: Marquard & Bahls
  • Note: Atomiccocktail (talk) 09:54, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Doing...xaosflux Talk 19:46, 3 April 2017 (UTC) -
    Crap, looks like I collided with @Graham87: - I'm cleaning up the collision now. — xaosflux Talk 19:51, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
    Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 19:56, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
    @Xaosflux: Oops! I'd chalk my oversight in forgetting to notify this page up to a lack of sleep on my part. Graham87 07:21, 4 April 2017 (UTC)


Import of fr:Gâteau nantais to Gâteau nantais

  • Language: fr:Gâteau nantais
  • New name: Gâteau nantais
  • Note: --122.108.141.214 (talk) 05:31, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 11:01, 6 April 2017 (UTC)


Import of fr:Prakirnaka Sutra to User:Avernarius/Prakirnaka Sutra

  • Language: fr:Prakirnaka Sutra
  • New name: User:Avernarius/Prakirnaka Sutra
  • Note: -AVS (talk) 12:35, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Yes check.svg Done Graham87 13:59, 9 April 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Fischzuchtbahn Hortobágy to Fishery Railway Hortobágy

  • Language: de:Fischzuchtbahn Hortobágy
  • New name: Fishery Railway Hortobágy
  • Note: Translated by myself --NearEMPTiness (talk) 19:47, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 21:39, 9 April 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Chemins de fer du Kivu to Kivu Railway

  • Language: de:Chemins de fer du Kivu
  • New name: Kivu Railway
  • Note: -translated by me --NearEMPTiness (talk) 09:30, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Yes check.svg Done (my first import attempt) Graeme Bartlett (talk) 12:03, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Import of de:Mittelmeer-Mjösen-Zone to User:MRewald/Mediterranean-Mjosa Zone

  • Language: de:Mittelmeer-Mjösen-Zone
  • New name: User:MRewald/Mediterranean-Mjosa Zone
  • Note: I have already translaterd the article, so please just add the history to this translation, so it can be moved to the public part of wikipedia. Thanks in advance! --MRewald (talk) 16:06, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:Yes check.svg Done @MRewald: this has been completed and is located at User:MRewald/Mediterranean-Mjosa Zone, you may use the MOVE option to move it to the article namespace whenever you would like. Happy translating! — xaosflux Talk 17:39, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
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