Wikipedia: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, 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.

Import of de:H and H Railroad to H and H Railroad

  • Language: de:H and H Railroad
  • New name: H and H Railroad
  • Note: Translated by me from an article in the German Wikipedia, which was a partial translation of another article on the English Wikipedia. --NearEMPTiness (talk) 08:11, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Donexaosflux Talk 11:45, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Import of Aftab Kirmani to Aftab Kirmani

  • Language: :
  • New name: [1]
  • Note: --Aftab Saeed Kirmani (talk) 06:33, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:

S/O. Senator Dr Asif Kirmani — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aftab Saeed Kirmani (talkcontribs) 06:43, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

@Aftab Saeed Kirmani: Is the page you want to import TO: Asif Kirmani? What project did you translate this FROM? You can just paste the link below if you are having a problem with the formatting. — xaosflux Talk 13:07, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Not done no response from requester. — xaosflux Talk 18:50, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

Import of de:EOS Gruppe to User:Atomiccocktail/sandbox

  • Language: de:EOS Gruppe
  • New name: User:Atomiccocktail/sandbox
  • Note: Draft/Sandbox is a translation of the German encyclopedia article. For this reason the German versions must be imported as far as I know. Thank you.--Atomiccocktail (talk) 10:08, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done @Atomiccocktail: your import has completed. If you will be doing regular translations in your sandboxes it makes things a bit easier if you use a separate sandbox for each one in the future (e.g. User:Atomiccocktail/ArticleName) if imports will be involved. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 13:16, 16 July 2018 (UTC)


Import of de:Röggelchen to User:Superbass/Röggelchen


Import of de:Otto Brixner to Otto Brixner

  • Language: de:Otto Brixner
  • New name: Otto Brixner
  • Note: --Hans Haase (有问题吗) 18:55, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: {{on hold}} I'd like to leave this on hold pending a reviewer/patroller accepting the page; the dewiki version is currently up for deletion claiming NPOV issues. I've exported the dewiki file so it can be imported as-is even if they delete the article in the interim. — xaosflux Talk 19:13, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
    Doing...xaosflux Talk 00:43, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
     Done @Hans Haase: your import is complete. — xaosflux Talk 00:46, 4 August 2018 (UTC)


Import of en:Taupo railway proposals to Mokai Tramway

  • Language: en:Taupo railway proposals
  • New name: Mokai Tramway
  • Note: Parts of the article have been kindly exported by user:Yak52fan , because they describe the actual line and not a proposal. --NearEMPTiness (talk) 01:28, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done@NearEMPTiness:, we don't copy histories dring a straight merge. Graham87 01:32, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Import of de:Susanne Miller to Susanne Miller

  • Language: de:Susanne Miller
  • New name: Susanne Miller
  • Note: I have created the article in the German Wikipedia. On the talk page of the article in en.wikipedia.org there is no indication that the article here is a translation work. --Atomiccocktail (talk) 11:49, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done @Atomiccocktail: the pre-translations versions have been imported. — xaosflux Talk 13:02, 8 August 2018 (UTC)


Import of zh:Wikipedia:臺灣教育專案/臺大植物分類學_(106-2)/提報作業/玉山小檗 to Berberis morrisonensis

  • Language: zh:Wikipedia:臺灣教育專案/臺大植物分類學_(106-2)/提報作業/玉山小檗
  • New name: Berberis morrisonensis
  • Note: Work by student of Plant Systematics class in National Taiwan University. Content is mostly translated from zh:玉山小檗 (corresponding Chinese article of Berberis morrisonensis) by User:Vertparesseux and already checked by Dr. Hu and User:Raccoozzy. —— FireFeather (talk) 04:57, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done Graham87 05:16, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Import of zh:Wikipedia:臺灣教育專案/臺大植物分類學_(106-2)/提報作業/Juncus_triflorus to Juncus triflorus

  • Language: zh:Wikipedia:臺灣教育專案/臺大植物分類學_(106-2)/提報作業/Juncus_triflorus
  • New name: Juncus triflorus
  • Note: Work by student of Plant Systematics class in National Taiwan University. Content is mostly translated from zh:三花燈心草 (corresponding Chinese article of Juncus triflorus) by User:Lexin tw and already checked by Dr. Hu and User:Raccoozzy. —— FireFeather (talk) 05:23, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done Graham87 05:35, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
@Graham87:It doesn't look like it's done. —— FireFeather (talk) 23:44, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
@FireFeather: Oops, that done message was supposed to go with your first request; I hadn't realised you'd made a second one. I've done this request too. Graham87 02:02, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Import of de:Zukunftskolleg to Zukunftskolleg

  • Language: de:Zukunftskolleg
  • New name: Zukunftskolleg
  • Note: Hello! I'd like to create an English Wikipedia article as a translation of the German one. I drafted the translation page under https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Zukunftskolleg/sandbox . Any help is much appreciated. Thank you and have a nice day! --Zukunftskolleg (talk) 10:01, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done @Zukunftskolleg: I've imported the history and the page is now at User:Zukunftskolleg/sandbox/Zukunftskolleg. When you are ready click on the "Submit your draft for review!" button at the top of that page and follow the directions to move this along in the draft process. — xaosflux Talk 11:30, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
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