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:Jan Oltmanns to User:Pankoken/Jan Oltmanns

  • Language: de:Jan Oltmanns
  • New name: User:Pankoken/Jan Oltmanns
  • Note: --Pankoken (talk) 12:40, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done @Pankoken: your page is ready. — xaosflux Talk 13:05, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Import of de:BLG Logistics Group to User:Atomiccocktail/sandbox

  • Language: de:BLG Logistics Group
  • New name: User:Atomiccocktail/sandbox
  • Note: I do not know if the German versions really need to be imported. For licensing reasons, I would think: yes. An indication that the article is a translation from German is already available on the talk page. --Atomiccocktail (talk) 09:45, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: On hold @Atomiccocktail: Do you mean to have this history import merged in to Draft:BLG Logistics, the target above was moved. — xaosflux Talk 14:11, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
Yes, sry. The text was moved. The German versions should be importet to Draft:BLG Logistics. Atomiccocktail (talk) 15:52, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
Doing...xaosflux Talk 16:06, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
 Done @Atomiccocktail: - the import merge is complete. — xaosflux Talk 16:11, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. Atomiccocktail (talk) 16:19, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Import of de:Ernst Schulze (Chemiker) to Ernst Schulze (chemist)

  • Language: de:Ernst Schulze (Chemiker)
  • New name: Ernst Schulze (Chemist)
  • Note: Already translated; needs history import--Slashme (talk) 18:54, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done @Slashme: import has been completed. — xaosflux Talk 19:19, 7 November 2017 (UTC)


Import of no:Makrellbekken to Makrellbekken

  • Language: no:Makrellbekken
  • New name: Makrellbekken
  • Note: article translated --Schlosser67 (talk) 18:00, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Donexaosflux Talk 18:26, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

Import of no:Holmen (Oslo) to Holmen, Oslo

  • Language: no:Holmen (Oslo)
  • New name: Holmen, Oslo
  • Note: article translated --Schlosser67 (talk) 18:00, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done @Schlosser67: along with the other request above. — xaosflux Talk 18:30, 9 November 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Osman Kavala to User:Neun-x/Kavala

  • Language: de:Osman Kavala
  • New name: User:Neun-x/Kavala
  • Note: for translation, thanks --Neun-x (talk) 22:42, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done @Neun-x: your import is ready. — xaosflux Talk 22:57, 12 November 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Seemannsclub Duckdalben to user:pankoken/duckdalben

  • Language: de:Seemannsclub Duckdalben
  • New name: user:pankoken/duckdalben
  • Note: for translation, thx --Pankoken (talk) 21:14, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done Graham87 02:37, 18 November 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Matthias Grothe to User:Evilphoenix/Matthias Grothe

  • Language: de:Matthias Grothe
  • New name: User:Evilphoenix/Matthias Grothe
  • Note: For translation. I already started a user subpage there, but that could be deleted, or just import to my sandbox. Thanks--Evilphoenix Talk 14:55, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done Graham87 15:09, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Import of de:Judensau am Chorgestühl des Kölner Domes to Judensau at the choir stalls of Cologne Cathedral

  • Language: de:Judensau am Chorgestühl des Kölner Domes
  • New name: Judensau at the choir stalls of Cologne Cathedral
  • Note: Translated by myself --NearEMPTiness (talk) 20:04, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Donexaosflux Talk 01:39, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Import of de:Grand Central Water Tower Midrand to Grand Central Water Tower Midrand

  • Language: de:Grand Central Water Tower Midrand
  • New name: Grand Central Water Tower Midrand
  • Note: Recent translation. --Slashme (talk) 21:20, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Donexaosflux Talk 01:41, 20 November 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Schienenverkehr in Brunei to Rail transport in Brunei

  • Language: de:Schienenverkehr in Brunei
  • New name: Rail transport in Brunei
  • Note: Translated by me --NearEMPTiness (talk) 20:37, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Donexaosflux Talk 21:00, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
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