Wikipedia:Requests for page importation

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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 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.

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:Christian_Fröhlich_(Poolbillardspieler) to User/Koalub/Christian

  • Language: de:Christian_Fröhlich_(Poolbillardspieler)
  • New name: User/Koalub/Christian
  • Note: Please import that article into my userspace --Koalub (talk) 18:16, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done @Koalub: your import has been loaded to: User:Koalub/Christian. Happy editing, — xaosflux Talk 19:21, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
Great!! Thank you very much! :) Happy wiki-day! --Koalub (talk) 21:29, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

Import of de:Dhow Countries Music Academy to Dhow Countries Music Academy

  • Language: de:Dhow Countries Music Academy
  • New name: Dhow Countries Music Academy
  • Note: its a translation. Gerbil (talk) 12:20, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done Graham87 02:55, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
Thank you very much! --Gerbil (talk) 09:39, 5 October 2018 (UTC)


Import of de:GUB Investment Trust to User:Luuuuuka/GUB

  • Language: Investment Trust.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=&action=history de:GUB Investment Trust
  • New name: User:Luuuuuka/GUB
  • Note: Please move this page to my userspace - thx!! --Luuuuuka (talk) 06:40, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done Graham87 15:22, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

Import of de:Roger-Paul Dechambre to User:Avernarius/Roger-Paul Dechambre

  • Language: de:Roger-Paul Dechambre
  • New name: User:Avernarius/Roger-Paul Dechambre
  • Note: Thanks AVS (talk) 08:37, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done @Avernarius: your import is ready. — xaosflux Talk 13:17, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

Import of infobox

  • Language: :
  • New name: [1]
  • Note: --Sofre style (talk) 10:22, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:
w:Module:Citation
w:Module:Hatnote
w:Module:Unsubst
w:Module:Sidebar
w:Module:Message_box
w:Module:Navbox
w:Module:Arguments
w:Module:Yesno
w:Module:Authority_control
w:Module:Infobox
w:Module:Navbar
w:Module:InfoboxImage
  • @Sofre style: you have not provided enough information to proceed, such as exactly which page needs to be imported from which project. Additionally, the pages you listed above already exist here, we will not overwrite them with imports without a very good reason. — xaosflux Talk 12:00, 15 October 2018 (UTC)


Import of es:The_Porter_Garden_Telescope: to User:Majozd/The_Porter_Garden_Telescope

  • Language: es:The_Porter_Garden_Telescope:
  • New name: User:Majozd/The_Porter_Garden_Telescope
  • Note: Hello. I am the founder of the original article in Spanish. I´m following the suggestions of the forum WP:CXT https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:Ukaff1atd855u306. I have excluded the categories. Excuse me if I´m missing something relevant. Thanks in advance. --Majozd (talk) 17:08, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done @Majozd: your import is complete. — xaosflux Talk 17:48, 15 October 2018 (UTC)


Import of es:Anexo:Ejemplares conocidos de The Porter Garden Telescope to User:Majozd/List of The Porter Garden Telescope original copies

  • Language: conocidos de The Porter Garden Telescope.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=&action=history es:Anexo:Ejemplares conocidos de The Porter Garden Telescope:
  • New name: User:Majozd/List of The Porter Garden Telescope original copies
  • Note: Hello. Another petition. Please, import this "list of" that complements the main article The Porter Garden Telescope. Thanks in advance. --Majozd (talk) 20:59, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done @Majozd: your import is complete. — xaosflux Talk 21:06, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
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