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:Peter Gentsch to Peter Gentsch

  • Language: de:https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Gentsch
  • New name: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Gentsch
  • Note: English translation in addition to the German article necessary. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Harlinghausen (talkcontribs) 12:28, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done; I've removed the translation made by copying the text from the article and not copying the wiki-markup from the edit window. Frankly, if you've managed to make such an elementary mistake, I'm not really inclined to help you further. Graham87 14:17, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
    Hello @Graham87: It seems so, that this user has a little problem with your alternative usage of templates and markup and some more. So please import the revision history of the German language article to my user namespace user:Doc Taxon/Peter Gentsch and I'll make a fine English language article from that. Thank you, Doc Taxon (talk) 09:41, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
    @Doc Taxon: Fair enough; done. Graham87 10:38, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
    @Doc Taxon: Thank you! I have edited the article in English. Can you make a fine English language article from that and we put it online? Thank you! Harlinghausen (talk) 10:55, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
    @Harlinghausen: yes, I'm working on it. Doc Taxon (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 10:55, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Import of de:ROAR! Rock of Angels Records to user:RincoA/ROAR! Rock of Angels Records

  • Language: de:ROAR! Rock of Angels Records
  • New name: user:RincoA/ROAR! Rock of Angels Records
  • Note: --RincoA (talk) 12:43, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Donexaosflux Talk 12:59, 22 May 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Segeln (Kraftfahrzeuge) to Gliding (vehicle)

  • Language: de:Segeln (Kraftfahrzeuge)
  • New name: Gliding (vehicle)
  • Note: --Hans Haase (有问题吗) 15:36, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Donexaosflux Talk 17:28, 22 May 2017 (UTC)


Import of simple:To Heal a Nation to To Heal a Nation

  • Language: simple:To Heal a Nation
  • New name: To Heal a Nation
  • Note: --Another article from simple.en missing here, thanks Acer (talk) 17:22, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done Graham87 08:42, 27 May 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Benutzer:VaBW/voestalpine Böhler WeldingEN to voestalpine Böhler Welding

  • Language: de:Benutzer:VaBW/voestalpine Böhler WeldingEN
  • New name: voestalpine Böhler Welding
  • Note: this is a translation for the DE article into EN — Preceding unsigned comment added by VaBW (talkcontribs) 09:10, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: @VaBW: Was that translation on dewiki sourced from w:de:voestalpine Böhler Welding - it looks like the user copy you made on dewiki is missing the original attribution. — xaosflux Talk 10:52, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

yes it was sourced from there. what do I have to do now? can you help me please. thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by VaBW (talkcontribs) 13:27, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

 Done @VaBW: this has been imported (plus the original pre-translation history from dewiki) to Draft:Voestalpine Böhler Welding. This page still needs some cleanup to meet article standards. After you complete this, you can either move it to the article space (after you become autoconfirmed in 8 edits) or list it at Wikipedia:Requested moves to be moved for you. — xaosflux Talk 14:24, 31 May 2017 (UTC)


Import of de: Anne Zohra Berrached: to en: Anne Zohra Berrached

  • Language: Anne Zohra Berrached.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=&action=history de: Anne Zohra Berrached:
  • New name: en: Anne Zohra Berrached
  • Note: This is the English translation for the German article Anne Zohra BerrachedBonVoyageFilm (talk) 15:54, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done @BonVoyageFilm: You must create a page with the translated text, then the history can be merged in to it, do not paste the article on to this page. — xaosflux Talk 17:13, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
    @BonVoyageFilm: see the note above. You could create the page at Anne Zohra Berrached or Draft:Anne Zohra Berrached then move it once it is ready. To answer you question you emailed me, cross wikilinks can easily be added once the article is in place. — xaosflux Talk 21:59, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: I created the article again, is it now possible to merge it with the german version and move it? — (talk)
Doing...xaosflux Talk 11:08, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
 Donexaosflux Talk 11:12, 2 June 2017 (UTC)


Import of m:Oversight policy to Wikipedia talk:Oversight/revision

  • Language: m:Oversight policy
  • New name: Wikipedia talk:Oversight/revision
  • Note: Only the edits up to this one need to be imported. Since someone created a page on enwiki showing the revision history of m:Hiding revisions (since moved to m:Oversight policy), it seems like it would make sense to import the relevant history to it. Pppery 14:02, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: I'm not inclined to do this import, but I wouldn't lose sleep if somebody else did it; I think that page listing the contributors is enough, and I don't see the point of duplicating the edits here. Graham87 14:16, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
    Not done The contribution listing is sufficient for attribution requirements. — xaosflux Talk 18:39, 5 June 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Rosen-Gruppe to ROSEN Group

  • Language: de:Rosen-Gruppe
  • New name: ROSEN Group
  • Note: --Atomiccocktail (talk) 08:38, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Donexaosflux Talk 13:58, 8 June 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Bahnstrecke Gittelde–Bad Grund to Gittelde–Grund railway

  • Language: de:Bahnstrecke Gittelde–Bad Grund
  • New name: Gittelde–Grund railway
  • Note: Article translated from German. Version number 162380747 --Schlosser67 (talk) 06:23, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Doing... Graham87 14:18, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
    •  Done Graham87 14:35, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
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