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 es: Papalotla (Tlaxcala) to Papalotla City

  • Language: Spanish:Papalotla (Tlaxcala)
  • New name: Papalotla City
  • Note: --CuriosityModifier (talk) 02:29, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done; I can't import non-English text straight into the main namespace. @CuriosityModifier:, would you be OK with the article being imported into your userspace for you to translate, or would you like to write the English version in the article namespace first? Graham87 06:45, 22 April 2018 (UTC)


Import of de:Abbruchjäger to Auction cancellation hunters

  • Language: de:Abbruchjäger
  • New name: Auction cancellation hunters
  • Note: translated --Hans Haase (有问题吗) 15:14, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done, and moved to Auction cancellation hunters. Graham87 11:32, 24 April 2018 (UTC)


Import of de:Benutzer:Rritz/Artikelentwurf to Legic

  • Language: de:Benutzer:Rritz/Artikelentwurf
  • New name: Legic
  • Note: translated --Rritz (talk) 13:47, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done Graham87 11:33, 26 April 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/Sorbus_randaiensis to Sorbus randaiensis

  • Language: zh:Wikipedia:臺灣教育專案/臺大植物分類學_(106-2)/提報作業/Sorbus_randaiensis
  • New name: Sorbus randaiensis
  • Note: Work by student of Plant Systematics class in National Taiwan University. Content is mostly translated from zh:巒大花楸 (corresponding Chinese article of Sorbus randaiensis) by User:J890224 and already checked by Dr. Hu and TA User:Happythumbs. I already added information that was not mentioned in translated version from original English article. --FireFeather (talk) 12:02, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Doing...xaosflux Talk 12:54, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
     Donexaosflux Talk 13:08, 3 May 2018 (UTC)


Import of de:MarketingGuide to MarketingGuide

  • Language: de:MarketingGuide
  • New name: MarketingGuide
  • Note: --21rev (talk) 21:31, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done @21rev: w:de:MarketingGuide was deleted on dewiki. — xaosflux Talk 02:31, 17 May 2018 (UTC)
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