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.

New Request


Import of de:Kipcorn to Kipcorn

  • Language: de:Kipcorn
  • New name: Kipcorn
  • Note: translated stub --Hans Haase (有问题吗) 10:06, 25 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done Graham87 10:52, 25 August 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Werner Rügemer to User:Niels1986/Werner Rügemer

  • Language: de:Werner Rügemer
  • New name: User:Niels1986/Werner Rügemer
  • Note: --Niels1986 (talk) 20:13, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: @Niels1986: -  Donexaosflux Talk 20:32, 7 September 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Schuler_(Unternehmen) to Schuler Group

  • Language: de:Schuler_(Unternehmen)
  • New name: Schuler Group
  • Note: --Ruthi1992 (talk) 08:31, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: @Ruthi1992: Not done; we can't import a non-English article directly into the main namespace. Either translate it first or indicate if you want the page imported into your userspace. Graham87 13:42, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Note: --Ruthi1992 @Graham87: Please import to my userspace. —Preceding undated comment added 07:29, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
  • @Ruthi1992: I've done a bit of editing on it and moved it to the main namespace. However I'm concerned that you made no acknowledgement that @Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: nominated the page for speedy deletion, nor have you signed your previous messages properly. I don't really mind what happens to the page – that's not my responsibility now. Graham87 04:55, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Import of de:L. Kellenberger to User:Diejaegerin/L. Kellenberger

  • Language: de:L. Kellenberger
  • New name: User:Diejaegerin/L. Kellenberger
  • Note: --Diejaegerin (talk) 14:00, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Donexaosflux Talk 17:51, 8 September 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Ringtheaterbrand to Ringtheater fire

  • Language: de:Ringtheaterbrand
  • New name: Ringtheater fire
  • Note: The translated version is https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ringtheaterbrand&oldid=167276294 --Keimzelle (talk) 22:56, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done Graham87 07:12, 12 September 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Fabio Petroni to Fabio Petroni

  • Language: de:Fabio Petroni
  • New name: Fabio Petroni
  • Note: Fabio Petroni is notable, and there are several links to it on this Wikipedia. --Ssjhowarthisawesome (talk) 15:44, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done @Ssjhowarthisawesome: we do not import German text directly to an article; would you like this imported to a Draft: or User sandbox for you to translate instead? — xaosflux Talk 16:30, 14 September 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:Fabio Petroni to Draft:Fabio Petroni


Import of de:Die Urbane. Eine HipHop Partei to Die Urbane. Eine HipHop Partei

  • Language: de:Die Urbane. Eine HipHop Partei
  • New name: Die Urbane. Eine HipHop Partei
  • Note: --TobbiM (talk) 19:53, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Donexaosflux Talk 23:46, 21 September 2017 (UTC)


Import of de:CODE University of Applied Sciences to en:CODE University of Applied Sciences

  • Language: de:CODE University of Applied Sciences
  • New name: CODE University of Applied Sciences
  • Note: --Translation from German into English — Preceding unsigned comment added by Scardanelli insanewriting (talkcontribs) 10:51, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: @Scardanelli insanewriting:, you will need to either create the translated page first, or have this imported to a Draft: or personal user sandbox to be worked on. If you would like one of those done, please reply and let us know. — xaosflux Talk 13:20, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
    Hi, I created this here: https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benutzer:Scardanelli_insanewriting User:Scardanelli insanewriting —Preceding undated comment added 13:53, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
    Doing...xaosflux Talk 13:56, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
     Donexaosflux Talk 14:05, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
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