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:Wikipedia:Lua/Modul/TemplateData/en to Module:TemplateData/doc

  • Language: de:Wikipedia:Lua/Modul/TemplateData/en
  • New name: Module:TemplateData/doc
  • Note: English documentation for a recently imported module, to replace the brief note I put as a doc page. User:GKFXtalk 16:39, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done @GKFX: this is complete. — xaosflux Talk 16:56, 20 January 2018 (UTC)


Import of de:Matthias Maierhofer to Matthias Maierhofer

  • Language: de:Matthias Maierhofer
  • New name: Matthias Maierhofer
  • Note: Sally'sWorld (talk) 12:29, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Donexaosflux Talk 13:10, 25 January 2018 (UTC)


Import of de:Modul:Text to Module:Text

  • Language: de:Modul:Text
  • New name: Module:Text
  • Note: A dependency of Module:TemplateData (which currently works but randomly gives errors). User:GKFXtalk 22:25, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Donexaosflux Talk 00:47, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Import of de:Modul:Multilingual to Module:Multilingual

  • Language: de:Modul:Multilingual
  • New name: Module:Multilingual
  • Note: A dependency of Module:TemplateData (which currently works but randomly gives errors). User:GKFXtalk 22:25, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Donexaosflux Talk 00:48, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Import of de:Wikipedia:Lua/Modul/Text/de to Module:Text/doc

  • Language: de:Wikipedia:Lua/Modul/Text/de
  • New name: Module:Text/doc
  • Note: Doc page of the above, in German; please pop in a {{ombox|text=Imported from German Wikipedia; will be translated soon.}} or similar at the top. User:GKFXtalk 22:25, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done User:GKFX please complete the translation now. — xaosflux Talk 04:08, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
    • Many thanks, translation done. User:GKFXtalk 18:04, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Import of de:Wikipedia:Lua/Modul/Multilingual/en to Module:Multilingual/doc

  • Language: de:Wikipedia:Lua/Modul/Multilingual/en
  • New name: Module:Multilingual/doc
  • Note: Doc page of above. User:GKFXtalk 22:25, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Donexaosflux Talk 04:10, 3 February 2018 (UTC)


Import of de:Gerhard Wiegleb (Biologe) to User:Vorwald/Gerhard Wiegleb (biologist)

  • Language: de:Gerhard Wiegleb (Biologe)
  • New name: User:Vorwald/Gerhard Wiegleb (biologist)
  • Note: not in en --Vorwald (talk) 11:53, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done Graham87 13:45, 5 February 2018 (UTC)


Import of de:Mark Vogelsberger to Mark Vogelsberger

  • Language: de:Mark Vogelsberger
  • New name: Mark Vogelsberger
  • Note: --18.33.7.231 (talk) 05:53, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done; I can't import an untranslated article directly into the main namespace. Graham87 06:58, 12 February 2018 (UTC)


Import of German:Benutzer:Alexander Kucera/PILGRIM Educational Network to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PILGRIM Educational Network

  • Language: de:Benutzer:Alexander Kucera/PILGRIM Educational Network
  • New name: [PILGRIM Educational Network]
  • Note: --Alexander Kucera (talk) 15:52, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done @Alexander Kucera: we don't import foreign pages directly, you need to make a translation first. Also, as a brand new editor you can not make articles directly, but you can make Draft:PILGRIM Educational Network. Once you made it, stop back by here and we can import the history to it and you can submit the draft to become an article. — xaosflux Talk 16:18, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Import of de:PILGRIM Internationales Bildungsnetzwerk to PILGRIM Educational Network

  • Language: de:PILGRIM Internationales Bildungsnetzwerk
  • New name: PILGRIM Educational Network
  • Note: --Alexander Kucera (talk) 16:26, 14 February 2018 (UTC) From German Wikipedia. Translation will follow soon.
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done @Alexander Kucera: see the note on the request you made right before this one. — xaosflux Talk 16:39, 14 February 2018 (UTC)


Import of de:PILGRIM Internationales Bildungsnetzwerk to Draft:PILGRIM_Educational_Network

  • Language: de:Draft:PILGRIM_Educational_Network
  • New name: PILGRIM_Educational_Network
  • Note: --Alexander Kucera (talk) 19:01, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Donexaosflux Talk 19:10, 14 February 2018 (UTC)


Import of de:Haus Lemke to House Lemke

  • Language: Wikipedia.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Haus+Lemke&action=history German Wikipedia:Haus Lemke
  • New name: House Lemke
  • Note: --Gyanda (talk) 02:04, 17 February 2018 (UTC) translation by me
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done @Gyanda: we don't import foreign text directly to an article. You have 2 options, (1) create the translation first, then come back here. (2) Ask us to import the page to your sandbox, then you can translate it and move it to an article later. Let me know what you need. — xaosflux Talk 03:01, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

The test is translated? I don't know, what i did wrong. I have translated the text and posted it as an article. House Lemke- here is it. I entered at the first edit that this is a translation and added this info also on the discussion-site to the article. May i ask a favour? I saw that people in the english wikipedia put the house after the name, which would mean that the article better was named Lemke House instead of House Lemke - would it be possible that you rename it? I'm sorry that i'm causing so much inconvenience for you, i tried to get help at the helpdesk, but noone was answering. Sorry. --Gyanda (talk) 11:58, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

I was told that the issue-history of the article in the german wikipedia would be added to the now-existing article in the english wikipedia by this Request for page importation and that thus i would accomplish the rightholderissues. If that is wrong, i'm sorry. --Gyanda (talk) 12:02, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
Doing...xaosflux Talk 14:49, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
 Donexaosflux Talk 14:56, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Import of de:Angermuseum to Angermuseum

  • Language: Wikipedia.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Angermuseum&action=history German Wikipedia:Angermuseum
  • New name: Angermuseum
  • Note: --Gyanda (talk) 02:04, 17 February 2018 (UTC) translated by me
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done see above. — xaosflux Talk 03:01, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

And also this article is already translated and published: Angermuseum. Again, i'm sorry if i did something wrong, but although i asked, noone answered. Kind regards, --Gyanda (talk) 11:59, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Doing...xaosflux Talk 14:49, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
 Donexaosflux Talk 14:53, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Import of ru:Стрелка (Нижний Новгород) to Spit of Nizhny Novgorod

  • Language: ru:Стрелка (Нижний Новгород)
  • New name: Spit of Nizhny Novgorod
  • Note: --Honischboy (talk) 10:04, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Donexaosflux Talk 16:06, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Import of de:Nick Sloane to User:Slashme/Nick Sloane (salvage expert)

  • Language: de:Nick Sloane
  • New name: User:Slashme/Nick Sloane (salvage expert)
  • Note: --Slashme (talk) 10:58, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Doing...xaosflux Talk 15:00, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
 Done @Slashme: this is ready. — xaosflux Talk 15:02, 17 February 2018 (UTC)


Import of de:V54 to Electroputere V54

  • Language: de:V54
  • New name: Electroputere V54
  • Note: Deutsch: Nachimport, da andernfalls eine Urheberrechtsverletzung vorliegt. -- [[User:Platte|Platte]] <small>[[User talk:Platte|U.N.V.E.U.]]</small> (talk) 06:30, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done. According to Google translate and Wiktionary, the note translates as "Post-import [in this case after the article was created], otherwise there is a copyright infringement". Graham87 14:09, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
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