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Wikipedia:Requests for history merge

This page is used for listing requests for history merges or history splitting of pages. For relatively simple cases where history merge is required, the destination page should be tagged with the {{histmerge}} template. This page should be used for requesting very complex merges, merges involving more than two pages, history merges of deleted pages, or when the use of the template is otherwise inadequate or where its usage would cause problems.

This page was originally for listing cut-and-paste moves which could not be repaired due to a then-extant technical limitation. The limitation has since been removed, but this page is still available if you find a cut-and-paste move, and are not able to repair it yourself (there is a procedure for doing it, but only administrators can do it, and it is a bit tricky!).

Administrators need to read Wikipedia:Administrators' guide/Fixing cut-and-paste moves and Wikipedia:Requested moves/Closing instructions.

The procedureEdit

  • Place a {{histmerge|NAME OF PAGE THE ARTICLE WAS CUT FROM}} template at the new location of the article which has been moved through cut and pasting, i.e. on the article where the pasting was done.
  • If the issue is clear-cut (straight up cut-and-paste move to a better title), having the template on the page should be enough. In more complex cases (explained at Wikipedia:How to fix cut-and-paste moves), please leave a description of the problem under the "Repair requests" section.
  • An administrator will look over the pages and perform whatever tasks are necessary.
  • Once this is done, the admin may post the result here.

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Rejected requests September 2019Edit

@Curb Safe Charmer:   Not done WP:Parallel histories clearly not parts of the same editing history Anthony Appleyard (talk) 11:20, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Hi Anthony Appleyard, Orchard Park High School (Croydon) was created on 23 August 2017‎ by a new editor who copied the content across with the only change being a minor edit to the text and addition of history and mission statement. Edenham High School should have been moved instead of a new page created as it renamed after becoming an academy in 2015. The same editor then edited the Edenham one 14 minutes later with edit summary "Orchard Park Name Change". The revisions from before 23 August 2017‎ is what needs to be histmerged, is this possible? See this comparison diff - or how about histmerging the other way, would that be possible/work? Would be good if its together in one place as some of the text is from the Edenham one - I do wish I was there when this page was being created as then I could take the necessary steps and move the other one which would have prevented this mess. Please let me know, thank you Steven (Editor) (talk) 16:04, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
@Steven (Editor): The history of page Edenham High School seems to be continuous across the date 23 August 2017‎. I would be cutting one edit history in order to rejoin another edit history. Best put a history note in Talk:Orchard Park High School (Croydon). Anthony Appleyard (talk) 16:17, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Anthony Appleyard, thanks for replying. I have another solution and the best way forward as a way of keeping things together in one place. The page history of Orchard Park High School (Croydon) is much shorter than the Edenham one and was originally titled Orchard Park High School and Sixth Form (Croydon). So what I'm going to do is move this page back to its original title and redirect it as well as current name to Edenham High School. Move/copy my changes across to the Edenham one and then move that page to Orchard Park High School (Croydon). Everything will be explained in edit summary for future reference and a merge from tag added to the Edenham one - the only difference is the History section although some of this text seems to be from the intro text of Edenham High School. Steven (Editor) (talk) 16:44, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

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