Wikipedia:Requests for page importation

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, Commons, 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 perform a transwiki import from other projects by using step-wise process through a third project that has a project mapping already created, although using the export/import process may be simpler.

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.

In general, do not use the "assign edits to local users where the named user exists locally", leaving this off will indicate in the history the project the edits came from and you won't have to worry about non-created accounts here.

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 he:מיכל הרצוג to Michal HerzogEdit

  • Language: he:מיכל הרצוג
  • New name: Michal Herzog
  • Note: Has been translated. --Fippe (talk) 12:44, 14 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:
  • Not done; there were many untranslated edits before you got there and importing all the edits from the Hebrew Wikipedia would cause overlapping edits. Your edit summary is good enough here. Graham87 15:52, 14 August 2021 (UTC)
It is not good enough, the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license must be respected all individual authors must be named. It does not matter if there are "overlapping edits". --Fippe (talk) 18:31, 14 August 2021 (UTC)
Yes, it does; it is no coincidence that there is basically only one major Wikimedia project that takes such a hard line on attribution ... that is: the German Wikipedia. In every edit box here it says: "You agree that a hyperlink or URL is sufficient attribution under the Creative Commons license."; a wikilink is given by your edit summary and attribution can also be given by {{copied}} on the talk page. Importation of edits is not mandatory here, per Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia; I would oppose changing this in the strongest terms. Graham87 04:46, 15 August 2021 (UTC)
@Fippe: Redoing ping. Graham87 04:50, 15 August 2021 (UTC)


Import of de:Biennale des bewegten Bildes 2020 to User:TheAcademyIsDead/2020 Biennial of the Moving ImageEdit


Import of de:Julien Bam to User:Tobiasi0/Julien BamEdit

  • Language: de:Julien Bam
  • New name: User:Tobiasi0/Julien Bam
  • Note: Translation --Tobiasi0 (talk) 13:11, 29 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done. @Tobiasi0: there are too many revisions for the page to be imported reliably. I have tried importing it using the normal interwiki import method, which produces duplicate revisions, along with an XML upload (both as a whole and splitting the file in two), and all of these methods timed out. Since importing is by no means required here,, I don't see the point of working on this any further; using {{Translated page}} on the talk page along with appropriate attribution in the article's edit summary will have to do. Graham87 16:33, 29 August 2021 (UTC)


Import of de:Gyro Drop to User:Tobiasi0/Gyro dropEdit


Import of de:Mystery Castle to User:Tobiasi0/Mystery CastleEdit


Import of de:Talocan to User:Tobiasi0/TalocanEdit

Import of de:Jürgen Czarske to User:7vivien7/Jürgen CzarskeEdit


Import of de:Schloss Seese to Seese ResidenceEdit

Import of de:Seese (Lübbenau/Spreewald) to Seese (Lübbenau/Spreewald)Edit


Import of de:Tag24 to Tag24Edit

  • Language: de:Tag24
  • New name: Tag24
  • Note: --HelenaCoffea (talk) 14:53, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:   Not done We will not import non-English pages into mainspace. You may create the translated version then request an import or request an import as a draft. — JJMC89(T·C) 01:33, 10 September 2021 (UTC)


Import of de:Zentrum für Regenerative Therapien Dresden to User:Blufisch1234/translate CRTD pageEdit


Import of de:DIALux to User:Axhah/sandboxEdit