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 de:York von Heimburg to York von HeimburgEdit

Import of de:Joseph Freiherr von und zu Franckenstein to Joseph Freiherr von FranckensteinEdit


Import of en:Regio Basiliensis to Regio BasiliensisEdit

Can you please put the German article Regio Basiliensis into a draft in the English Wikipedia so that I can translate everything? Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Regio Basiliensis IKRB (talkcontribs) 14:13, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

@Regio Basiliensis IKRB: Done, at Draft:Regio Basiliensis. Graham87 01:53, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

Import of de:Webdesign-Layouttyp to User:MarieWeg./Webdesign-LayouttypEdit


Import of en:User:MarieWeg./Webdesign-Layouttyp to Webdesign Layout TypeEdit

  • Language: en:User:MarieWeg./Webdesign-Layouttyp
  • New name: Webdesign Layout Type
  • Note: For some reason I can't move the article by myself so it would be nice if it could be moved into the namespace by someone else. Thanks in advance! --MarieWeg. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MarieWeg. (talkcontribs) 21:28, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator:   Not done @MarieWeg.: we would not use the import process for this. Good news: if you make 2 more edits of any kind, you will be able to move pages. You should re-review that page first, for example it has untranslated foreign categories on it that should be resolved first. If you want to request someone else to move the page for you though, you may post at Wikipedia:Requested moves. — xaosflux Talk 01:56, 24 July 2020 (UTC)


Import of fr:Jacques Legrand (universitaire) to Jacques Legrand (Mongolist)Edit

Import of fr:Jacques Legrand (philatéliste) to Jacques Legrand (philatelist)Edit



Import of es:Ausangate to AusangateEdit



Import of es:Coñocranra to CoñocranraEdit



Import of es:Arturo Ambrogi to Arturo AmbrogiEdit



Import of de:Liste der Naturparks in Deutschland to List of nature parks in GermanyEdit



Import of fr:Mont Mangengenge to Mount MangengengeEdit


Import of hr:Vicko Andrić to Vicko AndrićEdit


Import of hr:Vladoje Aksmanović to Viktor AxmannEdit


Import of de:Kalte Nahwärme to Cold district heatingEdit


Import of hr:Emilio Ambrosini to Emilio AmbrosiniEdit

Import of es:Estación de Desamparados to Desamparados stationEdit



Import of es:Eulalio Ríos Alemán to Eulalio Ríos AlemánEdit



Import of es:Catedral metropolitana de Xalapa to Xalapa CathedralEdit