Wikipedia:Transwiki log

This is a log of all articles moved into or out of the English Wikipedia via the Transwiki scheme.

You can help by dealing with the articles listed here, as having already been transwikied. Follow the instructions below to help out.

Logging a transwiki of a pageEdit

Transwiki is usually an automated process for most of the Wikipedia's sister projects, so entries do not need to be manually logged.

For information about manual transwiki-ing marked articles and listing them here, see m:Transwiki. If you are completing a transwiki, log which page was moved, and the address it moved to. Only in this case you should sign your name using ~~~~. If a page listed for transfer was deleted, please record the reason why.


After a transwiki, there are three possible routes for an article. After you have checked any of the following articles and ensured one of these steps has been taken, be sure to mark it by striking through the listing with <s> </s> tags and note how it was resolved. There is no voting involved; simply strike out the entry for whatever valid reason, note that reason, and your judgement is enough. When doing this please do not sign your edits, as this is unneeded and the page is long enough as it is. For example:

Any red links (deleted articles) should always be crossed out as the fact that they do not exist is a proof that they have been successfully dealt with.

Crossed-out articles are eventually added to a permanent archives, as a record.

(1.) Create a redirectEdit

See Wikipedia:Redirect and Wikipedia:Merging

If the information in the article would be more appropriate as part of another article, you can merge and redirect. If the information in the article already exists in another article, or if the title of the article could reasonably be considered a useable term by which a user would search for information, you can simply create a redirect. If the topic is overly specific, and therefore has very little potential for growth, it is preferable to redirect the transwikied article to a more general article.

(2.) Expand the articleEdit

See Wikipedia:How to edit a page

Of course if the article has an obvious potential for encyclopedic growth, and has a conventional name, then you can help expanding it! You may keep a link to a transwikied article, preferably via a template such as {{wiktionary}} or similar.

(3.) Delete the articleEdit

If the transwikied article is unencyclopedic and neither (1) or (2) apply, it may be submitted for deletion.

  • If an article has already been discussed on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion (AfD), and the outcome was to transwiki, then it doesn't have to be discussed again, simply flag it for speedy deletion using {{db-a5}} template.
  • Follow the appropriate deletion procedure. Wait for its end, then strike out an entry and log the result.
  • If the result is "delete", you may instead leave the boilerplate text in place of the original article:
''The contents of this page and the page's history have been moved to [[interwiki:Transwiki:Article Name]] via the [[m:transwiki|transwiki]] system, all future edits should go there.'' ~~~~
    • There are also specialized boilerplate templates, such as {{wi}} for Wiktionary.

Articles moved from this project to the Transwiki namespace of another project.Edit

The logs of Transwiki articles that have been copied from Wikipedia to other projects:

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Copied to meta.wikimedia
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These articles are not automatically deleted from Wikipedia, but often require major cleanup or re-write. Those are listed in Category:Transwiki cleanup.

The other projects may possibly further move the article, but this is their interal issue and need not to be recorded here.

Historical archivesEdit

There are archives of the log before it has been split into above pages. They contain only resolved entries, and exist purely as a historical record: /Archive 1 /Archive 2 /Archive 3 /Archive 4 /Archive 5 /Archive 6, /Archive 7.

Articles moved to the Transwiki namespace of this project, and possibly moved on to the article namespace of this project.Edit

The list of Transwiki articles incoming to Wikipedia used to be on Wikipedia:Transwiki log/Articles moved to here page, but it is now inactive and retained for historical reasons only.