Requests for page importation

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:B3 Biennale des bewegten Bildes 2020 to User:TJB95/B3 Biennial of the Moving Image 2020

Import of de:B3 Biennale des bewegten Bildes 2019 to User:TJB95/B3 Biennial of the Moving Image 2019


Import of de:B3 Biennale des bewegten Bildes 2017 to User:TJB95/B3 Biennial of the Moving Image 2017


Import of de:B3 Biennale des bewegten Bildes 2013 to User:TJB95/B3 Biennial of the Moving Image 2013


Import of de:Edit Filmmaker’s Festival to User:TJB95/eDIT Filmmaker’s Festival

Import of de:B3 Biennale des bewegten Bildes 2020 to Draft/B3 Biennial of the Moving Image 2020


Import of de:B3 Biennale des bewegten Bildes 2019 to Draft:B3 Biennial of the Moving Image 2019


Import of de:B3 Biennale des bewegten Bildes 2017 to Draft:B3 Biennial of the Moving Image 2017

Import of de:B3 Biennale des bewegten Bildes 2013 to Draft:B3 Biennial of the Moving Image 2013


Import of bg:Силистар (защитена местност) to Silistar

red-outlined triangle containing exclamation point There has been a mistake. The English article's name is en:Silistar, not en:Силистар (защитена местност). bg:Силистар (защитена местност) should be imported to en:Silistar; and en:Силистар (защитена местност) should be deleted. --Fippe (talk) 16:49, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Oops, sorry about that, all fixed now. Graham87 04:31, 2 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Import of de:Göhrde (gemeindefreies Gebiet) to Göhrde (unincorporated area)


Import of de:Boffzen (gemeindefreies Gebiet) to Boffzen (unincorporated area)


Import of de:Daimler und Benz Stiftung to User:MiBlanche/sandbox


Import of de:Luca (Webvideoproduzent) to User:Tobiasi0/Luca Scharpenberg

Import of de:Rewinside to User:Tobiasi0/Rewinside


Import of de:Tim Hendrik Walter to User:Tobiasi0/Tim Hendrik Walter

Import of de:Kaufen für die Müllhalde to User:! Bikkit !/The Light Bulb Conspiracy

Why did you drop and then remove the article? Is there a problem? ! Bikkit ! (talk) 11:07, 7 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@! Bikkit !: everything seems fine, you can continue from any version in the page history by clicking on it, then clicking edit. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 12:07, 7 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@! Bikkit !: I wasn't sure what you wanted to do with the placeholder text you created at that link, so I reverted to it to givey ou a fresh start. In the future, there's no need for such placeholder text. Graham87 14:19, 7 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
OK! Thanks, everything's fine! Must go, got work... ! Bikkit ! (talk) 15:30, 7 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Import of de:David Nelting to User:Laetitiadp/David Nelting

Import of de:Cosima Dannoritzer to User:Minotaurus_in_Berlin/CD


Import of de:Moskauer Deutsche Zeitung to Draft:Moskauer Deutsche Zeitung

Import of de:Vorlage:Abgeordnetenwatch/Doku to Template:Abgeordnetenwatch/doc


Import of de:Vorlage:Abgeordnetenwatch to Template:Abgeordnetenwatch

@Fippe: Not done; we can't dump non-English tempklates straight in to the template namespace. It's probably best inn this case to do the translations of both the template and documentation pages and then ask to have the de.wp imported. Graham87 15:42, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Graham87: Translation of the template and the documentation page done, please import the history of the template and the documentation page. --Fippe (talk) 23:11, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
 Done Graham87 02:35, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Import of he:מיכל הרצוג to Michal Herzog

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)[reply]
@You agree that a hyperlink or URL is sufficient attribution under the Creative Commons license.: Yes, it does; it is no coincidence that there is basically only one 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)[reply]