Wikipedia:Requests for page importation


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:Hans-Peter Wipplinger to Hans-Peter Wipplinger


--LMPpaulafreisl (talk) 11:07, 5 July 2021 (UTC)@Graham87 I have made a draft for a site of the english translation of the German website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Hans-Peter_Wipplinger  Preceding unsigned comment added by LMPpaulafreisl (talkcontribs) 11:05, 5 July 2021 (UTC)

  •  Done Graham87 15:36, 5 July 2021 (UTC)


Import of de:Selbstsynchronisierende_Schaltkupplung to Dielsdorftuermli/Self-synchronising_cLutch


  • Language: de:Selbstsynchronisierende_Schaltkupplung
  • New name: Dielsdorftuermli/Self-synchronising_cLutch
  • Note: This interesting article does not exist in english yet--Dielsdorftuermli (talk) 08:39, 7 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Note by importing administrator: Not done; @Dielsdorftuermli: We can't import non-English articles straight into the main namespace. I can only import it into your userspace or draftspace ... or you can translate the article first and I can import it later. Either way, your suggested title is not how we do things here. Graham87 15:12, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

Import of de:William Martin (Kaufmann) to User:Lukpera/sandbox


Import of de:Marco Scherbaum to User:RudolfSimon/Draft Marco Scherbaum



Import of de:Forschungsinstitut für Musiktheater to Research Institut for Music Theater


Import of de:Anno Mungen to Anno Mungen


  • Language: de:Anno Mungen
  • New name: Anno Mungen
  • Note: --Stein.fimt (talk) 08:57, 12 July 2021 (UTC)Benutzer:Stein.fimt/Artikelentwurf
  • Note by importing administrator: @Stein.fimt: , we can't import non-English text straight in to the English Wikipedia main namespace. Either do the translation first or allow me to import it into your userspace. Graham87 15:51, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

Import of de:Rolf Kreienberg to User:Rapsie 2021/Rolf Kreienberg


  • Language: de:Rolf Kreienberg
  • New name: Rapsie 2021/Rolf Kreienberg
  • Note: --Rapsie 2021 (talk) 10:56, 15 July 2021 (UTC) Translation from German to English
  • Note by importing administrator:  Done @Rapsie 2021: your import is ready. — xaosflux Talk 14:11, 16 July 2021 (UTC)
    @Xaosflux: Can the title be changed to "Rolf Kreienberg"? — Rapsie 2021
     Done --Fippe (talk) 17:30, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

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 nl:6e Montessorischool Anne Frank to Draft:6th Montessori School Anne Frank



Import of de:Agnes Hundoegger to Agnes Hundoegger



Import of de:Artland-Gymnasium to Draft:Artland-Gymnasium



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