Wikipedia:Requests for history merge

This page is used for listing requests for history merges or history splitting of pages. For relatively simple cases where history merge is required, the destination page should be tagged with the {{histmerge}} template. This page should be used for requesting very complex merges, merges involving more than two pages, history merges of deleted pages, or when the use of the template is otherwise inadequate or where its usage would cause problems.

This page was originally for listing cut-and-paste moves which could not be repaired due to a then-extant technical limitation. The limitation has since been removed, but this page is still available if you find a cut-and-paste move, and are not able to repair it yourself (there is a procedure for doing it, but only administrators can do it, and it is a bit tricky!).

Administrators need to read Wikipedia:Administrators' guide/Fixing cut-and-paste moves and Wikipedia:Requested moves/Closing instructions.

The procedure

  • If the issue is clear-cut (straight-forward cut-and-paste move(s) to a different title), place a {{histmerge|NAME OF PAGE THE ARTICLE WAS CUT FROM}} template at the new location of the article which has been moved through cut and pasting, i.e. on the article where the pasting was done.
  • In more complex cases (explained at Wikipedia:How to fix cut-and-paste moves), please leave a description of the problem under the "Repair requests" section. An administrator will look over the pages and perform whatever tasks are necessary and update the request.
  • Tasks that have been completed or do not need further discussion will be removed.

Repair requests

New requests

  • Please perform a history split of File:Bermuda Regiment Corporal's Mess 1992.png to split the first (2006) revision and merge it with File:Bermuda Regiment Corporal's Mess.jpg, merging it with the file/history that is there now. The problem here is that the first (2006) revision is actually a jpeg file. Presumably the MediaWiki software back in 2009 didn't check if file type and extension matched as Preslethe was able to overwrite a jpeg file with a PNG. Because of how the MediaWiki scaler works, PNG is not optimal for photos. (they get blurry) On Commons there is File:Bermuda Regiment Corporal's Mess 1992.jpg, but unfortunately the conversion of the color corrected version from PNG to jpeg was done with a lot of compression (quite visible on a large display or if you zoom in), which is why I uploaded File:Bermuda Regiment Corporal's Mess.jpg. If I'm not mistaken these are the steps to take:
  1. Delete File:Bermuda Regiment Corporal's Mess 1992.png
  2. Restore the first revision
  3. Try moving it to File:Bermuda Regiment Corporal's Mess.jpg without leaving a redirect
  4. Get an error, check "Yes, delete the page" so you can move the page
  5. Restore deleted revisions of File:Bermuda Regiment Corporal's Mess.jpg
  6. Restore revisions that were left at File:Bermuda Regiment Corporal's Mess 1992.pngAlexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 12:40, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

Requests awaiting discussion or decision on a query

Requests completed but not listed in Special:Log/merge

Requests completed and listed in Special:Log/merge

Rejected requests

In progress requests

See also