Wikiafripedia:Requests for page importation

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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 Wikiafripedia, to make very old revisions accessible. Administrators can import pages from Meta, the Outreach Wiki, the Test2 Wikiafripedia site, and the German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, and Nostalgia Wikiafripedias to the English Wikiafripedia (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 Wikiafripedia 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 Wikiafripedia. There is a log of all page imports at Special:Log/import.

Import of sv:Waverley, South Yorkshire to Waverley, Rotherham[edit source | edit]

Import of de:After Porn Ends to Draft:After Porn Ends[edit source | edit]

Import of de:Yamaichi Electronics to Yamaichi Electronics[edit source | edit]

    • @Xaosflux:, could you please take over here? Unless I get up before you get to it ... it's way too late at night for me to be handling this. Graham87 15:57, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
      • @Franz Rosenberger:, this new page (currently at User:Franz Rosenberger/Yamaichi Electronics) is certainly not ready to moved in to the full article space. At the very least you would need to clean up all of those red errors throughout the page. When you think it is better, I suggest you send this to new page review by place the following code at the very top of the page: {{subst:submit}}. Then a reviewer will review and move the page for you. — xaosflux Talk 16:53, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Import of de:RanestRane to en:RanestRane[edit source | edit]

Import of de:Volker Diehl (Galerist) to Volker Diehl[edit source | edit]