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Import 2[edit]

Status:    In progress

First of all thanks to User:Stryn for the last import. Could you also please import w:de:Wikipedia:Beobachtungsliste to Help:Watching pages/de? Thanks, Impériale (talk) 16:36, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

This should be definetly imported Mediawiki because the link "Hilfe" on this page links to this page on Mediawiki. --Impériale (talk) 12:32, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
Hi @Impériale: - So, do you need an XML import of that dewiki page over here, right? Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 10:27, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
I don't know, what is a XML import? --Impériale (talk) 15:46, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
@Stryn: Can you assist here? I think that no import is needed as the manuals are now hosted at mw:Help:Watching pages/de. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 11:29, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
de:Hilfe:Beobachtungsliste can't be moved (or import) to mw:Help:Watching pages/de. The page on MediaWiki is different to the one on the German Wikipedia, and it also uses the translate extension, so it's not possible to overwrite the page. I think it's possible to import "Hilfe:Beobachtungsliste" to "Help:Watching pages/de". But isn't it enough if it's only on German Wikipedia? --Stryn (talk) 13:42, 26 August 2015 (UTC)


Status:    In progress

I request to delete all pages nominated for deletion in this category.--UsmanKhan (talk) 11:13, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Unfortunately I am unable to verify the validity of many of the deletion requests, since they are much related to content. Could you please let another Pashto user confirm all of these pages are no longer needed and wanted? Thanks in advance, Vogone (talk) 14:06, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
Also it can be a good idea to write the delete reasons in English since there are no local admins.--Syum90 (talk) 14:34, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
I pick up some pashtoo, enough to understand of article is good for deletion or not, I am checking the articles Mardetanha talk 04:49, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Question Question: Can you tell me why did this arctilce was marked this for deletion ? Mardetanha talk 04:53, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
If you need any type of Pashto Translation I would help you--UsmanKhan (talk) 18:39, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

History merge of enwp article with large history[edit]

Status:    Locally handled

Hi Stewards. The first three revisions of en:Louisville need to be history merged with en:Louisville, Kentucky to fix a 13-year-old cut-and-paste move. I'd do it myself, but the article has over 5,000 revisions. Could one of you assist? Cheers. — Scott talk 00:13, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Why only the first three revisions? That would need an import, no? [Besides, does anyone really care for what is in the revision history for 2001?] --MF-W 01:11, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
"Louisville, Kentucky" was created by a cut-and-paste move from "Louisville" on 21 June 2002. The three edits before that should be part of the history of "Louisville". I've performed history merges of this type numerous times.
Does anyone really care? Yes, quite a few people care about maintaining a coherent content history. Have a look at the work of en:User:Graham87 for an example of just how seriously it's possible to take it.
Thanks, — Scott talk 02:47, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
Can't it be done through w:Special:MergeHistory? —MarcoAurelio 10:36, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
You can also perform this merge by moving Louisville, Kentucky to Louisville, restoring necessary revisions and moving it back to Louisville, Kentucky. Ruslik (talk) 12:00, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
Oh! Of course you can, it doesn't matter which direction you do it in. Sorry, that was clearly a late-at-night error. Thanks Ruslik! — Scott talk 23:05, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

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