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To preserve edit histories and observe the attribution requirements of the licenses, content from our sister projects should be imported rather than simply pasted into a new module. Wikibooks administrators and importers can import pages from any of the English-language projects, Simple English Wikibooks, Meta, and Wikispecies.

Requests to import can be made to help in making or expanding a book, and to move works from other projects that fit Wikibooks' scope. Place requests below and an administrator will try to perform the import promptly.

Note that administrators are not responsible for moving and cleaning up pages. Please watch this page for when the import is complete and take care of the imported page.

Administrators and importers: To import a page, go to Special:Import. After import, add {{dewikify}} to the page and make a note where the imported page has ended up. Pages will by default import into Transwiki:Page's name.

Where non-free media is required in a book, editors may request an administrator or uploader to upload the file by making a request below. Please provide the non-free media rationale.

Pages with extremely long edit histories may fail to import. In this case, a single revision which gives attribution to the source wiki will be imported. While this isn't ideal, it should satisfy our licensing. Note that repeated attempts to import may eventually bring over the history, so if it fails on the first attempt, you might want to try it a few more times. Please see bug 15000 (and vote for it to get it resolved sooner).

Import and Merge[edit]

Use this section for imports that need to be "history-merged" with a module that has already been started using copy-paste.

Add requests using the form:

*[[Project:Page name]] → [[Target Page]] ~~~~

Some linguistics topics[edit]

Would it be possible to either transwiki some linguistics articles from Wikipedia and then do a history merge with articles that articles that are stubs? Or else just delete those articles and bring in the WP articles? (I'll note which of these I'm the only contributor, or where the article before I came along had no more than two sentences.) Specifically:

Done and history merged as requested QU TalkQu 18:14, 19 February 2012 (UTC)
Done and history merged as requested QU TalkQu 18:20, 19 February 2012 (UTC)
Done and history merged as requested QU TalkQu 22:19, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Also:

Thanks, Quintucket (discusscontribs) 18:16, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

I'm not ignoring this request... getting a full history in from WP is very hit and miss as 95% of the time the import generates an error or timeout. Given you want a history merge following import, there's no point in importing a single revision, hence the delay QU TalkQu 12:18, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Simple Imports[edit]

Use this section for simple imports that you are willing to wait for before working on the content.

Add requests using the form:

 == [[Project:Page name]] ==
(Reason) ~~~~

W:Category:52-card deck solitaire card games[edit]

Most of the pages in that Wikipedia category, and its sister categories, are roughly just guide on how to play the games, thus I have created Solitaire card games here, Thank you --TheChampionMan1234 (discusscontribs) 22:27, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

I've made a start on these but as I don't know of any quicker way to mass import it would take a long time to import all of these. Could you say which of these are the most needed especially as the original category on Wikipedia seems to have been deleted and/or merged with another category. The above that I've imported so far have been put in the Solitaire card games book but haven't been linked to from the main page of that book.--ЗAНИA Flag of Estonia.svgtalk 23:09, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
There is a way of doing it in bulk. On Wikipedia you would use Special:Export, which allows a whole category to be exported, then you'd use Special:Import here to import the XML file that was exported from Wikipedia. Unfortunately you need to be a Steward, ask a Steward at Meta or ask for the importupload right temporarily in order to do this. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 09:19, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

W:Category:Bridge_(card_game)_templates[edit]

All the templates in this category would be useful for the Bridge book, but particularly the BridgeHand* and BridgeSuit* templates. --Fishpi (discusscontribs) 07:42, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Wikiversity:Personal Software Process[edit]

Because it is a "how to use the Process" page, rather than an interactive learning project. Would be more suitable here I think. Please import to Introduction to Software Engineering/Process/PSP. Thanks! — Sam Wilson ( TalkContribs ) … 04:09, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done , QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 09:22, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! — Sam Wilson ( TalkContribs ) … 11:30, 24 June 2014 (UTC)