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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]] ~~~~

Requesting import from Wikipedia so that List/Table can be extended & revised[edit]

Would SKS (of the Administrator kind) please import:


For a month or two I have been working on fixing some of the errors in the Wikipedia article on an ad hoc basis. More recently I suggested several format changes, but I can see they would not be well received. Indeed, it has been suggested to me that the list is becoming too long and unweildy and really moving beyond what's appropriate for Wikipedia.

But the concept is an ideal one for my Wikibook History of wireless telegraphy and broadcasting in Australia. I intend to extend it with one column per decade, delete the wavelength columns that lost their relevance to radio 80 years ago, correct the vast number of errors of fact. The ability to sort columns by callsign, area served, frequency, date of commencement etc is incredibly powerful and becomes a multifaceted index into my book.

TIA--Samuel.dellit (discusscontribs) 04:49, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

@Samuel.dellit: Please wait, there is an importing bug which is preventing me from completing your request at this time: T219702. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 10:13, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
Done @Samuel.dellit: Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 20:51, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
Many thanks--Samuel.dellit (discusscontribs) 05:06, 5 April 2019 (UTC)