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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]] ~~~~

Import from Wikiversity[edit]

Is there any interest in importing the files in Wikiversity:Category:Move to Wikibooks? They seem to be a better fit for Wikibooks than Wikiversity. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 04:15, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

In general we wait for someone to want them here rather than someone not to want them there, if you see what I mean! These all look suitable, I'll take a look later just to check they aren't already existing on Wikibooks. For the Wikipedia equivalent category I never bother importing them because they just end up as unwanted orphans here. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 11:35, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
I understand. Thanks for checking into it. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 16:18, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
I would not consider them as orphans here because they could increase Category:Recipes, which we can browse as a single book. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 23:39, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
My comment regarding orphans was about what happens to articles imported from Wikipedia rather than these recipes in particular. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 09:21, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Done for Cookbook:Khanom Tian. If no other comments, I will continue on others.--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 02:08, 19 February 2016 (UTC)