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Wikipedia:Requests for history merge

This page is used for listing requests for history merges or history splitting of pages. For relatively simple cases where history merge is required, the destination page should be tagged with the {{histmerge}} template. This page should be used for requesting very complex merges, merges involving more than two pages, history merges of deleted pages, or when the use of the template is otherwise inadequate or where its usage would cause problems.

This page was originally for listing cut-and-paste moves which could not be repaired due to a then-extant technical limitation. The limitation has since been removed, but this page is still available if you find a cut-and-paste move, and are not able to repair it yourself (there is a procedure for doing it, but only administrators can do it, and it is a bit tricky!).

Administrators need to read Wikipedia:How to fix cut-and-paste moves and Wikipedia:Requested moves/Closing instructions.

The procedure

  • Place a {{histmerge|NAME OF PAGE THE ARTICLE WAS CUT FROM}} template at the new location of the article which has been moved through cut and pasting, i.e. on the article where the pasting was done.
  • If the issue is clear-cut (straight up cut-and-paste move to a better title), having the template on the page should be enough. In more complex cases (explained at Wikipedia:How to fix cut-and-paste moves), please leave a description of the problem under the "Repair requests" section.
  • An administrator will look over the pages and perform whatever tasks are necessary.
  • Once this is done, the admin may post the result here.

Repair requests

New requests

Queried requests

Completed requests

Completed requests December 2017

Completed requests November 2017

Completed requests October 2017

Completed requests September 2017

Rejected requests

Rejected requests December 2017

Rejected requests November 2017

Rejected requests October 2017

Rejected requests September 2017

  • Requesting histmerge of Simon Viklund into Draft:Simon Viklund, and then the latter moved over the mainspace article. A user was working on a draft, going through AfC, when another user created an article about the same subject with much less content and a subset of sources. Is this something histmerge can be used for? It doesn't seem right to encourage new users to start a draft and go through AfC just to have someone post a lower-quality version of it and have the draft declined. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 01:20, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
    • @Rhododendrites: Histmerge Not done: there has been no complete cut-and-paste event between these 2 pages. I have made a plain move. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 07:36, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
      • @Anthony Appleyard: Thanks. I wonder if it would've been possible if we first copy/pasted the short article into the long article? — Rhododendrites talk \\ 13:12, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
      • @Rhododendrites: The two articles are now at Simon Viklund and Simon Viklund (version 2). A look at their edit histories will show that they are not cut parts of the same editing timeline. If you want to text-merge Simon Viklund (version 2) into Simon Viklund, do so. You could put a history information section in Talk:Simon Viklund. This happens often when two pages are text-merged. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 14:58, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

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