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Italic text==Boilerplate== I think we need some type of boilerplate text for items that have been transwikied out of here, but not been deleted yet. Someone just added a variation to the wikipedia copy of a recipe I transwikied to wikibooks (Grilled cheese sandwich). Gentgeen 09:02, 26 Jan 2004 (UTC)

How about something like:

This page has been moved to [url Wiktionary] via the m:transwiki system. Please make future edits to the page there. This page has been listed for deletion. Angela. 00:45, Jan 27, 2004 (UTC)

I liked yours, then modified it to this:

The contents of this page and the page's history have been moved to interwiki:Transwiki:Article Name via the transwiki system, all future edits should go there. This page is now listed for deletion. Gentgeen 12:19, 11 Feb 2004 (UTC)

I prefer that. I've copied it to m:Transwiki. Angela. 00:54, Feb 13, 2004 (UTC)

New proposal[edit]

Please see m:Talk:Transwiki for a proposal to move this, and all other transwiki logs, to Meta. Angela. 10:24, Apr 22, 2004 (UTC)

Subheadings instead of bullets?[edit]

To minimise duplication and incorrect bulleting (evident on this project page), I suggest someone convert the proper bullets to subheadings, as I have done on mi:Wikipedia:Transwiki log. Robin Patterson 21:39, 6 Feb 2005 (UTC)


Transwiki redirects here, while Wikipedia:Transwiki redirects to Wikipedia:Things to be moved to Wiktionary which does not seem too logical. --Henrygb 00:17, 3 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Transwiki for Commons[edit]

Has anyone thought about using transwiki for moving images to Wikimedia Commons? If not, how are people doing this currently? — Jeff Q (talk) 10:52, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)

New look[edit]

I'm thinking of redoing this page to look more like a project page. We need to encourage people to go through this long, and getting longer, list of especially dicdefs and deal with them. The pure dicdefs with no expansion should be merged and redirected or listed on vfd if no redirect exists. As of now it's just piling up without anyone getting arounfd to this. I'm thinking of implementing some sort of asterisk system where we could go through the list and mark the articles that have been dealt with by and asterisk. The page should have instructions at the top to guide users through these steps of dealing with transwikied articles that don't belong here. Any objections? --Dmcdevit 04:49, 2 May 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • I don't see how asterisks would be any different from the current strikethru. The crux of the problem is that the to do list is dauntingly long, but it won't get any shorter unless the no-hopers are weeded out by VfD and the promising articles are expanded to at least stub length. Physchim62 20:05, 11 May 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Saw Dmcdevit's cry for help somewhere and thought I'd stop by. . . . .Jeezly-Crow!! This thing is huge!! I'll do what I can to help out, but a suggestion that might make it easier would be to reorg the "wikitionary" section (by far the largest) either by Date or by alphabetizing, at least in groups of letters. Any thoughts? Soundguy99 15:18, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)

It was in order by date, until various sorting schemes were put in place and abandoned, so now it's not except for the recent part at the bottom. Sorting it by any way other than date would be harder then it sounds, because I'm adding new hordes of transwikied articles to this log every day, about, as I do them. I guess right now, what should be done before anything elseis to move all the striken through entries to the Archive to make this page smaller, then go through the log again. And your help is greatly appreciated. --Dmcdevit 20:35, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Um, well, maybe it should get sorted by date sooner rather than later, because right now every time I try to edit the wikitionary section (to help with cleanup) I get a "page not found" message or the page loads incompletely (the "editing this page" box appears, but blank, and there's no "header" stuff (top links to my stuff and left-side-of-the-page links to other Wikipedia stuff are blank.) This also happened on June 3, then I had reallife stuff to do, so haven't been back til now. Which is why I haven't done any actual cleanup yet - I can't get to the page. (!!) Based on past experience, this is due to server load plus (maybe) my being 56K dialup. However, when I edit a smaller section (like I just did with the Redirect instructions), no problem. In other words, once it's seperated into sections, the sections are "easier to get to." Hope this makes sense. In fact, if I can actually edit this page today, I think I'm gonna be bold and reorg the wikitionary section by date, to eliminate this problem. Soundguy99 13:48, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • I just archived a huge bunch of resolved entries to make the page smaller and easier to handle (and it was not easy getting it past the server load, about 20 tries over half an hour). Will do more. --Dmcdevit 19:39, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Links from the main page through to 15 March 2005 have been copied to Wikipedia:Transwiki log/Archive2. Two articles from that period remain unresolved: Physchim62 20:05, 11 May 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Letter writing (moved to wikibooks)[edit]

Flocculation (moved to wiktionary)[edit]


Per the recently adopted expansions to CSD (see Wikipedia:Announcements and WP:CSD), it is no longer necessary to pass an article through VFD a second time, if the outcome was to transwiki the first time and it has been properly transwikied. FYI. Radiant_>|< 23:16, July 23, 2005 (UTC)


Tirsense needs to be transwikied. Forgive me, but I do not have the time to learn how to do that right now. --Fang Aili 19:59, 8 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Send to AfD section needs updating[edit]

The Send to AfD section, in my opinion, should be updated to include the choice of using either AfD or the Proposed Deletion system to remove old articles. I am going to do this now, mentioning the option of using either one, although it seems to me that Prod is probably much better than AfD. As I'm a relatively new wikipedia editor, I'm not going to suggest Prod instead of AfD, as I don't want to make that major a change in the transwiki page without others telling me I'm right about it first. --Xyzzyplugh 08:04, 22 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is it ok to submit an article for deletion (either way) right after the content has been moved to the Transwiki: pseudo-namespace, or should we wait until the process is complete? Do things ever get "lost" during the process? Ardric47 23:27, 8 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Moving edit history[edit]

The instructions on this project page say this:

After moving an article and its edit history, the article may be submitted for deletion.

I'd love to comply, but it's unclear how to move an article's edit history. Is it a matter of copying each subsequent version of the source article to subsequent revisions of the destination article, reproducing the edit comments each time? If so, does it matter that doing so drops the source revisions' author's usernames? The Rod (☎ Smith) 20:04, 26 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please do not manually transwiki pages to Wikisource[edit]

Hi, I am writing this here to ask that users no longer manually transwiki pages from this project to Wikisource. There is an import space set up between the English Wikisource and this project. It is much prefered that we use Special:Import to do the work as that actually saves all of the edit histories (not just the copy/paste log that's added to the talk page of the articles). To request that pages be imported, you can leave a message at the Scriptorium until an actual page is created for such requests. Thanks!—Zhaladshar (Talk) 22:12, 2 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I'm nominating some glossaries for transwiki to Wiktionary. The category structure there should be able to capture the fact that a bunch of words are all on the same topic. -- Beland 05:13, 10 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Explanatory intro paragraph needed[edit]

From an AfD: "Keep/transwiki. It's sad that deletionists have become so impatient that they can't put a transwiki tag on an article and give people a few months to transwiki to the appropriate project. Do people here just not understand the concept of transwiking at all? --- RockMFR 01:02, 1 December 2006 (UTC) Keep! There is something really whacky going on here. How can this be considered a valid AfD before the transwiki has been done? --Connel MacKenzie - wikt 17:15, 1 December 2006 (UTC) Comment "Transwiki" (like "userfy") is a neologism created a couple of years ago. Many of the people who contribute to Wikipedia in various ways are not computer experts, and if there is an article explaing it a reference to that might be appreciated. All I see are computerspeak jargon loaded pages about backlogs and logs and templates, with no overview. To the naive outsider it would appear that anyone could save a copy of an article and upload it to another Wiki. I suppose the cryptic transwiki process might preserve added context such the edit history comments, or history of AfDs? It is not immediately clear why an article that could be copied and uploaded in a few minutes takes months to "transwiki" and why it has to stay in the mainspace under some type of suspended sentence of deletion, or why editors should have to leave an unencyclopedic article alone and mark their calendar for some unspecified number of months in the future to check back and see if it is gone, or put it on their personal watchlist and see every minute wikilink added, or comma removed, or vandalism added and reverted for several months.Edison 19:57, 1 December 2006 (UTC)" Retrieved from ""

So how about it? If you enter "transwiki" you get this article, which is a process log and a how-to, without the context which might be helpful when the "transwiki" term is thrown about. An intro paragraph would be very helpful. If someone does not understand "transwiki" when they come to this page, they may leave just as mystified. Thanks. Edison 20:10, 1 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Heck. I'm not new at wikipedia, but I'm mystified by this process. Why isn't it just an automatic sort of thing done by an administrator? I was sent here because of a picture I uploaded (Image:Intracoronary thrombus.png). I still have no idea how I am supposed to move it and, truthfully, have no inclination in spending time trying to figure out the process. If not an automatic process, maybe a step-by-step tutorial with an example image? Ksheka 14:26, 17 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Change to wording of transwiki to Wiktionary category[edit]

In the text for Category:Transwikied to Wiktionary the following statement appears

Pages that are still only dictionary definition and can not become an encyclopedia article should have the article marked {{Delete}} for speedy deletion.

I would like to revise this to read

Pages that still consist of only a dictionary definition and cannot be edited to become an acceptable encyclopedia article should be proposed for deletion via the Proposed Deletion process; i.e. Template:Prod should be subst'd with an included reason indicating that the content has been transwikied to Wiktionary — e.g. {{subst:Prod|the content of this article has been transwikied to Wiktionary}}

Would this be generally acceptable to folks? --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 00:37, 29 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Exporting full histories[edit]

I'm trying to transwiki a page from here to another wiki, but I'm not sure how to get the edit histories (something like 2k edits so 100 at a time would be ridiculous). Any way to do it other than downloading the whole dump and taking the part I need? The page is here. -- Prod-You 00:29, 3 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Added Transwiki to Commons log. If you have any questions, please contact me at my talk page. Ian Manka 03:32, 13 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Humphrey Bogart wikipedia page has lots of quotes that should be moved over to the wikiquote page.

See Guroadrunner 07:36, 18 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Interlanguage moves?[edit]

Is there a Wikipedia process for moving articles between languages? (Such as when someone mistakenly creates an article in instead of whatever language it should be in.) 21:52, 14 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Over-technical and disorientating[edit]

This transwiki process is all Greek to me. I can't make head nor tail of it. There are several articles with long lists of quotations that I would like to move, but I can't work out what the actual procedure is. All I can find is reference to how people at wikiquote are getting annoyed with people from wikipedia doing wrong. Without wishing to be facetious, there may be a reason people are doing it wrong!? Jdcooper 19:03, 28 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In a coon's age is an idiom, it belongs at Wictionary but I don't have an account there and don't know how to do it. Any takers? Feel free to tell me what to do next time, at my talk page (see sig) Garrie 04:14, 26 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Interlang Transwiki[edit]

Is there an interlang transwiki process? (talk) 23:50, 9 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't know if it exists, but I don't see the usefulness of it - except possibly between and --Philosopher Let us reason together. 09:00, 13 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't see how it couldn't be useful since people keep writing Arabic or Greek or German language articles on English Wikipedia, instead of the Arabic, Greek or German Wikipedias. They then end up at WP:PNT and get deleted if no one bothers to translate them. They should instead get transwikied to the Arabic, Greek, German or whatever Wikipedia, regardless of whether they get translated or not (unless they're worthless articles that should never exist in the first place) (talk) 13:45, 24 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This belongs on wikt. I tried to redir it, but I don't know what I'm doing. Can someone do it, and/or inform me how something like this should be properly done? Yngvarr 00:46, 30 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

nevermind, apparently it's already thereYngvarr 01:04, 30 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FYI, {{Commons conflict}} has been nominated for deletion. (talk) 04:11, 15 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Moving between sister projects[edit]

Does someone know of the noticeboard or whatever it is, that is concerned with moving stuff between sister projects? (ie. Wiktionary, Commons, Wikiquote, etc) (talk) 06:21, 29 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to transwiki large numbers[edit]

  1. I transwikied over two thousand manga articles to yesterday. I exported them in batches, and only with their most recent edit. Is there a way to export their entire histories into separate files(since anything too large will be above the import size limit), and import that over at my wiki? Instead of just doing it one at a time that is.
  2. Is there a way to grab all the images in these articles, and export them as well in batches?

Dream Focus 15:10, 12 July 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mentor help for students doing school project[edit]

The venerable User:Dr. Blofeld suggested that I post a notice here. I am an English teacher in Mexico City, teaching an advanced group of Business English learners. We will be working in WP from now until early December, with one option for a final project being writing a full article for English WP. I am looking for folks willing to help out mentoring my students (27 in all), with questions they will have about WP standards and practices while they are working. Its also really good for them to get feedback on their English from someone other than the teacher... or from the "real world" so to speak. If you are interesting in helping out, please contact me on my userpage. Thank you! Thelmadatter (talk) 12:08, 7 September 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help with licensing of photo[edit]

I would like some help with adding license or copyright for photos uploaded by me. I want help with this page → Shri Dev Rameshwar Temple

"Transwiki" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

A discussion is taking place to address the redirect Transwiki. The discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2021 January 19#Transwiki until a consensus is reached, and readers of this page are welcome to contribute to the discussion. Oiyarbepsy (talk) 01:03, 19 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]