Wikipedia:Requests for history merge

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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:Administrators' guide/Fixing cut-and-paste moves and Wikipedia:Requested moves/Closing instructions.

The procedure[edit]

  • 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[edit]

New requests[edit]

Queried requests[edit]

  • All of the edits for Eminem albums discography from 15:20, 4 May 2018 and earlier should be merged back into the history of Eminem discography. This should be done with "MergeHistory" so that we do not have to ask a steward, and would resolve an archived request from last year at WP:AN. After doing that, all of the remaining deleted edits for Eminem albums discography should then be restored. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 00:37, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
    • @GeoffreyT2000: Although I am an admin, Special:MergeHistory refused this move request "Unable to perform history merge as more than the limit of Array revisions would be moved.". Trying to move the edits a batch at a time would not work, because I would have to move the newest batch first. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 04:27, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Completed requests[edit]

Completed requests April 2019[edit]

Completed requests March 2019[edit]

Completed requests February 2019[edit]

Completed requests January 2019[edit]

Rejected requests[edit]

Rejected requests April 2019[edit]

Rejected requests March 2019[edit]

Rejected requests February 2019[edit]

Rejected requests January 2019[edit]

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