Commons:History merging and splitting
Shortcut: COM:HMS · COM:HISTMERGE This page provides information on issues and solutions relating pages and files that underwent cut-and-paste moves (which its history has to be put back together), and inappropriate merging/overwriting (of which its history needs to be split).
Because most users have the ability to use the move page function, cut-and-paste moves are usually done by people who are not aware of that function, or when the move function fails (e.g. because the target has history), and people who aren't aware of the Administrators Noticeboard forum to ask for help from an administrator.
When a cut-and-paste move is done, the page history of a page can be split among two or more different pages. This is very undesirable, because we need to keep the history with the content for copyright reasons. In most circumstances, administrators are able to fix this by merging page histories.
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Special:MergeHistory makes it possible to automatically merge the history of two pages.
Over time, pages or files may change from one underlying topic to a completely separate topic. Normally, this should be accomplished through moves of pages, or by reuploading an altered file on a slightly different title. However, if a user is unfamiliar with those processes they may simply change the subject of a page or file (overwriting the old). If this is not caught immediately it is very easy for the new topic to build up a substantial edit history of its own.
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A history merge could also be undone in this way.
Requesting a merge or splitEdit
To request a merge or split, fill the following template, and submit it at the bottom of this page. Remember, both files need to be of the same type. Merging of more than two files may also be possible in some cases.
== [[:FILE/PAGE 1]] → [[:FILE/PAGE 2]] == * Request: [Split or Merge] * Reason: --~~~~
- For merges, replace
FILE/PAGE 2with the page you want
FILE/PAGE 1contents to be merged into.
- For splits, replace
FILE/PAGE 2with the new filename which you want the newer content to be moved from
Workaround → FlowRoot-SVGEdit
- File:Tramwaje w Gubinie (schemat) Workaround.svg → File:Tramwaje_w_Gubinie_(schemat).svg Done --jdx Re: 02:42, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
- File:Petit Monde de Gondry, Jonze & Kaufman Text.svg → File:Petit Monde de Gondry, Jonze & Kaufman.svg Done --jdx Re: 11:11, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
- File:Periodic_table_vectorial_SVG_1_1.svg → File:Periodic table vectorial.svg Done --jdx Re: 11:11, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
- File:Oberdeutsche_Dialekte_Workaround.svg → File:Oberdeutsche_Dialekte.svg
- File:Parque2 SVG1 1.svg → File:Parque2.svg
- File:Map_Neumark_1485.svg → File:Neumark_1485.svg
- File:Network_topography_Workaround.svg → File:Network topography.svg
- File:Fsftn_logo_in_tamil_SVG1_1.svg → File:Fsftn logo in tamil.svg
- File:Cure_curve_Workaround.svg → File:Cure curve.svg
- File:Bayesian_Calculus_Summary_Workaround.svg → File:Bayesian_Calculus_Summary.svg
- File:2016_Angola_and_DR_Congo_yellow_fever_outbreak_SVG_1.1.svg → File:2016 Angola and DR Congo yellow fever outbreak.svg
- File:Mt_Etna_system_cross_section_Workaround.svg → File:Mt Etna system cross section.svg
- File:Crossen1650_Workaround.svg → File:Crossen1650.svg
- Request: Merge
- Reason: A new librsvg-update changed the preview of the pictures: phab:T43424#5109582 (they do not view a black recktangle, they just do not view the text)
RE: Moving photo from Wikipedia to Wikimedia CommonsEdit
Could a moderator please move this file to Wikimedia Commons? It has been recommended to move a couple of times but nobody ever got around to moving it and I couldn't understand the description about how to move it myself. I didn't take the photo.
- @Darren J. Prior: Done, now it just needs to be deleted from English Wikipedia. — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 23:27, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. I don't know how to delete it from the English Wikipedia. I'll leave that to someone with the know-how. Thanks again! :) Darren J. Prior (talk) 23:50, 15 June 2019 (UTC)Darren J. PriorDarren J. Prior (talk) 23:50, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
The last editor claims to have made only minor changes. It's not like he just did a simple color correction. Well, you can overlook the fact that the brightness has been changed. However, one can't see over the stamping out of a natural reflection with a faulty retouching (in a more technical aspect, beneath the word CHEMIE). This manipulation was unnecessary and justifies a revert to the original version. If at all, the new editing should be uploaded as a separate file, so that such differences immediately could be noticed (the comparability of original and editing is, inter alia, a purpose of our guideline about "overwriting existing files"). MagentaGreen (talk) 08:46, 17 June 2019 (UTC)