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Can you help me importing this XML file to crappypasta.miraheze.org? I tried to do it myself but it keeps me giving error messages even if I put a interwiki prefix and all I could manage to do was to import just a few pages.

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Dmehus triaged this task as Normal priority.Thu, Apr 8, 00:16
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@Cleric_Greldon Which is the wiki you're importing pages from, so system administrators can specify the correct --username-prefix="" for you?

The wiki was called LOLPasta Wiki, the url was lolpasta.fandom.com

About that, can I also ask for a url change here, or do I need a different phabricator task for that? I would like the wiki to have a

lolpasta.miraheze.org

url, similar to how it was on the former wiki hosting service.

The wiki was called LOLPasta Wiki, the url was lolpasta.fandom.com

Okay, thanks. @Reception123, if you can specify --username-prefix="wikia:lolpasta", that'd be great.

About that, can I also ask for a url change here, or do I need a different phabricator task for that? I would like the wiki to have a

lolpasta.miraheze.org

url, similar to how it was on the former wiki hosting service.

@Cleric_Greldon Yes, we can do that, as long as lolpasta.miraheze.org and lolpastawiki database name are not taken. Note that crappypasta.miraheze.org will then be available for re-registration by other wikis. If that's okay with you, then preference would be for you to create a separate Phabricator task. Thanks! :)

@Cleric_Greldon I've downloaded the XML and began the import. Could you please delete the file from Phabricator (as we do not have a lot of space)?

Of course, I think I managed to do it but tell me if I need to do something else to effectively remove the file from here. I mentioned in my first post that I was able to import some pages before realizing I wouldn't be able to do the full import on my own, will there be problems because of this?

@Cleric_Greldon Yes, we can do that, as long as lolpasta.miraheze.org and lolpastawiki database name are not taken. Note that crappypasta.miraheze.org will then be available for re-registration by other wikis. If that's okay with you, then preference would be for you to create a separate Phabricator task. Thanks! :)

Can you tell me which form should I use for that?

Of course, I think I managed to do it but tell me if I need to do something else to effectively remove the file from here. I mentioned in my first post that I was able to import some pages before realizing I wouldn't be able to do the full import on my own, will there be problems because of this?

There won't be any problems no, the import just continues from the point that it left off when you did it.

@Cleric_Greldon Yes, we can do that, as long as lolpasta.miraheze.org and lolpastawiki database name are not taken. Note that crappypasta.miraheze.org will then be available for re-registration by other wikis. If that's okay with you, then preference would be for you to create a separate Phabricator task. Thanks! :)

Can you tell me which form should I use for that?

You can use the same one that you did here, this one just mentioning that you'd like to rename the DB

Can I request it now or should I wait until the import is over?

Can I request it now or should I wait until the import is over?

Feel free to request now, though it will be done after the import is completed.

Thanks, maybe I will wait until it is completed. One other question: the import will unfortunately also bring some useless pages like comments and message walls, I suppose I can't start deleting them while the import is still going, right?

Thanks, maybe I will wait until it is completed. One other question: the import will unfortunately also bring some useless pages like comments and message walls, I suppose I can't start deleting them while the import is still going, right?

What people who import from Fandom usually do is ask us to delete them via a mass deletion script after the import is done. We could do that for example for all pages that include "@comment" in them, etc.

Can you really do that? That's very good, should I use this same type of form to ask for that after the import is done?

Can you really do that? That's very good, should I use this same type of form to ask for that after the import is done?

We can deal with it here. The import is now done so would you like me to delete everything with a @comment in it, like Board Thread, Thread, Message Wall, etc.?

Yes please, but there are some unnecessary pages which don't contain @comment like "User Blog:" will those be deleted too?

Yes please, but there are some unnecessary pages which don't contain @comment like "User Blog:" will those be deleted too?

Sure :)

Okay thanks, please delete them then. I suppose they will end up in the deletion log?

Okay thanks, please delete them then. I suppose they will end up in the deletion log?

They will, yes

Perfect, if I will need to retrieve something I will look there then. But I am fine with everything I mentioned before being deleted now.

Thanks a lot, I didn't expect my request to be granted so soon.

I am sorry, I have noticed that some pages were not deleted by the script. These are pages with the "User:" prefix and are former userpages from FANDOM. This is the list of these pages

https://lolpasta.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:AllPages?from=&to=&namespace=2

I am sure this won't wrongly delete some real userpage as there currently are only two users on the wiki, including me.

I also would like to have pages which were comments on FANDOM to be deleted, these are pages which name is "Talk:Page_Name/@comment" here is an example

https://lolpasta.miraheze.org/wiki/Talk:Yacolt,_Washington/@comment-38010309-20191121182620

and are listed here

https://lolpasta.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:AllPages?from=&to=&namespace=1

Can you please delete these pages too, as we can't use them on the new wiki like we did in the old one? Most userpages are also empty so we really don't have a use for them.