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Bug 8833 - Install Duplicator extension on German and English Wikipedias
Install Duplicator extension on German and English Wikipedias
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 11 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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: 11630 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-01-30 19:56 UTC by Raimond Spekking
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Raimond Spekking 2007-01-30 19:56:56 UTC
Please enable the duplicator extension for dewiki. Thanks.
Comment 1 JeLuF 2007-09-09 15:59:02 UTC
What for?
Comment 2 Raimond Spekking 2007-09-09 17:01:16 UTC
This extension is needed to duplicate articles in case a split is wished to comply with the GFDL (save authors/history for the remaining parts in both articles).

The existing methods (text c&p of historypart onto the talk page) are crappy and does not really fulfil the needings of the GFDL.
Comment 3 JeLuF 2007-09-09 19:59:58 UTC
But this is not a specific topic of the German Wikipedia, is it? So why do you only request it for the German one? Ewige Kleinstaaterei...
Comment 4 Raimond Spekking 2007-09-09 20:04:09 UTC
Right. It's an issue for all projects... and it would be great to enable it on all projects. 
Comment 5 ais523 2007-09-21 10:14:09 UTC
A request to duplicate an article history has also come up at enwiki (so that an article can be copied to a user sandbox, creating two independent versions, without messing up the history or resorting to Talk-page history copying); it probably would be fine as an admin-only option there.
Comment 6 Brion Vibber 2007-09-21 14:47:30 UTC
I'm pretty sure we wouldn't want to do this; it feels like a *really* ugly hack which could have strange and unpleasant results and generally would be very confusing.

Proper branching would be a lot better if we actually wanted/needed that, but I'd much rather not see this history duplication without any of the linking metadata that would make it manageable.

WONTFIXing this for now.
Comment 7 Raimond Spekking 2007-10-11 12:27:52 UTC
*** Bug 11630 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 ecemaml at es.wikipedia 2007-10-11 13:39:48 UTC
Hi, from Spanish wikipedia is also requested. Exactly with the same rationale.

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