ah - cool! thanks heaps guys - I guess the Permission Error is just a bit wrong - it should say the action is limited to sysops!
I'll certainly take you up on the offer, James, although probably need to figure out a bit more about 'namespaces' and such - I guess ideally articles I export / import would sit somewhere like http://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Schools%27_Wikipedia_Australia/Edmund_Barton(so within a subdirectory as oppose to just in the 'main' namespace) I'll tinker and see if I can export all the aussie Prime Minister articles as a start, and see what utility we might be able to get from this :-) cheers, Peter, PM. 2009/1/20 James R. <e.wikipe...@gmail.com> > Works for me too. If you'd like me to do any export/import from English > Wikipedia, let me know the pages and I'll process them across. > > - James > > 2009/1/20 Sarah Ewart <sarahew...@gmail.com> > > Hey Peter, >> >> I just went to special import and it seemed to be going to allow me to do >> it. It said: >> >> Please export the file from the source wiki using the export >> utility<http://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Special:Export>. >> Save it to your computer and upload it here. >> Upload XML data Filename: Comment: >> >> This might be helpful (or not): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Import. >> It says: "Normally any user can export wiki pages to a file, but to import >> pages into a wiki from a file, you must have 'Sysop' privileges on that >> wiki." >> >> -Sarah >> >> >> >> 2009/1/20 private musings <thepmacco...@gmail.com> >> >>> Hi all, >>> >>> >>> being a 'starter of many things' (and the jury's out on whether or not I >>> finish any of them!) - I've created this page; >>> >>> http://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Schools%27_Wikipedia_Australia >>> >>> I'm aware of quite a few discussions in this area, and believe it's a >>> great direction for the chapter to pursue... it's certainly something that >>> I'm up for working on as a fun and interesting project. >>> >>> I was chatting with Werdna about how technically we might copy articles >>> from en into a smaller 'collection for schools' - and he talked me through >>> the 'Special:Export' and 'Special:Import' functions - which basically just >>> copy across an article and the last 1,000 revisions between wikis... here's >>> my technical question though - when I visit 'Special:Import' on the au wiki >>> it gives me a 'permission error ("The action you have requested is limited >>> to registered users. Please read >>> Accounts<http://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Accounts>to find out how to register >>> an account.") >>> >>> I wonder if anyone technically minded has any ideas on how this could be >>> fixed? - I'd like to test the funcitonality of this stuff, and maybe make a >>> few 'proof of concept' type collections :-) >>> >>> cheers, >>> >>> Peter >>> PM. >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> Wikimediaau-l mailing list >>> Wikimediaauemail@example.com >>> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l >>> >>> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimediaau-l mailing list >> Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l >> >> > > > -- > James R. > > [[User:JamesR]] > English Wikipedia Administrator > Wikimedia Australia Member > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaauemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l > >
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