EOB talk:Project Importing

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How to import from commandline

The Special:Import is not recommended for more than 100 pages. Have had it timing out at much less than that actually.

To import from command line - easiest cway for generaluse is importDump.php

Here is how to do it.

In Putty, navigate to public_html/maintenance

Then run:

 php dumpBackup.php --full > dump.xml

This makes a backup of the xml before importing the new files just in case something went wrong. It's all the pages and page histories but not the user accounts etc. Means you know the content is safe.

Then upload the xml file you exported from Wikipedia (or wherever)

 php importDump.php exported_templates.xml
 php  rebuildrecentchanges.php

I don't know if this is needed, it's to make sure Special:Statistics shows the right article / page count after importing, one page I read said it was needed:

 php initSiteStats.php

That then should be it. But the encyclopedia will probably stop responding while the import is in progress. It reports a rate of 0.3 pages a second so about 200 pages a minute. Robert Walker (talk) 18:15, 3 October 2018 (CDT)

Recently imported articles

I've imported a fair few articles, mainly bios or ones that are most wanted or that you want to click through to while reading. Most don't seem likely to have issues. Here are some that may need attention:

  • Kama is a Hindu article. It has a short para on "Kama in Buddhism"...
I have sorted this out. I created a new version of Kama and moved the old version to Kama in Indian traditions. - Dorje108 (talk) 23:17, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
Just deleted Karma in Indian traditions: poorly written article; outside scope of this site - Dorje108 (talk) 18:03, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

I haven't done anything about that one but have been importing several of the most "Wanted" articles by hand. Most were fine but some needed to be changed.

For details see: User:Robertinventor/import process/articles

I added the {{Sprout}} template to the two articles above. - Dorje108 (talk)


and the four separate articles for the castes because while browsing the encyclopedia you get references to the castes and there's no explanation of what they are. Those articles can probably be trimmed down a bit.

I agree. Good to have these articles, but also probably good to trim. - Dorje108 (talk) 04:05, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
FYI, I have created a category for these types of articles: Category:Articles_on_Indian_philosophical_concepts - Dorje108 (talk) 04:16, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Yidam - haven't imported this one. Need to get it right, the Wikipedia article is a bit dicey suggesting it is an actual external deity, earlier version of the Wikipedia article was better in some ways, worse in others (been through a lot of revision).
    I added some content here. - Dorje108 (talk) 23:54, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Acinteyya - rolled back to earlier version for reasons explained on its talk page - may need some of the newer material copied into the encyclopedia so posted on the talk page
    I made some edits here. - Dorje108 (talk) 23:54, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Several others can find by looking at articles that use {{Needs-Attention}}


I've done a fair bit of work on

I felt it was something I could do. Robert Walker (talk) 12:50, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

Great! - Dorje108 (talk) 04:06, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Mingun Sayadaw - minor glitch, the inline photo isn't displaying for this one for some reason, jpg in right hand panel. When the image was uploaded seems it didn't autogenerate the thumbnails so that could be part of the reason - the links go to a 404. If so, possibly they may autogenerate in time?? See [1]
    I removed image from page and added note to Talk page. - Dorje108 (talk) 00:08, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Six Yogas of Naropa I've trimmed most of the Wikipedia article as it was going into details of tantra which I don't think we want to make a focus of this encyclopedia as discussed before, and as a wikipedia editor's summary anyway one wonders how reliable it is - perhaps you can look and see if you agree that it's okay? Robert Walker (talk) 17:49, 18 June 2018 (UTC)