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Dear Billinghurst, I regularly label images as duplicates. In most cases, it is quite clear which one should be the remaining image. In some cases, it is debatable or doesn't really matter. Today you chose a different image from the duplicate I indicated. No problem, but I think I have to make clear why I didn't choose the one that remained: the image you chose had an incorrect licence, incomplete categories and a missing archival number. I have added that information now. Vysotsky (talk) 22:24, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

@Vysotsky: The kept file had been here some more years than the file you identified, and otherwise the image was similar in dimensions and quality. Typically the age old practice and instruction is where files are the same to keep the older.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:51, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Agree. But one of us should then improve the incorrect information of the "old" file. Vysotsky (talk) 23:07, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
The duplicate script is a tool that does a great deletion, redirect and the wiki fixes, it is not a great merge tool for information merges, comparative components, or license checks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:47, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
Agreed again. That's why I always choose the most complete image (also re licence, descr. and categories) to be maintained. Vysotsky (talk) 07:50, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

No problem if you make different choices from the ones I propose, like in this case. But then you also have to change licenses etc. to the correct ones. Vysotsky (talk) 00:00, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

Umm, no I don't. They are the existing licences, why should I be changing them, what evidence do I have to assume that? If you think that a licence is wrong there is a process for changing a licence, see template:wrong license.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:44, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
Hmm, I also wonder why you try to keep the newer version of a file, rather than the earliest uploaded.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:40, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
Dear Billinghurst, In general I like to keep the earliest upload. But if it would take a lot of time to improve the metadata of the old file (wrong license -as in this case- or incomplete description) I'd rather keep the newest. Vysotsky (talk) 09:38, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
That you wish to keep the newer is not my concern. The original uploader will generally and should be kept. So you can leave both in place, or not, that is up to you.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:26, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

Delete requestEdit

Dear Billinghurst, I hope you can remove following redirects that were caused by my blunders when I uploaded images:

  1. File:180213-N-SX614-016.JPG
  2. File:USNS Burlington (T-EPF 10) pulls into Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek–Fort Story on 14 February 2019.jpg
  3. File:USNS Burlington (T-EPF 10) pulls into Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek–Fort Story on 14 February 2019 - 2.jpg
  4. File:USS Sam Nunn (DDG-131) artist depiction.jpg

Finally, I would like to deliver my thanks to you for you work. — 隐世高人 (talk) 16:00, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

@隐世高人: I am only comfortable removing redirects for the 2nd to 4th as they are recent creations, the oldest file has been here a while so the redirect should remain. Also you may be interested to note how we create links, rather than images, by starting the link with a colon, eg. [[:File:180213-N-SX614-016.JPG]]  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:52, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Copyright Watcher Barnstar
Thank you for the notice, I made sure it was fine, and the picture of the mascot was approved.
Danfloyd1 (talk) 02:16, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
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