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You opted to release them here with a CC BY-SA 4.0 license, but it looks like some of them have already been published elsewhere (for example, the eclipse image is also here). Since first publication is important for copyright purposes, and because all rights are reserved by default, Commons requires additional verification to confirm that the uploader is, in fact, the copyright owner, and that you consent to release the images with that CC license.
One way to do this would be to mark the images as CC BY on your website in some manner. These instructions can help with that. Since it's not clear whether you have control of the sites they appear in, the other way would be to go through this release generator, which will bring you through a series of steps and present some email text for you to send in to our volunteer team who deals with licensing issues. It will eventually be attached to the files on the back end. You can read more at COM:OTRS. As the judging process for the science competition is underway, please let me know ASAP if this is something you'll be able to address. Thanks again. — Rhododendrites talk | 01:36, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
- Hi Michael. It looks like the eclipse image was tagged as having been released via email. Thanks! It does not look like the other images you uploaded were released at the same time. That may have been intentional, but I'm leaving this message to ensure it wasn't an oversight or just a delay due to them being released via a separate email. Thanks. — Rhododendrites talk | 18:42, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
Quality Image PromotionEdit
Your image has been reviewed and promoted★
Congratulations! Total Solar Eclipse 8-21-17.jpg, which was produced by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status.
If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.We also invite you to take part in the categorization of recently promoted quality images.
The image File:Total Solar Eclipse 8-21-17.jpg, that you nominated on Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Total Solar Eclipse 8-21-17.jpg has been promoted. Thank you for your contribution. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so.
Wiki Science Competition prizeEdit
|Wiki Science Competition in the United States, Total Solar Eclipse and Andromeda Galaxy, has been named national winners and will proceed to the international round! Total Solar Eclipse has also been chosen for a Jury's Choice award! See all the U.S. winners in the full results. Thanks for contributing!|