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File:Over head portrait of Rosemary Gilliat Eaton holding a 35mm camera.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.
If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
File source is not properly indicated: File:LAC-TEST.jpgEdit
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A file that you have uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, File:LAC-TEST.jpg, was missing information about where it comes from or who created it, which is needed to verify its copyright status. The file probably has been deleted. If you've got all required information, request undeletion providing this information and the link to the concerned file (
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- Hi Magog the Ogre - Thanks for catching this record. It was a test for an ongoing Wiki-GLAM project to help us figure out how to map our internal database's metadata with the Pattypan uploading tool (hence the 'AA'; 'BB', data in the fields). Seeing how the fields display in Commons - in a real (if temporary) record - we now have the information we need to go ahead with the metadata mapping, and this test file may be deleted immediately. --Ottawaorrell (talk) 11:26, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
File tagging File:LAC-IMG 3060 1.jpgEdit
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Thanks for uploading File:LAC-IMG 3060 1.jpg. This media is missing permission information. A source is given, but there is no proof that the author or copyright holder agreed to license the file under the given license. Please provide a link to an appropriate webpage with license information, or send an email with copy of a written permission to OTRS (email@example.com). This also applies if you are the author yourself. undeletion here, providing a link to the File-page on Commons where it was uploaded (