Based on what you describe, this is a complex issue indeed, and an
unfortunate intersection of circumstances. I don't think there is a perfect
I don't see a good reasoning to accept the new image unless somehow you can
argue that the newer version is better because of either metadata or
resolution. You could also check if they have a slightly different
angle/version that they maybe did not yet upload to Flickr. These are all
imperfect solutions though.
You could discuss among yourselves whether to accept these submissions
anyway in the national competition; you have some leeway there - but I
should warn you that most likely these images would not be accepted as
'new' in the international competition. The international jury has to stick
to their rules, I'm afraid, and I think the definition is pretty clear
here, however unfortunate this is for the photographer.
I'm sorry that I don't have a better solution.
On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 8:25 AM Jernej Polajnar <jpolajnar.wiki(a)gmail.com>
we came across an interesting issue. Apparently, the Slovene campain
attracted an author whose freely licensed pictures were transferred from
Flickr almost a year ago by a long-time user. Naturally, I'd like to
keep the new pictures which were uploaded in good faith, so that the
author wouldn't be offended by deletions, and that the campaign results
would be better. You think that Commons admins could be persuaded to
delete the older instances instead?
Here's one example:
(new). There's a couple more.
What do you think can be done?
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