Wikipedia:OTRS noticeboard

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Wikimedia's volunteer response team (OTRS) handles copyright permissions, email inquiries from the public, reuse inquiries, article errors, and a wide range of non-public inquiries. The email service is operated and managed by a cross-project team of volunteers at the Meta-Wiki level and not by the English Wikipedia community. Actions by OTRS volunteers on English Wikipedia are ultimately subject to review by the Arbitration Committee.

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Speedy deletion nomination of International Society for Animal Rights[edit]

Hi! My article was deleted because of suspected copyright infringement however I gave Wikipedia permission to use the content and simply placed the {{OTRS pending}} tag on my talk page rather than the article. Now the article is deleted and I put in a lot of time so I was hoping I could get it back. The page was located here: My talk page with the details is located here:

@TonyAtEthersense: I have done a search of the OTRS ticket system for your username and the filename, the search returned nothing. You should of recieved a conformation email with a "Ticket#" can you please post that number here, or you can re-submit the information here. Thank you, - Mlpearc (open channel) 18:16, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Thank you so much for your help! Here is the ticket number: Ticket#2017040310015529 Confirmation of receipt (Re: Agreement to Publish [...]) — Preceding unsigned comment added by TonyAtEthersense (talkcontribs) 18:26, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

@TonyAtEthersense: Thank you, I have found the ticket, I am used to working with image files, please allow me to ping a more experienced volunteer to review your release. Thank you again, - Mlpearc (open channel) 18:44, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
@TonyAtEthersense: Can you place the "Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported and GNU Free Documentation License (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts)" notice on the website itself? Or at least the page in question? That will make it much easier in this case. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 18:50, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, Nihonjoe. - Mlpearc (open channel) 19:19, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
@Nihonjoe: Ok. The creative commons license was placed at the bottom on the About Us page of the International Society for Animal Rights site: Thank you for all of your help! — Preceding unsigned comment added by TonyAtEthersense (talkcontribs) 19:16, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
@TonyAtEthersense: No problem. I hate to be a picker of nits, but will you add "This page is licensed under the" at the beginning of the license text you placed there? That way, it will have "This page is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported and GNU Free Documentation License (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts)" at the bottom of the page. Please include the links, as they need to be there for the license to be accurate and correct. Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 20:36, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
@Nihonjoe: I think I got it just the way you want (! Thanks again!