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Banknotes.com and attribution[edit]

Since Banknotes.com won't be removed from the SpamBlacklist anytime soon should I upload images from that website with source attribution like https://www.banknotes.com/cn3.htm as using the "Nowiki"-tags means that the global spam filter doesn't work however it wouldn't really be an external link if users can't click on it, or should I simply state that it comes from an external source but not specify where as the images are already in the public domain so their source might be irrelevant(?????). I'm not sure if attribution for public domain scans are necessary, however since it was the owner of this website that wanted to have it on the SpamBlacklist because "people were stealing {their} images" I'm not sure if uploading without attribution is a good thing. In either case they don't have a legal leg to stand on as the scans are non-original 2D works which they possess no copyright over, see for example https://www.banknotes.com/CNS2731.JPG which has no watermarks and is a useful educational image. I'm just not sure if I should attribute PD files, if you can't answer this I would go to the help desk as you're usually the one who goes over items on the SpamBlacklist and I just found out that using "Nowiki"-tags is an easy way to bypass this BlackList and attribution was my main concern with uploading from here as I would rather not receive any legal threats from the owner. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 11:46, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Please try a help forum like Com:VP.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:52, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

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