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Change IA upload disallow on duplicate to a challenge
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IA-upload restricts the ability to upload a second copy of a file from the Internet Archive, based on the unique uri fragment for the work. This used to be reasonable way to manage duplicates however with Fae having mega-uploaded PDFs from IA, and these PDFs being problematic in quality, or problematic scans to proofread, this restriction is now unreasonable, and cannot be managed by general users easily.

I propose that the restriction be changed to 1) (best option) a warning/challenge to say that the file has already been uploaded and the form of the upload, but still allow an upload of a different file type if forced. If that is too hard to easily achieve, then 2) please remove the restriction completely where the file type differs from what is uploaded. If checking the file type is too hard, then 3) please disable the restriction.

I still think that it is reasonable to reject if same filetype, as the user can easily upload a new version over the top.

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Billinghurst updated the task description. (Show Details)Thu, Feb 18, 3:45 AM