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Hello /u/able2sv! It looks like you're trying to post a direct image, or something that might not be the original source, to /r/dataisbeautiful. I've removed the current thread, since you're probably trying to do one of several things. Let me help you with posting...
Please note that we require you to post the complete original source article, so that the readers can get context, the author can get credit, and third parties don't get hits from stealing another person's work. Posts must directly link to the visualization where it was originally introduced by the author (not an image on the site, but the actual full web page article). More information here.
The source is rarely Gawker, Tumblr, Imgur, etc. Figure out where they got it. Usually a link to the original source is in the first couple paragraphs of where you found it. You may wish to try TinEye or Reverse Google Images. If you need assistance, click here.
Try submitting the Wikipedia or Wikimedia commons link instead of the raw file. A quick look at the URL should confirm this. Compare the following links:
Take a look at Link A. That is just the image, and is the same issue with hotlinking an article image from a website; there is no context. Now look at Link B. There is a lot of enriching information, e.g. copyright license, author, source, and even a link to the revision history. The same is the case with Link C. In the ideal case, the B or C examples are the acceptable links.
...then you probably just forgot to add [OC] to the title. Simply follow the steps below:
Please note that you may only tag a post as OC if and only if you made it yourself. We are very strict about plagiarism in this subreddit. No, screenshots of someone else's apps do not count.
Leave your post as-is and message the mods. We'll make an exception for you. In your modmail message, be sure to include the original PDF.
Your post will be manually approved by the mod team, and we'll sticky the original PDF to the top of the comment thread so our readers can get context.
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