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  • {{subst:project scope|File:File Name}} to leave a message on a user talk page with a link to a file

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To create a new language version of this template, create a new subpage and use this code:

{{Project scope/layout
|text=Thank you for your contributions. Your image or other content{{<includeonly>subst:</includeonly>#if:{{{1|}}}|, '''[[:{{{1}}}]]''',}} was recently deleted, or will soon be deleted, in accordance with our process and [[COM:POL|policies]], because it was not, or is not, within our scope. Please review [[COM:SCOPE|our project scope]], but in short, Commons is targeted at educational media files including photographs, diagrams, animations, music, spoken text and video clips. The expression “educational” is to be understood according to its broad meaning of “providing knowledge; instructional or informative”. Wikimedia Commons does not contain text articles like encyclopedia articles, textbooks, news, word definitions and such. Each of these other kinds of content have their own projects: [[:w:|Wikipedia]], [[:b:|Wikibooks]], [[:s:|Wikisource]], [[:n:|Wikinews]], [[:wikt:|Wiktionary]] and [[:q:|Wikiquote]].

If the content seems to fit the scope of one of those other projects, please consider contributing it there. If you think that the deletion was in error because the contribution really was in scope, you can appeal it at [[Commons:Undeletion requests]], giving a reason why it fits our scope to help others evaluate the matter. Thank you for your understanding.
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For the heading to be translated too, please also add a /heading/<langcode> subpage with the translation for:

Wikimedia Commons has a specific scope<noinclude>
{{Translated tag|user}}