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Wikimedia Commons has a specific scope
Thank you for your contributions. Your image or other content, Haidakhan Babaji, was recently deleted, or will soon be deleted, in accordance with our process and policies, because it was not, or is not, within our scope. Please review 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: Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikinews, Wiktionary and Wikiquote.
If the content seems to fit the scope of one of those other projects, please consider contributing it there. Otherwise, consider an alternative outlet. 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.
Hi Motopark, I uploaded links to video clips, which in my understanding, is very much in the scope of Wiki Commons. Can you explain why you deleted this page?
- Commons is a repository of freely licensed media, stills, audio, and video. Commons galleries, such as Haidakhan Babaji, are used for collections of media files from Commons. Our rules, both on Commons, and across all the Wikimedia Foundation projects, prohibit links to media on other sites except as evidence of sources for media hosted here.