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Template:Protected generic image name

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This image name or media file name is protected.

When uploading files to Wikipedia, please use a file name that describes the content of the image or media file you're uploading and is sufficiently distinctive that no-one else is likely to pick the same name by accident.

Examples of good file names:

Yes check.svg "City of London skyline from London City Hall - Oct 2008.jpg"
Yes check.svg "KDE Kicker config screenshot.png"
Yes check.svg "1863 Meeting of Settlers and Maoris at Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.jpg"
Yes check.svg "Polyhedron with no vertex visible from center.png"

Examples of bad file names:

X mark.svg "Image01.png"
X mark.svg "Joe.jpg"
X mark.svg "DSC00001.JPG"
X mark.svg "30996951316264l.jpg"

For more information, please see Wikipedia:Image file names. If you have a good reason for uploading a file with this name, or if you receive this message when attempting to upload a new version of an existing file, please let us know at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard. Be sure to specify the exact name of the file you are trying to upload. Thank you.

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This is the {{protected generic image name}} template. To see it in action, go to File:Image.jpg.

This template is used on protected generic image name pages. That is, image pages that use the placeholder images you see to the right.

This template produces all the text, inserts all the templates and all the categories needed for such pages.

Do not substitute this template, instead transclude it as usual. This allows us to update the descriptions of all those pages in one single place, that is by editing this template.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Image file names.