వికీపీడియా విచక్షణా రహితమైన సమాచార సంగ్రహం కాదు. నూటికి నూరుపాళ్ళూ నిజమైన ప్రతి విషయమూ వికీపీడియాలో చేర్చదగినదేం కాదు. వికీపీడియా వ్యాసాలు..
# '''తరచూ అడిగే ప్రశ్నల జాబితాలు కాదు'''. వ్యాసాల్లో తరచూ అడిగే ప్రశ్నల జాబితాలు చేర్చరాదు. దాని బదులు, అదే సమాచారాన్ని ఓ పద్ధతిలో వ్యాసంగా అమర్చండి.
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# '''Travel guides'''. An article on [[Paris]] should mention landmarks such as the [[ఈపిల్ టవర్]] and the [[Louvre]], but not the telephone number or street address of your favorite hotel or the price of a ''café au lait'' on the [[Champs-Élysées]]. Such details are, however, very welcome at [http://wikitravel.org/ Wikitravel], but note that due to license incompatibility you cannot copy content wholesale unless you are the copyright holder.
# '''Memorials'''. It's often sad when people die, but Wikipedia is not the place to honor them. Subjects of encyclopedia articles must have a claim to fame besides being fondly remembered by their friends and relatives.
# '''News reports'''. Wikipedia should not offer first-hand news reports on breaking stories (however, our sister project [[Wikinews]] does exactly that). Wikipedia does have many ''encyclopedia articles'' on topics of historical significance that are currently in the news, and can be significantly more up-to-date than most reference sources since we can incorporate new developments and facts as they are made known. See [[current events]] for examples.
# '''Genealogical entries''', or '''phonebook entries'''. Biography articles should only be for people with some sort of fame, achievement, or perhaps notoriety. One measure of achievement is whether someone has been featured in several external sources (on or off-line). Minor characters may be mentioned within other articles (e.g. Ronald Gay in [[Persecution of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and the transgendered]]). See [[m:Wikipeople]] for a proposed genealogical/biographical dictionary project.
# '''[[Directory|Directories]], directory entries''', or a '''resource for conducting business'''. For example, an article on a radio station generally shouldn't list upcoming events, current promotions, phone numbers, etc (although mention of major events or promotions may be acceptable). Furthermore, the Talk pages associated with an article are for talking about the article, not for conducting the business of the topic of the article.
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