# '''వ్యాపార విశేషాలు తెలియజేసే డైరెక్టరీ కాదు''': ఏదైనా టెలివిజను చానలు గురించిన వ్యాసం ఉందనుకోండి. ఆ చానల్లో ఏ సమయానికి ఏ కార్యక్రమం వస్తుందో జాబితా తయారు చేసి పెట్టరాదన్న మాట. ముఖ్యమైన కార్యక్రమాల గురించి రాయవచ్చు కానీ మొత్తం కార్యక్రమాల జాబితా ఇవ్వరాదు.
===Wikipedia is not a crystal ball===
'''Future events''' are usually unencyclopedic, especially if they are unverifiable until they have actually occurred. In particular:
# Individual '''scheduled or expected future events''', such as the 2028 Summer Olympics, are not suitable topics for articles, unless they are as predictable as an astronomical event; ''planning'' or ''preparation'' for the event is already in progress and the ''preparation itself'' merits encyclopedic inclusion; or speculation is well documented, such as with the [[U.S. presidential election, 2008|2008 U.S. presidential election]]. The ''schedule as a whole'' may also be appropriate.
# Similarly, individual items from a '''predetermined list or a systematic pattern of names,''' preassigned to future events or discoveries, are not suitable article topics, if only generic information is known about the item. [[Lists of tropical cyclone names]] is encyclopedic; "Tropical storm Alex, 2010" is not, even though it is virtually certain that a storm of that name will occur in the North Atlantic and will turn counterclockwise. Similarly, articles about '''words formed on a predictable numeric system''' (such as "septenquinquagintillion") are not encyclopedic unless they are defined on good authority, or genuinely in use. Certain scientific extrapolations, such as chemical elements documented by [[IUPAC]], prior to isolation in the laboratory, are usually considered encyclopedic.
# Articles that present '''extrapolation, speculation, and "future history"''' are original research and therefore inappropriate. Of course, we do and should have articles ''about'' notable ''artistic works, essays, or credible research'' that embody predictions. An article on [[Star Wars]] and [[Star Trek]] is appropriate; an article on "Weapons to be used in World War IV" is not.
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