What is CurrentPredictions.com
A website where people can read or post predictions and leave comments about other peoples' predictions.
How does CurrentPredictions.com generate money?
The website is free for access by the public but accepts donations and incurs revenue from sponsors and advertisers.
Is this website useful only for a specific topic?
The subject matter is not specific to a category of specific interest but rather open to any topics that are of interest to the general public.
How can a user find predictions on a specific topic?
The website features a search box at the top of each of its pages allowing its users to enter search terms and quickly find what they are looking for.
Who is a Predictor?
A predictor is a person that makes a prediction and posts their prediction for others to read and comment on. Predictors are not necessarily the originators of a prediction (See Prediction Originator). For example, a Predictor may post their own predictions based on interpretations of writings or sayings made by prophets, scientists, researchers, or news organizations. However, proper credit must be given to the Prediction Originator. Predictors can be searched for by name.
Who is a Prediction Originator?
Prediction originators are the original writers or conceivers of the idea behind a given prediction. For example, if a 15th century prophet theorized that an event will happen a certain way and at certain time, then that prophet is the Prediction Originator. Prediction Originators may also be popular figures in the news, in politics, in religion, or in the media who make certain statements of a predictive value. Those statements become the Prediction. Prediction Originators can be searched for by name. Users of the site may enter Predictions on "Behalf off" these Prediction Originators.
What is a Prediction?
As far as this website is concerned, a prediction is a concisely described event asserted to occur at a specific timeframe in the future. A prediction can be based on original theories as proposed by the Predictor. Or, the Predictor may base the Prediction on interpretations of writings or sayings of a Prediction Originator.
How do I know if I have a Prediction worthy of posting?
Predictions must not be vague in nature or they may not meet the requirements for posting. Predictions must have a set date/time or date/time range and must be "worthy" of posting. A prediction is "worthy" of posting if it is relevant to the general public and otherwise newsworthy. For example, a statement about someone's own purposeful or otherwise inevitable predicament or demise will not qualify as a prediction.
How do I find posted Predictions?
Predictions can be searched for by name. Each prediction occupies its own page.
Why can I not change a Prediction Date once it is posted live?
Prediction dates or date ranges cannot be changed once posted live. Otherwise, anyone would be able to repeatedly "postpone" their original prediction.
What are the requirements to be a Registered User?
A registered user must provide a valid email address and username. Although registration is not required to read predictions, a visitor must register in order to post comments or to become a Predictor.
What are Prediction Comments?
Registered Users may post comments to any particular Prediction or Prediction Footnote. Comments are limited to 1000 characters each and cannot be edited once posted live. Comments appear below the prediction, most recent first.
What is a Supporting Text?
Once posted, a Prediction may not be edited. However, the Predictor may add footnotes clarifying their Prediction. Footnotes are listed below the Prediction ordered chronologically.
What are Prediction Tags?
Each Prediction is allowed up to 12 tags. Tags are editable by the Predictor. Tags are keywords that are associated with the prediction. Tags make it easier for users to find Predictions when searching through the website. If certain tags are very popular, then the website may use these tags as "named" topic categories that can be linked to from the home page.
What are some benefits of being a Registered User?
Registered Users can "add" a Prediction or a Predictor into separate favorites watch lists. When a registered user logs in, they get their own starting page complete with a list of favorite (watched) Predictions and favorite (watched) Predictors.
What is the difference between a Predictor and a Registered User?
Once a registered user makes a Prediction, their status will change to Predictor. Predictors have their own page that lists the first sentence of each of their predictions, ordered by most recent first. Each prediction on the list links to a page containing the prediction.
How is a Prediction tracked and measured in terms of popularity?
One of the goals of the website is to allow its users to participate in and monitor the process by which Predictions and Predictors are reviewed. Review is achieved by several means:
Voting buttons are positioned next to (or below) each applicable Prediction and Predictor.
- User Posted Comments
- Predictor Replies to Comments
- Predictor Footnotes
- User Based 'Prediction Believability' Votes
- User Based 'Predictor Credibility' Votes