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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is the site about?
    2. Is this site suitable for children?
    3. Who are you guys?
    4. Who writes the titles for these stories?
    5. I submitted a story, when will I see it?
    6. My story got published, but it’s slightly different! How come?
    7. Are your stories real?
    8. How do I contact you guys?
    9. What is the meaning of life?

    1. What is the site about?
    We all love family, but sometimes they can drive you crazy! Created for those moments when you wish you were not always related to your loved ones, Not Always Related is a website that tells the other side of the story with funny, unusual, and occasionally touching stories about family and relatives.

    2. Is this site suitable for children?
    No. Although this site features stories about family life, some situations are not suitable for younger audiences. We do our best to censor profanity and other explicit content, but just like any real family, there are some topics that are best discussed only amongst adults and away from the prying eyes (and ears) of children.

    3. Who are you guys?
    The Not Always Related editing team comes with years of experience editing its sister humor sites, Not Always Right and Not Always Romantic.

    4. Who writes the titles for these stories?
    The vast majority of the titles are cleverly conceived by our team of editors. Our own readers also welcome to include a suggested title when submitting a story.

    5. I submitted a story. When will I see it?
    While we receive many submissions, only a few can make it on to the site. That said, if your submission is genuinely funny and unusual, you should see it soon. If you really feel your submission is worthy of publishing then submit it again! It is entirely possible we just missed it the first time around.

    6. My story got published, but it’s slightly different! How come?
    Sometimes we will need to edit a story slightly to make it suitable for publication. Scene-setting is great, but extraneous detail may need to be cut down a little.

    If it isn’t important to the punch-line we’ll also remove reference to brand names, overly strong language and overly long sentences.

    Don’t worry, we still aim to keep the spirit of the story alive and ensure it remains as hilarious as ever!

    7. Are your stories real?
    We endeavor to ensure stories are based on actual, real events. Submissions that are copied from literature, well-known jokes, or other pop culture sources are summarily rejected.

    That said, we admit that some inappropriate stories do occasionally make it through. If you know of a story that is not based on actual events, and have clear evidence to prove it, let us know!

    8. How do I contact you guys?
    Very easily! Just fill out our contact form. We can’t promise to reply to every one but we try our best!

    9. What is the meaning of life?
    Other than 42, the meaning of life was best said by a group of four very wise women, long ago: “We are family.”

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    Not Always Romantic: Romantic Comedy Website Launched By Acclaimed Customer-Ridiculing Website, Not Always Right (January 17, 2012)