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What are “Right”, “Working”, “Romantic”, “Related”, “Learning”, “Friendly”, “Inspirational”, “Healthy”, “Legal”, Etc?

  • Right: Customer stories
  • Working: Bosses & coworkers
  • Romantic: Couple stories
  • Related: Family stories
  • Learning: School stories
  • Friendly: Friends & strangers stories
  • Inspirational: Feel good stories
  • Healthy: Medical/health stories
  • Legal: Stories involving the law

Why am I seeing political ads?

Sometimes advertisers will post political ads on our platform if they feel our readership is relevant to their target demographic. They are not against advertising guidelines but they do not reflect the views or opinions of Not Always Right; we are politically neutral.

Story Submission

How do I submit a story?

Submit your story by clicking here! Once you see the Submit Story form, you can fill in the scene/setting and location of your story. In the “Please tell us your story here!” field, tell us what happened!

  • Scene/Setting Examples: High School, Home, Office, Evil Laboratory, etc.
  • Location Examples: New York, USA. Toronto, Canada

Who writes the stories that are published on the site?

All of our stories are submitted by readers just like you!

I submitted a story, when will I see it?

As soon as possible! We receive up to a hundred submissions every day. While many are great stories, only a few are able to make it to publication.

Why does it take so long for my submission to get published?

We understand it’s frustrating waiting for a story to be published, but the backlog is shrinking every day and with it the wait times. As a reminder, stories that end up not selected for our editorial process can still be found in the Unfiltered section. Additionally, you can now submit your story in our forums, where your story will be public and shared with the NAR community immediately!

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. Your submission might explain that this didn’t happen to you but to your friend/sister/uncle, but the audience doesn’t need to know that.

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!

Do you have any guidelines for submitting a story?

Yes! Here are a few quick tips:

  • Have a conclusion. The best stories have a strong ending, punchline or a climax.
  • Keep it tight. Provide only necessary + descriptive details to tell the story.
  • Dialogue isn’t required. Most of our stories have dialogue. But we welcome all stories, including those without dialogue!
  • Funny stories are great. So are Inspirational and Instant Karma stories. Our readers love reading these! PS – it’s okay if your stories don’t fit in these tags; these are just suggestions!

Story Content

Is this site suitable for children?

Some situations are not suitable for younger audiences. We do our best to censor profanity and other explicit content, but there are some topics that are best discussed only amongst adults and away from the prying eyes (and ears) of children.

What happened to the Hopeless section?

The “Hopeless” stories are now identified with the “Inspirational” tag so you won’t miss out on ANY of our feel-good stories!

What are ‘Content Warnings’?

While most of our content is lighter fare, some stories may cover topics that could be difficult for some to read. Content Warnings, therefore, warn readers of potentially distressing stories.

Are your stories real?

We receive up to a hundred submissions a day. Selecting the few that make it to the site is a long process, but even then the work isn’t done. Every submission that meets our grade is then put through search engines using multiple variations of key text.

In the past we have found submissions that are:

  • Quotes from episodes of sitcoms (Family Guy being a continuous favorite!)
  • Copy and paste tales from stand-up comedians
  • Slightly amended tales from stand-up comedians
  • Textual interpretations of YouTube clips

For obvious reasons, these submissions don’t make it to publication and those that do might have been copied from some other sources that we missed. If you spot something we haven’t, then let us know!

Why are you publishing Reddit stories?

Sometimes our team will come across a story on a subreddit that we feel the NAR audience would appreciate. This also allows many of the non-Redditors to enjoy these great stories still. Reddit stories are always sourced with permission from the OP, and they face the same editorial standards that our direct submissions do.

Why are you publishing Clients From Hell stories?

CFH is actually a part of the NAR family. Our editors are now looking to give their large catalogue of client stories a wider audience to appreciate them. If you’re unfamiliar with CFH, it’s a very similar site with real stories about clients or customers who behaved badly or ignorantly and someone felt compelled enough to share the encounter.

Why don’t you just publish more of the direct submissions?

We’re always continually working through our direct submission queues. Having additional sources of authentic stories that match our editorial standards allows us to increase the amount of stories offered through the curated experience that many NAR readers enjoy.

Do you ever embellish stories?

One of our main goals is authenticity, so our editors will never embellish or exaggerate the stories we receive, in fact in some instances we aim to tone it down!

We will never:

  • Add punchlines
  • Insert extra jokes or one-liners
  • Amend any text to make it more outrageous or controversial

I found this story offensive, why did you post it?

Stories posted on Not Always Right will sometimes portray views that we don’t agree with. They can be sexist, racist, homophobic, or use derogatory slurs and hateful speech. However, they are opinions of the submitter or antagonist, and are not necessarily reflected by Not Always Right. But we will never advocate or promote the usage of hate speech in any capacity. If you feel a story needs a second look, please feel free to write in. While we read every request sent to us, we cannot guarantee that we will amend or remove the story if it doesn’t go against our guidelines.

What are “Unfiltered” stories?

These are stories that have not been selected for our editorial process. They are unformatted, uncensored, and unedited.

We appreciate every single story we receive and we know you do too. Because of this, we want to get as many stories as we can to you. Unfortunately, not all stories are able to make it past our rigorous editorial processes. However, because we want to recognize the effort that goes into writing each and every one of these stories, we publish them in the “Unfiltered” section.

Do the editors remove details from the stories?

Yes. If there are extraneous details that aren’t relevant to the story then we will remove them to keep the narrative short and punchy, but still make sense. We want our stories to be entertaining first and foremost, so our editing practices reflect this. We don’t always need to know the chicken’s life story before it wanted to cross the road!

Why do you only use he/she pronouns in your stories?

We aim to change as little as necessary in the editing process with our user-submitted stories. When these include the pronouns for the characters, we do not assume to amend these and potentially damage the authenticity of the original story.

When a submitter indicates a character in a story is non-binary, gender-fluid, agender or demi-gendered and provides the appropriate pronouns, we use these just as we would with any other.

Commenting & Voting

I posted a comment. Why can’t I see it on the site?

Your comment may have been automatically flagged by our system. It will appear on the site after we review and deem it appropriate.

What does “Upvoting” on a story mean?

Upvoting a story means that you’re able to appreciate the content itself, while you don’t necessarily agree with the subjects’ actions or the outcome of the story.

Remember that Upvoting stories help us give you better content by letting us know which ones you are more likely to appreciate.

What do “Upvote” & “Downvote” on comments mean?

  • Upvoting: Means that you find the comment relevant for discussion even if you don’t necessarily agree with it.
  • Downvoting: Means that you find the comment irrelevant for discussion even if you don’t necessarily dislike or disagree with it.

Reporting Spam & Abuse

How do I flag & report inappropriate comments?

You are able to flag spam and abuse by finding the drop-down arrow at the top right corner of each comment, and then clicking flag as inappropriate.