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Kuma FAQ

  1. How did the name Kuma come about?
  2. Why are you changing from monthly to quarterly updates?
  3. Why did you reject my ____?
  4. What happened to the message board?
  5. How many successful couples have hooked up through Kuma?
  6. When is Kuma going to put out a print anthology?
  1. How did the name Kuma come about?
    We chose Kuma because it has a couple of different meaning--depending on what language you approach it from. In Swahili, it means female genitals. In Japanese, it means bear. We think of Kuma as a place where women can be bold in addressing sexuality.

    For more about the development of the actual site, see our about kuma page.
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  2. Why are you changing from monthly to quarterly updates?
    We don't have the time to do montly updates. Between family, work, and other projects, we have less and less time to read/accept submissions, do the html coding, etc. We thought it was better to move to quarterly updates--rather than just stop doing updates altogether.

    There are parts of Kuma that will be updated more often, for example: Skyeview and the Kuma Blog. In fact, you should subscribe to both RSS feeds to make sure you don't miss any news/information.
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  3. Why did you reject my story/poem/etc?
    If we reject a piece, it's usually one of 4 reasons: In any case, it's nothing personal.
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  4. What happened to the message board?
    Spam and spambots killed it. We should have run a few more tests on the software before "going live" with it. We thought a 2 step registration process would keep spam off the board. Visitors to the site didn't see it, but the administration side was basically buried in ads for "penile enhancement".

    That was our 2nd attempt at a message board. There probably won't be a 3rd--unless we can find one that aggressively fights spam registrations. Anyone have a suggestion?
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  5. How many successful couples have hooked up through Kuma?
    We have absolutely no idea. People may meet on the personals section, but we have no idea if people are actually meeting offline, becoming pen pals, dating, etc.
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  6. When is Kuma going to put out a print anthology?
    Currently, there are no plans for a print anthology. We just don't have the time. However, we regularly post calls for submission in the Kuma blog.
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