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If you were a villain from a manga, what kind would you be?
Destroyer of the world
Ruler or tyrant
Creator of chaos
Random or psychotic
Strategist or mastermind
Brute or strongman
Corrupter
Terrorist
Secretive or deceptive
Basic jerk
Bad villain (try to do evil but fail so hard and end up doing good)
Cult leader
Assassin
A minion
 
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New Poll - Manga App
This week's poll from BaeSooky deals with apps on your phone or tablet. If you own one, do you have any manga-related apps on them? Maybe the MangaUpdates app? Or some other app that allows you to read manga or keep track of stuff? For the purposes of the poll, let's leave out games that are based on manga/anime series.

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How do you feel about unrealistic manga?
Choices:
Love it, crazier the better! - votes: 1730 (19%)
Like it, as long as it's not too over the top - votes: 4820 (52.9%)
Indifferent - votes: 1905 (20.9%)
Dislike, since it needs to be a bit more realistic - votes: 508 (5.6%)
Hate it, I enjoy reading realistic manga - votes: 150 (1.6%)
There were 9113 total votes.
The poll ended: November 7th 2014

Looks like most of us like reading about the fantastical stuff that goes above and beyond what's possible/probably in real life
Posted by lambchopsil on November 8th 7:03am Comments ( 38 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Unrealistic Manga
This week's poll from kitty1826x is similar to something from 2008, but oh well... What level of realism do you like in your series?

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: When was the last time you read a non-manga related book outside of school purely for pleasure?
Choices:
Right now! - votes: 3108 (29.2%)
A few days ago - votes: 2323 (21.8%)
A few weeks ago - votes: 1189 (11.2%)
A few months ago - votes: 1506 (14.1%)
Over a year ago - votes: 850 (8%)
So long ago that I don't remember - votes: 1670 (15.7%)
There were 10646 total votes.
The poll ended: November 1st 2014

I'm glad a lot of you are reading other stuff!
Posted by lambchopsil on November 1st 7:52pm Comments ( 32 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Recent Outage Due to DMCA Request
This news post is a bit late, but that's because we were trying to investigate and obtain responses from all the parties involved.

Our recent downtime last week was a result of two DMCA requests. It was from an intermediary on behalf of two different companies. Unfortunately, our host did not notify us and instead disabled our IP address immediately. The most recent requests were due to displaying copyrighted cover art. As some of you have noticed, we have removed the images from some respective series pages (hopefully temporarily). We are currently in the process of looking for another host. It is unacceptable to cause severe downtime without forwarding the requests to us and allowing us to respond. It is likewise poor form by the intermediary to use such tactics without attempting to contact us directly.

Thank you, MU Staff
Posted by lambchopsil on October 30th 6:43am Comments ( 52 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Pleasure Reading
The idea for this week's poll was from ListeningDaisy, although I changed all the poll options... But regardless, when's the last time you did some kind of pleasure reading outside of manga, manhua, or manhwa?

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Which operating system are you using on your main computer?
Choices:
Windows - votes: 8970 (83.3%)
Apple (Mac, Rhapsody, etc) - votes: 973 (9%)
Linux - votes: 462 (4.3%)
BSD - votes: 12 (0.1%)
Other - votes: 75 (0.7%)
Multi-boot - votes: 272 (2.5%)
There were 10764 total votes.
The poll ended: October 25th 2014

People use BSD still?..
Posted by lambchopsil on October 25th 5:54pm Comments ( 34 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Mangaupdates Global Site Downtime
All,

The recent downtime was (is still) being caused by our host. It turns out that one of our IP addresses in our virtual network has stopped responding to requests on ports 80 or 443.

I've moved mangaupdates.com to a different IP and updated DNS, but it will take up to a day for the DNS updates to traverse the globe and become effective for everyone.

Sorry for the trouble. We're sending in a support ticket, so maybe they can help us figure out what's wrong.

-m
Posted by Manick on October 24th 1:41pm Comments ( 44 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - OS
This week's computer-related poll was initially suggested by godlover but also amended by both 狂気 and kitty1826x. Doesn't require much explanation...

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Which of the following was the first media you consumed that introduced you into this fandom?
Choices:
Manga - votes: 3021 (25.7%)
Manhwa - votes: 97 (0.8%)
Manhua - votes: 14 (0.1%)
Anime - votes: 8035 (68.2%)
Other Japanese TV show - votes: 42 (0.4%)
(Light) novels - votes: 71 (0.6%)
Visual novels - votes: 40 (0.3%)
Japanese RPGs - votes: 325 (2.8%)
Other Japanese video game - votes: 59 (0.5%)
Other - votes: 71 (0.6%)
There were 11775 total votes.
The poll ended: October 18th 2014

I guess anime on TV is a good intro
Posted by lambchopsil on October 18th 7:55pm Comments ( 14 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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