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New Poll - Manga Availability
This week's poll is from our member Caiman. It deals with the question of the availability of published manga where you live. Technically I guess it's possible to ship things anywhere, but I adjusted it by stating reasonable shipping as a requirement. Costs to import goods can be outrageous...

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: For games that allow you to make your own character
Choices:
I'm male and I tend to make male characters - votes: 3477 (32.3%)
I'm male and I tend to make female characters - votes: 2086 (19.3%)
I'm female and I tend to make male characters - votes: 1324 (12.3%)
I'm female and I tend to make female characters - votes: 3257 (30.2%)
I've never played these kinds of games - votes: 637 (5.9%)
There were 10781 total votes.
The poll ended: August 8th 2015

More men prefer to play female characters than women who prefer to be male characters.
Posted by lambchopsil on August 8th 7:34am Comments ( 33 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Genders and Games
This week's poll is a follow-up poll for the poll from 2 weeks ago. I'm actually going to start playing D&D 5e with some friends in a couple of weeks, and I've already made a female half-elf sorcerer.

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: Do you feel bad or have remorse for consuming pirated content?
Choices:
All or most the time - votes: 485 (5%)
About half the time - votes: 2388 (24.8%)
Seldom or never - votes: 6754 (70.2%)
There were 9627 total votes.
The poll ended: August 1st 2015

That's what I figured for an audience of scanlation readers
Posted by lambchopsil on August 1st 5:44pm Comments ( 23 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Pirate Remorse
This week's poll suggestion is from residentgrigo. Well, scanlations are sort of like pirating, but with a bit more effort on the part of the providers since people have to translate, edit, proofread, etc. The people providing pirated movies, music, or games usually have to do less manual labor.

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: What is your favorite demographic?
Choices:
I'm male and I prefer Shoujo - votes: 473 (3.9%)
I'm male and I prefer Shounen - votes: 1742 (14.5%)
I'm male and I prefer Seinen - votes: 3519 (29.3%)
I'm male and I prefer Josei - votes: 169 (1.4%)
I'm female and I prefer Shoujo - votes: 1945 (16.2%)
I'm female and I prefer Shounen - votes: 1911 (15.9%)
I'm female and I prefer Seinen - votes: 1142 (9.5%)
I'm female and I prefer Josei - votes: 1119 (9.3%)
There were 12020 total votes.
The poll ended: July 25th 2015

It appears males tend to focus on the male-orientated series, while the ladies are split pretty evenly. Now I'm curious what happens if you are allowed you create a character in a video game. Do you create a male or female character? My guess is that the split may follow the above guidelines too
Posted by lambchopsil on July 25th 7:15am Comments ( 34 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Genders and Demographics
Oddly enough, we never had a poll that broke down your gender and your preferred demographic, so good suggestion, jonytep!

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: Should manga characters change their clothing, outfit, appearance?
Choices:
Stick with the same appearance throughout the entire series - votes: 93 (1.1%)
Only change appearances to signify the passage of a lot of time - votes: 1518 (17.3%)
Maybe a change between every story arc is fine - votes: 1801 (20.6%)
I'm okay with several changes within the same arc, but let's not go crazy - votes: 3683 (42%)
Every day that passes should be a new look! Like real life! - votes: 1666 (19%)
There were 8761 total votes.
The poll ended: July 18th 2015

Seems like more prefer a change in appearance than not. I guess it's boring looking at the same old character every time
Posted by lambchopsil on July 18th 7:05am Comments ( 28 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Appearances
This week's poll suggestion came from our member Doris Day, whose only post in the forums is with this suggestion! How often do you like the appearances and/or clothing of your characters to change? For many series, the character's uniform is very iconic. Then you have the slice of life series where his/her clothing changes basically every chapter. Kinda interesting to see a character's fashion sense...

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

Question: How do you feel when a mangaka makes different characters look/act the same between different, unrelated series?
Choices:
Ruins it for me - votes: 571 (6.7%)
A little confusing - votes: 1837 (21.5%)
Annoying or boring - votes: 2478 (28.9%)
Perfectly fine about it - votes: 1228 (14.3%)
Don't care - votes: 2450 (28.6%)
There were 8564 total votes.
The poll ended: July 11th 2015

I'm actually surprised that more people found it annoying than not caring. Usually the "don't care" crowd gets a lot of votes
Posted by lambchopsil on July 11th 7:27am Comments ( 16 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Character Clones
This week's poll was suggested by kitty1826x. The wording is a bit confusing, so let me explain. Let's says mangaka 1 has series 1, which ends. This series has character A. Then he starts making series 2, which contains character B. Characters A and B look or look the same. Maybe they're both protagonists, and they start off basically doing the same thing. How do you feel about this kind of situation? Does it get boring? Repetitive? Maybe a little spoiler-ish since you're pretty sure the main character will get romantically paired up with basically the same person again?

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: You are sent to a fantasy world. Your priority is...
Choices:
Food, water, and shelter - votes: 2858 (24.6%)
Look for a way back to the real world - votes: 753 (6.5%)
Obtain a harem - votes: 1781 (15.3%)
Beat the final boss (or best fighter) - votes: 253 (2.2%)
Take over the world - votes: 827 (7.1%)
Introduce technology - votes: 308 (2.7%)
Learn magic - votes: 3876 (33.4%)
Blend in with the locals and live a normal life - votes: 949 (8.2%)
There were 11605 total votes.
The poll ended: July 4th 2015

Magic first, basic survival second. You usually most want something you don't have right now...
Posted by lambchopsil on July 4th 3:21pm Comments ( 24 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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