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What sexist trope in manga bothers you the most?
Patronizing "but you're a girl!" statement
Objectification
Falling in love with their rapist
"All women are..."
Sexual assault/rape portrayed as a joke
Harassment is okay because she's "playing hard to get"
Damsel in distress
Girl solely exists to be a love interest
Jealous, vain, and/or cruel fangirls
Madonna/whore dichotomy
What? Sexism still exists?
 
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New Poll - Scanlation Team
As suggested by Sapphiresky, we haven't done a similar poll since late 2005 (before we had weekly polls)! Back then, we had these results:

Question: Are you part of a scanlation team?
Choices:
Yes - votes: 486 (14.6%)
I want to be! - votes: 1163 (34.8%)
No - votes: 1691 (50.6%)
There were 3340 total votes.
The poll ended: November 26th 2005

Let's see what happens this time! For me, I used to be a very active proofreader and QCer, but I haven't done anything in the last 5-ish years. College makes you very busy... MU is the only contribution I make to the scene nowadays.

Edit, as Sapphiresky just pointed out to me, we actually did this back in 2009 also:
Question: Do you work in scanlations?
Choices:
Yes, and I love it - votes: 837 (9.3%)
Yes, and I hate my life - votes: 236 (2.6%)
No, but I'd like to - votes: 4430 (49.3%)
No, and I don't want to - votes: 2288 (25.5%)
I used to, but not anymore - votes: 760 (8.5%)
I'm just here to hand out C&Ds - votes: 436 (4.9%)
There were 8987 total votes.
The poll ended: May 2nd 2009


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: Aggregate sites (Batoto, MangaHere, MangaFox, MangaReader, etc)
Choices:
I only use them to read manga (100%) - votes: 4936 (40.9%)
I use them more often than not (75%) - votes: 3416 (28.3%)
I use them half the time (50%) - votes: 1190 (9.9%)
I seldom use them (25%) - votes: 1744 (14.4%)
I never use them (0%) - votes: 795 (6.6%)
There were 12081 total votes.
The poll ended: March 14th 2014

Oh, how the world has changed in the last few years, for good or for ill
Posted by lambchopsil on March 15th 6:31am Comments ( 36 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Aggregate Sites
This week's poll deals with a perhaps touchy subject: aggregate sites. Our member kayue was the one who suggested this one. For now, how often do you use them for your manga fix? Notice I'm not making a distinction between which sites. That's perhaps a later poll (big "maybe" there)

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 buy any physical manga magazines?
Choices:
Yes, I subscribe - votes: 221 (2.1%)
Yes, I buy issues off the shelf - votes: 780 (7.5%)
I used to, but not anymore - votes: 1563 (15.1%)
No, not interested - votes: 1968 (19%)
No, but I would if I had the money / they were cheaper - votes: 2014 (19.4%)
No, but I would if they were available in my country / language - votes: 3818 (36.8%)
There were 10364 total votes.
The poll ended: March 8th 2014

Well, if I broke down that last option between people living in the US vs. people who didn't, then perhaps we'd get some more answers? Who knows...
Posted by lambchopsil on March 8th 7:20am Comments ( 40 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Manga Magazines
This week's poll is from our admin lynira. It deals with manga magazines that usually have single chapters of many different series. Could be something like Newtype, Shounen Jump, or Otaku USA (to list some English ones in the US). Or maybe you got some Japanese magazines? Magazines have been on the decline for years now, but hey, what's wrong with a poll about it?

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: In terms of mortality, I'd rather...
Choices:
Be immortal (no death from natural causes, but external forces can kill) - votes: 3698 (29.5%)
Be invincible (safe from external forces, but aging, sickness, etc can kill) - votes: 2183 (17.4%)
Be immortal and invincible (basically live forever) - votes: 4475 (35.7%)
Be mortal (real life) - votes: 2182 (17.4%)
There were 12538 total votes.
The poll ended: March 1st 2014

Malcolm Gladwell has stated that you need 10,000 hours to become an expert at something. This equates to about 20 hours a week for 10 years. If you could live forever, you'd have the chance to become an expert at so many things! Or you could take the wildest concoction of drugs without any regrets...
Posted by lambchopsil on March 1st 8:11am Comments ( 20 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Mortality
This week's poll from MewMan is about your choices in mortality. Yes, there's a difference between immortality and invincibility. Or perhaps you'd prefer being a regular person? MewMan originally suggested this poll because Blade of the Immortal had just been completely scanlated.

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: Your favorite manga character appears and offers to take you into his/her world in the series, but you can never come back to the real world. Would you accept?
Choices:
Yes - votes: 7365 (63.7%)
No - votes: 4206 (36.3%)
There were 11571 total votes.
The poll ended: February 22nd 2014

It was up to your interpretation of the question of whether you'd gain the powers of the world you joined. Still, most would wanna try it out! It would kinda suck though to live as a normal person in a world filled with magic...
Posted by lambchopsil on February 22nd 8:52am Comments ( 43 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - World Transfer
This week's poll by lovelykitty6669 is a little long-winded, but I'm not quite sure how to shorten it and keep the same meaning. If your favorite manga (or anime, I guess) character from your favorite series appeared in front of you and gave you a chance to live in his/her world, but the catch is that you can never come back to the real world again, would you do it? Post a comment below about which series this happens to be and why you'd do it or not do it!

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

Question: Do you archive fansubs?
Choices:
Yes, everything - votes: 1525 (19.1%)
Only a few - votes: 2644 (33.1%)
I watch and then delete - votes: 749 (9.4%)
I only stream - votes: 1940 (24.3%)
I don't watch fansubs - votes: 1123 (14.1%)
There were 7981 total votes.
The poll ended: February 15th 2014

Less responses than the manga version, but that's to be expected since this is a manga site. However, it still appears that many people safe their fansubs, despite having much larger file sizes than manga.
Posted by lambchopsil on February 15th 7:36am Comments ( 64 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Archive Fansubs
As our member tactics suggested, it's a similar poll as last week's but with anime fansubs. In my case, I actually haven't watched anime in maybe the last 6 years... But I did archive a lot of the shows I did watch back then. Still got all the episodes of Cardcaptor Sakura on CD, 4 episodes per CD (didn't have blank DVDs back then). Awesome manga and anime, by the way, so I would recommend getting it if you don't mind a little old-school stuff.

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 archive scanlations?
Choices:
Yes, everything - votes: 2333 (21.6%)
Only a few - votes: 3575 (33%)
I read and delete - votes: 842 (7.8%)
I only read online - votes: 3938 (36.4%)
I don't read scanlations - votes: 134 (1.2%)
There were 10822 total votes.
The poll ended: February 8th 2014

Goes to show the prevalence of online reader sites
Posted by lambchopsil on February 8th 9:20am Comments ( 23 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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