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New Poll - Manga vs. Anime (Time)
This week's poll is by our member 8-3. In terms of the amount of time you spend with anime and manga (or I guess cartoons vs. graphic novels), which do you do more of? A typical anime episode is 22-ish minutes, while reading 18 pages of manga is about 5 min or less.

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Previous Poll Results:
Question: What form of entertainment has made you cry the most?
Anime - votes: 2766 (24.6%)
Manga - votes: 2028 (18.1%)
Books / novels - votes: 1439 (12.8%)
Comics - votes: 36 (0.3%)
Movies - votes: 1923 (17.1%)
TV Series - votes: 622 (5.5%)
Video games - votes: 298 (2.7%)
Music - votes: 438 (3.9%)
Poetry - votes: 21 (0.2%)
Theatre - votes: 34 (0.3%)
Visual Arts (dance, magic, etc) - votes: 17 (0.2%)
Sports - votes: 61 (0.5%)
Parades / celebrations - votes: 8 (0.1%)
Fairs / expositions - votes: 9 (0.1%)
I don't cry - votes: 1527 (13.6%)
There were 11227 total votes.
The poll ended: April 11th 2014

Cry me a river
Posted by lambchopsil on April 12th 6:15am Comments ( 18 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Crying
This week's poll is from Meer2703. Of the choices given, which form of entertainment enables you to cry the most? Personally, I'm gonna have to say novels. Reading Dumbledore die for the first time just killed me...

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Question: How old are you?
10 or under - votes: 102 (0.5%)
11-13 - votes: 343 (1.6%)
14-17 - votes: 3015 (14.3%)
18-21 - votes: 6115 (29%)
22-25 - votes: 5684 (26.9%)
26-30 - votes: 3118 (14.8%)
31-35 - votes: 956 (4.5%)
36-40 - votes: 1160 (5.5%)
40-50 - votes: 271 (1.3%)
51-60 - votes: 95 (0.5%)
61+ - votes: 240 (1.1%)
There were 21099 total votes.
The poll ended: April 5th 2014

Quite a nice bell curve. Now I'm curious about how long some of us have been around MU... And a little tidbit: I didn't go back and double check this, but I think this has been our most popular poll ever. Probably because you can't possible disagree about your own age. And you also don't need to think which answer to choose.
Posted by lambchopsil on April 5th 9:05am Comments ( 48 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
April Fools' Day Warning
In a few days is the infamous April Fools' Day (April 1st). At MU, we WILL NOT tolerate any fake/joke releases being reported/announced to us (on any day, not just April Fools). If we, by accident, allow a fake release to get through, please report the mistake to us (either via a Change Request form, through the forum, post a comment in this news post, or you can email me at lambchopsil[at]mangaupdates[dot]com if you are not a registered member here).

As you have been warned against doing it, if we discover a person still attempting to post a joke release here, that person will be dealt with. Severe action will be taken upon that scanlation group.

Thank you for considering our request to remain as accurate as possible for our members.

Some people seem to think this news post is a joke or something similar. I assure you, I am being totally serious. Don't take it lightly.

And we can figure out if someone is trying to frame a group. We're not naive, so don't even try.

PS: Yes, I did an exact copy/paste from last year's warning. Too lazy to write up something new.
Posted by lambchopsil on March 29th 7:47am Comments ( 10 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Age
This week's poll from CuthienSilmeriel is very simply a demographics one. And yes, the age intervals aren't quite even, and this was done on purpose. Not much to discuss about this one...

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Question: With books (of all types), you are mostly the...
Library type: why buy them when you can borrow? - votes: 1445 (13.5%)
Hoarder type: buy them but don't read most of them - votes: 1519 (14.2%)
Caring type: read and keep them with utmost care - votes: 3719 (34.8%)
Crazy type: buy and re-read them till they fall apart - votes: 1133 (10.6%)
Giver: most buy them to give as gifts - votes: 42 (0.4%)
Average: they're nothing special - votes: 685 (6.4%)
Profiteer: buy, (maybe) read, re-sell - votes: 68 (0.6%)
Electronic: E-books, man! - votes: 1810 (16.9%)
Hater: I hate books - votes: 262 (2.5%)
There were 10683 total votes.
The poll ended: March 28th 2014

Yay, care for your belongings!
Posted by lambchopsil on March 29th 6:52am Comments ( 30 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Books
This week's poll is from our member icassop. In general, what kind of book person are you? By the way, manga falls within books. Do you perhaps lean toward one side? Personally, I'm an avid reader. I love the high fantasy epics like Wheel of Time or Game of Thrones. I try to take care of my books though. No creasing the spines or underline words.

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Question: Are you part of a scanlation group?
Yes - votes: 727 (6.6%)
Used to be - votes: 1143 (10.4%)
No, but I want to try it out - votes: 1627 (14.8%)
No, since I don't feel qualified - votes: 5516 (50.2%)
Never have, never will - votes: 1969 (17.9%)
There were 10982 total votes.
The poll ended: March 21st 2014

Judging from the last time we ran this poll, we have less people scanlating now..
Posted by lambchopsil on March 22nd 5:40am Comments ( 28 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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?
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?
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)

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Aggregate sites (Batoto, MangaHere, MangaFox, MangaReader, etc)
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 ]
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