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Your favorite author has been charged and/or convicted of a serious crime (murder, rape, child prostitution, etc). Would you treat their fictional works any differently?
Make no difference, so I don't care
All works past, present, and future has been tainted
Anything new they work on is tainted
Only works that are related to the crime are tainted (i.e., plot point about rape)
 
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New Poll - Manga for How Long?
This week's poll was suggested almost 10 years ago by a member named xombiemonkey. How long ago did you start reading manga?

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: If you already had the necessary skills (i.e. translate, Photoshop, etc), would you will be willing to do scanlations?
Choices:
Already do - votes: 304 (7%)
Sure, I'd be pretty active - votes: 984 (22.5%)
Yes, but only occasionally - votes: 1980 (45.3%)
No, don't have free time - votes: 751 (17.2%)
Nope, just don't want to - votes: 354 (8.1%)
There were 4373 total votes.
The poll ended: October 6th 2017

Many people appear to be willing, so just need to get those skills
Posted by lambchopsil on October 7th 2:56am Comments ( 22 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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» Aremon on October 7th, 2017, 12:05am

Been reading manga since before I knew it was called manga (sometime in the 80:s) though only one or two. Read some Dragonball 15-20 (think it was 2000-ish) or so years ago when they started releasing them here(Sweden).
Started reading again 6-7 years ago. Oldest downloaded manga I got is from august 2012. It's FLCL. Read a couple of thousand since then...

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» tactics on October 7th, 2017, 2:59am

Probably around about 10 years. I believe I started when I was 15. I've been registered on this site for 9 years...

I remember reading everything on onemanga. The good ol' days.

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» whitespade on October 7th, 2017, 6:01am

I read manga since Im able to read - doraemon and chibi maruko chan are staple childhood fare. so about 20 years now?

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» residentgrigo on October 7th, 2017, 6:10am

I had to make a guess for manga specifically. 16 years sounds about right. It would be over 20 for comics in general and anime.

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» GGpX on October 7th, 2017, 8:27am

I turned 29 this summer and I was turned on to manga because in third grade (When I was 9? I think?) some guys in my class had Dragonball mangas and I instantly fell in love. You know that feeling when you discover something that you never even conceived could exist and it hooks on the spot? That was it for me.

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» Dragonfiremule on October 7th, 2017, 8:39am

This poll made me realize I've been a member of this site for over 10!! years; I joined probably a year after I started reading manga, so I'd say I've been reading for 11 years.

Thanks for keeping this website up and running for so long; I'm sure its a lot of work, especially with all the bots that are going on right now. I don't really post anymore, but I definitely use the list feature everyday to keep track of when everything I'm reading is updated.

Its also funny because I used to chat with xombiemonkey all the time, but I don't think hes used this site for awhile.

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» chineserider on October 7th, 2017, 8:48am

I feel so old! I've been a part of this site for 10 years, and have read for a year before that (not counting when I grew up watching anime as cartoons on TV). I can't believe how long it has been, and MU remains my computer homepage to this day.

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» Sircus on October 7th, 2017, 9:31am

Hmm, it took about 10 years to read everything good scanlated. Had to live a life too ^^. These days I pretty much moved on to novels but I still keep an eye out for new stuff that gets recommended. Latest "manga" I checked out was The gamer.

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» svines85 on October 7th, 2017, 10:13am

Gonna see a lot of people in the 10 years slot just because they're gonna round it off.......Lord knows that's what I did, trying to pin it down any further back is just making my head hurt biggrin

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» Jelise on October 8th, 2017, 9:25pm

That's what I did with the 20 year slot, so I wouldn't be surprised if it happened with the others too.

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» Karonhioktha on October 7th, 2017, 11:54am

15 years for me. Read my first manga when I was 11.
I remember thinking back when I was 15 that I couldn't possibly still be into manga in my 20s. Well, I'm still here.

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» KaoriNite on October 7th, 2017, 6:44pm

Around 7 or 8 years. I had been into anime on and off since childhood, but it wasn't until I was about 20 or 21 that I started reading manga. I guess that's fairly late compared to most people on this site.

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» eccentrrick on October 7th, 2017, 7:54pm

13 years!

I started with Hana Yori Dango, and I found it in a public library. I was so confused since it wasn't colored like american comics. And here I am now. lol

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» NeNee on October 7th, 2017, 8:34pm

I've been reading manga (started with Doraemon) since I was 8 so it has been 15 years. Man, that's more than half of my life already.

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» Sosseres on October 8th, 2017, 10:57am

Think it is since around 2003. Wasn't a lot of manga or anime available here before I went online for it.

Minimum of 11 years since my account on this site is that young.

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» Kurapica on October 8th, 2017, 2:50pm

Been at least 14 years since i first started reading manga. I still remember how i first discovered HxH and how difficult and exciting it was to discover and get new manga. Scanlations and fansubs were just like some hidden treasure that you needed to delve for through irc channels, newsgroups and direct downloads from obscure mangasites.I kinda miss those innocent days.

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» ebisu on October 9th, 2017, 6:38am

From when I read the weekly version on paper of Dragon Ball... Around since I was beginning to read. There was Dragon Ball and TMNT on paper format. At the very beginning, I think I had DB read to me, but that wouldn't count. (So between 25-27 years ago, which oddly puts me in the last choice... Why couldn't you make it until 30+, signaling before the 90s?)

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» LazyCat3 on October 9th, 2017, 8:16am

i don't remember exactly (6-7 years) but i remember my first manga it was Fruits Basket.

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» juliarox214 on October 9th, 2017, 11:13am

MU says 11 years ... I remember signing up for this site because I thought I could read manga on it. Then I left it alone for a long time ... and came back in 2013 and realized how this site works and what an awesome site it actually is!!

I first read Shojo Beat back in the day because it was in my public library.

My husband thinks I'm crazy for still reading manga in my late 20s but I don't think I'll stop anytime soon!

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» darkraiders on October 9th, 2017, 8:25pm

Well, if i count dragonball then i started reading manga like 15 years ago, but back then i didn't know it was a manga and i haven't start reading any other manga until 5 years later. So would say my very first manga was 15 years ago, but i have started reading manga 10 years ago.

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» MinatoAce on October 11th, 2017, 9:03am

For 11+ years.

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» NibbPower on October 11th, 2017, 3:56pm

It's about 14 years ago when I first learned about Manga. I mean, to be honest, it was lot longer but I do not count those since it was more of a skim through and I didn't understand how to read it then.

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