|New Poll - Pirate Remorse
(32 posts, 676 views) Posted: 3d 18h, 7m ago by SinsI in News
Of course never, I feel good about it - "sharing is caring".
Helping spread the work of an author you enjoyed is a very good deed to both the author and his potential fans. I feel that Authors should profit from their works only after the users have alread ...
|New Poll - Appearances
(16 posts, 452 views) Posted: 17d 19h, 47m ago by SinsI in News
One extremely important point based off one of the recent polls: some artists can only draw a very limited number of distinct character looks, with the rest of the differences defined by their hair color/style and outfit. If that is the case, any change in character app ...
|New Poll - Character Clones
(24 posts, 718 views) Posted: 24d 6h, 33m ago by SinsI in News
Decided not to vote.
If the author uses "character clones", to detect it you need to actually read all those series. This implies that the author is good enough to seek another of his works after reading the first one. And that quality is what's importa ...
|New Poll - Apocalypse
(34 posts, 1415 views) Posted: 38d 6h, 34m ago by SinsI in News
That data is meaningless if you don't take into account the falling EROI for oil and depletion of aquifers. Due to that, our food production capabilities might fall below the levels where we can support that peak population, and even 6 or 7 billion would be too muc ...
|New Poll - Apocalypse
(34 posts, 1415 views) Posted: 38d 21h, 9m ago by SinsI in News
The most realistic one is the scariest one, so Overpopulation. ...
|New Poll - Mangaka Assistant
(17 posts, 1042 views) Posted: 66d 17h, 56m ago by SinsI in News
>Touching the mangaka
>Seeing the mangaka's face
>Breathing in the same air as the mangaka
>Having the mangaka's phone number
Creepy... Is this a poll for stalkers? ...
|New Poll - Switching Japanese Language
(31 posts, 2124 views) Posted: 73d 6h, 22m ago by SinsI in News
No way. I don't want a language where even a native speaker frequently can't read the text if he stumbles upon an unknown symbol (despite learning it for 2 years longer than in standard European school), so no languages that are written using hiero ...
|New Poll - Dropping a Series
(25 posts, 1884 views) Posted: 80d 21h, 42m ago by SinsI in News
Voted for "Plot Veers off into a bad direction", but the option I really wanted is missing - "story elements that attracted me in the first place disappeared". I.e. instead of light erotic comedy with character interaction story transformed into one ...
|New Poll - Membership
(25 posts, 1443 views) Posted: 122d 7h, 34m ago by SinsI in News
I thought you can't vote in polls if you are not registered on MU... ...
(25 posts, 2526 views) Posted: 128d 23h, 8m ago by SinsI in News
He might come back, right? Taking a break can re-fuel his passion for translating. ...
|New Poll - Collector
(39 posts, 1617 views) Posted: 234d 16h, 31m ago by SinsI in News
Generic everyday goods with anime/manga characters/symbols - a few cups, a few plates, some notebooks; maybe model my room after one of my favorite shows...
Physical volumes/DVDs/music CDs take too much precious space.
Figures could be interestin ...
|New Poll - Archiving Fansubs
(17 posts, 1084 views) Posted: 241d 13h, 41m ago by SinsI in News
Since now it is faster to redownload them than try and find the media you've written them to, I only archive very rare hard to get series. ...
|Recent Outage Due to DMCA Request
(52 posts, 5667 views) Posted: 271d 12h, 31m ago by SinsI in News
If they did it without following the proper law-prescribed procedures, doesn't this mean that they have illegally breached their contract with you? ...
|New Poll - Pleasure Reading
(34 posts, 1599 views) Posted: 276d 7h, 26m ago by SinsI in News
"Please don't tell my parents I'm a supervillain", last week. After "soon I'll be invincible" gotten hooked up on antihero books... ...
|New Poll - OS
(14 posts, 852 views) Posted: 282d 14h, 25m ago by SinsI in News
Multi-boot of Windows XP, 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 ...
|New Poll - MU Years
(64 posts, 3466 views) Posted: 423d 5h, 4m ago by SinsI in News
In that case, isn't it better to make the poll "How soon did you join after you first started visiting MangaUpdates?".
Expecting people to track those dates is kinda silly - unless there was something personally memorable around the time of joining, n ...
|New Poll - MU Years
(64 posts, 3466 views) Posted: 423d 11h, 1m ago by SinsI in News
Strange poll, as all the data is available in the Profile section...
|New Poll - Cosplay Opposites
(22 posts, 1281 views) Posted: 444d 17h, 21m ago by SinsI in News
I think an extremely important part - gender of the one answering - is missing from the poll.
Please change it so that the options are differentiated on that basis, too.
|New Poll - Mediums
(27 posts, 1350 views) Posted: 458d 21h, 32m ago by SinsI in News
How the hell would I know? It'd obviously depend on which one is the best. ...
|New Poll - Books
(28 posts, 1462 views) Posted: 493d 8h, 17m ago by SinsI in News
Electronic or library.
Storage space is extremely expensive where I live. From my calculations (average book price is 7$, rental price is 30$/1m^2 per month, you can store 100 books on 1m^2), if I don't re-read every book every 21 months or less, it is actua ...
|New Poll - Aggregate Sites
(40 posts, 2135 views) Posted: 507d 17h, 47m ago by SinsI in News
They suck for many reasons:
1) They take up precious screen space
2) They contain things that distract from the content
3) (sometimes) far worse UI - no keyboard navigation, need to wait for next page to download each time, etc.
4) They require you to be online
|New Poll - Mortality
(43 posts, 2377 views) Posted: 521d 12h, 10m ago by SinsI in News
If you can be killed by sickness, how can you be called "invincible"?
I'd choose immortality with possibility of death by suicide. ...
|New Poll - World Transfer
(64 posts, 3327 views) Posted: 527d 14h, 32m ago by SinsI in News
What about family? Friends? All the favorite characters from other manga?
Just No. ...
|New Poll - Archive Fansubs
(23 posts, 1348 views) Posted: 535d 15h, 2m ago by SinsI in News
No. I used to, but nowdays it is much faster/more convenient to just redownload it again instead of looking for the HDD with that particular show. ...
|New Poll - Fan Service
(37 posts, 3169 views) Posted: 570d 11h, 53m ago by SinsI in News
A little hardcore sex scene in the beginning of a non-ecchi series can help set a "Mature" tone, signaling that the author is not going to resort to kindergarten level of romance and psychology. So, overall, I think it is a huge boon.
OTOH, if the "fan ...