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Should we have a scanlation culture of translators being paid for their work?
No, it's volunteer work! Labor of love or not at all
Yes, it's reasonable to pay them for their hard work
 
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New Poll - Deal Breaker
(27 posts, 1344 views) Posted: 44d 1h, 33m ago by MangaGhost in News
Its mostly how a topic is handled. Most topics if handled seriously it doesn't bother me. On the other hand, let's say its something like rape and the manga author is obviously using it like fan service that ticks me off and I'm likely to drop it. ...
New Poll - Manga into Anime
(14 posts, 564 views) Posted: 49d 22h, 47m ago by MangaGhost in News
My number one choice would be Rushed Story and/or skipping chapters. When they try to stick a whole story arc in like 1-3 episodes it usually bites hard or when the whole show just rushes thru material to just be able to fit something in a 12 episode season. The r ...
New Poll - Good, bad, and the Ugly
(40 posts, 2352 views) Posted: 106d 23h, 5m ago by MangaGhost in News
Can we just leave the Bad out? Really a Bad beginning is not going to hook me into a story especially if its a TV show or manga. If I'm at a movie theater I may have no choice to sit and watch it all the way through, but its definitely going to color my impressio ...
New Poll - Anime/Manga Merchandise 2
(15 posts, 954 views) Posted: 113d 20h, 55m ago by MangaGhost in News
Let's see two main things. Not enough space for the stuff I might want and its difficult to find/buy what I want. I'd be cool with getting posters for my favorite stuff, but I only have so much wall space and I never like what they have to offer. Often its not p ...
New Poll - How Fast Do You Read?
(21 posts, 1646 views) Posted: 162d 20h, 55m ago by MangaGhost in News
Depends on writing, mood and genre. Most stuff like action and comedy is straight forward and often simple dialogue so I blow thru that in a day easy. Kingdom, History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi, or something like Bleach (with big panels and closeups)? Pfft ...
New Poll - Saving a Dying World
(16 posts, 2016 views) Posted: 330d 23h, 25m ago by MangaGhost in News
I "awaken in an unfamiliar dying world". Ok, I guess I roll up my sleeves and get on with the business of surviving and maybe team up with some people who know what's going on, maybe they have a plan.

Reads further on..."You discover th ...
New Poll - Manga Medium
(17 posts, 1963 views) Posted: 380d 1h, 34m ago by MangaGhost in News
Physical copy is the best for me.

A phone's screen is too small for my tastes and also I can't enjoy a double page image that way. PC is ok because of a large screen and storage, but it doesn't let me get comfy like laying on a couch or bed to ...
New Poll - Least Favorite Genre
(33 posts, 3630 views) Posted: 463d 21h, 24m ago by MangaGhost in News
Over the years I've pretty much sampled everything, but some stuff I have no interest in or the genre is stale and predictable.

I read manga for the stories and the art not for fap material so I chose Hentai because I don't have a lot of interest in it. If He ...
New Poll - Guys with Long Hair
(20 posts, 2601 views) Posted: 470d 12h, 49m ago by MangaGhost in News
People can wear their hair anyway they please. Now will it work for them? Like beards it all depends on style, the hair and physical features. Some can pull it off and others can't.

On a side note having long hair can be a real pain when dealing with those wate ...
New Poll - Wrong Genre
(20 posts, 2616 views) Posted: 477d 21h, 47m ago by MangaGhost in News
There's some genres I'm not a fan of or don't generally excite me, but if its an author I really like (and this isn't just limited to manga either) I'd give it a shot. You don't know if they will take a different approach to the genre a ...
New Poll - RPG Class
(24 posts, 2269 views) Posted: 485d 0h, 30m ago by MangaGhost in News
I don't like straight fighter types because they tend to bore me, not enough for me to get creative with. The exception are Rangers because many games give them a little bit of nature/druid spells.

I like mages because you can get creative and mix spells to ...
New Poll - Kidnapped Daughter
(37 posts, 4350 views) Posted: 561d 22h, 11m ago by MangaGhost in News
1. Why would I trust a shady mystic? They might be in league with the demons. It might be part of their plan.

2. Putting out a reward is what dudes/dudettes do when they are too old to get up and fight. In my fantasy I'm not 90. On the other hand if I do it on the sly ...
New Poll - Importance of Manga
(21 posts, 2536 views) Posted: 568d 21h, 35m ago by MangaGhost in News
I wish the choices were worded better. Very still sounds a little obsessive and every once in a while makes it sound like you might read a manga a few times a year at most if you happen to trip over something interesting. How important is it? Not as important as foo ...
New Poll - Good Plot But Bad Art
(36 posts, 4103 views) Posted: 576d 2h, 36m ago by MangaGhost in News
It depends. Some artists their art evolves as they work on a series. Even experienced ones sometimes it takes a little time for them to get comfortable with new designs on a new series. That's why if the story is good I tend to be forgiving on the art. On the o ...
New Poll - Skipping to the End
(20 posts, 2878 views) Posted: 596d 23h, 49m ago by MangaGhost in News
No. Never. Especially if the series is already ended. I mean knowing that its ended is kind of a relief in itself. I don't have to worry that it will go on forever getting steadily worse and usually don't have to worry it got axed. Also a lot series the end is med ...
New Poll - Character Shift
(28 posts, 3143 views) Posted: 658d 19h, 5m ago by MangaGhost in News
Like others have said change is ok if its justified well. The 2 that irk me the most and often aren't handled well are the personality shift or beliefs/values shift. Stuff that comes out of nowhere with little to no build up really ticks me off. For example if a characte ...
New Poll - Web Comics
(19 posts, 2318 views) Posted: 694d 20h, 25m ago by MangaGhost in News
I just don't have time to read everything. I follow a few web comics, but I guess I'll have to pick "several", which is more than a few but closer than none. roll

...
New Poll - Best Josei
(20 posts, 3069 views) Posted: 722d 20h, 53m ago by MangaGhost in News
Gokusen? Seriously? That's been over and done with for years. Fun, yes, but best? Tough call with the rest 3-4 serious good ones there. ...
New Poll - Maid Cafes
(18 posts, 2833 views) Posted: 758d 1h, 10m ago by MangaGhost in News
I chose never. I don't have a problem with restaurants or cafe's with themes like say superheros, Hard Rock cafe or characters from say the 1950s like in the Pulp Fiction movie. I wouldn't go often more like once for the novelty. However, hav ...
Can anyone please take this 2 minute survey on national security? I .
(8 posts, 761 views) Posted: 1041d 3h, 8m ago by MangaGhost in Chatter Box
You do realize that in the first category Age Group you are missing 35-44? ...
Mangatraders now 100% down, any new info?
(73 posts, 113319 views) Posted: 1065d 14h, 21m ago by MangaGhost in Chatter Box
Quote from maturd
Sadly FMD seems to be down. It doesn't download. It looks like it's not being updated.

I got FMD off Softpedia. It does not come with all the lists of sites, for that I had to go to SourceForge. FMD works to a limited extent. I can grab stuf ...
New Poll - OS
(14 posts, 1532 views) Posted: 1071d 23h, 42m ago by MangaGhost in News
I guess its Multi-boot for me. I'm running OSX Mavericks on my laptop with Win7 on virtual machine via Parallels. Meanwhile, I also have a hand built PC box that boots either into Win7 or WinXP (for old games that wont run on Win7). Windows 7 for me was an im ...
New Poll - Favorite Narrative
(13 posts, 1432 views) Posted: 1114d 22h, 10m ago by MangaGhost in News
In answer to the followup question about how much manga I buy every year I would say a moderate amount especially in comparison to some people I know. I try to buy stuff that I've read that I really like if its licensed. On average I would say that I'm p ...
New Poll - After a While...
(21 posts, 2086 views) Posted: 1156d 20h, 20m ago by MangaGhost in News
Stuff needs to end especially if its been going on for say 26years (Berserk)!!

A good ending is like a satisfying meal at a nice restaurant which can be ruined it it takes too long to get or you fill up on too many appetizers. For me, manga is often either too short or to ...
Definitely worth reading
(1 posts, 588 views) Posted: 1221d 0h, 54m ago by MangaGhost in Birdy the Mighty (II)
Has Ronin Ixioran taken a break from scanlating Birdy or has he quit entirely? I hope someone can pick it up it is definitely worth reading. ...

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