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Site Poll - Chat Box 54 - Scanlation Quality Followup

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Post #269396
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Archon Solon

6:09 pm, Mar 21 2009
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So you read HQ after LQ? Or something like that...

For me, I'll typically read HQ only. But when I do read the LQ, I still get the HQ for my archives

Question: In general, do you read series in HQ after reading in LQ?
Yes, LQ first then HQ - votes: 2007 (25.2%)
I only read HQ - votes: 1802 (22.6%)
No, but I archive the HQ - votes: 2096 (26.3%)
No, LQ only since I only read a chapter once - votes: 1969 (24.7%)
No scanlations for me - votes: 94 (1.2%)
There were 7968 total votes.
The poll ended: March 28th 2009

Last edited by lambchopsil at 6:44 pm, Mar 28

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Post #269397
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A Person

6:12 pm, Mar 21 2009
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No option of, "I just read whatever is there"? XDDD

I just read whatever the online reading sites I use (Mangafox, Onemanga, ect, ect), have up for that chapter. Onemanga, I know, posts HQ as it is out, and since I re-read chapters, I guess I read LQ first and then HQ.

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6:13 pm, Mar 21 2009
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I only read it once.

People archive them? Huh, I learned something new today~

Post #269402
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6:15 pm, Mar 21 2009
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I usually only read something once, so if a HQ version comes out later I don't read/ archive it. But generally I only read HQ/MQ and don't bother with LQ scanlations.

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Crazy Cat Lady

6:16 pm, Mar 21 2009
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Most of what I read is only being done by one group, in MQ or HQ, so I guess I'd have to choose "I only read HQ..."?

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Lowly Member

6:18 pm, Mar 21 2009
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I don't usually read LQ works because it doesn't make it that enjoyable for me...well, the only real LQ work I really read are those weekly series and I read those online. The others, I archive and download them.

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Mad With a Hat

6:18 pm, Mar 21 2009
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I read the LQ first. I download the HQ and skim through it. (and replace the LQ one)
I generally don't do that though.
But in things like Amachu, where there aren't many chapters yet, its easy to follow.
Also, the LQ isn't falf bad.

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Post #269409
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6:22 pm, Mar 21 2009
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Not really in general since I only read LQ then HQ for one series. But if I read it in LQ once I see no point to reading it in HQ, since most LQ's I read aren't that bad.

So option one I guess.

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Post #269415
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6:29 pm, Mar 21 2009
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I feel like this poll only applies to series that are megapopular enough to have more than one group scanlating them at the same time. Like, certain shounen series. Nothing I read has this issue... for the few series that have more than one group working on them, it's more an issue of one group seeming to be dead/dormant so another group takes over.

So I didn't vote.

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Evil Little Kid

6:32 pm, Mar 21 2009
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I mostly only read HQ, but if I happen to read the LQ chapter of a manga first then of course I'd read the HQ later, because I can't feel satisfied by reading a chapter that hurts my eyes. =___=

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Post #269422
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6:37 pm, Mar 21 2009
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I get the best quality available. But I don't really go back and look for better quality of mangas I already have. (that rarely happens since mangas tends to only be scanlated by one group at a time)

Had to choose "I only read HQ"

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Post #269440
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7:04 pm, Mar 21 2009
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I have bad eyesight to begin with so it has to be HQ. I try to read raws because I really want to read it but usually they're so LQ I can't read them. So, I just wait until someone does a HQ scanlation of them.

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Housecat Incognito

7:09 pm, Mar 21 2009
Posts: 314

I only reread something in HQ if 1) it actually has an HQ release since, like a few others, most of what I read is only done by one group, or 2) if the LQ was really, really LQ and I felt I had missed something because of that.

So, I chose the 4th option which is me 95% of the time.

Post #269455

7:25 pm, Mar 21 2009
Posts: 95

I like it when the quality's better, but if I have to, I'll read the LQ. Sometimes when it's not readable or I feel my eyes being strained, I wait till HQ, but usually it's not that bad.

Post #269466

8:16 pm, Mar 21 2009
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Most of the stuff I read tends to be HQ (or more often MQ but with solid effort put in to get a quick release). However, I tend to buy a lot of the stuff when it becomes available in the UK - so I guess I read HQ when it's released - and then archive the HQ in the form of real books bigrazz.

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