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lambchopsil
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7:43 pm, Jan 8 2011
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The poll this week is the brain child of our members crossyuuki and Lightmare. The key to the question is usually. May be a little difficult to quantitatively answer, but do your best.

Finally, we have a poll where you can discuss it on our forums here:
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=23530

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related):
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you make New Year's Resolutions?
Choices:
Yes - votes: 3066 (27.1%)
No - votes: 6879 (60.9%)
What are those? - votes: 1356 (12%)
There were 11301 total votes.
The poll ended: January 8th 2011

So resolutions are falling out of fashion?

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8:53 pm, Jan 8 2011
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About the old poll, never done, but maybe it will be a good idea.
About the new poll, well I pick up new manga when I'm bored, so I watch the cover and if I like it I read the summary. If I can't find anything I pick up something randomly, and wish it's good.

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9:17 pm, Jan 8 2011
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The majority must not care about New Year's Resolutions anymore.

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10:48 pm, Jan 8 2011
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There are many reasons why I would try a new series, not just one. The most common reason is because I've caught up or finished reading the many series I started. I chose "The summary looks interesting" because that would be the most common reason to try a new series, out of the choices in the poll. Many of the other choices also apply to me, I usually search for a new series through genres, ratings, mangaka's older or newer works and simply clicking on it from the "releases" page. This poll is a bit too broad and there's no "all of the above" choice.

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Post #537098 - Reply to (#537096) by ichigo_daisuki
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11:20 pm, Jan 8 2011
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For me New Year's Resolutions are just an excuse to procrastinate - if you think you should change something about yourself/your life, then do it, don't wait weeks or months until the next year before attempting to change it.

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12:14 am, Jan 9 2011
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Why doesn't the poll have the answer "because it's my favorite genre"? THAT'S the reason why I read new series. I always only read shoujo/josei/romance series. And I usually give chance to ALL new series of those genres. smile

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1:51 am, Jan 9 2011
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I usually pick things based on genre as well: Comedy. If I see a new series or one-shot in the releases page with the comedy genre tag, I usually check it out.

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3:13 am, Jan 9 2011
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For me it's a mixture of art (cover page) and the summary. Impossible to choose between the two. If the summary is good but the art looks horrible then I may skip over it (and the reverse is true as well).

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all hail schneizel
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4:37 am, Jan 9 2011
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I usually read a new series (taking new as in I've never seen an anime of it either) because the summary makes it sound interesting. It's usually anime that tricks me with the art.

veve
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4:42 am, Jan 9 2011
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Abt the new series, I didn't reply bc there isn't option "I collect everything from this genre/scanlation team". For me this is the reason that drives me reading a new title.

Abt the old poll, I really don't know what these New Year Resolutions are but I suppose they are kinda promises ppl make to themselves.

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Post #537104 - Reply to (#537099) by bluesonnet
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7:53 am, Jan 9 2011
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This. Shounen/Romance/Comedy for me.

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Post #537105 - Reply to (#537099) by bluesonnet
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12:00 pm, Jan 9 2011
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Same to me. I read only BL and I collect everything yaoi/shounen-ai. Even the titles which art is not much in my taste.

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Post #537106 - Reply to (#537103) by veve
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12:21 pm, Jan 9 2011
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1. cute girls
2. cute girls
3. cute girls
4. summary sounds interesting

veve
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12:18 am, Jan 10 2011
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With usually as a key to the question I voted "It's the same author of a series I like". I think this answer is the most right for ppl who choose a title bc of the genre they like.smile

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Post #537108 - Reply to (#537106) by sakura8429
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Hohoho, as I see my reasons with only the gender changed.biggrin

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