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lambchopsil
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10:27 am, Dec 17 2011
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This week's poll is from our member icassop. IRC = Internet Relay Chat. In today's day and age of online readers, IRC has taken a huge hit in membership, so what's your position on IRC? (And personally, I don't really use it anymore.)

You can discuss this poll on our forums here:
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=30793

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: Can you tell if a series is manga, manhua, manhwa, etc just from the art?
Choices:
Yes, all the time - votes: 2868 (19.3%)
Yes, most of the time - votes: 7663 (51.6%)
Yes, sometimes - votes: 2916 (19.6%)
Yes, but rarely - votes: 698 (4.7%)
Never - votes: 695 (4.7%)
There were 14840 total votes.
The poll ended: December 17th 2011

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uzumakiwalid
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11:45 am, Dec 17 2011
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Download.(period)

barbapapa
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11:57 am, Dec 17 2011
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It's pretty much always on. Still my preferred way of interacting with other staff+fans.

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GGpX
Post #538888 - Reply to (#538887) by barbapapa
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12:51 pm, Dec 17 2011
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Same.

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jojo_da_crow
Post #538889 - Reply to (#538887) by barbapapa
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2:05 pm, Dec 17 2011
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I'm really sadden by the amount of people who have never been on IRC/don't know what it is. It is such a great method for training and communicating with staffers. Not to mention the amount of friends I would have missed out on if it weren't for those same IRC channels.

I don't think people realize they are missing out on far more than just a manga download by not going on IRC and interacting with other fans/staff.

deadphoenix
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2:53 pm, Dec 17 2011
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It's a good way of communication, the only problem is the bullying that occurs regularly and sometimes some small form were you aren't welcome in, well in most groups your welcomed with open arms.
An other problem with irc is, when the server is overloaded. This happens regularly with mass releases, I would blame the monster servers of online readers that would open a mass attack when something is out none

Another annoying thing is when feel like your talking to a wall, no one responded .

It's still the best way to communicate to the group.

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thevampirate
Post #538891 - Reply to (#538889) by jojo_da_crow
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3:22 pm, Dec 17 2011
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its good for staff communications but not great for much else. the time of using IRC is long gone. the community used to be secretive and IRC was great for that but that time has passed. websites, forums and terrible online readers now reign supreme (until C&D force people to scanlate in secret)

Zenquibo
Post #538892 - Reply to (#538888) by GGpX
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3:46 pm, Dec 17 2011
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as if you interact with fans gg... XD

Joseinen
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4:27 pm, Dec 17 2011
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i only use irc when there is no other way to download, but 99.9% of the time there is another way to download a file...yeah i haven't used irc in like a year.

brigee88
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4:37 pm, Dec 17 2011
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i could never get it to work years ago, i'm so glad that many people have ddl. i remember when i'd have to wait and pray for someone to upload it on something like yousendit/savefile. good times except not really :/

vietangelix
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5:00 pm, Dec 17 2011
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I basically only learned it to download manga a few years ago, haha. It's useful because some groups only release stuff on IRC.

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eyeshield777
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5:36 pm, Dec 17 2011
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Used to use to download when there were no online readers, now I just use batoto or download from the site.

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StarlightDreams
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6:47 pm, Dec 17 2011
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All the time.
Every time I'm on a computer, mIRC is open also. I use it for downloading and chatting and I've been using it for about 4 years now?

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coa88
Post #538898 - Reply to (#538893) by Joseinen
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7:05 pm, Dec 17 2011
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Same here. Some time ago I was looking for some old stuff. Group was long dead but you could still download from their IRC channel. IRC time has passed. But it's still great for books download.
I didn't actually read manga back when IRC was in full use though, so I can hardly be reminiscent about old times.

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Seijurou
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11:46 pm, Dec 17 2011
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IRC . . . I need to get to that someday . . . Maybe . . .

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