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Post #618212
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Archon Solon

6:43 am, Oct 19 2013
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This week's poll comes from our member ashi. Of the given choices of scanlation woes, which one angers you the most? Not an exhaustive list, but like I said, just choose from what's given. You're probably annoyed by at least one of them...

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Previous Poll Results:
Question: If you had an original idea for a story and weren't concerned about money, staff, or personal skill, which medium would be most suitable for your creation?
Manga, manhwa, or manhua - votes: 2744 (28.3%)
Western graphic novel - votes: 232 (2.4%)
(Light) novel, book, or short story - votes: 2123 (21.9%)
Live-action movie - votes: 537 (5.5%)
Animated movie - votes: 673 (6.9%)
Live-action TV show - votes: 393 (4.1%)
Animated TV show - votes: 1251 (12.9%)
Game - votes: 1383 (14.3%)
Theatrical play or musical - votes: 74 (0.8%)
Radio show - votes: 20 (0.2%)
Drama cd - votes: 33 (0.3%)
Newspaper cartoon - votes: 32 (0.3%)
Song - votes: 151 (1.6%)
Dance - votes: 56 (0.6%)
There were 9702 total votes.
The poll ended: October 18th 2013

Considering what kind of site this is, no surprises on the winner. But the choice of games got more votes than I would've expected! (I personally chose games too, as I play more video games than I read manga, nowadays)

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Post #618216
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7:12 am, Oct 19 2013
Posts: 53

Uwah this is such a hard poll for me, not because I don't particularly agree with any choice (like sometimes) but because almost all of them annoy me to no end I don't know which one to pick!

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Post #618218
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7:15 am, Oct 19 2013
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"When you start a series and then find out: Last Release (1000d ago). Completely Scanlated: No" - If you choose this, and this really does piss you off, then isn't that your own fault for not noticing it in the first place? I mean I have a ton of series on my wish list that are like that, and that's the main reason I haven't gotten around to reading any of them yet. It's like... pay more attention, and it won't even be an issue. Unless you're some kind of masochist or something, then, by all means, continue tormenting yourself.

Post #618220
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7:28 am, Oct 19 2013
Posts: 132

What annoy me the most is when i start reading a manga who's still getting scanlated, but stop being scanlated soon after.

Post #618221

8:24 am, Oct 19 2013
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I guess if I'm being honest the only time I really get disappointed is when a series I like gets dropped for whatever reason. Especially when it's a series that is unlike any other series so I can't find anything similar to replace it with.

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Noblesse Forever!

8:28 am, Oct 19 2013
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Speed scans. They might be a good alternative for series which are not being worked on, but they annoy me when they translate a work which is actively being scanlated in HQ. Speed scans of those works brings a negative image to mangas... sometimes low quality scans of those works makes people think that the manga is bad.

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yarny, yarny

8:42 am, Oct 19 2013
Posts: 95

The "No release in the last 2 years" is what makes me do the Darth Vader scream of "NOOOOOO!!!!"

A close second is when a group who says they desperately need more members simultaneously says they're going to take on new series. If they are already stretched thin, why are they taking on more? Well, ultimately they can do what they want. But it just makes me go confused

Post #618228
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8:56 am, Oct 19 2013
Posts: 223

Wow, almost everything on this list pisses me off. But the worst is still people making money off scanlations just by uploading the releases of other groups.

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Mad With a Hat

9:10 am, Oct 19 2013
Posts: 4728

Wow, I can't vote.
Everything on that list is annoying as hell.

The one that annoys me the least though, is when people nag about the next release, because you can just ignore them.
You can't really do anything about the rest though.

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Post #618231
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9:24 am, Oct 19 2013
Posts: 37

That which enrages me the most is the fact that a lot of people somehow for some strange reason feels other people owe them whatever they desire. I mean, are they the kind of people to demand people they meet on the street to lick their shoes or be their personal slave for the rest of their lives? What goes on in their mind? If anyone reading this post is that kind of person then please enlighten me what goes on in your mind.

If it is not clear. I chose "People who ask: "When will the next chapter be released?"".
Which I read as: "People who incessantly whine/threaten: Where the fuck is the next chapter you lazy bitches and no I don't care if it is not out yet in Japan, give me the fucking chapter!""

Btw, just to make it clear. I don't scanlate, I just loathe the mindset of certain people.

I think you may have forgot a choice in the poll.
"When your favorite manga ends prematurely."

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Is a female

10:03 am, Oct 19 2013
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Yeah I gotta agree that all of these are irritating. It's a tough one to choose from.

I think, being a scanlator myself, I do find people who ask "When's the next chapter released?" really, really annoying. It'll be released when it's done. Shut up and stop asking.

People making money out of it is also pretty bad. As if we need any more targets painted on our backs.

Ugh I dunno which one to go for. They're all damn annoying...

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Post #618238
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10:13 am, Oct 19 2013
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Ugh.... There are like 3 answers here that are really close for me.... It has to be the toughest poll decision I've made yet.... To be honest I copped out and just randomly chose one of the three, but basically anything that results in a series to stop being scanlated is a doom and gloom scenario in my world....

Thanks to the Japanese, I have been deprived of any left over paycheck cash since high school.... >.<'
Post #618239
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10:41 am, Oct 19 2013
Posts: 109

Tough question. I picked #4 because it's happened most often (it seems), but #3 is probably more true for me. #2 would apply, but I tend to read a whole cluster of projects from a given group, so there's always something to read. #1 doesn't seem to apply that much anymore, so it's no longer a big deal.

On a related note... Someone PLEASE pick up [m]Tomehane[/m]. sad

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Post #618246

12:23 pm, Oct 19 2013
Posts: 202

LOL @ "When you start a series and then find out: Last Release (1000d ago). Completely Scanlated: No." Seriously, though, most of these are equally bad. I picked the cease and desist one.

Post #618252
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2:54 pm, Oct 19 2013
Posts: 174

"When multiple groups scanlate the same series"
^ this definitely. Specially those who steal other's project when it gets popular. A lot of good mangas aren't translated and some groups are just fighting over the popular ones. So much manpower WASTED just to get ahead and become more popular.

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