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If there was a manga cafe near you, would you visit it?
Lots of times, mainly for the manga
Lots of times, mainly for the Internet
Lots of times, mainly for the food / drinks
Lots of times, mainly for socializing
I guess I'd try it once...
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New Poll - Manga Cafe
This week's poll is from icassop. If there was a manga cafe near you, would you go? I'd probably try it once, but I'd be too busy to go again. Reminds me of the time I visited a board game cafe. I'd love to go again though!

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: A particular group has been scanlating a series you like to read. Suddenly a new group starts doing the same series. You...
Choices:
Keep with the old group's version - votes: 1027 (11%)
Read the new group's version - votes: 31 (0.3%)
Read both versions - votes: 843 (9.1%)
Read the faster version - votes: 3706 (39.8%)
Read the higher quality version - votes: 3696 (39.7%)
There were 9303 total votes.
The poll ended: April 24th 2015

Oh wow, that's a really close split between faster vs. better quality!
Posted by lambchopsil on April 25th 6:43am Comments ( 15 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Old vs. New Group
This week's poll from Nekomikoto is a bit wordy, but it actually happens a lot. Say you're reading a series that you like, and just one particular group is working on it. Suddenly a new group pops up and starts doing releases for the same series. Which group's releases are you going to choose now?

I feel the tendency is that the new group is the faster one, with usually less quality. So for a while I'll stick with the old group, but then the old group drops the project because they can't handle the load (and probably has other projects to work on). Then I play catch up with the new group since I'm behind a bunch of chapters now.

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: On average, do you tend to skip anime opening / ending songs?
Choices:
I watch each once and then skip the repeats - votes: 6134 (48%)
I mostly skip openings - votes: 263 (2.1%)
I mostly skip endings - votes: 1468 (11.5%)
I watch both most of the time - votes: 2069 (16.2%)
I skip both most of the time - votes: 2479 (19.4%)
I don't watch anime - votes: 378 (3%)
There were 12791 total votes.
The poll ended: April 18th 2015

Almost 50% will watch once and skip the rest. I fall in this camp too.
Posted by lambchopsil on April 18th 6:36pm Comments ( 19 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Anime OP/ED
This week's anime-related post is from Marian5390. For those of you who watch anime, what are your habits for those OP/ED songs?

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: Thoughts on April Fools' scanlator jokes or false releases
Choices:
Hate them - votes: 2173 (21.2%)
Annoying - votes: 2602 (25.4%)
Funny - votes: 1129 (11%)
Don't mind - votes: 1897 (18.5%)
Ignore them - votes: 1306 (12.8%)
No opinion - votes: 1127 (11%)
There were 10234 total votes.
The poll ended: April 11th 2015

I'm in the hating camp. Kinda sad that over 10% find them funny...
Posted by lambchopsil on April 11th 8:26am Comments ( 29 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - April Fools' Scanlator Jokes
This week's poll is from me (so the choices aren't really the best, but deal with it). I realized we had never done a poll about all the fake releases scanlators put out there, so might as well!

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: Are you a registered member of MU?
Choices:
Yes, and I consider myself an active part of the community - votes: 579 (6%)
Yes, but I just lurk and use the member-only features - votes: 5761 (59.7%)
Nope - votes: 3318 (34.4%)
There were 9658 total votes.
The poll ended: April 3rd 2015

Those of you who aren't members, you might wanna consider it so that you can use lists and release highlighting.
Posted by lambchopsil on April 4th 6:55am Comments ( 15 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
April Fools' Day Warning
In a few days is the infamous April Fools' Day (April 1st). At MU, we WILL NOT tolerate any fake/joke releases being reported/announced to us (on any day, not just April Fools). If we, by accident, allow a fake release to get through, please report the mistake to us (either via a Change Request form, through the forum, post a comment in this news post, or you can email me at lambchopsil[at]mangaupdates[dot]com if you are not a registered member here).

As you have been warned against doing it, if we discover a person still attempting to post a joke release here, that person will be dealt with. Severe action will be taken upon that scanlation group.

Thank you for considering our request to remain as accurate as possible for our members.

Some people seem to think this news post is a joke or something similar. I assure you, I am being totally serious. Don't take it lightly.

And we can figure out if someone is trying to frame a group. We're not naive, so don't even try.
Posted by lambchopsil on March 31st 3:08pm Comments ( 18 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Membership
This week's poll from Lorska is something for site stats. We're just looking at the stats of the people who vote in the polls.

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

Question: Do you know Japanese?
Choices:
Native fluency - votes: 129 (1%)
Yes, I can understand most things - votes: 421 (3.2%)
I know a lot but am not fluent - votes: 1308 (9.9%)
I know only the basics - votes: 2285 (17.2%)
Bits and pieces from anime / manga - votes: 7715 (58.2%)
None - votes: 1405 (10.6%)
There were 13263 total votes.
The poll ended: March 28th 2015

Arigatou
Posted by lambchopsil on March 28th 7:21am Comments ( 25 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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