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New Poll - Race/Origin
The US census is going on right now, so energizerbunny suggested we do this question. Our poll format doesn't allow for the selection of multiple answers though, so mixed race is a separate option (but if you're half Chinese, half Korean, then you're still full Asian, so we're not counting that as mixed for the purpose of this poll). And we're also not able to do follow-up questions (like expanding on the types of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origins; or which specific Asian). Feel free to comment below if you're comfortable.

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Is it worse to have had and lost or to never have had at all? (Love, family, friends, wealth, opportunity, etc.)
Choices:
Never have had at all - votes: 1033 (30.6%)
They're the same - votes: 855 (25.3%)
Have had and lost - votes: 1485 (44%)
There were 3373 total votes.
The poll ended: August 22nd 2020

The Matrix, anyone?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
August 22nd 11:03am
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New Poll - Not Having
This week's poll by jacob66 is a bit more philosophical in nature. I'm not sure how to expound upon it more besides just retyping the question. Maybe you should go read Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: You finish watching an anime and discover there's a manga that continues further with the story. Do you...
Choices:
Start the manga from the beginning - votes: 2509 (66.4%)
Start the manga from where the anime ends - votes: 1119 (29.6%)
Not read the manga - votes: 148 (3.9%)
There were 3776 total votes.
The poll ended: August 15th 2020

Gotta read what the anime skipped, right?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
August 15th 12:28am
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New Poll - From Anime to Manga
This week's poll was suggested by Shellshock. Assuming you liked an anime series that you completed and then discover there's a manga for it that continues the story, would you read the manga?

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Would you be willing to eat an exotic meat (e.g., horse, rat, dog, snake, bugs, etc), that you normally wouldn't try, if it was prepared in a familiar way (e.g., hamburger, chicken fried steak, deep-fried, etc)?
Choices:
No way - votes: 1422 (46.9%)
Sure, I'd try - votes: 1609 (53.1%)
There were 3031 total votes.
The poll ended: August 8th 2020

Did you know the lobster used to be considered the "poor man's protein"?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
August 8th 1:31am
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New Poll - Weird Meat
This week's poll was suggested by jacob66. Would cooking an exotic meat in a familiar way make it more palatable for you to try eating?

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you sleep next to your cell phone (i.e., within easy reach)?
Choices:
I don't own a cell phone - votes: 148 (4.7%)
Yes, and it is not silenced - votes: 946 (29.8%)
No, but it is still within hearing distance in case of a call - votes: 312 (9.8%)
No, it's not nearby, so I will not see/hear notifications until I wake up - votes: 301 (9.5%)
Yes, but it is in a silenced mode - votes: 1471 (46.3%)
There were 3178 total votes.
The poll ended: August 2nd 2020

I guess the next poll should be whether you use your phone as an alarm or not.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
August 2nd 10:49am
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New Poll - Sleeping with Phone
Whoops, I forgot to end the previous poll over the weekend... This week's poll was from me. The topic on hand is whether notifications, alerts, and/or calls will be noticed by you while you're sleeping, as alarms still go through the silenced mode

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: You die due to a world catastrophe and suddenly find yourself back in the past a few years before it happened. Do you...
Choices:
Have as much fun as possible before the catastrophe happens - votes: 786 (18.7%)
Let the catastrophe happen but try to prepare better and live through it - votes: 1841 (43.9%)
Try to prevent the catastrophe - votes: 1570 (37.4%)
There were 4197 total votes.
The poll ended: July 28th 2020

I've been seeing a lot of stuff about the anime for Japan Sinks 2020 recently. Maybe I should give it a shot
Posted by lambchopsil on 
July 28th 5:38pm
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New Poll - Precognition
This week's poll was suggested by jacob66. Let's say you die in some world catastrophe (zombie apocalypse, meteor, nuclear war, COVID-19, etc) but are magically transported back into the past by a few years. How would you live your life knowing what's coming?

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: When should English releases be localized differently between English-speaking regions (e.g., US English vs UK English with spelling differences, slang, cultural phrases, etc)?
Choices:
If it affects the the reader's understanding of the plot - votes: 943 (32.5%)
Never - votes: 473 (16.3%)
No opinion - votes: 626 (21.5%)
If it affects the tone of the story - votes: 629 (21.7%)
Wherever possible - votes: 234 (8.1%)
There were 2905 total votes.
The poll ended: July 18th 2020

I had a good laugh with someone's comment on the Queen's English
Posted by lambchopsil on 
July 18th 11:40am
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New Poll - Differences in the English Language
This week's interesting poll was suggested by NightMongoose. I hope you already knew that besides accents there can be other regional differences in English, even just within the US (coke, pop, or soda?). Or trunk vs. boot. Or napkin vs. serviette. Should manga translations cater to specific regions? Does it matter in scanlations where the intent is global? Or does it matter more for a company that only has the license to publish in the UK?

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: What do you think about super powers that depend on other powers? (Copying, disabling, switching, etc.)
Choices:
Meh. In the end it's just another power - votes: 1273 (45.1%)
Awesome. Should make for some cool situations - votes: 1135 (40.2%)
Stupid. You're useless if no one else has a power - votes: 414 (14.7%)
There were 2822 total votes.
The poll ended: July 11th 2020

My housemate liked this poll because he's really into My Hero Academia
Posted by lambchopsil on 
July 11th 1:18am
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New Poll - Powers Reliant on Powers
This week's poll was suggested by jacob66. What's your opinion on powers that are reliant on other powers in order to work? I guess it technically depends on the population density of how many other people have powers and the likelihood of encountering another person with a power.

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Would you read a manga based completely on a piece of Western literature (e.g., Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, etc)?
Choices:
Doesn't influence my decision - votes: 913 (25.5%)
It would put me off from reading the manga - votes: 390 (10.9%)
More likely if I liked the source material - votes: 945 (26.4%)
More likely if I haven't experienced the source material before - votes: 277 (7.7%)
I would prefer to read the source material over the manga - votes: 396 (11.1%)
The fact that it's based off an established work makes it LESS likely I would read the manga - votes: 317 (8.9%)
The fact that it's based off an established work makes it MORE likely I would read the manga - votes: 341 (9.5%)
There were 3579 total votes.
The poll ended: July 4th 2020

I remember watching the anime for Romeo x Juliet purely because I knew the source material.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
July 4th 10:41am
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New Poll - Manga based on Western Literature
This poll was suggested by SrAndrerz. To be honest, the poll is a bit of a mess. It should really be split into multiple questions, but I just didn't bother. If you want to write a comment, please consider these things
  • Does a series based on an established work make a difference in your reading decision? Not as much can be new and exciting since it can't deviate too much from the source.
  • Does you knowing how it's supposed to end make a difference?
  • Does it make a difference that it's derivative and not the source? (Like manga that's based off an anime)
  • Does it make a difference that the source is Western literature?


PS: You got 2.5 hours to kill? Here's the magnum opus on why Lion King wasn't a copy of Kimba the White Lion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5B1mIfQuo4

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Question: Your experience with COVID-19
Choices:
I don't have it, but I know a family member or friend who does/did have it - votes: 1007 (19.6%)
I don't have it and none of my family members or friends have it so far - votes: 3658 (71%)
I think I have/had it, but I'm not sure - votes: 360 (7%)
I had it, but I recovered - votes: 66 (1.3%)
I currently have it - votes: 59 (1.1%)
There were 5150 total votes.
The poll ended: June 27th 2020

And just this last week, the US has had a huge spike in cases. Just great...
Posted by lambchopsil on 
June 27th 12:43am
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New Poll - COVID-19
Our member Nekomikoto suggested a poll about your situation with COIVD-19. Stay safe out there!

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http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Where do you usually read your manga?
Choices:
While commuting / traveling - votes: 53 (1.2%)
In the bathroom - votes: 43 (1%)
Other - votes: 76 (1.8%)
On a chair, not in front of a desk / table - votes: 100 (2.3%)
On the floor - votes: 76 (1.8%)
On the couch / sofa - votes: 446 (10.3%)
On the bed - votes: 2234 (51.8%)
At a desk / table - votes: 1282 (29.7%)
There were 4310 total votes.
The poll ended: June 19th 2020

A bed is more popular than a desk or table? That's surprising!
Posted by lambchopsil on 
June 20th 12:01am
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