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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?

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

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

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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New Poll - Reading Location
This week's poll was suggested by Nekomikoto. Where do you read your manga usually? This is independent of whether you read digitally or physically

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you eat or drink while reading?
Choices:
Sometimes - votes: 2033 (47%)
Usually - votes: 636 (14.7%)
Always - votes: 177 (4.1%)
Seldom - votes: 899 (20.8%)
Never - votes: 577 (13.4%)
There were 4322 total votes.
The poll ended: June 13th 2020

I feel like if "sometimes" is an option, it usually wins
Posted by lambchopsil on 
June 13th 8:55am
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New Poll - Sustenance with Manga
This week's poll was suggested by Otakuch. It's pretty straightforward, so nothing for me to say.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: What's your main method of finding a new series to read?
Choices:
I read the new series for authors that I already like - votes: 94 (2.4%)
I look for stuff similar to what I already like - votes: 429 (11.2%)
I read all the latest chapter 1 releases - votes: 55 (1.4%)
I ask for personal recommendations - votes: 31 (0.8%)
I look at what's popular or recommended by many people - votes: 153 (4%)
I just read everything I can find my hands on - votes: 136 (3.5%)
I look for stuff with the highest ratings - votes: 166 (4.3%)
I look for series that fulfill specific categories or genres - votes: 1071 (27.9%)
I look at those clickbait thumbnails or titles - votes: 312 (8.1%)
I read the synopsis or summary and choose what looks interesting - votes: 1201 (31.3%)
Other method not listed - votes: 191 (5%)
There were 3839 total votes.
The poll ended: June 6th 2020

Maybe those clickbait thumbnails or titles peak the initial interest and then you choose to read the synopsis or summary. I remember hearing how Youtubers need to put a lot of effort into their thumbnails and titles to get the initial click to get more views
Posted by lambchopsil on 
June 6th 11:46am
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New Poll - Finding New Series
This week's poll was suggested by Afiaki. How do you normally find or discover a new series to read? You probably have a combination of factors but pick the option that corresponds most with your primary factor.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How often do you reread a series and realize it isn't as good as you remember?
Choices:
Never - votes: 517 (15.2%)
Seldom - votes: 1293 (37.9%)
Sometimes - votes: 1326 (38.9%)
Usually - votes: 212 (6.2%)
Always - votes: 60 (1.8%)
There were 3408 total votes.
The poll ended: May 30th 2020

I really should rewatch Cardcaptor Sakura. I bought the Blu-ray set and still haven't cracked it open...
Posted by lambchopsil on 
May 30th 12:24am
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New Poll - Bad Rereads
This week's poll was suggested by jacob66. Assuming you reread some series, do you have those rose-colored glasses on in your memory? I feel it happens more often with stuff you've experienced as a child. Your young self didn't know any better and didn't have as many good comparisons, so too many things were considered "good." Then when you re-experience it as an adult, you get less pleasure out of it.

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you floss?
Choices:
Never - votes: 1188 (30.1%)
Rarely - votes: 1238 (31.4%)
Every few days - votes: 592 (15%)
Once a day - votes: 766 (19.4%)
After every meal - votes: 162 (4.1%)
There were 3946 total votes.
The poll ended: May 23rd 2020

I remember seeing an AskReddit asking older redditors what they would like to tell younger redditors. One of the more common answers was to floss daily and take care of your teeth because dental replacements aren't the same as real teeth.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
May 23rd 12:14pm
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Humble Manga Bundle: Kodansha Comics
I'm a huge fan of Humble Bundle, and the latest one deals with manga. I realize that many of you probably don't want to spend money to read manga, but this one supports charity. If you spend at least $20 USD, you'll get more or less the complete collections of these series:
Space Brothers
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad
Love Hina
To Your Eternity
Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Parasyte
Your Lie in April
Princess Jellyfish

Check it out here:
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/award-winning-manga-by -kodansha-books
Posted by lambchopsil on 
May 20th 5:04pm
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New Poll - Flossing
Not the dance. The process of cleaning your mouth. This PSA poll was suggested by achyif. You should floss.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How old are you?
Choices:
10 or under - votes: 39 (0.5%)
11-13 - votes: 127 (1.6%)
14-17 - votes: 712 (8.8%)
18-20 - votes: 1300 (16.1%)
21-23 - votes: 1365 (16.9%)
24-27 - votes: 1655 (20.5%)
28-30 - votes: 1123 (13.9%)
31-35 - votes: 980 (12.1%)
36-40 - votes: 357 (4.4%)
41-50 - votes: 187 (2.3%)
51-60 - votes: 57 (0.7%)
61-70 - votes: 26 (0.3%)
71+ - votes: 163 (2%)
There were 8091 total votes.
The poll ended: May 16th 2020

You can compare this with the old results from 6 years ago: https://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=45825
Posted by lambchopsil on 
May 16th 10:48am
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