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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

You can submit poll ideas here
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.

You can submit poll ideas here
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.

You can submit poll ideas here
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.

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

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.

You can submit poll ideas here
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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New Poll - Age
As residentgrigo suggested, our last age poll was a little over 6 years ago. Has the users of the site aged up? Or have people stopped reading manga and just gotten replaced by new people?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: If a non-Japanese person that lives in Japan made a comic, would you still consider it "manga"?
Choices:
Only if it had manga-style artwork - votes: 1807 (36.4%)
Only if it was published by a Japanese company or made for the Japanese manga market - votes: 1538 (31%)
Only if they had help from Japanese assistants - votes: 16 (0.3%)
Only if they were originally born in Japan - votes: 44 (0.9%)
Only if it was written in Japanese - votes: 423 (8.5%)
Not at all - votes: 152 (3.1%)
Yes, absolutely - votes: 989 (19.9%)
There were 4969 total votes.
The poll ended: May 9th 2020

Now what makes an anime?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
May 9th 12:41am
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New Poll - What Makes a "Manga"?
Our member vigorousjammer poses a question: what makes a manga? Is it a certain art style? Is it just the language? Is it Japanese culture? Is it something else? Of course the options in the poll aren't exhaustive and have a bunch of exclusions with "only", but choose the option that best fits you, and feel free to discuss the intricacies of your answer here in this thread!

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

Previous Pol Results:
Question: What kind of mobile phone do you primarily use?
Choices:
KaiOS - votes: 3 (0.1%)
Windows - votes: 33 (0.8%)
BlackBerry - votes: 9 (0.2%)
Symbian - votes: 7 (0.2%)
Flip phone - votes: 69 (1.7%)
Other - votes: 52 (1.3%)
I don't use mobile phones - votes: 167 (4.1%)
iOS - votes: 958 (23.5%)
Android - votes: 2772 (68.1%)
There were 4070 total votes.
The poll ended: May 2nd 2020

Who are the 3 people that have KaiOS?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
May 2nd 12:59am
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New Poll - Mobile Phone
This week's poll was suggested by juliarox214. Not much to discuss about this one.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: In a straight romance story, who should be the one initiating the marriage proposal (i.e., buy the ring and get down on one knee)?
Choices:
It doesn't matter - votes: 2623 (58.7%)
Simultaneously - votes: 252 (5.6%)
Whichever is the "side" character - votes: 95 (2.1%)
Whichever is the "main" character - votes: 418 (9.4%)
The girl - votes: 133 (3%)
The guy - votes: 945 (21.2%)
There were 4466 total votes.
The poll ended: April 25th 2020

I wonder if the answer would change if you were the one in the relationship.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
April 25th 3:41pm
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New Poll - Marriage Proposal
DandelionLilyPetals suggested this followup poll. Instead of confessions, how about marriage proposals?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: In a straight romance story, who should confess first?
Choices:
Simultaneously - votes: 323 (6.1%)
Neither ever confess - votes: 126 (2.4%)
Whichever is the "main" character - votes: 631 (11.8%)
Whichever is the "side" character - votes: 208 (3.9%)
It doesn't matter - votes: 3300 (62%)
The girl - votes: 221 (4.1%)
The guy - votes: 517 (9.7%)
There were 5326 total votes.
The poll ended: April 18th 2020

Will marriage proposals matter more than confessions? Find out next week!
Posted by lambchopsil on 
April 18th 1:06pm
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