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New Poll - Optimist vs Pessimist
This week's poll was sparked by something the user marchRy suggested, but I didn't like the question he posed, so I came up with something myself.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How do you feel about racist content in manga?
Choices:
I feel indifferent - votes: 1165 (29.1%)
It's kind of funny/interesting, because Japan seems to come up with very unique stereotypes - votes: 653 (16.3%)
It's a little shocking, but I understand that Japanese racial humor tends to be different from the rest of the world - votes: 748 (18.7%)
It's as offensive as racist content found anywhere else - votes: 1440 (35.9%)
There were 4006 total votes.
The poll ended: September 14th 2019

Sparked about as much debate as I expected it would
Posted by lambchopsil on 
September 14th 12:45am
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New Poll - Racism in Manga
This week's poll was suggested by 8-3. I'll just copy/paste what he stated
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Some manga do get banned/censored/altered in certain countries due to racist imagery. What's seen as light-hearted humor in Japan could be regarded as offensive in other countries. For instance, the Viz Media version of Dragon Ball actually removed Mr. Popo's lips, due to the resemblance to "Blackface."

And compared to other countries, namely western ones, racial stereotypes actually are vastly different in Japan. Two very common stereotypes that I see in manga are that Chinese people supposedly end their sentences with "-aru," and that every black man is named "Bob."


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Previous Poll Results:
Question: What is the best implementation of beast ears (kemonomimi) in manga without counting the hair?
Choices:
Beast ears on top and no human ears - votes: 1861 (66.4%)
Beast ears on side and no human ears - votes: 593 (21.2%)
Beast ears on top and human ears on the side - votes: 349 (12.5%)
There were 2803 total votes.
The poll ended: September 7th 2019

I'm very confused about having beast ears and human ears... So they just have 4 ears? Why?...
Posted by lambchopsil on 
September 7th 12:52am
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New Poll - Beast Ears
This week's unusual poll was proposed by VawX. He supplied this example image:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2e/ad/92/2ead92e65a906c07b 1eb2a90abf61584.png
It's pretty weird... Not expecting this to be a popular poll.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: When should amnesia be used as a plot line or characterization?
Choices:
As the finale - votes: 84 (2.8%)
Toward the end - votes: 53 (1.8%)
Sometime in the middle - votes: 307 (10.2%)
At the very beginning - votes: 1530 (50.7%)
Right when the confession or key love moment happens - votes: 97 (3.2%)
Never - votes: 944 (31.3%)
There were 3015 total votes.
The poll ended: August 31st 2019

The most popular choice is to have amnesia be the inciting incident at the very beginning of a series. So the reader will discover how the world works at the same time as the main character.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
August 31st 12:52am
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New Poll - Amnesia
This week's poll was suggested by kurotaito. Do you like amnesia as a plot point? When in a story should it be used?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Of the following, which do you hate the most?
Choices:
Snail - votes: 7 (0.2%)
Leech - votes: 95 (2.1%)
Raccoon - votes: 5 (0.1%)
Hyena - votes: 6 (0.1%)
Bat - votes: 6 (0.1%)
Pig - votes: 20 (0.4%)
Monkey - votes: 16 (0.4%)
Skunk - votes: 9 (0.2%)
Lizard - votes: 30 (0.7%)
Shark - votes: 5 (0.1%)
Pigeon - votes: 19 (0.4%)
Bee - votes: 42 (0.9%)
Cat - votes: 15 (0.3%)
Dog - votes: 37 (0.8%)
Rat - votes: 83 (1.9%)
Mouse - votes: 16 (0.4%)
Spider - votes: 437 (9.8%)
Snake - votes: 89 (2%)
Wasp - votes: 337 (7.5%)
Cockroach - votes: 878 (19.6%)
Fly - votes: 234 (5.2%)
Mosquito - votes: 1307 (29.2%)
Slug - votes: 34 (0.8%)
Rabbit - votes: 4 (0.1%)
Bed bug - votes: 285 (6.4%)
Worm - votes: 54 (1.2%)
Seagull - votes: 19 (0.4%)
Ant - votes: 29 (0.6%)
Tick - votes: 349 (7.8%)
Squirrel - votes: 10 (0.2%)
There were 4477 total votes.
The poll ended: August 24th 2019

More people hate dogs than cats
Posted by lambchopsil on 
August 24th 1:17am
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New Poll - Hated Animals
This week's poll about the animals you hate was suggested by VawX. Non-exhaustive list, but it should cover the most common ones.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How should translators deal with author self-censored curse words?
Choices:
Replace word for a less harsh one (i.e., crap) - votes: 69 (1.7%)
Use the actual curse word (i.e., shit) - votes: 720 (18.3%)
Match how the author censored it (partly or fully censored) - votes: 2653 (67.3%)
Censor entire word (i.e., *bleep* or ****) - votes: 28 (0.7%)
Only censor part of the word (i.e., sh*t) - votes: 474 (12%)
There were 3944 total votes.
The poll ended: August 17th 2019

I didn't even think about copyright censoring...
Posted by lambchopsil on 
August 17th 12:19am
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New Poll - Censoring Curses
This week's poll was suggested by Nekomikoto, and it deals with how to translate censored curses or expletives. It's interesting to think about, even though I don't think it comes up that often.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How many hours per week do you work on average? (Including unpaid internships, not including volunteer work)
Choices:
81+ hours - votes: 89 (1.7%)
71-80 hours - votes: 47 (0.9%)
61-70 hours - votes: 61 (1.2%)
51-60 hours - votes: 184 (3.5%)
41-50 hours - votes: 747 (14.2%)
40 hours - votes: 971 (18.5%)
31-39 hours - votes: 592 (11.3%)
21-30 hours - votes: 338 (6.4%)
11-20 hours - votes: 230 (4.4%)
1-10 hours - votes: 183 (3.5%)
No job and not looking for one - votes: 782 (14.9%)
I'm retired - votes: 40 (0.8%)
I don't have a job, but I'm looking! - votes: 768 (14.6%)
I can't work due to some disability - votes: 216 (4.1%)
There were 5248 total votes.
The poll ended: August 6th 2019

If you're working more than 80 hours a week, I'm sorry for you.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
August 10th 12:14am
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Search Broken
We are aware that most of the site is not functioning and are working to resolve it. Unfortunately, I cannot give an estimate on when it will be fixed.

Edit: Issue has been resolved. We're still trying to analyze why it broke though.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
July 29th 2:17pm
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New Poll - Hours of Work
Our user yaoihentai suggested a poll similar to last week's, but now dealing with how many hours per week that you work. In case you didn't know, 40 hours is a special choice because it's a standard work week for many people in the USA.

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: How much do you get paid per hour in US dollars? (Convert from yearly salary if necessary)
Choices:
$51+ an hour - votes: 183 (4.5%)
$31-$50 an hour - votes: 202 (5%)
$21-$30 an hour - votes: 347 (8.6%)
$13-$20 an hour - votes: 692 (17.1%)
$8-12 an hour - votes: 575 (14.2%)
$0.01-$7 an hour - votes: 372 (9.2%)
I'm self-employed or own a business, so it varies too much - votes: 168 (4.2%)
I have an internship or volunteer position that doesn't pay - votes: 117 (2.9%)
I don't have a job right now - votes: 1382 (34.2%)
There were 4038 total votes.
The poll ended: July 27th 2019

People suggested that I separate the people who don't work into separate categories based on why they don't work, which I incorporated for this week's poll
Posted by lambchopsil on 
July 27th 1:17am
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MangaUpdates 15th Anniversary
Greetings!

In celebration of our 15th anniversary, we’re going to give away 100 $10 gift certificates to Right Stuf International. To participate, you must have been a member on this site for at least 30 days as of noon today (EST), and you must make a post on this news thread between now and 12pm (EST) noon on July 27th. Additional posts do not increase your odds of winning. If your post is deleted due to breaking the rules, then your entry is not valid. I'm interested to see what kinds of crazy topics people come up with to talk about. I will conduct a drawing using a random number generator sometime after, and post the winners' account names. No purchase necessary. This is NOT an advertising campaign. We ask that if possible, you keep this in-house. It’s for previously registered members only.

If I’ve made a grievous legal mistake in the wording or operation of this drawing, please let me know as soon as possible so I can correct it. As a disclaimer, nothing in this post can be construed as a contract between myself, Lamb, or the MU site with any participants or winners, and we retain the right to alter the scope, rules, etc, at any time.

Thank you!
Manick, Lamb, & the rest of the MU staff
Posted by Manick on 
July 20th 8:01am
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New Poll - Income
I came up with the poll for this week. I'm actually surprised that we've never asked this kind of question before.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Most likely to forget when you leave home
Choices:
I never forget anything - votes: 579 (17.9%)
Sunglasses - votes: 205 (6.3%)
Glasses or contacts - votes: 129 (4%)
Hat - votes: 65 (2%)
Jacket - votes: 62 (1.9%)
Turning off lights, AC, or heater - votes: 256 (7.9%)
To charge your phone - votes: 576 (17.8%)
To lock the door behind you - votes: 74 (2.3%)
Purse - votes: 30 (0.9%)
Snacks - votes: 156 (4.8%)
Wallet - votes: 201 (6.2%)
Phone - votes: 276 (8.5%)
Medicine - votes: 113 (3.5%)
ID or driver's license - votes: 138 (4.3%)
Credit card - votes: 24 (0.7%)
Keys - votes: 243 (7.5%)
Cash - votes: 103 (3.2%)
There were 3230 total votes.
The poll ended: July 20th 2019

The top choice won by 3 votes. I don't want to check through 11 years of weekly polls, but I'm pretty sure that's the closest race it's ever been.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
July 20th 12:10am
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