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Welcome to Baka-Updates - Manga Division

Manga is basically the Japanese equivalent of what you might know as comic books. They have a very unique style which has developed over many years. We hope here you can learn to appreciate the art that is manga and become an avid manga fan!

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.

You can submit poll ideas here

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How should translators deal with author self-censored curse words?
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 7:19am
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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.

You can submit poll ideas here

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How many hours per week do you work on average? (Including unpaid internships, not including volunteer work)
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 7:14am
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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 9:17pm
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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.

You can submit poll ideas here

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How much do you get paid per hour in US dollars? (Convert from yearly salary if necessary)
$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 8:17am
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MangaUpdates 15th Anniversary

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 3:01pm
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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.

You can submit poll ideas here

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Most likely to forget when you leave home
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 7:10am
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