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New Poll - Batoto Closing
This week's poll is in honor of the news that Batoto will be closing soon.

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Series is complete but only partially scanlated. No one is translating it anymore (i.e. dropped project)
I'd still read it - votes: 3113 (60.4%)
Nope, skip it - votes: 2040 (39.6%)
There were 5153 total votes.
The poll ended: January 13th 2018

Hopefully someone else will pick up the series
Posted by lambchopsil on January 13th 9:38am Comments ( 19 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Batoto Closing
Batoto announced that they are closing their doors around January 18. This will be a sad day for the scanlation community.

In case you didn't know, they were a manga reader site that actually played nice with the wishes of scanlators. (Man, the old days with the Tazmo sites...)

On a personal level, I really understand Grumpy's reasoning on why he wants to quit. I've been helping run MangaUpdates for the last 11-ish years, and I've wanted to quit several times. In fact, I want to quit now still... but that's another story.

Batoto, you will be missed.

This affects MangaUpdates somewhat due to our group policies. In case you didn't know, releases are only listed on MangaUpdates if they were done by a group that's in our database. (The term "group" is a misnomer because it could just be a single person.) A group would only be approved if it had one of the following: website, IRC channel, forum URL, Twitter, or Facebook page. A Batato group link could substitute as a website (but a link to a specific user could not be used, which is why any Batoto release filed under "No Group" has always been rejected).

This adversely affects smaller scanlation groups who don't have their own sites and exclusively hosted on Batoto. However, we're not changing our group requirements. If a new thing arises that replaces Batoto, we'll consider allowing that to be used as a website when listing a group.

FYI, in case you didn't know, the website listed for a group will never appear for you because of this development.
Posted by lambchopsil on January 7th 10:08pm Comments ( 75 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Dropped by Scanlators
F_J gave another poll that's related to last week's. This time, what if it was the scanlation group that dropped the series? It could either be officially dropped or the releases were so slow that they might as well have dropped it.

You can submit poll ideas here

Previous Poll Results:
Question: You know a series is incomplete and on hiatus
I'd still read it - votes: 3147 (55.9%)
Nope, skip it - votes: 2478 (44.1%)
There were 5625 total votes.
The poll ended: January 6th 2018

Huh, more people would read it. That actually surprised me
Posted by lambchopsil on January 6th 8:21am Comments ( 11 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Hiatus
This week's poll is from F_J. I realize that it'll depend on other factors (like how good the series is or personal recommendations from friends), but all things considered, does the series being incomplete and on hiatus impact your decisions?

You can submit poll ideas here

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you give Christmas gifts?
Yes, mostly stuff I bought - votes: 2040 (42.9%)
Yes, mostly homemade things - votes: 194 (4.1%)
No - votes: 1421 (29.9%)
I would if I had money... - votes: 1098 (23.1%)
There were 4753 total votes.
The poll ended: December 30th 2017

For the few of you that make things, congrats! You guys are the true artists!
Posted by lambchopsil on December 30th 7:46am Comments ( 14 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Christmas Gifts
This week's poll is about Christmas gifts, which is nice because Christmas is this week! If you are giving some gifts, tell us more! I got a friend of mine a Funko Pop! figure for Sword Art Online. Someone else is getting a cutting board etched with some Game of Thrones references.

You can submit poll ideas here

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Just by looking at the title of a series or a volume cover image, can you determine the demographic or genre of the series?
All the time - votes: 392 (7.9%)
Most of the time - votes: 2982 (59.8%)
50/50 - votes: 1121 (22.5%)
Not really - votes: 457 (9.2%)
Never - votes: 38 (0.8%)
There were 4990 total votes.
The poll ended: December 23rd 2017

Pretty obvious most of the time
Posted by lambchopsil on December 23rd 9:23am Comments ( 6 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Guessing a Genre
This week's fun little poll was from F_J. If I showed you a random volume of manga, could you determine the demographic and/or genre of the series?

You can submit poll ideas here

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Your favorite author has been charged and/or convicted of a serious crime (murder, rape, child prostitution, etc). Would you treat their fictional works any differently?
Make no difference, so I don't care - votes: 2318 (43.8%)
All works past, present, and future has been tainted - votes: 1247 (23.5%)
Anything new they work on is tainted - votes: 442 (8.3%)
Only works that are related to the crime are tainted (i.e., plot point about rape) - votes: 1289 (24.3%)
There were 5296 total votes.
The poll ended: December 16th 2017

TIL that Hitler was a painter
Posted by lambchopsil on December 16th 9:09am Comments ( 7 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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