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New Poll - Reading and Drinking
This week's poll is again from 8-3. Have you ever read manga while drinking alcohol? I've never even considered this because I don't drink that much...

You can submit poll ideas here

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Should names of food be translated?
No, translate none of them - votes: 2505 (41.4%)
Yes, all of them (e.g. "takoyaki" to "octopus balls") - votes: 338 (5.6%)
Only the uncommon ones (e.g. leave "takoyaki" alone but translate "kiritanpo") - votes: 3212 (53%)
There were 6055 total votes.
The poll ended: February 3rd 2018

In case you were wondering, I purposefully didn't have an option dealing with translation notes
Posted by lambchopsil on February 3rd 8:36am Comments ( 23 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Translating Food
This week's poll was suggested by 8-3. Should we translate food items?

You can submit poll ideas here

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you own any Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies?
Used to, but not anymore - votes: 179 (3.1%)
I started fairly recently - votes: 169 (2.9%)
Yeah, I've been investing for a while now - votes: 149 (2.6%)
No, but I might get some soon - votes: 617 (10.6%)
Nope, not interested at all - votes: 3931 (67.3%)
I'm actually short-selling it instead - votes: 35 (0.6%)
What's Bitcoin? - votes: 758 (13%)
There were 5838 total votes.
The poll ended: January 27th 2018

I had to look up what short-selling means.
Posted by lambchopsil on January 27th 7:41am Comments ( 20 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Sustained DDOS Attacks on MangaUpdates

MangaUpdates has been battling sustained distributed denial of service attacks. We first became aware of the attacks within the last week and have been battling them since. While we will attempt to keep the site up as much as we can, you may experience delays or site outages as a result.

The attack is being orchestrated by about 200k IPs. They appear to be coming from common locations such as AT&T and Globe Telecom source endpoints. The attacks themselves are not sophisticated, but the attacker is actively changing their tactics as we respond. I'm not sure who would be that motivated, but people are weird.

If your IP was banned, please send us an email or PM and we will unban your IP.

Thank you,

Posted by Manick on January 23rd 3:55am Comments ( 25 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Bitcoin
Bitcoin has been making headlines recently, so might as well do a poll about it. I personally haven't gotten any since I don't want to take on that risk, but my brother has some Ethereum.

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Will the loss of Batoto affect your manga habits?
Yes, huge problems now - votes: 2257 (33.3%)
Yes, but it's not too bad - votes: 1476 (21.8%)
Just a little - votes: 828 (12.2%)
Nope, nothing changes for me - votes: 2214 (32.7%)
There were 6775 total votes.
The poll ended: January 20th 2018

Looks like the majority of you used Batoto to some extent.
Posted by lambchopsil on January 20th 8:03am Comments ( 4 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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 ]
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