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New Poll - No Second Chapter
This week's poll was again suggested by F_J. Next week's will probably be their third suggestion... Anyways, for this week, do you have any opinions on scanlation groups that release only the prologue or first chapter of a series, and then either they drop the project or never release another chapter for months? Perhaps the group is slow. Or maybe it was just to bring awareness to the series and have another group pick it up.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Thoughts on groups that skip around when scanlating chapters? (such as releasing chapters out of publication order)
Choices:
Don't care either way - votes: 122 (3.8%)
HATE it - votes: 1723 (53%)
Not a good idea, but oh well - votes: 1241 (38.2%)
I'm okay with it - votes: 81 (2.5%)
Love it - votes: 83 (2.6%)
There were 3250 total votes.
The poll ended: March 7th 2020

Scanlators, take heed. Most people dislike it when you do this!
Posted by lambchopsil on 
March 7th 6:44pm
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New Poll - Out of Order Scanlations
This week's poll was suggested by F_J. You ever encounter scanlations where the chapters aren't done in publication order? Maybe they skip around from chapter 4 to 9 to 6. Or maybe chapters 1-25 are done, and then suddenly another group starts at chapter 71.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Your optimal manga chapter length?
Choices:
About 18 pages (standard weekly series) - votes: 225 (6.7%)
Maybe 25 pages~ - votes: 700 (20.8%)
Around 35 pages. - votes: 703 (20.9%)
Circa 45 pages? - votes: 279 (8.3%)
Whooping 55+ pages! - votes: 344 (10.2%)
I really don't care... - votes: 1109 (33%)
There were 3360 total votes.
The poll ended: February 29th 2020

Compared to 12 years ago, looks like more people prefer between 25-35 pages rather than something longer.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
February 29th 7:42am
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New Poll - Chapter Length
This week's poll wasn't technically from zeazea. zeazea suggested this idea, but the wording of this particular poll was developed by Lucky9, back in 2008. We're actually re-doing an old poll.

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

Previous Poll Results
Question: What is the best way to do an anime adaptation of a long and currently ongoing manga series?
Choices:
Don't make an anime in the first place - votes: 282 (8.7%)
Individual anime with reboots of a longer length (with more material) every few years (like Hunter x Hunter) - votes: 119 (3.7%)
One series with a new season when there's enough new material (like Hajime no Ippo) - votes: 2603 (80.2%)
A single, constantly airing anime with filler, recaps, and delays to stay behind the the source material (like One Piece) - votes: 243 (7.5%)
There were 3247 total votes.
The poll ended: February 22nd 2020

People in the industry, take note of this result
Posted by lambchopsil on 
February 22nd 4:31pm
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New Poll - Anime Adaptations of Ongoing Series
This week's poll was suggested by jacob66. In your opinion, what's the best way to create an anime adaptation of a long, ongoing manga series? Hopefully it doesn't end like Game of Thrones...

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

Question: Do you often binge-read manga?
Choices:
No - votes: 519 (14.3%)
Yes - votes: 3103 (85.7%)
There were 3622 total votes.
The poll ended: February 15th 2020

I don't binge anymore. I don't have time for that, and I value sleep more nowadays.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
February 15th 9:16am
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New Poll - Binge-Reading Manga
This poll was suggested by ForeignerChan. In case you don't know the concept of binge-reading, it's similar to binge-watching a TV series (or anime). You know how Netflix has every episode available to watch? Might as well watch the entire season in a single sitting! Do you do that for manga? Personally, I remember pulling an all-nighter to finish reading Death Note because I just couldn't put it down and wanted to see how it ended.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: You find out that the manga you're reading is actually adapted from a novel. Do you go read the novel (assuming there is a translation)?
Choices:
Nah, no chance - votes: 745 (22.1%)
Definitely yes! - votes: 818 (24.3%)
Perhaps... - votes: 1806 (53.6%)
There were 3369 total votes.
The poll ended: February 8th 2020

The original source is always best, right?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
February 8th 7:20am
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New Poll - Manga -> Novel
This week's poll was suggested by F_J. Assuming the novel came first, would you read the novel for a manga series you picked up?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: What kinds of fights do you prefer to see in manga?
Choices:
I don't like fighting - votes: 361 (12.8%)
Unrealistic fights, i.e., fights that use magic, ki, ninjitsu, or other special abilities - votes: 1766 (62.8%)
Realistic fights, i.e., fights that could occur in real life - votes: 683 (24.3%)
There were 2810 total votes.
The poll ended: February 1st 2020

Some people argued that even the "realistic" fights aren't that realistic because a person would be incapacitated much more easily than shown in most manga, even ones that are just fighting with their fists.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
February 1st 7:41am
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