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New Poll - Young vs Old
The idea for this poll was suggested by BlackOrion many years ago, but I've adapted it slightly. Ideally this would have more choices where you could pick multiple sets of options, but I opted to keep it simple. I was thinking of putting comedy vs. serious in there too, but the way site polls are conducted don't really aid in that kind voting.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Preferred computer operating system
Choices:
Other - votes: 42 (1%)
TempleOS - votes: 165 (4%)
BeOS (Haiku) - votes: 8 (0.2%)
Chrome OS - votes: 159 (3.8%)
BSD - votes: 7 (0.2%)
Another Unix variant - votes: 12 (0.3%)
AmigaOS (AROS, MorphOS) - votes: 10 (0.2%)
MacOS - votes: 289 (7%)
GNU/Linux - votes: 388 (9.3%)
Windows - votes: 3077 (74%)
There were 4157 total votes.
The poll ended: February 2nd 2019

Haha, I should've removed all those weird, old systems. Oh well... I am really surprised that MacOS has such a low showing. And those TempleOS votes are just trolling
Posted by lambchopsil on 
February 2nd 8:37am
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» VawX on February 2nd, 2019, 2:25am

I'm not sure what's considered as mature stuff, so I guess it's mostly stay the same mmm...

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» tribal2199 on February 2nd, 2019, 4:16am

I used to love Shonen manga, but besides One Piece, I don't read them anymore. I especially can't stand Black Clover, but I probably would have loved it when I was younger.

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» calstine on February 2nd, 2019, 5:31am

Stayed about the same. I was 17 when I started getting into manga, so I suppose my adult preferences had already formed by then. I have developed a higher tolerance for sexually explicit content, but it's not like I read more of it: I've just stopped getting all flustered when I see something like that, and become mostly indifferent 🤣

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» residentgrigo on February 2nd, 2019, 6:00am

Stayed about the same, as I don´t know which metric to use for my age. I was 20 a decade ago and had refined tastes back then too. I just could withstand bullshit longer. Did my tastes change to what anime (manga was harder to get back then) I watched at age 10, or younger? Sure but daytime TV and random VHS tapes were all you could get when it came to anime.
I was also a fan or R-rated content since kindergarten, as my mother never gave a shit about age ratings. If that is what counts for "mature", if we go by our genres. Not that I would agree. Devilman is both Shounen and child inappropriate.

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» zarlan on February 2nd, 2019, 6:12am

Dunno. I've become a bit more of an omnivore, I think, but in terms of the target age... I've always been fine with reading stuff, regardless of the target age, but I guess I might have become a little more receptive to some forms of more adult stuff.
(and like calstine, I too have developed a greater tolerance for sexually explicit stuff, and some other things as well, which would make me shocked/flustered, before ...and I was also about 17 when I started)

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» Transdude1996 on February 2nd, 2019, 1:22pm

Stayed about the same. Only difference that now I have a greater understanding and appreciation for everything going on. Before, I just continued reading it while only understanding a quarter of it.

Quote from lambchopsil
And those TempleOS votes are just trolling

You have no idea how many people want to talk to God, and/or stick it to the glow-in-the-dark CIA ayys.

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» tactics on February 2nd, 2019, 4:48pm

I'd say I'm probably reading more adult stuff...but only because it's mostly just Yuri now and well... a lot of it is "mature" lmao

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» MinatoAce on February 3rd, 2019, 2:13am

Stayed about the same.

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» kurotaito on February 3rd, 2019, 8:13am

Now I'm reading more adult, mature stuff

I still read a lot of shounen and shoujo. I definitely read more josei and seinen, now. Its not like I didn't read those before, but now I try to actively search for them.

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» WeirdGuille on February 3rd, 2019, 12:07pm

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those TempleOS votes are just trolling

Only the kind of people who glow in the dark would say such sacrilegious things.

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» nightazday on February 3rd, 2019, 5:29pm

currently reading mostly isekai at this point

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» HikaruYami on February 4th, 2019, 7:46am

Mine stayed the same. I enjoy a few good seinen manga but I still pick up anything that comes out in Jump. The only way my tastes have broadened is that I've given a couple of great shoujo manga a chance.... Before Ouran High School Host Club I hadn't seriously considered reading any (I watched Sailor Moon when it was on Toonami but still never read the manga), but now Chihayafuru is actually one of my favorites of all time.

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» Moirae on February 4th, 2019, 9:47pm

I've always read mature stuff ( The first Volume of manga I bought was Battle Angel Alita), but it probably is a larger percentage of my total manga now
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» RoxFlowz on February 5th, 2019, 1:43pm

Overall reading more mature stuff. I've become more open-minded towards some genres, but on the other hand I've become much more critical towards anything I consider generic.

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» redlinks on February 5th, 2019, 4:25pm

Eh, doesn't matter much to me whether it be for young or older people. I Just read whatever grabs my interest to be honest. It's pretty much always been this way for me.

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» zarlan on February 6th, 2019, 12:08pm

Quote from redlinks
Eh, doesn't matter much to me whether it be for young or older people. I Just read whatever grabs my interest to be honest. It's pretty much always been this way for me.

I wholeheartedly agree.
Granted, some stuff for older people isn't able to be properly (or at all) appreciated by the young (depends on the "old stuff" and how young the "young" is ...and the individual, to some extent)
...and/or be very much inappropriate for them.
Aside from that, however...

I see the target age/sex/whatever, as the audience that is most likely to appreciate it.
I do not, for the life of me, understand the people who see it as an indication, that no one outside of that, can/should appreciate it.
People who say things like "you can't watch/read/play that! It's for girls!" (or who would treat girls who like "male" stuff, as being unfeminine ...or a lesbian, to add a little homophobia to it) or conclude that something can't be any good, because it's made for kids (and tell you to grow up, if you like it).
Good stuff is good.
Bad stuff is bad.
Period.

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» cecropiamoth on February 6th, 2019, 2:40pm

I have MUCH less tolerance for manga aimed totally at young people than I did ten years ago.

When I got into manga back then, I was just about old enough to retire, and there was a TON of free manga out there. In among all that, I found those few manga that deal with issues that face everyone of any age, like "Ai Ren" (love and death), and many manga that are apparently about the concerns of young people but are really just as interesting to peope of any generation, like "Strawberry 100%" (what will I do with my life, and who shall I do it with?).

In other words, without knowing it, I was picking those few manga that really could appeal to a very wide age group from among decades of translated shonen.

But now I think I've really found them all. And all the new stuff seems to be endless variations on themes of simple escape (hero transported to another world), or sexy materials which scanlators chicken out of translating halfway through.

Time to move on.

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» HikaruYami on February 6th, 2019, 2:43pm

"Old person yells at cloud"

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» cecropiamoth on February 6th, 2019, 4:57pm

About what I expected.

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» hkanz on February 6th, 2019, 6:31pm

Stayed about the same. I got into manga with seinen and branched out to shoujo and josei. I've never been a huge shounen fan but there are some I like.

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» blackkittycat15 on February 8th, 2019, 1:36pm

I prefer more mature romance now so I read less shoujo, but my favorite genre is fantasy so I still read plenty of shounen. I put stayed the same because I'm still not very picky, but I have less time so I'm more selective.

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» Sugarshark on February 9th, 2019, 12:15am

mature stuff is probably better now
I won't be reading 28 chapters of rurouni kenshin no more; even if there are invariably worse ways to spend a few days
sometimes the difference in reader maturity can vary even when it's the exact same reader
storylines involving family & children hit me way harder now than they did when I read them the first go around


I like female POV stories now because I get surprised much more often, my guesses aren't nearly as accurate

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