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New Poll - Chinese New Year
It's the Lunar New Year, so why not do a poll related to that? We did this poll 11 years ago, and we had more dragons than any other animal. In case you don't know, your Eastern zodiac (of which the most well known is the Chinese one, but most other Eastern countries have a variation of it) is determined by your birthdate. If you're curious, there's sites out there that will calculate it for you. Just Google it!

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you have money invested in the stock market?
Choices:
None - votes: 2375 (72.7%)
Below $1k USD - votes: 251 (7.7%)
$1k-10k USD - votes: 237 (7.2%)
$10k-$100k USD - votes: 205 (6.3%)
$100k-$1M USD - votes: 83 (2.5%)
+$1M USD - votes: 118 (3.6%)
There were 3269 total votes.
The poll ended: February 12th 2021

Do any of you millionaires want to donate to MangaUpdates?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
February 13th 5:51am
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» Ceiye on February 13th, 2021, 12:04am

I'm surprised there's still a bit of a bell curve when the difference between each consecutive option is only a year. Or people are just choosing whatever sounds coolest or most familiar but also don't want to say they don't want to look it up.

EDIT: Alright, it's evened out more now that more votes have come in

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» Rouzmary on February 13th, 2021, 1:23am

Quote from Ceiye
I'm surprised there's still a bit of a bell curve when the difference between each consecutive option is only a year. Or people are just choosing whatever sounds coolest or most familiar but also don't want to say they don't want to look it up.


Hmm...maybe it's not really all that strange, cuz for example, in my year there was a baby boom so it's only natural there'd be more of us than the other groups, respectively.
Could be similar reasons for a baby boom or decline in every country in some years.

Well, I sure hope no one randomly clicked it, because there is the option of I don't know/care.

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» Rouzmary on February 13th, 2021, 1:20am

Don't know about other countries, but in Latvia most (I'd say all, but there probably are some who don't know or care) people know their zodiac animal and horoscope sign, as we call them, so I suppose both western and eastern zodiacs? - we kind of pay attention to both just to know what it is, but other than that that's about it - we don't pay any other extra special meaning to it, sometimes are just like - oh yeah, that or that so fits your zodiac/horoscope, more for jokes XD

I'm a monkey (and scorpion).
Thou I've always thought it'd be so cool to be a dragon XD
Alas, no one in my family is a dragon - we've got a pig, ox, tiger, rabbit and snake.

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» Trimutius on February 13th, 2021, 5:43am

Year of tiger for me. Russians tend to know both their Chinese and Western zodiac. I even had a horoscope specifically for tiger virgo

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» residentgrigo on February 13th, 2021, 5:59am

Dragon

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» calstine on February 13th, 2021, 6:10am

I'm South Asian, but in our culture we use our own spin on the Western zodiac and don't consider the Eastern zodiac at all for some reason. Which means my "actual" sign is Libra, "Western" sign is Gemini, and Eastern is sheep/goat/ram. 🤣

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» Otakuch on February 13th, 2021, 7:09am

Goat

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» mallika23 on February 13th, 2021, 7:57am

My Chinese zodiac is the dog. To be more specific, the wood element. 😄

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» Bog Initiate on February 13th, 2021, 11:27am

Earth dragon here.

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» zarlan on February 13th, 2021, 2:49pm

Rat. Wood element.
That's just going by the zodiac of the year. (you also have separate signs, for the month, day, and hour you were born. I could, for example, mention that one of my other signs is tiger with the element fire, but I wont say for which of those. If I list 'em all, I might as well say my birth date. Not the most sensitive of personal data, but still…)

Astrology is all utter absurd nonsense, of course …but that doesn't stop me having an interest.

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» Rasparr on February 14th, 2021, 3:24am

Earth snek~

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» bunny-blu on February 14th, 2021, 2:27pm

My Chinese Zodiac is Monkey. I always thought it was Rooster until I went to China and was told it's calculated by Lunar Year so I actually fall in the year of the Monkey. Haha. It's fun to know but I don't really believe in anything supersticious regarding zodiac and horoscopes. 😉

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» Morrelan on February 15th, 2021, 12:25am

Rabbit

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» hahhah42 on February 15th, 2021, 12:44am

User Posted Image

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» HikaruYami on February 15th, 2021, 8:29am

Goat, sheep, or ram (specifically, metal/gold)

Not much to argue here. The only interesting thing I have to add is that I'm *also* an Aries--born in late March, 1991. Double ram, baby!

I also wonder how many respondents born in January don't realize that the year on the gregorian calendar actually isn't precise.... If you were born before Chinese New Year in your year of birth, a simple google search will return the wrong zodiac symbol--you actually need to check with one of those online calendar calculators like https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodia c/ to verify.

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» Transdude1996 on February 15th, 2021, 10:13am

Quote from HikaruYami
If you were born before Chinese New Year in your year of birth, a simple google search will return the wrong zodiac symbol--you actually need to check with one of those online calendar calculators like https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodia c/ to verify.

That's rather funny when you consider that the Greeks, Egyptians, and the Meso-Americans didn't have the technology we do today, yet were far more accurate when it come to things like astrology and the calendar.

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» psirit on February 20th, 2021, 1:41am

I think I learned about zodiacs from Fruits Basket mostly before I did from real life. Then probably star signs from Fairy Tail. Now Dragon is obviously the best, and Cancer so i can make jokes about being cancer, but back then I was disappointed being the "boring" character in both shows (one off from Rabbit and one off from Leo), ah youth.

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» energizerbunny on February 20th, 2021, 9:12am

I didn't think much of this poll at first, but now that I see the results, it's kinda cool that we have readers of manga of all ages! 😀

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» amy_levi on February 21st, 2021, 3:49am

+1. I also think it's very cool to have readers of many different age groups. It's not just for kids or teens or whatever, I love that.

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