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New Poll - Manga During Pandemic
This week's poll was suggested by Yask. Has your manga reading habits changed in the past year?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Would being forced to undergo a personality altering procedure, like a lobotomy, be an acceptable replacement / alternative for the death penalty?
Choices:
I don't believe in the death penalty - votes: 1209 (34.6%)
No - votes: 1766 (50.5%)
Yes - votes: 521 (14.9%)
There were 3496 total votes.
The poll ended: May 8th 2021

Does that mean more people accept the death penalty than not?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
May 9th 5:58am
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» GodricKharg on May 9th, 2021, 1:55am

This is kinda an unfair metric...
1) mangadex is down, the prefered reading point for many
2) there’s not just manga, but yea, this is a manga-centric site so sure, I get it...

I refuse to reset all my mangadex link to another aggregator... sure, maybe if it wasn’t coming back but it is!

*mutters about needing to reset his Links anyways as mangastorm probably won’t update to the new api*

Now enough of that, let’s get back to reading! 😎

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» Nekore on May 9th, 2021, 11:26am

Also there's ton of manga I had there that I didn't list here so it's harder to notice if they update.

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» VawX on May 9th, 2021, 9:30pm

Yeah Mangadex being down is the exact reason why I read less manga lately mmm...

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» IMKATE on May 9th, 2021, 3:16am

I got to read more. Like, a lot and I find it troubling. Pre-pandemic, I could only read & complete a manga/week. I started an account on this site April last year and checking my completed list, I have added around 650 manga in it. Checking the completion date, there are times when I complete 5 mangas/day.

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» residentgrigo on May 9th, 2021, 4:22am

About the same. My manga backlog is nonexistent and scanlation, translation or even publishing speeds didn´t magically explode. So not much changed.

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» hkanz on May 9th, 2021, 11:32am

No, but I did start playing video games again for a few months.

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» Shalesia27 on May 9th, 2021, 1:57pm

I haven't got to read as much as I did in the past 😢 , but I'd say it has more to do with my work schedule than the pandemic. All the recent world and local events have really put a fire under me to complete my personal/financial goals as soon as possible; just in case things get worse. 😔

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» hahhah42 on May 9th, 2021, 4:28pm

My manga reading habits didn't change at all. I did, however, get way into speedrunning various web games that few others are interested in.

Especially pico-8 games.

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» Transdude1996 on May 9th, 2021, 9:54pm

How is it both, on here and on imageboards, I've seen people talking about how they cannot read their favorite series because of one site going down when you can find another with a simple web search?

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» Jendrej on May 10th, 2021, 12:42am

I am watching more anime. Anime is cool. Still read a manga once in a while.

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» Suxinn on May 10th, 2021, 1:10am

About the same.

I thought I'd be able to do other things more though, like finally get into my video game backlog, but instead I picked up webnovel translating. I really gotta stop procrastinating on doing even the things I like to do, jeez.

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» Aremon on May 10th, 2021, 1:35am

Answered About the same yesterday... but today the covid crept a bit closer to home so things might change...

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» KaoriNite on May 10th, 2021, 4:10am

I've been reading more novels since the pandemic began, but my manga reading as been on a steady decline the last couple of years.

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» mallika23 on May 10th, 2021, 6:14am

I'm not sure if I should answer, "more", "less", or "about the same".

If you're talking about manga only, I think it's been "less" especially since mangadex was taken down currently. (Some of the manga in my MD reading list wasn't listed here so it's hard to keep track, not to mention that now I have to read some manga right in the scanlator's site, or looking for other sites that may have or may have not the chapter/the title. It's tiring to browse from one site to another. Some series aren't even updated for months/years, so I decided to drop quite a lot.)

I felt like I've been reading "more" manhwa webtoon this past year. It's updated with a routine schedule and easier to be accessed (legally) than manga. Even my completed list this past year consists more manhwa than manga.

But if it doesn't matter whether it's manhwa or manga, I think it's "about the same".

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» tanukischarm on May 10th, 2021, 9:29am

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How is it both, on here and on imageboards, I've seen people talking about how they cannot read their favorite series because of one site going down when you can find another with a simple web search?

In this situation readers can be divided into two types: those who don't care about where to read and those who choose to reading directly where many scan groups upload the update. MDX is that very place after the old Bato closed down, also: good UI, advanced features, comfortable environment, less annoying ads etc etc compared to other aggreg sites can be the other reason why. This looks like they are complicating things "why don't you just read" but it's up to them whatever the reason (I can only guess anyway).

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For this poll my answer is about the same. I don't know since when my reading speed decreased a lot. I like to spend my time looking for new titles but I don't eat them all right away. In the midst of thinking about uni assignments, career prospects, being easily distracted, and wanting to read — I just trying to slowly get through it all.

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» Sugarshark on May 11th, 2021, 7:12am

the community attached to your host site might have value above and beyond the hosted materials
if the site you were comfortable with suddenly shutdown/changed/XYZ you might find there was a considerable loss of satisfaction between chapters because the comments section at the new place are cancer
I might be inclined to take a year or two off,
and pursue other hobbies before making my heart available to be broken again;
hopefully I'd get a rec in the meantime for a new refuge.

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» AUOdere on May 13th, 2021, 11:13pm

About the same, well, before mangadex died that is;;

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» kurotaito on May 14th, 2021, 9:04am

Been reading more, I think.

I can't really tell if I am reading more, or just reading differently honestly. Started reading abunch of isekai stories during the pandemic; drop one, start a new one, and repeat. Before, I would read something of quality that's completed and some weekly releasing series. I had plans to finish either Cat Street or The Devil King Is Bored, and now I am just reading trash.

Must be going through existential crisis.

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» meniel on May 14th, 2021, 11:11am

I read more because Corona hiatused (?) my other hobbies, so I have more free time.

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