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New Poll - Three Wise Monkeys
Simple poll suggested by FeaRimbor. He didn't originally include mute as an option (probably because it doesn't seem as detrimental), but I wanted to go with the theme of the three wise monkeys.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Which statement is more true?
Choices:
People are too easily offended by what others say - votes: 1846 (56.9%)
People should be careful about what they say to avoid offending others - votes: 1397 (43.1%)
There were 3243 total votes.
The poll ended: November 6th 2021

No one gave suggestions for a poll for cancel culture, so I won't do it. And I might end up banning some people from the forums
Posted by lambchopsil on 
November 6th 7:59pm
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» vigorousjammer on November 6th, 2021, 1:51pm

If you're mute, you can still find other ways to communicate, such as sign language or writing on paper (You could even potentially get a text-to-speech device like Stephen Hawking had!)

All while still being able to watch anime and read manga. Thus, I feel like it's the best option.

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» residentgrigo on November 6th, 2021, 3:37pm

Mute. I would even choose Deaf & Mute over being blind.

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Every poll needs to have the ideological weight of 'what's your favourite colour of hamster'.

It's obviously orange.

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» hkanz on November 6th, 2021, 8:58pm

Quote from residentgrigo
It's obviously orange.


Yeah, we would really just be making the orange ones cocky by having a poll.

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» VawX on November 6th, 2021, 9:20pm

The only person who would rather be blind than deaf or mute might be those who really love singing mmm...

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» KaoriNite on November 7th, 2021, 7:08am

I'd rather be mute. If it's a choice between blind and deaf, I'd choose blind because of my love of music.

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The only person who would rather be blind than deaf or mute might be those who really love singing


I like singing but my voice definitely isn't good enough for me to opt to be blind over mute, lol.

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» VawX on November 11th, 2021, 8:40pm

Someone like Andrea Bocelli is the perfect example of great blind singer mmm...

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» Sugarshark on November 7th, 2021, 11:54pm

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The only person who would rather be blind than deaf or mute might be those who really love singing mmm...


I clicked 'Blind' incorrectly because I was thinking of something else, and not understanding literal blindness.
I find being willfully blind can make finding happiness so much easier. such a blonde moment

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» Peep on November 6th, 2021, 10:29pm

Mute, you're less likely to get hit by a car, and can go about your daily life without too much trouble, especially since how ubiquitous smartphones are now so a person could type their message or use a text to speech app. It still sucks, but it is easier to work around. It must not be too prevalent, because a lot of people assume you can talk if you don't answer them right away.
Interestingly, to be legally blind does not mean you can't see at all, a lot of blind people have some form of vision, but they will wear the "blind glasses" so people can recognize them or feel more comfortable. Being partially blind does not undermine their difficulty though. One of my wife's family members is blind in one eye, his accident & health insurance refused to pay out anything because he is not blind in both eyes..
Apparently deaf people develop a "deaf accent ", or at least that is what I "Switched at birth (tv show)" told me.

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It would be nice if we could have controversial polls with civil discussion

I thought the previous poll thread was rather civil, at least until somebody was posting 4 x and 2 x times in a row to everything in order to dominate the conversation and impose their view that everybody in the thread was a bigot. I was sexually assaulted at university so I am not going to be a champion of defending them. I also believe in the sanctity of private spaces because I've experienced a bunch of harassment events, like an old guy (staff at a spa) following me into a private solo shower and trying to touch me. Although men experience harassment, rape, assault, and it should not be dismissed, I feel women have it a lot worse due to the perception of weakness. I can't imagine all the bs that women have to go through and endure daily.


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'what's your favourite colour of hamster'.

I have a yellow one, well she was yellow, then blonde to grey + brown. They call yellow ones "yellow pudding", but iunno if they naturally stay yellow for long.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_wise_monkeys#Variatio ns apparently there is a forth monkey now :3, they can form a band. An uncle used to have a one of those mini statues of three monkeys, he was heavily into judo and Buddhism though.

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» kurotaito on November 7th, 2021, 6:33am

Mute

In reality, all of these symptoms have a range. So if I was as blind as I am now, I would definitely pick blindness. (I live a pretty good life.) If I would to imagine the extreme, where no medical assisted device could overcome it, its going to be mute.

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» Ceiye on November 7th, 2021, 3:04pm

Okay well my answer is obviously going to be Mute because that affects most people's lives the least. I'm not a singer or have a job that requires me to use my voice extensively. It will make life significantly HARDER, but not as much as being blind or deaf. Now, if I had to choose between blind and deaf, probably deaf. But maybe if I were born with one of these traits vs becoming blind/deaf in the future, my answer would be a little different?

My favorite color of hamster is creamsicle: orange and white. I had a pet hamster that color with three legs when I was eight, and he was a sweetie. Then I got another hamster who was just orange and he sucked. It's very subjective, but every nice hamster I've encountered was orange and white. But that could just also be because that's like 80% of the big boy hamster colors and most chonky hamsters are pretty chill except for my one hamster

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» hkanz on November 11th, 2021, 6:57am

Quote from Ceiye
My favorite color of hamster is creamsicle: orange and white. I had a pet hamster that color with three legs when I was eight, and he was a sweetie. Then I got another hamster who was just orange and he sucked. It's very subjective, but every nice hamster I've encountered was orange and white. But that could just also be because that's like 80% of the big boy hamster colors and most chonky hamsters are pretty chill except for my one hamster


My sister has a nice orange and white one right now. Mine wasn’t very friendly, it probably wanted to go run in the Syrian desert.

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I wouldn't be prompted to talk in meetings at work, I could just communicate everything with email.


My first thought with ‘deaf’ was definitely ‘no more meetings’!! I don’t think that muteness would save me, I would just have to listen at the meetings and type input into the chat function.

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» HikaruYami on November 8th, 2021, 7:41am

The only people choosing "blind" are those who literally have put 0 thought into the ramifications, or those whose lives revolve 100% around music.

Even if the poll was only between blind and deaf, this is a fucking manga website, I'd expect that people who thought properly about it would vote like 98% deaf and 2% blind because the 2% have literal music-oriented careers or something (and also aren't beethoven lol). Being deaf can increase your day-to-day danger and make you miss out on certain things, but being blind completely debilitates you from tons of normal, everyday activities. It's incomparably bad.

Anyway, I went with the vast majority and chose mute because it's not even a big deal. Hell, while I fully admit it'd be frustrating to not be able to express myself as fully as voice allows, being mute would also take out some of my day to day stress, so it wouldn't even be all bad. I wouldn't be prompted to talk in meetings at work, I could just communicate everything with email.

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» blackkittycat15 on November 8th, 2021, 4:37pm

Or they went with legally blind which is only -4 vision. I'm at -6 and as long as I don't have to drive, I can do day to day things without my glasses. I can even read manga as long as my nose less than an inch away. You're also judging based off yourself. I'm mentally ill and being stuck in silence with my own thoughts is way more terrifying than completely black vision. I will admit I also chose mute because it would have the least effect on my day to day life, but don't put others down for thinking differently.

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» mallika23 on November 8th, 2021, 10:03pm

Mute.

I'm not trying to disregard the difabled (deaf and blind), but out of the three I would rather be mute than being deaf and blind. I still love reading comics and other books, watching films and anime, and I want to enjoy it the fullest using my eyes and ears.

And I know Deaf people are still able to drive (obviously), but I don't think I would feel save in the street when I couldn't hear (and see) anything. Plus, my country still needs many improvement to make a safe and inclusive public space for the difabled. I wouldn't want to be deaf or blind in that situation.

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