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New Poll - Fights
This week's poll was a modified version of something jacob66 suggested. What are your violent tendencies?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: What's your favorite poll?
Choices:
MangaUpdates polls - votes: 1009 (35.8%)
Poland - votes: 292 (10.3%)
Pole dancing - votes: 583 (20.7%)
Election polls - votes: 69 (2.4%)
Electric pole - votes: 128 (4.5%)
Pole arms - votes: 301 (10.7%)
The North Pole - votes: 440 (15.6%)
There were 2822 total votes.
The poll ended: December 4th 2021

Sorry, forgot fishing pole. And South Pole isn't an option because the North is objectively better since that's where Santa lives
Posted by lambchopsil on 
December 4th 10:27pm
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» zarlan on December 4th, 2021, 4:16pm

Who hasn't been in at least a few fights, during early childhood?

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» HikaruYami on December 4th, 2021, 5:59pm

I mean, that's what I voted ( "been involved in a few scrapes" ) for that exact reason (childhood), but thinking back to elementary school, uh... I would say a good 95% of the girls and 20% of the guys ended up never getting physical with anyone for any reason

so this poll result doesn't surprise me.

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» kurotaito on December 4th, 2021, 8:52pm

I voted been involved in a few scrapes, but none of them were during school hours. I would think that more people would fight, just not all of them fought in school.

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» zarlan on December 7th, 2021, 12:51pm

Quote from kurotaito
I voted been involved in a few scrapes, but none of them were during school hours. I would think that more people would fight, just not all of them fought in school.

Most fights I got into in school, where during breaks. I.e. not during school hours.

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» Ceiye on December 4th, 2021, 5:05pm

I have been in one fight, but like, it wasn't like an ACTUAL fight. I low key wish that I was in more fights as a kid, cause like... what else would I have used my elementary school level karate for. It would have been the perfect time, because now I'm an adult and am worried about losing teeth. And idk getting arrested I guess

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» Riyuri on December 4th, 2021, 8:04pm

I've never been in a real fight. I did learn martial arts though and fought during lessons — however nowhere near a professional level. Now I'm clueless what to pick. Error 404 Answer not found xD

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» hkanz on December 4th, 2021, 8:27pm

I said ‘absolutely none’ but am actually in a category of ‘hit someone but didn’t get hit back’ since I once instinctively punched a drunk guy who tried to kiss me.

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» Peep on December 4th, 2021, 11:23pm

"I've been in a lot of fights" - iunno the number, 50-80+ mostly as a kid, it tapered off later on.
I trained in boxing, kick boxing, and judo, but I would recommend people walk/run away (if possible) from most physical altercations cause it is not worth being arrested or stabbed. Some people that start fights are on drugs (pharmaceutical or natural) and won't have much concern for your wellbeing or their own.

I was about to say I can't recall the last time, but I remember the last few times, one a few years ago some crazy belligerent Chinese guy in another country attacked me, I just blocked with my forearm while deciding if I should attack him and risk being arrested(higher chance since a foreigner). He backed off and left quickly when realized I was not going to tolerate him much longer. Funnily it was at a mall at the town centre right by 2-3 security guards.

I am curious about the people that picked they fight professionally cause that should normally be much rarer. Like I'd not count sparring at a gym or dojo as fighting professionally, professionally suggests you get paid for it.

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» kousora on December 5th, 2021, 1:18am

I know fights with my siblings doesn't count so I voted none.

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» Sosseres on December 5th, 2021, 2:42am

Same. We probably had a fight when we were so small that I can't recall it.

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» KaoriNite on December 6th, 2021, 5:14am

Quote from kousora
I know fights with my siblings doesn't count so I voted none.


I think fights with siblings should count. Any fight were you weren't just playing around or sparring but actually were seriously trying to hurt the other person.

I answered been in a few scrapes because of fights I had with my older sister and a couple of incidents in middle school. I'm not particularly good at fighting and I've never learned how to throw a punch. It was mostly slapping, biting, and scratching people with my nails.

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» zarlan on December 7th, 2021, 12:53pm

Quote from kousora
I know fights with my siblings doesn't count

Why wouldn't they count? The poll asked about whether you've been in fights. Period.
Martial arts sparring clearly doesn't count (they're not fights. They're training), but fighting with siblings should obviously count.

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» residentgrigo on December 5th, 2021, 2:54am

Been involved in a few scrapes. None in the last 10 years.

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» ebisu on December 5th, 2021, 6:35am

Picked "Been in a lot of fights", but mainly because of sparring during taekwondo classes, which maybe should not count. But last option is fighting professionally and that should only be possible in sports. And second and third options seem to point out to actual fights. The choices try to imply a scale from 0 to 4, but the answers don't feel like that to me.
I'm not sure if playing fighting videogames count towards fighting experience too. 😁

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» zarlan on December 7th, 2021, 1:00pm

Quote from ebisu
Picked "Been in a lot of fights", but mainly because of sparring during taekwondo classes, which maybe should not count.

Definitely shouldn't. Those aren't fights, after all.
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But last option is fighting professionally and that should only be possible in sports.


Yeah that seems a bit weird, now you mention it.
A soldier in war, is a professional fighter, but still…
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The choices try to imply a scale from 0 to 4, but the answers don't feel like that to me.

Mm, the choices are very weird.
The "I got hit but never really hit back" option is completely unrelated to ones frequency of fighting…

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» Sugarshark on December 5th, 2021, 11:29pm

I let my friends beat up everyone in the bar
and then I stood over people and said 'Yeah!'
I'm probably ready for a professional debut

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» mallika23 on December 6th, 2021, 8:48am

"I got hit but never really hit back"?

When I was in junior high, there was this guy who often bullied me. In frustration, I tried to throw him my shoe. It turns out my shoe hit his face and broke his eyeglasses. I was called to the principal office, my mother got called too, and I have to pay back his broken glasses.

I think we didn't really fight, and I don't think I really hit him.. I only threw my shoe on his face.

Still remember his face, but I forgot his name.

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» zarlan on December 7th, 2021, 1:09pm

Quote from mallika23
I think we didn't really fight, and I don't think I really hit him..

Yes you did. You hit him with the shoe.
…which is a thing I did a lot, in my early school days, in response to my bullies. I had a rather short fuse, back then. (by the time I got into our equivalent of junior high, though, I had gotten fairly calm, with a rather "long fuse". Not that it stopped the bullies… in our equivalent of high school, however… Ah, those were good times)

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» vigorousjammer on December 6th, 2021, 8:49am

I've been involved in exactly one physical confrontation in my life.

It was in middle school, and I was going through a phase where I didn't want to be seen as the "nice guy" anymore, and thought that I should probably get into a fight to show that I could be tough, and maybe impress some of the girls in my class. I was only 13 or 14 at the time, so excuse the shallow thought process I had back then.

In any case, one of my classmates was making fun of my new haircut during lunch, and I used that as an excuse to challenge him to a fight. I told him to meet me in the 7-Eleven parking lot after school, which was pretty much across the street from it.
Word got around, and so there was a bit of a crowd gathered around us.
We shook hands, and he used that as a chance to sucker punch me, getting the first hit, I tried to throw a return punch but missed, and he hit me again, sending me down to one knee. At that point, I gave up without actually getting to hit him back. It was kind of embarrassing. 🤣

For this reason, I voted "I got hit but never really hit back"

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» K9ofChaos on December 10th, 2021, 10:02pm

I chose "Absolutely none", but that's not entirely true. I was the bystander of a fight. What happened was I was coming home from an anime convention and my friends were talking about how that Italian Chef from JoJo's Part 4 could theoretically cure cancer. Then this lanky jackass started spouting "U TALKIN' CANCER BRO?" and dropping n-bombs (they weren't Hard Rs, but very inappropriate for a white kid to be shouting on the subway) like they were going out of style. He claimed his father, then uncle, then brother died "right there" (pointing in an indiscrete direction inside a moving subway train), but he was most likely looking for a fight. When one of my friends (who we'll call Arthur for the sake of maintaining anonymity) actually stood up for himself and told him to knock it off, he asked "Are you playin'?". Arthur, who was admittedly confused with said "...Yes?" and then got punched by the douchebag. My other friend who we'll call "Mad Mod" (because he was cosplaying as that character from Teen Titans) then decides to defend Arthur from this anus that assaulted him and whacks him repeatedly with his cane he used as a cosplay prop. Going by Arthur's and Mad Mod's testimonials, the lanky jackasses punches were incredibly weak. Long of the short of it was that the douchebag and his posse where kicked out of the train as soon as we arrived at the next stop with the help of a bearded bystander whose name I can't remember but was of great help nonetheless.

While this could've qualified for the "Been involved in a few scraps" option, I ultimately went with "Absolutely none" because I froze up the minute the douchebag and my friend Mad Mod started throwing hands. So while I bore witness to a street fight in my local city's subway, I did not get involved in said fight because my fight, flight or freeze response told me to freeze. Not the most pleasant experience, but the lanky douchebag will forever live with the shame of being bested by a short guy dressed in a Union Jack shirt.

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» hkanz on December 11th, 2021, 5:54pm

Some fun stories here, thanks for sharing 😀

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