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New Poll - Archive Fansubs
As our member tactics suggested, it's a similar poll as last week's but with anime fansubs. In my case, I actually haven't watched anime in maybe the last 6 years... But I did archive a lot of the shows I did watch back then. Still got all the episodes of Cardcaptor Sakura on CD, 4 episodes per CD (didn't have blank DVDs back then). Awesome manga and anime, by the way, so I would recommend getting it if you don't mind a little old-school stuff.

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you archive scanlations?
Yes, everything - votes: 2333 (21.6%)
Only a few - votes: 3575 (33%)
I read and delete - votes: 842 (7.8%)
I only read online - votes: 3938 (36.4%)
I don't read scanlations - votes: 134 (1.2%)
There were 10822 total votes.
The poll ended: February 8th 2014

Goes to show the prevalence of online reader sites
Posted by lambchopsil on February 8th 9:20am Comments ( 23 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]

» strixflash on February 8th, 2014, 2:32am

I watch and delete. I watch original animes & not manga adaptions.


» tactics on February 8th, 2014, 3:24am

I've downloaded like, maybe less than 10 series of anime over the years.
I don't download many of them. I mostly stream online. What usually sways me to download is if I think I'll enjoy watching them again. Like Sakura Trick. I am totally archiving that at the moment. Who wouldn't want access to fluffy yuri whenever you want =P


» Scyfon on February 8th, 2014, 5:30am

*Looks at his 3 anime folders adding up to 1.38TB*


Seriously though, I archive them as long as I finish them and they're not rage-inducing piles of manure (eg. Blood C, Kyoukai no Kanata, Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora)


» Lorska on February 8th, 2014, 6:20am

I miss the "most of them" option... because there is only a few that I stream (those where it doesn't matter that the quality is bad because the graphics are of no concern anyway). But I'll archive the good ones to watch them together with friends...


» SinsI on February 8th, 2014, 7:09am

No. I used to, but nowdays it is much faster/more convenient to just redownload it again instead of looking for the HDD with that particular show.


» destroyer_ck on February 8th, 2014, 7:16am

I archive few.
i prefer manga over anime


» Damnedman on February 8th, 2014, 7:52am

*looks at his three hard drives of anime...
I blame BD releases. Those are freaking ginormous, though most of it I leeched off a guy on my university's DC hub. He had like 5TB+ of just anime and another 10TB+ of TV and movies...


» Knightzomegaz on February 8th, 2014, 9:21am

Streams, enough said..


» mysstris on February 8th, 2014, 12:03pm

I stream. I don't download because it takes up a shitload of space and also I"m not a huge fan of anime. I like manga more because 1)I get more story and less filler +original story 2)I like to "multitask" while watching so I don't want to go through the trouble of having to read subs just to watch something

I would if it's an asian drama or a western tv show I really think is good. Lol will that be next week's poll xD
I used to always buy movie dvds (have over 100) but in the last few years I've resorted to downloading/streaming those too.


» dalek on February 8th, 2014, 12:26pm

I download, but delete after watching (same goes for tv series etc). I only have three archived, Howl's Moving Castle, Kaiba and Mononoke.


» RoxFlowz on February 8th, 2014, 12:58pm

Download in HD, watch on TV. Will archive it, if it was at least decent. Delete if not. Download again in Full HD and save it on my local hdd as well as on my external, if it was really good.

I used to stream, but once you get used to higher quality and a big screen, you can't settle with less laugh


» nakie08 on February 8th, 2014, 1:19pm

Watch and delete. I don't watch anime as much as I read manga. Once I've seen the manga's art, I can't help but be disappointed with anime art(there are exceptions ofcourse). When I do want to watch one, I just download, watch, and delete. I never stream.


» makoz on February 8th, 2014, 5:37pm

I used to archive manga and anime at one time, but I didn't really end up rewatching anime and for manga I can just read it online, so I stopped archiving stuff.


» misc on February 9th, 2014, 1:21am

This is a bit off topic, but I was also one of those people obsessing with both the manga and anime of Cardcaptor Sakura. It's not everyday you could find such a solid manga AND equally awesome anime to go along, especially for a rather older series like it.


» BlueHaro on February 9th, 2014, 3:33pm

I only archive anime that I would like to watch again. I feel there is no point in archiving them if I will not rewatch it. (This is especially true if the quality of the video provided in fansubs is better than what is provided on licensed releases....Where is my Mushishi BluRay release Funimation?? *looks sadly at her DVD set* )

As there are only a couple of anime that I feel are worth archiving, I go on massive deleting sprees~ laugh


» cecropiamoth on February 9th, 2014, 3:49pm

I don't archive anime.

I gave up trying to download any anime a couple of years ago, when the biggest fansubbers I knew went to 10-bit video. I'll never understand why they did it, since animation is not like real-world video in terms of having deep visual detail to bring out, AND at least my portion of the personal computer world (Mac-dom) doesn't support 10-bit even now. However, they did, so that's that.


» TundraDweller on February 11th, 2014, 6:08am

I have very few archived. Even if I download any, I delete them if I don't feel like watching them again. So the only ones to remain are the ones I don't get tired of.


» connerity on February 12th, 2014, 11:18am

I only archive if all of the following are true:
-I enjoyed it
-I feel I might rewatch it at some point
-the quality is at least 720p BD, which means I basically delete every TV version after I watched it


» Reyalsdog on February 15th, 2014, 12:43am

Goes to show the prevalence of online reader sites

People who download archives: 21.6% + 33% + 7.8% = 62.4%
People who only read online: 36.4%

Yes, clearly show...


» misc on February 15th, 2014, 1:22am

Do you understand what 'only a few' means? Obviously for those people they only archive a few series while rest of what they read could only possibly be done ONLINE, so you can't count all that huge 33% to 'people who download archives', genius.


» Reyalsdog on February 18th, 2014, 6:47am

People who read online usually don't save anything. People who save manga archives on hdd/dvd/whatever usually download most of their manga, and then deleting most of it, preserving only a few. Online-reader users mostly have entirely another mindset.

tl;dr you wrong, fug u.


» Knightzomegaz on February 18th, 2014, 8:35am

Quote from Reyalsdog
People who read online usually don't save anything. People who save manga archives on hdd/dvd/whatever usually download most of their manga, and then deleting most of it, preserving only a few. Online-reader users mostly have entirely another mindset.

tl;dr you wrong, fug u.

correct me if Im wrong, but isnt this thread made for Fansubs,
if you wanna argue bout archiving mangas, go here


» Reyalsdog on February 18th, 2014, 12:50pm

We talk about results of poll. See first post.


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