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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Have you ever donated money to a scanlation group?
Yes, recently (within last year) - votes: 168 (4.4%)
Yes, but not recently - votes: 242 (6.4%)
Does donating my time count? - votes: 524 (13.8%)
No, but I would if I could - votes: 1893 (49.9%)
No, and I never will - votes: 965 (25.4%)
There were 3792 total votes.
The poll ended: September 15th 2017
Now I'm curious how many of you actually have jobs
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» SinsI on September 16th, 2017, 2:19am
» residentgrigo on September 16th, 2017, 3:35am
I just read random series is still correct as i ran out of backlog for anime and manga years ago.
» Senrosj on September 16th, 2017, 4:19am
Anyways, the cover of a manga or a book pick my interest and at least with manga, it sort of tells you what kind of manga it is. Then the synopsis tells you if your stereotype of that kind of cover is correct or not and the tags and genres put the last nails on the coffin. Even then I sometimes try the manga anyways, skim through the first chapter and usually drop it.
If a series has a really bad rating, I may not read it, but then again, I may read it just to see why it has such a bad rating, or I find the story to be interesting so I just ignore the rating. If the manga has a typical plot, lackluster synopsis, genres I don't particularly like and a really bad rating, then I doubt I'll ever read it (maybe if someone says it's actually quite good I may give it a try, otherwise I'll forget about it and move on.)
» calstine on September 16th, 2017, 5:32am
I don't care at all about the rest, least of all ratings, recommendations and popularity, considering I like barely any of the current most-liked and top-rated series. And while some of the other options (like mangaka and status of serialisation/length of the series) can help push me in either direction if I'm on the fence, they're never major deciding factors.
I'm pretty sure either art or genre is going to win this poll. Really, I must be one of the tiny minority who never ditches a series because of art. And thank heavens I don't, because most series with pretty art have awful stories, I've found. The majority of my favs have average art and some of the best stories are those with weird/ugly styles, like Fukumoto Nobuyuki's works.
» ForeignerChan on September 17th, 2017, 1:28am
» kurotaito on September 16th, 2017, 6:17am
» MinatoAce on September 16th, 2017, 7:03am
Well, just do a poll of it next time. For one I'm still a student, and wouldn't be counting all the miscellaneous odd jobs at times.
» punchmanga on September 17th, 2017, 1:34pm
Student, no other job - votes: 3854 (40.5%)
Student, also working though - votes: 1357 (14.3%)
Part-time employee - votes: 459 (4.8%)
Full-time employee - votes: 2229 (23.4%)
Work multiple jobs - votes: 145 (1.5%)
Currently unemployed, but looking for work! - votes: 761 (8%)
Unemployed and not looking for work - votes: 620 (6.5%)
Retired - votes: 87 (0.9%)
There were 9512 total votes.
The poll ended: February 27th 2016
» MinatoAce on September 17th, 2017, 8:00pm
What I tried to mean (but, seemingly failed to do so) in my reply here was, that he, lamb could easily do a follow up poll concerning Donations' relation to occupation. That's the gist of it.
» mikako17 on September 16th, 2017, 8:52am
Well, having a job doesn't necessarily mean one has the means to donate, or that it's a priority compared to everything else.
» KaoriNite on September 16th, 2017, 12:19pm
And I guess our next poll question should be how many people have jobs.
» Karonhioktha on September 16th, 2017, 12:48pm
Didn't you do something like this before? In Feb. 2016, the question was " Your current main occupation status". Heh, but you're the boss here, so do what you like.
» turbotatoe on September 16th, 2017, 2:18pm
Other things I care about are(in no particular order): genres, categories, art(as in "can I read it without cringing", I don't mind if it's not perfect), recommendations, release status(completed or releases consistently and at least monthly) and scanlation status(same as release). And sometimes I just try very popular series with varying results.
» ForeignerChan on September 17th, 2017, 1:14am
I chose ratings, reviews and recommendations because most of the times I trust what other readers have experienced by reading a certain manga. Almost all of the high-ranked manga I've read were really awesome and those that were low-ranked were really bad. What I think is that if everyone says that the manga isn't worth reading, there must really be something bad about it. I always evaluate the reviews and critiques and decide if a manga is worth reading by myself, but in the end the reviews and recommendations are the thing that influences me the most.
» residentgrigo on September 17th, 2017, 2:43am
» cmertb on September 17th, 2017, 6:58am
» Identity Crisis on September 17th, 2017, 10:11am
» punchmanga on September 17th, 2017, 1:45pm
» punchmanga on September 17th, 2017, 1:55pm
Question: How do you choose to read a new series?
The magazine where it's serialized in - votes: 64 (1%)
The artist/author and his/her previous works - votes: 889 (14.2%)
The scanlation group - votes: 336 (5.3%)
The associated anime or related media - votes: 118 (1.9%)
The popularity of the series - votes: 274 (4.4%)
Recommendations from others - votes: 562 (8.9%)
Same genre as my favorite series - votes: 1275 (20.3%)
I just read random manga - votes: 1319 (21%)
I come to MU and see a new series on the release page, so I decide to try it - votes: 1445 (23%)
There were 6282 total votes.
The poll ended: March 22nd 2008
» ForeignerChan on September 20th, 2017, 12:43am
» vigorousjammer on September 17th, 2017, 6:15pm
I typically first look at the art on the cover, but the cover itself isn't exactly my main determiner. I'll also look through the interior art and see if it looks cool or not.
Generally, if I like the art, that's enough to get me to read something. I'll read series in a bunch of different genres that fit into a bunch of different categories, as long as it's art is well made. I really just tend to gravitate towards things with unique and iconic looks to them (retro artstyles typically do this kind of thing better than modern ones).
The mangaka can also be a major determiner for me. Usually I follow mangaka that have cool looking art, though. Story & writing quality also both play a big role, but I would still say art is the main determiner, since I can read and enjoy a series with a generic or even a poorly written plot as long as it has an impressive looking artstyle (Gantz, for example).