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This week's poll was suggested by purfect_kutie64, who has been here for at least 14 years. How long have you been visiting us? If you're curious, we've been around for about 18 years, of which I've been around for about 17 of those years

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: If I could choose which gender to be reincarnated as, I would choose to be a
Man (currently a man) - votes: 1623 (40.7%)
Man (currently a woman) - votes: 770 (19.3%)
Woman (currently a man) - votes: 738 (18.5%)
Woman (currently a woman) - votes: 855 (21.5%)
There were 3986 total votes.
The poll ended: August 20th, 2022 9:27am PDT

Do men make up most of the users of this site?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
August 20th 9:33am
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» F_J on August 20th, 2022, 1:40pm

I think ~10 years?
For sure I was visiting when onemanga was still as thing, just didn't even make an account back then


» YuriM on August 20th, 2022, 1:49pm

As I remember, right after finding baka-updates for anime at ~2005-2006.


» eccentrrick on August 20th, 2022, 2:28pm

Nice to see a lot of the same people around for over a decade hehe ;3

I found Mangaupdates through bakaupdates around 2005-06 but didn't create an account until 2007. At that time, I had a crappy notepad to keep track of all my mangas until my hard drive crashed. Good thing it was only around 1k manga lol


» Suxinn on August 20th, 2022, 7:24pm

According to my profile, I've had an account for 13 years now, though I remember frequenting the site for a few months (maybe even a year or so?) before making an account.


» VawX on August 20th, 2022, 8:46pm

Just about what I was about to write, the account is 13 years old but I feel like I've been using this site to find manga several months before eventually made an account mmm...


» mallika23 on August 20th, 2022, 8:27pm

I found mangaupdates on 2008/2009, when I first started reading manga on sites. I think I created the account around 2016, but I have just actively using mangaupdates around 2019/2020, at the beginning of pandemic. Being isolated, I didn't have much to do except reading manga and manhwa. I need to sort out the list, and mangaupdates have just what I need.


» energizerbunny on August 20th, 2022, 8:59pm

Looks like we gotta see in another poll what the gender breakdown is! :3 I'm curious about all our members, too!

Regarding this week's poll... I've made friends and penpals on MU; I'm glad it's one part of my life that's stayed constant!


» Ceiye on August 20th, 2022, 11:20pm

I think I lurked for a few years before actually making an account. I still have browser bookmarks from when that was how I would save manga I wanted to check out instead. I don't think I have updated my lists with all of them either...


» Raven on August 20th, 2022, 11:50pm

my profile says over 15 years, could be even more before I made an account.


» Trimutius on August 21st, 2022, 2:56am

Ever since i registered so over 11 years... (I actually got into manga 13 years ago so maybe got here slightly before registration, not by much though, but either way it falls into 11-15 range)


» CheshireCaine on August 21st, 2022, 6:44am

10 years! (and like 9 days), so uh happy anniversary xD

A couple years into when I started reading manga? which is why my Completed manga list begins with a dump of manga β€˜completed’ the same day. Also, far better than meticulously saving and updating bookmarks in a manual fashion. So thanks, MU.


» calstine on August 21st, 2022, 7:44am

More than 13 years! And I'll continue until this site dies, or I do, whichever happens first, lol.


» kurotaito on August 21st, 2022, 10:26am

Almost coming up to 10 years with an account; I definitely lurked without an account for a few months, maybe a year. I remember writing down what I was reading on a note card previously. (I feel like I had a quicker finish rate back then though, cos the note card could only hold so much info.)


» Alwerien on August 21st, 2022, 10:49am

Soon it will be 15 years since I registered but I wonder if I have lurked before that....hmmm. Definitely longer than I thought, I feel old now.


» MitzumiKare on August 21st, 2022, 1:09pm

It'll be a decade next month! πŸ˜€ fun fact I learned of baka updates from an unholy combo of 4chan, aarinfantasy and Inuyasha journey.


» illya_ on August 21st, 2022, 1:51pm

Wow, time sure flies. 16 years already.


» HikaruYami on August 21st, 2022, 2:17pm

I know I only made this account in 2011 but I found it in 2005 at the same time I was switching to the Naruto and One Piece manga from the anime. Back then #null was still re-scanning the last hundred chapters of One Piece in high quality. Found so many more manga via this site back then!

For literally 6 years I followed new releases by just manually scanning the lines of chapter releases on . In retrospect that was a pretty dumb waste of time since I was already following around 60 series back then! Finally started making a reading list after that. And now I'm up to over 150 unfinished manga I follow....


» Karonhioktha on August 21st, 2022, 4:13pm

Similar boat to you. I was a frequent un-registered visitor just checking the releases page nearly every hour before I finally made an account years later. I was tracking my reading lists back then on paper! I think I began my visits here since highschool, so around 2006.


» LazyReviewer on August 21st, 2022, 11:51pm

Back when OneManga was still the go-to aggregate website... which I don't remember the year of. Question: did the Baka Updates URL used to be baka-updates or was it manga-updates and only the dash was removed? My memory isn't great.


» lambchopsil on August 22nd, 2022, 12:43am

Quote from LazyReviewer
Back when OneManga was still the go-to aggregate website... which I don't remember the year of. Question: did the Baka Updates URL used to be baka-updates or was it manga-updates and only the dash was removed? My memory isn't great.

It's always been and


» LazyReviewer on August 22nd, 2022, 2:58am

Ah, thank you very much! I must have mixed the two up to think mangaupdates had the dash in it.


» m4n1 on August 22nd, 2022, 9:54pm

Was led here by baka-updates...apparently first made an account 08/04/2006, juuust making the 16+ years mark 😁


» Vicis on August 23rd, 2022, 7:01am

Looks like I joined in 2009. I'm not entirely sure what spurred me to join in that year, but I remember not using aggregators or trackers for a very long time. Looking at my history, I see Eden was being published prior to 2009 so I likely used the site before registering as I remember coming here for those updates.

At one point or another I stopped removing series from "my list", so now this site is both a tracker that I visit daily, but also a logbook of the manga I used to read. I can scroll down my list, select a series and see when it was last updated, and remember where I was in my life when I was reading it.

Being able to see the group names, and scroll back through the release history and see which groups juggled which series really adds to the nostalgia as I've always consumed my series directly from the group pages where possible.

This site is an absolute treasure, and I really hope all of the data on here is being archived somehow.


» Twilight_Moon on August 23rd, 2022, 5:31pm

14 years strong 😎 Really weird to see my old whack manga reviews (nice to see my own improvement in writing and taste lmao)


» Sasuke149 on August 24th, 2022, 11:44pm

14 years, wow. At that time mangatraders and this site were the two sites i visited the most. mangatraders shut down but even today i frequent your site at least 4-5 times a day. It's my favorite site on the net.


» redlinks on August 25th, 2022, 9:22pm

I have been a regular since the end of January 2007.


» Alimeru on August 25th, 2022, 11:50pm

I've had an account for 4 years, which I created due to the demise of kissmanga (one of the best decisions I've made tbh). I did use the site regularly to look up series before I had an account, though.


» Shalesia27 on October 24th, 2022, 5:53am

Time sure flies! I didn't think about how long it's been until I saw people mention onemanga and mangatraders 😁 Good times! I remember staying up and reading all of eyeshield 21 in 3 days on onemanga. It was the plug 😎 I used to scope out manga updates for new manga all the time before getting an account.