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A poll about fic reading habits, because I'm curious.

(I'm posting a survey without testing it first, I keep flashing back to the semester-long seminar Don't Do That as well as the myriad real life examples of why this is bad. Fortunately this is not scientific.)

Poll #18459 Fic reading preferences
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 56

Do you read fanfic?

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Yes, often
31 (55.4%)

Yes, sometimes
8 (14.3%)

Yes, with varying frequency
14 (25.0%)

Yes, rarely
2 (3.6%)

1 (1.8%)

Other or more details:

What kind of fics do you like to read?

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Only finished stories or series
3 (5.5%)

Only finished stories, but ongoing series
16 (29.1%)

Finished stories, and WIPs only if there's a regular update schedule
8 (14.5%)

Finished stories, and WIPs only if I trust the author to finish the story eventually
8 (14.5%)

Finished stories and WIPs, preferably finished stories
19 (34.5%)

Finished stories and WIPs, preferably WIPs
0 (0.0%)

Finished stories and WIPs, no preference
1 (1.8%)

Only WIPs
0 (0.0%)

Other or more detail:

I read fic for...

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fandoms I know
55 (100.0%)

fandoms I've heard of or know vaguely
33 (60.0%)

fandoms I don't know
16 (29.1%)

Other or more details:

When looking for new fic, I...

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look at new works for my fandoms on AO3
38 (69.1%)

look at new works for my fandoms in other places, e.g. Tumblr or
5 (9.1%)

browse tags on AO3
36 (65.5%)

browse bookmarking services, e.g. pinboard
11 (20.0%)

follow recs
46 (83.6%)

go through my backlog of "to read" bookmarks
19 (34.5%)

Other, please elaborate
7 (12.7%)

Other or more details:

Date: 2017-06-05 04:55 pm (UTC)
devon: (Reader elegant)
From: [personal profile] devon
Ah, when reading other people's responses, I was reminded of a good way to find fic at AO3. I go to an author I like and try to read their fandoms that I don't know very well. If it doesn't work, well, I just stop. But I haven't tried looking at their BOOKMARKS of stories that they really like enough to save, so I'm going to try that. Also, I have more authors I like whose "other" works I haven't read, yet.

Date: 2017-06-07 03:23 am (UTC)
beatrice_otter: Me in red--face not shown (Default)
From: [personal profile] beatrice_otter
Every fic on AO3 that I like well enough to save I bookmark on pinboard and on AO3. And when looking for new fic, I regularly go to favorite authors and search through their bookmarks. I've found a lot of great fic that way!


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