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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: 58


Do you read fanfic?

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Yes, often
33 (56.9%)

Yes, sometimes
8 (13.8%)

Yes, with varying frequency
14 (24.1%)

Yes, rarely
2 (3.4%)

No
1 (1.7%)

Other or more details:

What kind of fics do you like to read?

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Only finished stories or series
3 (5.3%)

Only finished stories, but ongoing series
16 (28.1%)

Finished stories, and WIPs only if there's a regular update schedule
9 (15.8%)

Finished stories, and WIPs only if I trust the author to finish the story eventually
9 (15.8%)

Finished stories and WIPs, preferably finished stories
19 (33.3%)

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
57 (100.0%)

fandoms I've heard of or know vaguely
35 (61.4%)

fandoms I don't know
17 (29.8%)

Other or more details:

When looking for new fic, I...

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look at new works for my fandoms on AO3
40 (70.2%)

look at new works for my fandoms in other places, e.g. Tumblr or ff.net
6 (10.5%)

browse tags on AO3
37 (64.9%)

browse bookmarking services, e.g. pinboard
12 (21.1%)

follow recs
48 (84.2%)

go through my backlog of "to read" bookmarks
20 (35.1%)

Other, please elaborate
8 (14.0%)

Other or more details:

Date: 2017-06-05 12:59 pm (UTC)
dancing_serpent: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dancing_serpent
Yeah, my ratio is better on AO3, too, but not that much better. People tagging for side pairings in the main pairing section messes a lot with my search, and after a while my search strings become really long and impractical with all the stuff I want to exclude. Sometimes I just give in and resolve to endless scrolling.

On ff.net I'm scrolling even more, though. Mostly because so many people refuse to mark their OCs as such, so I can't filter them out in my search.

I have currently only six fics bookmarked for later reading on AO3, and none of them is for the fandom I want to read right now. *g*
Edited Date: 2017-06-05 01:01 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-06-05 01:11 pm (UTC)
dancing_serpent: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dancing_serpent
Oh, that's a nice number! *g* I often find so little to read that I'm even resorting to giving the bad fic a try. Which isn't exactly satisfying, but sometimes I'm desperate. Right now, for example. I'm watching NCIS: LA, and really want to read fic for the show.

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