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POLL: Warnings

This poll refers to the warnings often found in fic headers (i.e. Warnings: spankings and naughty language!). If you have any thoughts to contribute I'd be appreciative.

Poll #552902 Fanfic Survey: (Header) Warnings

Are you less likely to read a fic if it does NOT have warning information?

Yes
43(23.8%)
No
67(37.0%)
I don't care either way
71(39.2%)

If YES, why?

Are you less likely to read a fic if it DOES have warning information?

Yes
35(19.4%)
No
90(50.0%)
I don't care either way
55(30.6%)

If YES, why?

Do you feel that the information in warnings can spoil or make fics less enjoyable for you?

Yes, but not so much that I will refuse to read the fic.
40(22.1%)
Yes, and I sometimes refuse to read the fic if I know too much information about it already.
11(6.1%)
No, warnings don't effect my fic-reading experience.
27(14.9%)
No. I like having warnings, so that I know what to expect and/or whether I want to read the fic.
101(55.8%)
No. And I won't read a fic unless it has warnings.
2(1.1%)

If you come across content in a fanfic that you find offensive or think merits a warning, what do you do?

Leave some rude feedback.
0(0.0%)
Ask the author to add a warning to the header or someplace else.
18(10.1%)
Stop reading the fic immediately.
43(24.0%)
Keep reading, with hopes that I will still like the story.
52(29.1%)
Other.
16(8.9%)

Do you wish authors would make warnings more optional (i.e. putting them behind lj-cuts or at the end of the document)?

Yes
35(19.6%)
No
57(31.8%)
I don't care either way
87(48.6%)

IF YOU ARE AN AUTHOR, do you use warnings for your fics?

Yes, always.
34(24.5%)
No, never.
5(3.6%)
It depends on the content.
93(66.9%)
Only if a community or archive I am posting it in requires it.
7(5.0%)

If you answered YES, why do you use warnings?

I don't want to be held responsible for offending anyone.
0(0.0%)
To make it easier for people to find the types of fics they enjoy reading.
9(9.2%)
Fandom pressure.
1(1.0%)
Etiquette.
6(6.1%)
Other.
3(3.1%)

If you answered IT DEPENDS ON THE CONTENT, what do you think merits use of warnings?

Offensive language
0(0.0%)
Mild violence
0(0.0%)
Explicit violence
1(0.9%)
Mild sexual content
0(0.0%)
Explicit sexual content
0(0.0%)
Slash
0(0.0%)
Het
0(0.0%)
Mpreg
1(0.9%)
Other
6(5.5%)
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