So I thought I'd conduct a short poll (yes another one) just to see what arises. I know the results were hardly be conclusive, as the sample will be very small, but I still think it's worth doing.
For the purposes of this poll, I have, after careful thought, chosen to go with three genres (the ones that existed when I came into fandom): slash, gen and het. I know that for some people gen and het are the same, whereas for others they are not. And I also know, by virtue of the discussion mentioned above, that there are now other terms. However, I wanted to keep it as simple as I could, whilst still offering as many options as I could. However, I know it's impossible to please all of the people all of time, so please accept that I mean no offence to anyone by opting to go this route.
Assuming that your other 'requirements' for reading a story (e.g. fandom, pairing, writing style, name of author, etc), are satisfied, does genre matter to you when reading fanfiction?
If you selected option 2 above (i.e. you read mainly in one genre) which genre is that?
If you selected option 3 above (i.e I only read in one genre) which genre is that?
Please list your main fandom(s)/pairing(s)