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Poll #1757672 Apparatus of professionalism

How important are items like introductions and story notes in how professional you feel a short story collection appears?

Very important
3(3.6%)
Moderately important
13(15.7%)
Can be helpful if charming/interesting but otherwise extraneous
52(62.7%)
Meh
7(8.4%)
I find them annoying and generally a distraction from the stories
5(6.0%)
Some other response to be detailed in comments
3(3.6%)

How important are items like introductions and story notes in how much you personally enjoy a short story collection?

Very important
8(9.8%)
Moderately important
14(17.1%)
Can be helpful if charming/interesting but otherwise extraneous
44(53.7%)
Meh
6(7.3%)
I find them annoying and generally a distraction from the stories
8(9.8%)
Some other response to be detailed in comments
2(2.4%)

Is there something else about the content of a short story collection that influences how you see its professionalism? (Other than "good stories.")

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