(The thread follows up on the S5 opinions and pairing preference poll, which started out of a discussion of whether dislike of that season is related to being a subtexter because the relationship between Xena and Gabrielle was more distant. We are now doing a similar poll to see whether a high opinion of Season 6 is correlated to being a subtexter since this season has strong subtext -- viewed by some as "maintext." Eventually there will be similar threads for all seasons.)
Please read the options in the poll carefully before you vote!
The options refer to what you consider yourself to be and how you rate the season. "Shipper" means Xena/Ares shipper; "bitexter," someone who ships both X/A and X/G; "friendshipper," someone whose primary interest is in the X/G relationship as a friendship. "Other" includes shippers of other pairings as well as people whose primary interest in the show is things other than relationships (action, Xena's quest for redemption, etc.).
The season is being rated on a 5-chakram scale. What does this mean?
5 chakrams: Love the season. It's not necessarily perfect, but the good vastly outweighs the flaws.
4 chakrams: Mostly love/like it; dislike some things, but the good things still largely outweigh the bad.
3 chakrams: Mixed feelings; like or love some things, dislike or hate others -- the good and the bad are roughly even.
2 chakrams: Mostly dislike it; there are some good things in this season, but they are largely outweighed by the bad.
1 chakram: Dislike/hate it. The few good things about it can't begin to make up for the general awfulness.
In the last poll, a couple of people thought that "Shipper/5 chakrams" means that the shipper content in the season merits 5 chakrams. That's incorrect. "Shipper" refers to who you are as a fan; 5 chakrams refers to how you rate the season overall. Likewise, in this poll, "Subtexter/5 chakrams" does not mean that the season gets 5 chakrams for its subtext content; it means that you're a subtexter and you're giving the season 5 chakrams overall.
So, if you're a subtexter who mostly likes S6, vote "Subtexter - 4 chakrams," if you're a friendshipper who mostly dislikes it vote "Friendshipper/Other - 2 chakrams," etc.