Does the fandom influence your score? I mean, Harry Potter has 790K non-crossover fics on FF.net - it's got a HUGE amount of words. Think of some that aren't even amongst the top 10% of Harry Potter fics. The guilty pleasures, or the ones that have a single saving feature that means you battle through the rest of it. But the Hyperion Cantos has 2. Not 2K, just 2. Neither is in English, or has had anything published in 2018. A middle-of-the-pack edgy!Harry equivalent, full of common tropes from other fandoms, could be quite good, in comparison. Would you still rate it a 3/5? Or does the fact that there's not really anything better mean it gets 4/5, and into the library? Maybe not go quite so extreme - Artemis Fowl has 5.5K fics. A fic where Artemis is also raised by James Bond, who teaches him how to flirt (uncomfortably so, for a young teen), and how to shoot the best in the world, and drive the best in the world, but does all this because he was Artemis' dad's best friend in university and couldn't leave his old bro's kid hanging... For a HP fic, this would almost certainly be trash. But for a fandom without much else, and it rises to the top simply because it's better than most other things out there, how would you rate it? I know I've rated some things higher based on the fandom, but for me personally it's normally in edge cases - I wouldn't shift something a whole point, but if I was uncertain, then this could cinch it. On the other hand, I don't think I've ever decreased a score because of the size of a fandom - although I've decreased a score because I don't believe it fits the fandom (non-magic AU, for example). I also tend to stick with things in dry fandoms for longer. Maybe I want to read a decent length Konosuba fic, so I'll just ignore the watersports fetish (until it gets too much). Whereas in HP, there's basically always a replacement.