Dear Medium Writers,

Please do not push the heart on a post if you aren’t even going to open the post and at least pretend to read it. Medium’s stats tell if a post is viewed.

Recently, I’ve had more recommends than views on posts. So either Medium’s stats are messed up, or other writers are clicking hearts without opening the story, in the hope of gaining a new follower. Low. Pathetically low. Medium isn’t the place for such tactics.

Sincerely,

An Unamused Writer