HA HA HA HA — Well done Shirley. Seriously, one has to wonder what brainless marketing type came up with this “feature”.
If Medium is seriously hoping to remain afloat, they are going to have to do better than adding useless, childish “features”.
I would prefer that they come up with a better way of paying for membership. One should be able to make a one-time payment for a year’s membership if that is one’s preference. Having them dribble a few bucks a month from one’s credit card is NOT on. Clapping is NOT on. Telling me that I can “unlock” premium writers by joining is NOT on.