A Request for Medium

Dear Your Friends @ Medium,

Sometimes we come across articles behind the paywall on Medium that we don’t like at all. They have ideas that we don’t agree with, and we can’t help reading all 7 minutes of it because even complete and utter irritation can be somewhat addictive. We interact with those articles, responding to them mostly to raise our disagreement. We don’t clap for them.

Your payout metrics, which take account reading time and engagement, probably allot a portion of my $5 this month to the writer of this article. There has to be a way to stop that. There are some ideas on Medium that I don’t want to personally fund.


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