The thing I don’t get is all the vague references like he did something wrong.
“Extremely high..?” What does that even mean? If your going to offer an explanation, share the numbers of the average and SF Ali’s? If you have systems and alerts in place, it means you should have real numbers too.
Are there actual limits for recommendations in Medium’s ToS?
It’s one thing to deactivate or throttle the service, it’s another to send a vague email with absolutely no proof that his recommendations actually threatens the service for everyone.
If that’s the case, then perhaps medium should hire an architect o design a resilient, fault tolerant system that can scale for when this kind of “load” happens.