Thanks for this clarification, elizabeth!
It might be helpful to make a succinct table outlining/contrasting the goals and functionality of collections and publications.
I imagine that others will continue to get confused by these two things for a while.
Some rows could include…
- Platform availability: (mobile vs. desktop)
- Who can contribute
- Custom domain supported?
- Can an article be in more than one?
- …and so on :)
P.S. — Speaking of tables…
- It’d be great to have them in Medium.
- And, totally unrelated, strike-thru formatting for text :)
- And, somewhat broadly related: what’s the best way to submit minor feature requests that don’t really merit an entire (public) post?
- This really wasn’t a good use for a numbered list, was it?
- Sorry :D