I think what you are pointing to, here, is what makes social media such an awful place, most of the time.
Blocking in a social setting is a ridiculous idea. It also creates trolls. Not the ones that were described before the popularity of social media, but the new kind, that used that method to get the last word in. It…
Ok, Medium, you turned a deaf ear to all people complaining about the uselessness of being a paid member. We can’t even customize our own homepage (it’s ours, do you know that?), so I’m saying bye-bye today to my membership. See you later, when there is some real benefits in paying that five bucks. cc: Medium Staff.
I’m new here, too. But mostly everyone seems to be, and as we’re figuring it out, they’re tweaking things. I have to say, it took a minute to get used to, but now I love that there is no way to vote something down, nor to block someone.
I block people on social media, occasionally. At first I thought, maybe it’s just a…
I do wonder, though, if the reason for Medium staff for picking a story has to do with the writing itself and not with the message being presented.
I can think of several recommendations that didn’t represent higher quality writing, but they might be “a fluke.”