I didn’t know about this, Chris Schenk so thanks for letting us know. I’m afraid that you’ve sucked yourself in to a set of beliefs that suggests that somehow you are entitled to have what you want online, free of charge.
I see tons of that. I will reiterate what I’ve said over and over. If you want a platform that behaves the way you want, build your own, and don’t depend on someone elses’ offered for free.
To trust a content platform like Medium to exist without it doing things (that you don’t want) so it can remain in business is….self-delusion.
So, I get what you are saying, but…umm…you fooled yourself.