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Aug 19, 2022
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Medium is an important forum; one of the last bastions to find longer form content on a broad range of topics. I use it often. What's baffling is how they underwhelm so badly on technology. For example, basic functionality such as the ability to search archives is missing. What is the point of saving articles you will later struggle to find? Millions of articles have been published but the recommendation engine throws up a tiny subset and repeats the same articles as you scroll down. Do better!
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June 21, 2022
The "show bookmarks" button navigates away from the article (ensuring that you never see it again), and it looks similar enough to the "save for later" button that I constantly hit it by mistake. Story that I meant to save is GONE. When typing in a comment the editor doesn't scroll properly, so really only works for one or two sentences. Medium is much better in a browser on a desktop computer.
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June 1, 2022
First, when a publishing platform alienates its content providers, it's a bad sign. Once again, Medium has done that. Next, recent changes have improved the usability slightly, but it's still challenging to locate recent content written by those you follow. There are silly UI flaws, the embedded browser seriously sucks, and when a platform designed for reading does *not* allow me to choose my font, they are lacking in more ways than I could describe. The sun is setting on Medium.
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We’ve made a number of changes in this update focused on a faster, smoother, and more consistent reading experience:
Introducing new topic filtering in your home feed Easier story navigation Better support for day and night modes Publication story previews that highlight authors
We’ve also made the difficult decision to remove story editing, and profile customization features from our native apps. These features will continue to be accessible from our desktop web app at Medium.com.