re: I'm concerned with the move that FreeCodeCamp just pulled by leaving Medium VIEW POST


I don't think you're missing anything.


My initial reaction was "oh, this is wild but I assume they had authors opt in to this".


Yeah, the wiping out the canonical URLs is particularly unethical IMO. Even if this was a "mistake," Migration QA exists for a reason.

Plus, they are going to have some fun dealing with the Medium legal team.


Medium app has been uninstalled on my phone for a while. :) I can't remember what was the tipping point but for me to uninstall a reading app it must have been something really annoying.


For me it was the limited reading ability. 3 per month sucks when you are already a logged in user.

At least on the web you can wipe their cookies and continue to the content.

I wouldn't mind so much but they force you into their whole subscribe funnel, which when on flakey networks often breaks.


My concern is that if you now have three copies of the article on three different platforms, it dilutes the comments and reactions even more, since the new platform, like Medium and dev.to, will also have a comment system.


The conversation is not a zero-sum game. The more likely outcome is that you are getting more engagement with what you write because overall more people will read it.

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