Thank you. It’s just all so weird. And you’re right, at some point we all have to assess how Medium is suiting our needs.
Maybe it’s a matter of Supply v Demand: writers are supplying a lot of good work that people are enjoying, but the $5/month thing isn’t covering the demand. That would be the reasoning behind tanking people’s numbers. We all know, works with low numbers don’t tend to get higher numbers. So why not keep everyone’s numbers low and not have to pay everyone what they promised.
I can tell you what would have happened if you hadn’t brought the discrepancy to their attention, NOTHING would’ve happened. It would’ve gone unnoticed and uncorrected.
Concern is definitely warranted. Trust has been broken.
Thanks for weighing in. And keep writing!