Please, use anything else than Medium to blog about things.
Asking because from what is going on with federated stuff and self-hosting, I'm FAIRLY sure whatever it is has been covered (and maybe the message about "how" hasn't been spread widely enough. But if not - let's fix that!
> such a shame it's so hard to host HTML 😹
@framasky i managed to successfully push extremely hard against work hosting any of our blogs on medium for roughly similar reasons
(i also used the argument that it’s shit for branding since it enforces a style and you can’t get custom domains anymore)
@framasky Do you have any specific recommendations? I might wanna blog a thing soon, and I don't want to cover people's screens up like that. switching.social recommends something called Write Freely, and Plume, but there's probably something nicer out there that I can't find.
@greatjoe No recommendations, but Write Freely and Plum seem nice but I don’t know if someone provides ready-to-use instances.
Otherwise, a blog with wordpress or a static site generator is good.
@framasky En même temps, sur une page qui parle de « Simple one-liners », je trouve ça cohérent de ne pouvoir lire qu'une ligne à la fois :-)
@framasky here I can read medium article with µBlock Origin + µMatrix + Noscript + Firefox reader mode 😉
@DaD Yeah but I was on Firefox Klar. No plugin.
@framasky back to the late 90's web with medium 😅
@framasky I have the "make medium readable" again extension from firefox. I'm not bringing this up as advice. It's more, this was the solution people came up with because people won't stop 1. posting to medium. 2. insisting you read shit from medium.
I appreciate what the extension does, but I feel it's a bad sign if I have to have an extension for a single site, and it's not even in my top 5 of sites.
@lapis On FF Focus, you have no extension…
@framasky Yeah. Medium is unreadable on focus. I think I tried to read something on it yesterday before I remembered why it works in browser?
I actually looked through my extensions and noticed ones for making youtube and gmail less terrible too. It's like there's this pattern of having to suffer through webpages until a 3rd party wants to fix them.
We really need people to stop using medium =(
@framasky What's even more fun is that you can only close these when you have an internet connection.
I've at some point read something through the one-line gap in the middle...
@framasky more like "simple one liners is all you will get"
@framasky "the app designed for readers"
@framasky Anything else? "anything else" includes facebook… 🤡
@framasky It's sad that websites always get bloated with a bunch of crap banners when they get popular
@framasky I'd say ditto Tumblr.
It's even worse for those with accounts. You can read something like three articles, then you need to pay. Really pushes you away from it
No disclosure re: what pay the contributors get, either. I always wonder about that with writing sites. If wage workers are urged to talk compensation in specifics why not writers and the orgs which ostensibly support them? It should *not* be hidden knowledge what a columnist I like is getting of my $5/mo. Anyway I dumped Medium, for that & other reasons.
@framasky "To make $x work is such" a nothing phrase that i dunno how companies get away with that.
Logged user data makes keeps the server cabinet cool.
paywalled blog articles are a massive bruh moment
@framasky This is why I run a WordPress instance with NOTHING added.
(Okay, I have analytics, anti-spam, and one extra security measure installed.)
@framasky I don't even understand the appeal in medium compared to say a free wordpress account ( not counting things like canalblog/over-blog)
@framasky there is place to post another pop-up in the middle
Let's all join the __Gopher Rennaisaince__!
@framasky literally this
Do you have any idea why writers use medium rather than their personal website?
@framasky what do you recommend?
@tursiops Host your own blog. Or you can use a hosted wordpress. Whatever
@framasky I have a WordPress and fonts are Google I cannot disable that. That's not better. I just use do not track and other plug-ins so I don't have to worry. I like medium it has a lot of interesting article so I won't stop reading it for that reason
You can read on Medium all what you want, I just asked people to stop using Medium for blogging since it offers a horrible user experience for readers.
@framasky I can't see the fucking page?! Haha
I wholly concur.
Check out ones if my earlier rants about those bozos... And for HackerNoon, it was really a big mess trying to extricate themselves from that cesspit.
As for the casual reader? First they troll bait you with some blogger's quality content. Then they shut you down with s LoginWall saying free signup will get you over more article read, then they smack you in the face with their PayWall.
you share an article with your friends? They ransom that article
@framasky not anything else. Don't put yourself in the same corner you just came from. Use free software to make your blog and always have data ownership: your domain, your content, in a format you can take somewhere else.
@framasky WordPress is wonderful this time of year
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