Today's lesson: Medium is bad. They've suspended our account and blocked access to all our published stories for bogus reasons and with only 12 hours notice.
What's the reason?
@Liberapay what the fuck, seriously
I hope they won't demand a gas bill like PayPal.
@Liberapay WTF! What was the reason they gave?
> Your Medium account is in violation of our policies and is in danger of being suspended. Please review our policy for crypto accounts and posts on Medium: https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000646167
We don't even write about cryptocurrencies at all…
@jeff Yeah, whatever.
I have a wordpress thing and it just works. In the case of liberapay people it's ok for them to use Pelican, but I don't think it's a real solution for *everyone*.
Anyway, I agree with you in the 95%.
@jeff It's easy to have a wordpress. I know many places which sell VPS's for wordpress.
@jeff Yeah, why does it look like we are discussing if we agree?
you should contact Medium about that issue: https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/216287508
on a second thought they may grant your account back
@Liberapay Medium - being mostly a no-frills blog platform - is mostly interesting for exposure, isn't it? Are there other reasons to not just use your own, self-hosted blog?
@Liberapay blocked access?! 😤 Did you check the internet archive for a copy of your posts?
@arjenpdevries Yes, the Internet Archive has copies, e.g. https://web.archive.org/web/20180205073332/https://medium.com/@liberapay/the-second-year-of-liberapay-c017b73c9721
@Liberapay so what did you do to offend them? (Are they worried about their claps?)
I've never liked Medium and I don't know why so many people seem to think it's the cat's pajamas.
Also self-hosted blogging is a solved problem and there are plenty of Medium clone minimalist skins for your platform of choice.
@Liberapay They did that to one of ours a few weeks ago too. Apparently something triggered their spam filter. They apologised and re-enabled it after a while, but it had already been damaging and looked bad for us :(
@Liberapay I don't get why an organization like LiberaPay does not run an own blog software instance. There's plenty of blog software you can run on your own infrastructure. WordPress, Ghost, Hugo,... Any many more.
I'd take advantage of the situation and move to independent blog hosting.
I'm surprised @Liberapay doesn't run its blog on an open source platform where it owns the data and these kinds of decisions.
@Liberapay How did you add the message description?
@Liberapay Let me know if I can help with anything, if you want another platform that you don't have to maintain (and doesn't arbitrarily remove blogs). Happy to give you custom domains, etc. for free.
@Liberapay what are their reasons?
Y'all are having some very bad luck this month, I hope the self-hosted solutions that were recommended will work
Let us all know where y'all land, if you end up with a new URL so we can re-toot it.
@Liberapay Let's solve this once and for all: who told you Medium was "good"? Let's make sure that information is corrected.
@Liberapay 😡 😡 😡 😡 😡
@Liberapay Oh no.
@azzamsa This is water under the bridge now. Our blog being unavailable for a little while was an insignificant inconvenience compared to the Mangopay fiasco of the summer.
@dictvm The message you've replied to is 7 months old. You can find more details in our subsequent toots.
@Liberapay ouch, how stupid of me. Sorry, this was shared into my timeline for the first time today. :)
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