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.


@Gargron @ekaitz_zarraga

> 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:

We don't even write about cryptocurrencies at all…

@ekaitz_zarraga @Technowix @Gargron @Liberapay no one should be subjected to wordpress, better solution: static blog with pelican.

@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%.

@ekaitz_zarraga just as long as it's managed by people who have time to clean up any shells that get dropped on the server, in the case of self hosted wordpress it is very unlikely to happen for "most people".

@jeff It's easy to have a wordpress. I know many places which sell VPS's for wordpress.

@ekaitz_zarraga has great wordpress hosting, as long as you don't install loads of pluggins and someone else manages the security it's sufficient, much less of a pain to run a static file blog via something like github pages.

@jeff Yeah, why does it look like we are discussing if we agree?

@jeff @ekaitz_zarraga @Liberapay I'd recommend a static site generator. No comments or search, but no one's gonna use a WordPress vulnerability to hack the site.

(You can even do a WordPress-based static site; I know the version packaged for Sandstorm supports this, but I haven't tried it.)

@suetanvil @Liberapay @ekaitz_zarraga @jeff @varx I'd go with Contentful & static parsing. You get CMS UI & you get your data as you please.

@Liberapay @Gargron @Technowix The best answer in cases like that is (imo):

- I'm not talking about crypto but, you know what? Fuck you. Delete the account. I don't give a shit. I'm moving out of here.


you should contact Medium about that issue:

on a second thought they may grant your account back

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