Sometimes, I get feature requests for https://scribe.rip that at first glance seem like good ideas. But then I close them because they don't fit the project's goals. I think it might be useful to outline my goals for Scribe here.
I believe that Medium is a bad actor on the web. They offer a bad reading experience: https://twitter.com/BretFisher/status/1206766086961745920
Writing on Medium benefits the platform more than the author: https://www.manton.org/2016/01/15/silos-as-shortcuts.html
Counter to Medium's promise of a wider reach, they offer worse SEO: https://pawelurbanek.com/medium-blogging-platform-seo
Finally, they want to centralize the currently decentralized world of blogging: http://scripting.com/liveblog/users/davewiner/2016/01/20/0900.html
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