I joined Medium in April as a means to promote my book on an alternative system of governance. To build my base, I have been recycling articles written for other forums. Generally speaking, these articles don’t go very far in Medium — and I’ve decided it is a waste of my time to post more articles.

I don’t think it is the quality of my articles. They have generated a lot of discussion in other forums. Just for some reason, the Medium algorithms just won’t show them. I could get upset, but I see there is a lot of competition for attention on Medium. The people behind Medium need to set things up such that this forum can pay its bills and perhaps earn a profit. Who am I to advise them on their business plan?

But I sure like reading articles here. Very informative and good reading. I’ve learned more new things here than all the other forums I have participated in.

It is a little frustrating that the well-regarded writers seldom acknowledge my comments on their articles. And unfortunately, I can count my quality social relationships here on one hand. I think Medium is too big to develop a viable internet community.

But in the end, it as all about free choice. Medium chooses the rules. Writers and readers choose their level of participation. No one should be angry.

Dave Volek is the inventor of “Tiered Democratic Governance”. Let’s get rid of all political parties! Visit http://www.tiereddemocraticgovernance.org/tdg.php

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