I know when someone starts a sentence with “Dude” I can count on something special forthcoming.
And sure enough you then unleash a pack of straw dogs. Twitter practice?
I commented on your "rant" to clarify how Medium’s “read” algorithms work so you’d understand that people can read and clap and you not see it credited as a “read”. Perhaps toss a bit of stink-eye at Medium's policies as well as at the readers.
You called people out for posting "drivel" and at the same time also for not reading "drivel". I post on Facebook Medium groups and occasionally find something to read, often not. We all have our tastes and snobberies.
But yes—I read and I commented—so a few more pennies in your coffer. Cheers.