Not sure about that. Medium is supposed to be an online publishing platform, not a blogsite. It’s for independent journalists and wannabe writers. (Probably worth mentioning that 98% of the “independent journalists” are actually wannabe writers.)
At any rate….right. If you want spirited online discussion with some moderation (to keep the trolls out and keep the discussion relatively civil) then what you want is a blogging community, not a siloed blogsite (wordpress) or a platform that really wants to make money by providing propaganda journals like Rantt a place to live.
Maybe the desire all along for the founders of Medium was to create a lefty bubble where all the little lefties could bounce their nutty ideas off each other and spend 80% of their time complaining about those cold, inhuman conservatives?