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
Since Scribe uses Medium content, I don't want to help people engage with it more than they must. My goal here is not to make a nicer Medium to engage with, but to make a less bad experience when people are forced to engage with it.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!