Hi Helen Cassidy Page. I was confused like you until I identified the clear motives behind the allegations. The so called naysayers created allegations influencing some of our writers to write for their new publications. That’s fine by me and I respect their entrepreneurial initiative. However, it is unethical to create rumors and judge our writers as “craps” and their stories as “spam”. This judgment is nothing but arrogance. We serve over 4,700 Medium writers and 38,000 readers. Diversity and inclusiveness are our core values. I choose not to stick my nose to the business of other publications. Instead, I prefer to support and collaborate with them.