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Discussion on: My experience being suspended on Twitter

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Brandin Chiu

You've described the same barriers to entry that both Twitter and Dev have as well.

Any other social network will also have intrusive popups and notifications to try and get you to register (which is required to interact anyway).

Oauth makes that process as seamless as it can be. Anyone already coming from Twitter will be able to log in the same way they would if their Twitter session expired.

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Mitch Stanley Author

It's true Twitter has a similar experience as a guest, as does Facebook. I would disagree on Dev.to, though. Viewing an article as a guest on Dev.to is quite pleasant. The article loads fast and there's no obstructing of text with "Sign Up to view more" pop up modals, etc.

That said, I think I will sign up for Medium and have a look around and see if it's a better experience. I'll try crossposting to there as well.

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Brandin Chiu

I believe the "you have x more views available today" on medium is specifically for their paid content, meaning the content writer has opted-into this barrier.

Regular articles (most of the content) should not prompt users like this.