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Eric Swanson

I too thought of dev.to as a kind-of open-source Medium alternative after I read about the site. Although, I like GitHub's "sponsor me" feature, which is kind of what Medium offers too. Except, they have the forced reading throttling they do unless you are a subscriber.

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dataPixy 🧚‍♂️

oh, I use Medium too, mostly for clipping my tech reads (medium.com/@TarasNovak/has-recomme...).

Sponsor me is an interesting feature. However, in my experience most devs just skim articles or try new tools & rarely hit that sponsor button.

You'd be lucky if they ⭐️ your repo || buy you a cup of coffee to sponsor your passion. For example, my vscode Data Preview 🈸 extension has over 23K installs & I only had 3 devs buy me a ☕️ on ko-fi.com/dataPixy :)

I started blogging here just to share what makes my 💖 tick ...

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Patrick Eshun

Yh. But only 3 devs

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dataPixy 🧚‍♂️

well, that's the price of OSS I guess :)

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Barnam Bora

Pretty neat indeed

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Mustafa Yıldız

You can actually clear cookies and throttling goes off. No subscription, no pain :/