For the, what is it now, fifteenth time?

If you put “Medium Rant,” or “I can’t get no,” or “WTF, Medium?” as a tag, I could do a search for that and see how many times you’ve written on the same subject.

And just to be accurate, I did that very experiment, using the tag “The Grammar Games.”

And you were right, they got rid of the “latest” link.

When I clicked on the archive link, and it showed all of my stories with that tag.

The real problem was that under the choice “Top Stories” it showed nothing except the message “This tag does not have any stories yet.”

So now you’ve got me pissed off again about a trivial first-world problem of which I was previously blissfully unaware.

How dare they not put one of the Grammar Games stories as a top story? I’m the only person who used the tag “The Grammar Games.” One of those stories had to have been the top story carrying that tag, regardless of the quality of those stories, or lack thereof (does that ending clause qualify me for pseudo appellate court justice?).

You and each person who wrote one of those stories should have a rooting interest in knowing if theirs was the top story.

Fuck you, Medium.

However, this is your lucky day, as I did a search on how to format footnotes on Medium and found this beauty of an article which addresses one of the big wishes on your list:

Now, you could try to follow their directions on how to code some of shit they show you how to do, or you could do what I do and simply copy and paste what I want from that article and stick it at the bottom, where my footnotes will start:


In your case, the linked article provided a Strikethrough text generator, which allowed me to do this

̶F̶u̶c̶k̶ ̶ ̶Screw you, Medium and the digital horse you rode in on.

Enjoy. Here are a few more things to look forward to:

Friday is the unveiling of Who will make the “Jump?” Part 3

Saturday is Game 1 of Philadelphia-Toronto

Sunday is Game 1 of Boston-Milwaukee

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