Bryan, thanks for the input. Three suggestions:
- Look for the ★ by article listings. This appears in the digest and pretty much all Medium surfaces when articles are listed to signify that they’re behind the paywall.
- We’re always working on quality, but part of it is subjective. I highly recommend using the Mute function to stop seeing author and publications you don’t want. I find it has increased the quality of my feed a lot.
- Subscribe. Then you never have to worry about wasting clicks. (Actually, I just gave you six months free. Enjoy.)