I don't know what you have against the Vocal platform, but with all due respect, I won't rule out the story for a single reason. I am free to post what I have in my criteria as long as it is not against Medium's guidelines, and I know the guidelines from top to bottom and not a single story that violates Medium's work guidelines. Now for another, the Vocal is not a fraudulent platform, it charges $10 for paid members and free members write without being charged and they don't reject stories because they want to, they reject when their story is less than 600 words or if it is from a third party.

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