Except some people like myself -- perfectly good writers who could teach almost everyone here a thing or two about good writing -- never got curated.
I have never been able to figure out why. I know the quality of my writing is good. It better be, with me coming out of more than 30 years reading, writing and teaching writing in a highly educated (PhD) way.
I don't say this to brag. I say it as a recognized fact based on decades of people who are qualified to assess writing doing so in my favor.
When you've been writing and teaching writing as long as I have, cutely denying any form of significant expertise becomes an obvious ploy to get others so say, "Oh, but you are so good!" yada yada.
I truly have no idea why the gods of writing at Medium having looked down on me as unworthy of curation. And I've stopped caring.
I say this only to point out Medium's organizational and fundational assumptions (whatever they may be) are full of ugly holes.