It’s tricky. The problem arises when Medium selects your story to be distributed in a topic and you edit that story. If you check your stats afterward, it says “you chose to not have this story distributed” (or something like that). You then have to go to your settings on a desktop and reenable the story for distribution.
STOP!! No!! I emailed them about this back and forth for WEEKS and they said it wasn’t true and that I NEVER PUT THE STORIES IN THE PARTNER PROGRAM. I sent screenshots. I couldn’t replicate the error often enough. Do you have documentation? Any screenshots? They asked me for more proof. I lost money when stories with 500 claps were removed from the partner program.