If they want to collect their old articles in one place?
Aren't they hoping that people will read those articles?
People who, like me, are paying members and whose Read Time will result in their making money?
If indeed nobody is reading them and thus they aren't profiting off our reading their work?
But if they start earning money from our reading their work?
They ought to take some of that money and give back by (1) becoming a paying member and (2) taking the time and trouble to read the work of a couple of other writers.
Hell, they might even enjoy it.