Goodbye Cruel Message Board! (Sniff)

kaylarStarred Page By kaylar, 13th Sep 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2a2q_1vg/
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Why do all the Drama Queens need to announce they are leaving?

Been There

I have been on hundreds of message boards and fora over the years. I have been kicked off, banned and gagged, but mostly, just stopped posting.

I never saw any particular reason to announce that I was going.
Unlike 99.9999% of other users.

Forum

One of the reasons why our Forum is not connected to the Wikinut site but an invention of the users is to avoid the daily Soap Operas that play out on Triond.

For those unaware of that site and the Forum connected to it, a little history might be in order.

Triond

Once upon a time, there was a publishing site called Triond which everyone thought was a writing site. There were human moderators who rejected what they felt was not up to standard.

In those days, Triond got a lot of hits. Items would be Stumbled, , Dugg, or Reddited almost instinctively.

Hot Content contained some of the best stuff on Triond.

Reading one article encouraged you to join the site and write at your highest standard.

The Users wanted a Forum. After a time, they got their Wish. Attached to the site came a shiney Forum with a number of threads where, it was expected people would communicate with each other.

But the Forum was NOT Moderated.

This absence was soon repeated on the site itself. Human moderation was replaced by a glitchy piece of software.

This software was so badly tweaked that it passed gibberish but would bounce any submission which contained quotes; hence if one used a dictionary definition to clarify, or copied a paragraph from a newspaper to prove veracity, the item would be declined.

No mammal read work before it was published.

As bad as this was, to make even more $$$, Triond decided to use Adsense . This would double the number of Ads on a page.

Hence the typical Triond page is about 3/4th advertisements.

This decline in the quality of Triond led to the first wash of Troll like behaviour in the Forum.

Particularly poor writers would join Triond to participate in the unmoderated forum. They got to be more obnoxious in cyberpace then they were in real life... assuming someone who has ten different nicks and is on site 24/7 has a 'real life'.

The Sewer

Triond's forum became a branch of Trollkingdom.

A Newbie making a post in the Forum would be attacked by a gang of idiots.

Some of the Trolls were Attention Whores. One female used her real name, linked to her Associated Content account. If someone wanted to punch her in the face, they had a map to her door.

As the usual Troll/Attention Whore she has about twenty different accounts on Triond. She can 'gang troll' any hapless fool who tries to discuss a topic.

She is just one of a dozen life deprived who have brought Triond to the level of Content Farm.

Goodbye, Sniff

Every day some writer (or so-called writer) leaves his/her/its Epitaph in the Forum.

The first 'gravestones' were etched by actually good writers who evacuated Triond for other sites or began their own successful Blog.

Hopefully, they had posted their parting shot and never looked back, so would not be around to read the garbage posted by the Repulsion of Trolls in response.

The Second wave of 'deceased' were those who were angry; angry at the Trolls, angry at Triond for being a Content Farm, angry their work was being 'plagiarised' and just angry.

These usually took a long time to go as they had to respond to every post made by the Repulsion.

The Third Wave of Departed,, interestingly, is made up of demi-trolls. They make a great to-do of their departure as if the world is begging them to stay, and ruefully they must depart.

They create long and elaborate parting messages, respond to the good wishes of their fellow Trolls, and make it seem that when they leave they are taking something with them.

Drama Queens

When you are on a Message Board, Forum, any site, unless you are the owner who is closing it, or the moderator who is quitting, why are you making a spectacle of your departure?

Many people don't know you're alive. They may have never read a thing you've posted. They may have read and snorted. So why are you grandstanding?
Just leave quietly.

Firstly, you might want to come back.

If you've made that passionate leave taking speech and exeunt stage right, you sure look stupid crawling back on from the wings.

Secondly, by leaving and not telling anyone, Trolls will keep posting to you, newbies will argue or support you, and it keeps idle hands busy.

Most people are too stupid to note the post they are responding to was done in May 2003. Most will never notice that you haven't been on the MB for over two years.

Thirdly, although most people don't get it, the most powerful insult is turning your back.

When someone thinks so little of you that they don't respond to a remark, when they do not believe you are worthy of the slightest courtesy, the insult goes bone deep.

You want to leave a site, just leave.

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Drama, Forum, Goodbyes, Leaving, Message, Message Board, Triond

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author avatar Humza
14th Sep 2011 (#)

hmmm good suggestion kaylar

i am in triond yes but am only a member, I did posted 4 or 5 articles but they take hell of time to get it published, God that was torturing so I dont post any of my work there

thnx for sharing ur thoughts :)

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author avatar kaylar
14th Sep 2011 (#)

The point is, if you are going to leave or stay or whatever, why make public service announcements? It is so smarmy...

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author avatar Delicia Powers
14th Sep 2011 (#)

Well said:0)...But I know little about such sites?

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author avatar kaylar
14th Sep 2011 (#)

You may know little now, but you'll learn a lot in the future. If you go to the Trion forum now you'll see the most pathetic good bye threads

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author avatar Humza
15th Sep 2011 (#)

I agree

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author avatar Val Mills
16th Sep 2011 (#)

You've summed it up nicely

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author avatar kaylar
16th Sep 2011 (#)

thanks val

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author avatar Vernazoa
22nd Sep 2011 (#)

Kaylar, This is a good write. Thanks for your input.

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author avatar kaylar
19th Dec 2011 (#)

you're very welcome

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author avatar Jackalyn Ann
26th Jul 2013 (#)

Oh lololol. I being a new Triond and to any writing site user knew nothing of this and just complained on their forum that it was unfriendly and that I suggested a forum! I do agree that while writing is fun anywhere Triond software is the pits. I would love sometime to 'write' an aritcle with the correct punctuation if you get my drift but the software does not understand that. My best laugh so far was writing a complaint and trying to tell them some things were not being accepted by search engines and getting accused of Spam. I think I will start doing a silly walk. (Either that or send them a dictionary definition of spam.) Other wise could someone teach their moderators how to read and answer comments politely like here on lovely wikkinut.

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author avatar Jackalyn Ann
26th Jul 2013 (#)

I meant i suggested a users forum but cannot see how to edit previous post.

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author avatar kaylar
26th Jul 2013 (#)

It's okay Jackalyn...no one reads anything at Triond. You can't get in touch with the so-called mod/editor/owner....I don't know why...but this has been going on for years.
I keep believing that the guy who owns Triond is thinking of selling it and can't find a buyer.

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author avatar Jackalyn Ann
26th Jul 2013 (#)

Sorry to go on but I am not so sure at the moment some people don't just get angry at Triond for the poor answers on their current message board. I have thought of leaving but every so often knock out another bit of writing and just wait out of curiosity to see what happens. A thousand views in three days then nothing for my Marmite article made be so mad I just brought it here! That seemed very odd...after so many views to go to nothing? I notice here there are less views, but they seem to be genuine and you feel like someone intelligent reads what you have written.

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author avatar kaylar
26th Jul 2013 (#)

triond was a great place. in like 2009 it was a great place; double pay ...making $50 a month was not effort.

Then they let the Trolls rule, backed off, are judged a 'content farm' and little hits.

Google has them low rated..

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author avatar Jackalyn Ann
26th Jul 2013 (#)

Oh I wish I knew all this before I found what I thought was a great place to get me writing again but really Triond does take the cake.

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author avatar Jackalyn Ann
26th Jul 2013 (#)

Um is everyone here a refugee from Triond? I think this article finally explained a lot.

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author avatar kaylar
26th Jul 2013 (#)

those who wrote on line before 2010 often started at Triond. It was usually Triond/Hubpages/Factoidz/Bukisa...

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