Is Triond Dead?

Paul Butters By Paul Butters, 8th Mar 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1eyek5i-/
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>General Non-Fiction

The Triond servers are down. Is this The End??? Another writing site bites the dust???

"The Server has Timed Out!"

For several days, if not weeks, I have been unable to access the “Triond” com writing-website. Before that I had difficulty accessing articles there, but now I cannot get onto the site at all. So is Triond Dead???

I joined Triond in August 2008 and used it an awful lot. The site was very easy to use and provided free images for your articles. They paid for “Views” and sent me enough money for me to buy a few expensive table tennis bats. Yes, I come to bury Triond, not to criticise it.

This blog is typed for Wikinut, VoicesNet com and my Google-Blogger-BlogSpot Blog. All these are easy to use too. Like Triond, Wikinut paid until December 2015, though with a slightly different system. You also get decent Views and Comments. A good writing Community too.

VoicesNet does not pay but has a great Community of writers and readers. On VoicesNet I always get good responses in terms of Views and supportive comments. For the record, I also like “Hello Poetry” com for Views and Comments. On VoicesNet I find people very willing to comment on poems but not so much on stories or blogs for some unknown reason. I also get some positive feedback on “Poemhunter” com.

My Google Blogger blog is also very easy to use by the way. I can add images easily too. My only gripe there is that I feel “isolated”, if I may say so. Sure I get decent Viewing figures but nothing like what I get on “Community Sites” like VoicesNet. The exception was my poem “Mirror, Mirror”, which has polled over 7,000 Views. Must keep plugging away…

But I will miss Triond. Sure, they have a laissez-faire approach there. Or rather, they Did. I read somewhere on the net that their domain licence was due to expire within days. Maybe that is connected in some way with whatever has happened.

On Triond my funny blog “Crake Cake” attracted over 200,000 Views! And my “Beat the Bullies” blog got about 100,000! That was most encouraging. Not many comments, but hey…

So Triond, may you RIP.

What will I do now??? Keep writing here.

Paul Butters

© PB 8\3\2016.

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Internet, Triond, Writing

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author avatar Paul Butters
I am a Writer. Freelance in that I am not employed any more, being retired. I can write more than ever now. Academically I have a B.Ed. Honours Degree in English Literature from Leeds (Huddersfield) University. Taught Secondary (13-18) English in the...(more)

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author avatar Carol
9th Mar 2016 (#)

I used to be with Triond, but prefer Wikinut, also used to be with Bukisa. My lack of time only permits me to write and publish on Wikinut now. Thanks for the article paul.

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author avatar Paul Butters
9th Mar 2016 (#)

Thanks Carol. It's frightenening the loss of Suite 101, Helium and many more sites. I have put forward a small edit on the above as the moderator pointed out a flaw I made re the payment situation here.

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author avatar Ainiee
11th Dec 2016 (#)

I published many article on Triond.. How can I get those all back???
is it possible?

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
12th Dec 2016 (#)

To my knowledge it is not possible to get them back.

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author avatar Paul Butters
12th Dec 2016 (#)

Sorry but I know of no obvious way of retrieving articles. My originals are on Word so I might consider posting them elsewhere now.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
9th Mar 2016 (#)

Triond closed shop sometime last week without warning. I had warned of this about 2 years ago and moved all my articles off the site at that time.

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author avatar Paul Butters
9th Mar 2016 (#)

Yes Peter. The only "warning" was a few weeks back when one could not access articles. Then came those "Timed Out" messages.......

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
9th Mar 2016 (#)

I keep my eye on these things which is why I took the step of removing all my work 2 years ago.

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author avatar Paul Butters
10th Mar 2016 (#)

Wise man there. Triond lasted longer than many, partly it seems because the admins were so laid back.

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author avatar Jennifer Dombrowski
13th Mar 2016 (#)

No wonder you have sc a high iq! I am from Mylot marty1! I am startitig on wikinut again! I just t have been busy and only had time for myylot but i love the site and i am going to try the poetry sites mentioned on this sarticle as i am trying to learn poetry types forms. When i learn the forms maybe i will share! I can write free form once wrote a poem sent it to a contest and won! I even got told b th editor good poetry! my dad took it to work and made copies for everybody he worked with and passed them all out! He was proud!

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author avatar Paul Butters
13th Mar 2016 (#)

Yes my friend. We could all use some encouragement from time to time. That's much more important than money.

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author avatar Jennifer Dombrowski
13th Mar 2016 (#)

Thank you for telling me! Me and myy friend who both wrote onn triond were wondering what happened we kind of jsut decided they shut sown without notice! I liked them. Thanks for giving me other wriitng sites on poetry! I am trying tp learn to try and wrie poetry and love to read it! I think i am going to visit those sites and start writing here on wikinut again!

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author avatar Paul Butters
13th Mar 2016 (#)

Ha Ha. It will be really funny if Triond re-opens now! Like you. I just met silence........

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author avatar Paul Butters
13th Mar 2016 (#)

PS spot the typo there. Yes, should be a comma, not a full stop.

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author avatar LOVERME
13th Mar 2016 (#)

how foolish of me to even think triond or bukisa etc or wiki or you would ever give a penny..
they are giving you an opportunity...
to show off
..which you and i all do
...so be happy
wiki let em all be

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author avatar Paul Butters
13th Mar 2016 (#)

I'm Happy, Loverme. Constantly happy to write and post here on the interwebs. Have had some pennies, but its the appreciation that counts thanks.

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author avatar Retired
15th Mar 2016 (#)

I've never heard of Triond. Shame that it's closed it's doors though. I know that a lot of these writing websites are closing its doors.

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author avatar Paul Butters
15th Mar 2016 (#)

Triond once had a forum, CoffeeQueen. It was a WILD, crazy place. Eventually they had to close it down. I'll never experience anything like it again!!!

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author avatar shelpeare
26th Apr 2016 (#)

It seems that since Christmas day, 2015 the Triond trademark was cancelled. Search for Triond at trademarks justia com, inventively com and trademarkia com. But they updated their domain name on March 15th, 2016. I have not been on Wikinut so long that I cannot remember whether live links are allowed in comments hence the dot and brackets..

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author avatar shelpeare
26th Apr 2016 (#)

Ok, the brackets did not go through neither the word "dot" and no way to edit.

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author avatar Paul Butters
26th Apr 2016 (#)

Thanks for all that Shelpeare and good to hear from you again after so long.

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