Commenting on Triond articles used to be easy. You read the article, made a comment in the box below, and hit “enter”. Your comment would appear at the bottom of each article, with your avatar. Now the comments format has changed, leaving some readers in limbo.
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The system has been changed, and this writer is not sure what is going on. In reading and attempting to comment on articles this morning, it appears that comments will not be accepted, until the commenter comments through one of four sites. These sites are Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail or Facebook. I will speak for myself when I say that I do not share the Triond avatar on these other sites, nor do I share my name. On other sites I am known as Yellowbird5411. Consequently, my comments are appearing under this other name, and my avatar is missing. No one knows who I am. I do not know if other writers are having this issue. I would appreciate feedback from other writers if they are undergoing the same problem.
Since Triond has done away with forums, there does not seem to be a medium for problem-solving or communications. For those who have insight into this, please feel free to personally send a message to me. Maybe this writer is missing some major pieces along the way, but it appears that my identity is no longer able to be posted in the comments sections.
What this means, is that I will either have to format Facebook or Yahoo profiles to fit Triond, or vise-versa. This is all enough to make me just stop writing. Why do the writers have to be identified across all sites, under the same name, with the same avatar, etc.? Anonymous writing is a large part of the joy of expression. If I want everyone to know who I am on the other sites, I will share that, not be forced to share that.
If Triond is attempting to screen out spam with this effort, it is a deal breaker, as I do not want my Facebook, Yahoo or whatever site shared with Triond. The same as I wouldn’t want Sears to know that I shop at Publix or the Salvation Army, or who I shop with online. It’s no one’s business.
I hope Triond rethinks this strategy. I look forward to comments on this. Thank you.