The Triond Forums have been known to make a grown woman cry. (Yes, I’m grown…and yes, I cried.) This may sound pathetic but its true and I am all about telling the truth. So today I thought I would give you some pointers about how the Triond Forum works. My knowledge of the Triond Forum comes from a relatively short time of interaction; however — I. Learned. A lot!
Are the Triond Forums Helpful?
Yes. The Triond Forums can be helpful in many ways. When you first sign up with Triond you may have lots of questions about what to do or where to go next. Your first step should be to visit Triond’s help center (the link is located at the bottom of any Triond user page).
After reading all that Triond offers in the way of help, you may have more questions. Your next stop may then be the Triond Forums. Go on, get in there and introduce yourself. Start a new thread with something catchy in the title and be sure to stick around to meet your new Triond friends.
Your initial contact with those in the forums at Triond may be handled many ways. Depending upon you and the Triond Forum Veterans, of course. As a Triond newbie you may expect to get some teasing and you may surely tease right back. Be mindful of your place here (new to Triond) and you should have no issues making a few good friends–or more; depending upon the mood, your attitude, and your ability to handle some good-natured fun.
However, there are several things you should NOT do when you first get there:
Do NOT link your first Triond published article and ask people to read it and comment. This is considered spam in the Triond Forums and it is not the way to make friends and influence people.
Do NOT ask questions that are very easily answered elsewhere in Triond if you had just done your reading homework.
Do NOT get offended if forum regulars give you a bit of teasing. Expect this, roll with it, and you will find your comfort zone–or not. The choice is yours.
Do NOT go in there thinking you know it all on your first day. It will offend those who have put their time in and DO know way more than you.
Okay, now you are learning. Are the Triond Forums Frustrating?
Yes. At times you may have a question that you really need an answer to and you go in, ask, and get nothing but funny/mean/nonsense replies. Chances are your answer could have been found by searching the site (Triond Help Center, site content, or site contributors) and if the regulars find your questions idiotic they will not hesitate to tell you.
However, you also may get lucky and have a Triond Forum regular respond with the correct answer–which means you are on your way to learning more about your new found career with Triond.
So now you are wondering, are the Triond Forums worth it?
Yes. Even if you choose not to become an active participant of the Triond Forums I highly recommend digging in to old threads and reading till your eyes fall out. (Well, maybe right before that happens, anyway.)
The information provided by those who have been members of Triond longer than you is well worth the trip to the Triond Forums. There are individuals (myself included) who have done their reading homework, learned from first hand experience, or just plain know more than you about how to navigate Triond and these are the people you need to pay attention to.
Your Triond experience can be a good one and your time spent in the Triond Forums can be beneficial if you understand just one thing. You must take the good (information) with the bad (loads of fun, teasing, ranting, general other mayhem, etc.). And the latter is not always bad either.
Back to my story. Yes, I cried (real fall-right-out-of-my-eyes tears) one of the last times I interacted in the forums. And yes, it was pathetic. I was a bit tipsy (to be honest) and words were exchanged, things were misunderstood, and for a just a wee bit of time I hated the Triond Forums.
But then I realized two things. First, you must not be offended by anything said in the Triond Forums or by whom. Some of those supposed meanies could end up just being friends–nice, helpful, funny friends. But secondly (and most importantly) I learned that I was spending too much time in the Forums and so I did the only thing I could. I left.
Confused? Let me explain: I still visit the forums (about every other day) just to check in and see if I might learn anything new, interesting, or helpful toward my position as a Triond Writer.
I do not post in there anymore because I can’t. I was addicted to the Triond Forums and it was not time spent wisely for me. So now, I lurk. And I laugh. And I continue learning. And yes, I miss my Triond Forum friends. So maybe someday I will comment in there again but for now I am doing what I need to do. Concentrating on the one thing that brought me to Triond in the first place–an incessant need to share my views (and helps) with you.
So go on new Triond Writer. Make your choices but make them wisely. And make the Triond Forums part of your daily routine–whether you simply read or interact. Because the Triond Forums are helpful, frustrating, and 100% worth it.
But don’t say I didn’t warn you! Just don’t fret/sweat the small stuff and you will do just fine at Triond.
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