Lately it seems Triond has a death wish. Once they finally started to move in the right direction – they try shooting themselves in the leg by banning Ruby?
I actually was not going to publish anything in Triond soon. I am still angry about how they published my article “Will you want me on Facebook” and then took it off my account (so it is published and they are making profit out of it, not me). This is also why I published it on expertscolumn, and gave you a link to the EC version.
However, today I found out Triond did such a great mistake that I have to say something.
When I logged into my Facebook account today I noticed Ruby Hawk status. For those few of you that are no familiar with Ruby: Ruby is a well known and admired writer here on Triond. She has great articles that most of us can only envy in and she is one of the few “founder” writers of Triond that are still active.
In her Facebook status Ruby mentions that she can no longer publish on Triond. Triond is accusing her with plagiarism! Yes, Ruby that has over 1000 articles, over 500,000 views, over 50 referrals, and Ruby that writes for Triond for more than 2 years – this Ruby is accused in “publishing duplicated content”, and therefore is not allowed to publish any new work.
This is bullsh*t (I’m sorry for the language). And I expect Triond to fix things immediately and apologise in front of Ruby for accusing her in such a thing.
This week started with Triond banning multiple accounts of spammers, and giving me some hope for Triond’s future. However, getting rid of the spam, while being a step in the right direction, is not enough. Triond must maintain its good writers and motivate them to write more for Triond. Sending them away by miss-behaving them will do Triond no good!