This editorial expresses my opinion and reservations about Trionds new comment box. It also contains suggestions.
I really did not take note of Trionds new comment box until I read the article Stine1 published titled “WTF, Did Triond Mess With The Comment Boxes?” I learned that Triond offers no option to have the Triond user name instead of the Facebook user name beside the comment box.
My biggest objection to this is that Triond is accessing our Facebook accounts with or without our current permission. Authors who permitted it in the past may not want it now.
What if an author does not want his or her Triond account connected with his or her Facebook account? I really don’t want my Facebook page appearing in my profile. But, again, Triond does not offer the author an option.
This whole problem can be resolved if Triond offered an option. Add a check box along side the statement: “Do not display my Facebook user name beside my comments” Add another check box along side the statement: “Do not display my Facebook page in my profile.” Some authors may want their Facebook user name beside their comments, but they may not want their Facebook page in their profile. Others may want their Facebook page to appear in their profile but want their Triond user name to appear beside their comments. The Facebook page clutters up the profile and makes it more difficult for the viewer.
Triond is unlikely to do this although I think it is well worth it to suggest it. So what does the author do? One solution is for the author to provide his Triond user name at the end of each and every comment he leaves on someones article. I think this will work well.
Trionds new comment box would be a great idea if Triond offered a few options like the ones described above.
For me personally, Triond is still the best publishing platform. Although it is true that I don’t get many views on Triond, I also don’t get many views on Blogger and Yahoo Voices. So I will continue publishing articles and short stories on Triond.