In 2007, when I joined Triond, every article was moderated. Many of the moderators were so prudish one couldn't write about adultery, even from the legal vantage point. One spell checked, because bad grammar and misspellings got an item rejected.
At this point in history, Stumbles often turned up Triond articles, and Search Engines would find the on point item.
This went on until about 2009 when human moderation was removed.
Editing was replaced by a piece of software so bad that one couldn't quote and authority. Hence if one were writing a serious piece on False Memory Syndrome and to substantiate one quoted an official defiinition, the item would be rejected with a warning that it was "Too Like..." and then quote the same source. Meaning one would just have to leave out the value.
Complaints were met by tweaking of the soft ware to the extent that it does nothing.
As the Creed of the 'Net is "Anything That Can be Hacked Will Be Hacked" those who wrote for Triond attempted to expose the flaws of not having a human eye edit by posting garbage.
This was not some idiot who couldn't do better typing with his toes, this was someone who could write but to prove a point posted a complete fictious story as 'News.'
The infamous Suicide of Johnny Depp article which received Millions of Hits was supposed to shock Triond's Owners into Doing Something. It didn't.
Quality descended even further, trash being published; whether pornographic, disgusting, advertisements, etc.
By 2010 Triond has sunk so low that many Networks refused to accept items from one of Triond's Sub-categories.
One would have expected that the first complaint that Webupon items would not be allowed on Stumbleupon would have had the Owners of Triond doing all they could to alter that decision.
They did nothing.
By 2011 Triond was labeled a Content Farm.
Any site so defined has all of its items ignored by Search Engines. You can write an article on Triond give a Title; i.e. How To Wash Silk, and then Google, putting the same words in the search box.
Google will not match the terms to the Triond article. It will toss up; "Cleaning Silk Flowers".
By 2012 it was clear that hits had fallen by 50%, by May 2012 by 75%.
Yet Triond has done nothing to survive and seems intent on going out of business.