TRINPsite, the name of this site, is based on the five TRINP
values: truth, relevance, inclusivity, neutrality and personhood.
For each of these five values there is a separate 'value document'
in the Valu folder on the highest level. Each Valu document starts
with a picture of 380 pixels by 380 pixels representing the value of
the document concerned. Hence, there are five of these pictures with
exactly the same position in the hierarchy of files:
There is not any difference in access to the Valu documents from the
Index Page, from the
List of Files or from the
One would expect that a search engine robot which finds Truth will also
find the other TRINP images and vice versa.
And one would expect to find all five images back after having checked
a shorter or a longer list of pictures. Should it take too long, an
original TRINPsite picture at its original address can always be traced by
adding the term trinp to one of the TRINP value terms. Therefore, it
came as a surprise that, in the week of the first publication of this
document (63.09), no known search engine seemed to have all five TRINP
images in its public database:
Yahoo, for instance, was unable to cope with Personhood
at www.trinp.org/[ ]Game/Cube/Stil/[ ]P380.gif;
Alltheweb was unable to cope with Neutrality at N380.gif
and Live Search could neither cope with Relevance at R380.gif nor with
Inclusivity at I380.gif.
Fortunately, three weeks later the public databases of Yahoo and
Alltheweb contained all five TRINP images! But, unfortunately, at
that time Live Search could not cope with any TRINP image any more,
while Google lost the N380.gif picture as well, that is, in addition to the
T380.gif picture, less than 51 hours after the above text saw the light of
When this document was published for the first time Google at
www.google.com recognized the existence of four out of the five TRINP
In this it did not differ from Yahoo and Alltheweb at that moment, but
unlike Yahoo and Alltheweb, it was the picture at
www.trinp.org/Game/Cube/Stil/T380.gif whose existence it did not
To be more precise: it had not been doing this anymore for the
last one or two years, in spite of claiming to provide the most
comprehensive image search on the web. At the time Google's claim might
hold water for all other pictures, it certainly did not hold water for
TRINPsite's 380x380 truth image.
The following table containing Google's image results for 8 elementary
TRINP terms and the combination of truth and relevance
should make this clear.
Almost all results date from 63.09.2 aSWW
corresponds with '17 February 2008 ChrE' (Gregorian-Christian); only the
results for TRUTH date from one day later.
In the third column, RANK refers to the ranking, that is, the position of
the image in the presentation of the search results by Google.
INCLUSIVENESS on 63.09.2|
INCLUSIVITY on 63.09.2|
NEUTRALITY on 63.09.2|
NEUTRALNESS on 63.09.2|
PERSONHOOD on 63.09.2|
RELEVANCE on 63.09.2|
RELEVANCY on 63.09.2|
TRUTH on 63.09.3|
||none < 981|
TRUTH +RELEVANCE on 63.09.2|
The (non)result no T380.gif is obtained
by adding the term trinp to the elementary
On 63.09.2 ('17 February 2008') the first part of the collection of 100
images shown when entering the combination of truth and
trinp looked as below:
Everywhere the R, I, N and P pictures;
nowhere the 380x380 T picture,
not even when searching for
The following table shows the Google image search results for all five
TRINP terms on 63.09.2 ('17 February 2008'), when combined with
|380x380 IMAGE SHOWN|
In the beginning, when Google started with its database of images, the
TRINPsite truth image could be found as the second or third truth picture
on the WorldWideWeb for months in a row.
In this way, Google stood out from all other search engines.
Of course, it is perfectly understandable that a picture which first takes
the second place, takes the tenth, the one hundredth, the one thousandth,
the one millionth or even the ten millionth place not much later.
But the Google search engine or the Google company made
the above truth image suddenly disappear altogether from its
public database, whereas nothing special happened to it on TRINPsite,
nothing that distinguished it from the other TRINP value images, whose
existence Google had chosen to recognize so far (at least until 51 hours
after this page was put on the Web).
Update in week 63.33
Somewhere in week 63.32 or before, 23 weeks or less after this document was
created, the 380x380 picture at www.trinp.org/[ ]Game/Cube/Stil/[ ]T380.gif
was 'rediscovered' by Google, that is, put back into its public database.
The search phrase truth trinp yielded the following results in the
early hours of 63.32.7 ('2 August 2008'):
Later on the same day, however, the truth picture in position #1 with a
link to www.trinp.org had disappeared again. The same picture now appeared
in position #13 (out of 90 results) with a link to
http://howlinglatina.blogspot.com/[ ]2006_06_01_archive.html. On
this page there is a link to the original TRINPsite picture at
http://www.trinp.org/Game/Cube/Stil/T380.gif, but TRINPsite
itself is not mentioned.
Google still recogizes it because trinp is in the address of the
Except that there seems to be little or no explanation for Google's
long-term behavior with respect to images, it is odd that the Truth picture
is now shown with a black background. The background of the TRINP images is
actually tranparent, but in the Valu documents the images are all shown on
a white surface.
A more serious question is that the original Neutrality picture at
www.trinp.org/Game/Cube/Stil/N380.gif is, after 23 weeks, still
completely absent from Google's public database. For more information on
the fate of this image see the new document called
"Why Can't Google Cope with Neutrality?".
Update in week 63.39
When i checked truth trinp on 63.37.4, Google Images showed the
Truth picture in position #1, but —o, irony— it connected to a
page (Info/Search/Google/Images/N380.HTM) with the address of
the picture in the source code but not the picture itself.
Finally, on 63.39.1 (Metric) or '14 September 2008' (Gregorian), however,
the Truth picture is in position #1 and does connect to the right
page (Valu/Tru.htm) again after so many months, or rather years.
There is still that background which is, unlike that of the other
TRINP pictures, black.
Update in week 63.50
After entering truth trinp on 63.50.5 (Metric), that is,
'4 December 2008' (Gregorian), Google Images shows the Truth picture still
in position #1, but now links it to this document instead of to the
value document it is supposed to be linked to (Valu/Tru.htm).
Moreover, it still has the black background instead of the white one of the
other TRINP pictures shown in the positions #2 to #5 (out of a total of 48
Also for personhood trinp the Truth picture (in position #6)
links to the present page. For inclusivity trinp and relevance
trinp, however, these images (in the positions #5 and #8 respectively)
do indeed connect to the appropriate value documents. But for
neutrality trinp the Truth picture is completely absent again.
At the same time all three Personhood pictures in the relevance,
inclusivity and personhood trinp searches (at the positions
#3, #3 and #1 respectively) connect to the present document, where the
picture's address may be mentioned, but where it does not appear at all.
M. Vincent van Mechelen, 63.LNE-LSW