Plain English Please

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  1. Rupert Taylor profile image94
    Rupert Taylorposted 12 months ago

    The weekly feed from HubPages tells us that Maven is now the Arena Group

    "According to a new article on Business Wire, 'This new identity celebrates the company’s efforts over the past year to focus its core business strategy—building scalable media verticals, dubbed “arenas,” on a dynamic single technical platform, around passionate consumer interests. The reimagined identity was designed to capture the company’s unique value within the industry: a media ecosystem that brings together consumers, brands, publishers, storytellers, and advertisers around robust digital destinations.'

    Could somebody translate this into English, which is the only language I speak fluently?

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image70
      Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I'm expecting FatFreddyCats to wade in and gave me a laugh to relax.

      1. FatFreddysCat profile image95
        FatFreddysCatposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Ehhhh... I got nothin'. Sorry. Not enough coffee yet.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image70
          Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          What? You're a let down!

    2. NateB11 profile image88
      NateB11posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Some kind of doublespeak.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image70
        Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Correct. That's Big Brother''s English.

    3. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      It's awful, isn't it?

    4. OldRoses profile image95
      OldRosesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      In business-speak that means that Maven is failing so it is rebranding in an effort to become profitable.  It rarely works.

    5. tsmog profile image79
      tsmogposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I am still digesting the newsletter announcement. I am unsure what they mean about the two niche sites falling into a Arena Group structure. They are independent websites aren't they?  I did find an article at Business Wire giving more information, yet I only skimmed it while still unsure how it affects HP directly.

      https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/ … hip-Brands

    6. Nell Rose profile image87
      Nell Roseposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      LOL! I was going to say, please translate too!

    7. Nell Rose profile image87
      Nell Roseposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Translation:
      Core business strategy. = Get your act together you twits.
      building scalable media verticals = learn how to use a video recorder, you twits.
      on a dynamic single technical platform, around passionate consumer interests = Work together you idiots, and not do your own thing. like Fred over there... what is he doing? Fred? Fred? stop playing tetrus....
      (bringing together) robust digital destinations.'= lots of different sites. (sigh)
      So, In a nutshell, there you go! Its Freds fault for playing tetrus, other people not taking notice, now we need to work together and stop piddling about.
      think that's it, waddya think? (wink)

      1. Rupert Taylor profile image94
        Rupert Taylorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Spot on Nell. I'd like to add that "reimagined identity" means we are actually lizard people who have come from another planet and are taking our direction from the drug cartel-leading Queen of England.

        1. Nell Rose profile image87
          Nell Roseposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          LOL! Rupert! Yep, you are completely right!
          I worked in an office for Ford, and Volkswagen, along with translating at least 10 languages onto addresses (got help with tech on that!) but not once did I try and be so pretentious to speak gobbledegook!

    8. bravewarrior profile image90
      bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Jibber jabber, mumbo jumbo for SOL. The changes HP writers have been asking for just got permanently swept under the rug.

    9. MizBejabbers profile image86
      MizBejabbersposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      lol Hey, I wrote better copy than that back in 1975.
      Actually, I think somebody needs to administer a laxative to them.

      1. NateB11 profile image88
        NateB11posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        lollol

      2. Miebakagh57 profile image70
        Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        lol! ha ha ha! eh eh eh!

    10. Kyler J Falk profile image89
      Kyler J Falkposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      This just shows everyone how truly disconnected they are from the product they wish to have others put out for them.

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        +1

    11. EricFarmer8x profile image96
      EricFarmer8xposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      They want to make multiple websites or platforms for topics that grow or will have the potential to become popular.

      They plan on using the same technology everywhere to do this.

      They want to get writing on subjects that viewers like to read.

      No idea what their unique value is or what they want to offer.

      Something about how writers, viewers, and advertisers. will be happy.

      1. Rupert Taylor profile image94
        Rupert Taylorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Eric, that's closest anybody has come to making sense of this twaddle. Why couldn't they have written it in plain English as you have? Congratulations.

        1. eugbug profile image97
          eugbugposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Presumably to add mistique and cast spells on potential investors. Like the language that's used in advertisements.

    12. Thelma Alberts profile image91
      Thelma Albertsposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I need a translator. Lol!

      1. bravewarrior profile image90
        bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Amen. Legalize is a fancy way of saying absolutely nothing. Just look at what politicians say - NOTHING but a lot of mumbo jumbo to fly over your head and make you feel stupid.

  2. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 12 months ago

    So now that we are writing for Arena, does that make us Gladiators haha?

    1. Nell Rose profile image87
      Nell Roseposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      LOL!

    2. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Haha! Yes, we already are the Gladiators. Lol!  big_smile Let's fight with each other in this arena. wink

    3. Thelma Alberts profile image91
      Thelma Albertsposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      This is so funny. Us being called gladiators

  3. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
    PaulGoodman67posted 12 months ago

    Yes, I commented on that in the other thread. It means b*gger-all to the average reader. The only reason I've any idea what's going on is through other sources.

  4. Kenna McHugh profile image88
    Kenna McHughposted 12 months ago
    1. Miebakagh57 profile image70
      Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Smart monkey?!

  5. Glenis Rix profile image95
    Glenis Rixposted 12 months ago

    http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/services/ … -mark.html

    Perhaps whoever wrote the incomprehensible email from Maven/TAG might benefit from working towards the Crystal Mark

  6. EricFarmer8x profile image96
    EricFarmer8xposted 12 months ago

    This is a trend I noticed when it comes to tech. But not always tech. People just love their buzzwords and anything related to their industry. The more buzzwords the more cool you sound apparently.

    blockchain! AI! Deep learning! something something else new.

  7. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 12 months ago

    I'm reminded of this classic "Simpsons" bit:

    https://youtu.be/Pk8grGedzAw

 
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