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Who is good at communication: Maddie Ruud or Paul?

  1. greathub profile image71
    greathubposted 9 years ago

    I think Paul's way of communication is much much more considerate, concrete, complete than Maddie Ruud's.

    I wonder if names have effects on a person.

    What's your take?

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Who do you prefer, your mother or your father?

    2. Zsuzsy Bee profile image84
      Zsuzsy Beeposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      You must have nowhere to go and are bored on a Saturday. Why not go and start working on a hub instead of trying to stir up crap...

  2. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 9 years ago

    I think you're wrong.

    1. greathub profile image71
      greathubposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      No, seriously. You are much better.

      Your explanation about wikipedia yesterday was much better than Maddie's.

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image77
        Maddie Ruudposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        I admit that Paul is much better at technical explanations than I am, but it is a matter of differing expertise.  I'm sorry you found me inconsiderate.  I strive to emphasize both courtesy and clarity in my responses.

        1. greathub profile image71
          greathubposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Have I used the word "inconsiderate" for you anywhere in my post?

    2. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Though you must admit that what you've said here is very considerate, concrete and complete.

      1. greathub profile image71
        greathubposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Its just his humbleness, darkside.

  3. ProCW profile image84
    ProCWposted 9 years ago

    They both have their own ways of communication... both are good at what they do.

  4. Stacie Naczelnik profile image74
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    The middle school drama is killing me.

    1. ProCW profile image84
      ProCWposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I like drama... but not this kind.

  5. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    lol

    I think you are asking for trouble smile

    Paul - Blunt
    Maddie - Diplomatic smile

    1. greathub profile image71
      greathubposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      In my opinion Maddie - Blunt
                           Paul - Considerate

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Think yourself lucky you didn't get my explanation big_smile

        1. greathub profile image71
          greathubposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Elaborate!

          1. Mark Knowles profile image60
            Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            As you wish.

            It is people like you - submitting your own hubs to wikipedia that are frankly poor quality who have spoiled that particular website for others who do write definitive articles.

            Lets take a look at what you consider to be worth submitting to wikipedia as a reference source smile

            http://hubpages.com/hub/solar-reflector

            I even left the link so you owe me one big_smile

            "A solar reflector can be made very easily. The beauty of a parabolic reflector is that you can concentrate parallel rays of sun on a praticular point. It can be used for various purposes. It has applications in solar cooking, pasteurization and even in airconditioning(No, this is not a typo). The design I am presenting is very cost-effective. Aluminium is choosen as the reflective surface. The reason for not choosing mirrors is that they are very fragile and can cause injury to its handlers. They are expensive also. While Aluminium sheets are cheap and light weight. As far as reflectance is concerned Aluminium's reflectance is second to glass mirrors only. So you should not worry about reflectance."

            Horrible English. Truly awful. No native English speaker is going to read past this paragraph. I have highlighted the spelling mistakes and the poor grammar. smile

            Italics = spelling mistake
            Bold = poor grammar
            Italics and bold = meaningless statement

            Now, that is just the first paragraph. You go on to not tell anyone how to make a solar concentrator and make a point of not telling them how they could use one in the unlikely event that they did manage to build one from your instructions.

            If I was wikipedia, I would not want to link to this hub. It offers no information whatsoever.

            Satisfied? I can do the other one if you wish big_smile

            1. greathub profile image71
              greathubposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              Its very heartening that you read my hubs so carefully and pointed out my mistakes. I always welcome criticism.

              Thank you for pointing out my spelling mistakes. I usually spell words correctly. But those were typos.



              People who are looking for solar concentrator plans already know where to use them. Moreover I have mentioned its applications in the first paragraph that you have quoted here.




              Would you suggest the grammatically-correct versions of the sentences that you have highlighted?



              Go ahead and dissect my other solar concentrator hub also.

              Thanks for pointing my mistakes.



              Yes, I owe you a link.



              I am not a native speaker, so its natural that I am gonna make mistakes.

              But with your help I can certainly write good hubs. smile

              1. Mark Knowles profile image60
                Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                Certainly. I charge $250 per hour consultation fee. Minimum 4 hours, payable in advance.

                big_smile

                1. greathub profile image71
                  greathubposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                  Very funny!

                2. vietnamese profile image74
                  vietnameseposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                  This even higher than my translation fee .....hahaahahahaa..... And some attorneys told me that I overcharged hahaahahahaaha

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    I find both of them equally helpful.

    Maddie has to put up with a lot and handles it all with tact.

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    Why don't you get over it? She told you something you didn't want to hear and now you have to attack her.

    1. greathub profile image71
      greathubposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I am NOT attacking anybody.

      I have already gotten over IT.

      I am just expressing my opinion.

  8. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    Schoooooool's out for summer!

  9. pkmcr profile image83
    pkmcrposted 9 years ago

    I haven't had any direct dealings with Paul.  However, I have found Maddie engaging and ready to discuss issues.

    Regards

    Paul

  10. jimmythejock profile image81
    jimmythejockposted 9 years ago

    all of the hubpages team are fantastic they are friendly cheerful helpful and polite comparing them is wrong because although they are part of a team, they are individuals too.
    I love all of you guys and gals on the team take care.....jimmy

  11. DJ Funktual profile image85
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    LOL the whole thread.
    Charlotte & Glen had me on the floor.   

    Here's a direct quote:
    Some people feel threatened by power and a firm opinion. Some people take kindness for weakness and don't recognize the beauty before them. Suckas!  Maddie is the sweetest, hardest working woman around this place.


    Apparently you need ta recognize!!

    Paul's awesome too.  Why this drama?

    1. greathub profile image71
      greathubposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      On the forums page this is written under the heading The Hubber's Hangout:

      "Go off-topic and discuss whatever you like"

      I am just expressing my views. Its just light-hearted discussion. Don't take it too seriously, dude.

  12. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    greathub:

    If you were trying to be lighthearted, targetting the community moderator with negative comments when her responses to you were nothing but considerate and to the point is a terrible way to go about it.

    Likewise, Mark showed you a list of reasons why your hub is substandard when attempting to consider it as an authoritative resource, which is what you need to present when adding to Wikipedia.  If you go back, you'll see that I also posted a response to your thread with a link that is vital to remember when editing in links on a wikipedia entry.  I suggest you read as much as you can about Wikipedia's policies prior to editing any wikipedia entries at all.

    1. greathub profile image71
      greathubposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Where on earth have I targeted anyone?

      This thread has gone completely out of control.

      I never meant to hurt anybody.

      I posted this topic in Hubber's Hangout, not in a serious part of this forum.

      1. vietnamese profile image74
        vietnameseposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        I know what ya up to....hehehehehe..... which is nothing serious. No need to explain, sometimes we just need to pick on someone, that's all! :-)

  13. pjdscott profile image71
    pjdscottposted 9 years ago

    While I have not had direct dealings with Paul, I have always found Maddie totally objective, helpful and expert. If I did have an issue with them, I would not be posting on the forum!

    While they provide their services for free, they are professionals, and I have always found the support on HubPages to be totally professional and extremely impressive. Likewise, the community is extremely well informed and it is unusual to see anybody being contentious, just for the sake of it.

    Let's keep it that way!

  14. vietnamese profile image74
    vietnameseposted 9 years ago

    This is the only forum that I participate on a daily basis (or very close to it). And I love everyone on here. Whether that is: Maddie, Paul, or Joe down the forum.... Even Mark when he flagged my hubs also.... hahahaahahahaa...

  15. compu-smart profile image78
    compu-smartposted 9 years ago

    I think you are lucky to get any kind of responce, answer, help!!!

    To be honest, i have had problems with many other sites and companys and often email the staff, and if i  am lucky i may get a reply thats not automated!!

    Here at Hubpages, the staff are very kind and very helpfull and are always there to help! anyone!!..!
    smile

    1. greathub profile image71
      greathubposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Well, hubpages people reply speedily.

      Thats a truth.

  16. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    And courteously, and politely, no matter who they are.

    I can honestly only thing of one time that a member of Hubpages staff has ever stepped out of line since I've registered here.. but that wasn't Paul or Maddie.

    By the way:  You posted a serious topic.  At least, I'd say calling Hubpages staff out in your own way is serious.

    1. greathub profile image71
      greathubposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Even Maddie and Paul took it lightly then why are you taking it seriously?

  17. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    Eh, nevermind.  You don't get it.  Have a good weekend!

  18. Shirley Anderson profile image82
    Shirley Andersonposted 9 years ago

    I only read half the posts on here, it was driving me nuts.  I can't for the life of me understand how anyone could have a problem with either of them, they're unbelievably great and competent.

  19. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image71
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 9 years ago

    In todays management system every where there is an internal system of potential and performance apraisal. There is no harm in apraising both of them.
    While apraising I am praising both of them as excellent communicator.
    Thanx,
    Jyoti Kothari

  20. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    Jyoti:

    There's a big difference between saying that Maddie is aptly named (calling her Rude, a play off Ruud) and saying, for instance, that there is room for improvement in how people who have yet to master the nuances of the English language perceive Maddie's awesome people skills.

 
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