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?
No, seriously. You are much better.
Your explanation about wikipedia yesterday was much better than Maddie's.
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.
Though you must admit that what you've said here is very considerate, concrete and complete.
They both have their own ways of communication... both are good at what they do.
I think you are asking for trouble
Paul - Blunt
Maddie - Diplomatic
In my opinion Maddie - Blunt
Paul - Considerate
Think yourself lucky you didn't get my explanation
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
I even left the link so you owe me one
"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.
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
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.
Certainly. I charge $250 per hour consultation fee. Minimum 4 hours, payable in advance.
I find both of them equally helpful.
Maddie has to put up with a lot and handles it all with tact.
Why don't you get over it? She told you something you didn't want to hear and now you have to attack her.
I haven't had any direct dealings with Paul. However, I have found Maddie engaging and ready to discuss issues.
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
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?
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.
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.
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!
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...
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!!..!
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago
What would YOU propose to make this world a MUCH BETTER place for all?
by dabeaner 7 years ago
Maddie Ruud: Does posting questions here increase your author score? How much per question?I see some few people posting scores of "questions". Many are not even questions, but merely statements or keyphrases.Or do those people post the questions so that Google will index them...
by Sky9106 5 years ago
Why is it that everything from the past, works out to be so much better than things of today?From food , to people , to places , to clothes, to respect, to love , to understanding, to relationships, to songs , to food , I can go on forever to friendship need I go on!
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
Do you believe that the world would be MUCH BETTER OFF without religion which is asuperstitious remnant of less enlightened/sophisticated times?
by JG11Bravo 6 years ago
Seriously. I like Koolaid. Does that make me a bad person? It tastes alright, easy to make, cost-effective, and quite popular.
by Luis E Gonzalez 6 years ago
From what I have seen featuring /not featuring a hub does little for traffic and it appears to be a catalyst that is sending authors to other sites (Bubblews comes to mind). My understanding is that once a hub becomes un-featured it effectively stops its ability to get traffic from search engines....
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