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Many Thanks to Viki's Volunteer Community!


#1

I want to say Thank You to Viki’s volunteers.
I’ve been a Viki user for nearly 10 years now, and I’ve watched nearly 600 Korean, Chinese, and Japanese dramas over the years, many of those made available by Viki and translated into my native language (English) by a talented and diligent group of volunteers.
Please join me and add your compliments and words of encouragement to Viki’s volunteers.
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AFRIKAANS – dankie
ALBANIAN – faleminderit
ARABIC – shukran
ARMENIAN – Շնորհակալություն / chnorakaloutioun
BOSNIAN – hvala (HVAH-lah)
BULGARIAN – благодаря / blagodaria
CATALAN – gràcies (GRAH-syuhs)
CANTONESE – M̀h’gōi
CROATIAN – hvala (HVAH-lah)
CZECH – děkuji (Dyekooyih)
DANISH – tak (tahg)
DUTCH – dank u
ESTONIAN – tänan (TA-nahn)
FINNISH – kiitos (KEE-tohss)
FRENCH – merci
GERMAN – danke
GREEK – ευχαριστώ (ef-hah-rees-TOH)
HAWAIIAN – mahalo (ma-HA-lo)
HEBREW – .תודה / todah (toh-DAH)
HINDI – dhanyavād / shukriya
HUNGARIAN – köszönöm (KØ-sø-nøm)
ICELANDIC – takk (tahk)
INDONESIAN – terima kasih. (tuh-REE-mah KAH-see)
ITALIAN – grazie (GRAHT-tsyeh)
JAPANESE – arigatô (ah-ree-GAH-toh)
KOREAN – 감사합니다 (gamsahamnida)
LATVIAN – paldies (PUHL-dyehs)
LEBANESE – choukrane
LITHUANIAN – ačiū (AH-choo)
MACEDONIAN – Благодарам / blagodaram (blah-GOH-dah-rahm)
MALAY – terima kasih (TREE-muh KAH-seh)
MALTESE – grazzi (GRUTS-ee)
MANDARIN – Xièxiè
MONGOLIAN – Баярлалаа (bayarlalaa)
NORWEGIAN – takk
POLISH – dziękuję (Jenkoo-yen)
PORTUGUESE – obrigado [masculine] / obrigada [feminine] (oh-bree-GAH-doo / oh-bree-GAH-dah)
ROMANIAN – mulţumesc (mool-tzoo-MESK)
RUSSIAN – спасибо (spuh-SEE-buh)
SERBIAN – xвала / hvala (HVAH-lah)
SLOVAK – Ďakujem (JAH-koo-yehm)
SLOVENIAN – hvala (HVAA-lah)
SPANISH – gracias (GRAH-syahs)
SWEDISH – tack
TAMIL – nandri
THAI – kop khun
TURKISH – teşekkür ederim (teh shek uer eh der eem)
UKRAINIAN – Дякую (DYAH-koo-yoo)
WELSH – diolch (DEE-ol’ch)
YIDDISH – a dank
ZULU – ngiyabonga

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#2

To all those vikiers staying with us through thick and thin and still being around till now…
Thank you :wink:

And it’s always a pleasure to receive support, cheering and latest updates from @aznative for different channels we visit here on Viki (especially Korean ones)
Hugs!

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#3

Thank you to all! Without you guys we wouldn’t understand anything! <3333


#4

Thanks for the amazing work that all voluntees do. It isn’t an easy work, but you make it with passion and dexterity, bringing to us good entertainment with quality segmentation and subtitles.
Thanks for your time and effort. All of you are A M A Z I N G !!!
Thanks Vike for the shows and the effort to get them.
Ps: @aznative thanks for your comments on the channels as @marykarmelina said, I also enjoy its.


#5

Nice posts thanks to all :hibiscus: :sparkles: :hibiscus:


#6

I’m also grateful to all volunteers. Thank you!

But I still think viki should offer payment and not just a free membership… their job is well worth it.


#7

@stockholmsyndrome

THAT’S SUCH A WONDERFUL AND THOUGHTFUL THING TO SAY TO THE VOLUNTEERS. I THINK SEGMENTERS GET SO LITTLE PRAISE ALSO, WHEN IF IT WASN’T FOR THE SEGMENTERS, NO ONE COULD ADD THE SUBTITLES.

I WILL ADD; ALL SEGMENTERS YOU ARE THE PILLAR THAT MAKES GREAT THINGS POSSIBLE IN THE DRAMAS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUCH DEVOTED AND HARD WORK DONE BY YOU GUYS. WITHOUT YOU, NOTHING COULD BE DONE AND MY APOLOGIES FOR I DID NOT MENTION THIS BEFORE AS A MODERATOR. WE FORGET AT TIMES PRAISING THE SEGGERS, THANK YOU SO MUCH.


#8

Sending warm regards from New York, please accept my tremendous thanks and gratitude to every volunteer, you are the heart and soul of Viki. Thank you x infinity!

May I also add thanks to you @aznative : nearly everywhere I go on Viki, be it discussions, actor pages, etc., there you are posting fantastic bits of info about upcoming or new shows, images of poster, links, news and so forth. Frankly, I think you are amazing, and such a positive force, sharing your extensive knowledge, vital info and sparkling enthusiasm! Now I anticipate and look forward to your posts, knowing I will learn new things to further fuel my love of K/J/C Dramas. Please accept my utmost thanks, sheishun


#9

Wanda, you don’t need to apologize! You always show appreciation, support, and advice to your segmenters. I’ve experienced that as a member of your team, so I know that to be the case, and I thank you for that!


#10

miss you … thank you for helping out so much, having the patience of a saint with me.

big cybernet hug,

Wanda


#11

The idea sounds nice but I doubt it is practicable. If VIKI wants paid segmenters & translators they’d probably hire some professionals and become something like Netflix with focus on Asian shows.


#12

Well, you have to be good and not everyone can do it. If they allow them for free, why not for more than just free membership?

There also seems to be a disconnect because I keep reading angry comments and that people give shows bad ratings because subtitles aren’t done fast enough. People don’t know that they are volunteer and not lazy workers. I think it should be more clear that it’s done by fans and not employees.


#13

Yep. Some viewers don’t realize that it is all fan-subbed. But maybe even when they know it is fan-subbed, some may still complain.

You may have a look at this thread/discussion about good/bad quality and participating as a volunteer:

https://discussions.viki.com/t/are-you-being-honest-in-your-advice-to-channel-managers-about-moderators-and-translators-in-your-language/23573/1

If they start paying for segmenting and subtitling, they need to proof the quality first. Probably, not everyone who may be participating now would be paid. If only some get paid and others don’t or if only certain languages get paid and others don’t, I fear the whole community system could fall apart.

Let’s assume every language has at least 50 active members, maybe more. 10 languages x 50 = 500 people. Some dramas have almost 20 languages => 20 x 50 = 1000 people.

Remember: VIKI is free to watch. For some dramas (episodes) viewers without a pass need to wait longer, and just very few dramas are VIKI pass exclusive.

So they should pay for licenses, for segmenters & subbers and offer free Asian dramas to viewers worldwide. I don’t think that’ll work on the financial aspect if they need to pay for ~1000 volunteers. It would be more efficient to hire professionals who do segmenting & translation for their living/as a daily job, bc they won’t need ~1000 people then.

Besides that I understand VIKI’s idea as a platform for fans from fans. A legal place to watch Asian dramas worldwide for free (In contrast to other fan projects that do subs for dramas but without having a license for it).

Many communities with fans are built around a company and a certain kind of interest, e.g. around games. There are some games that wouldn’t be that popular without a huge amount of fans who create content that is usually 100% free. Some fans (now) have their own patreons as supporters but mostly because the created content needs so much work for a 1-fan-factory and the fans do need to earn money for a living as well. So if a fan content is really popular they start a patreon page to be able to continue that fan content. Sometimes the fan content work becomes a living job, when the fan project is large, ongoing and with many supporters.

When VIKI viewers want faster subtitles, they should start to support a/their team to do so. (I don’t know if that is against VIKI’s guidelines/rules but I could imagine this as a method for a “paid” volunteer system that rewards volunteers with money and keeps VIKI a free to watch platform).


#14

Yes, you’re probably right - there is more to it then just offer payment. I just thought they deserved more :heart_eyes:

As for the free episodes; before I upgraded to paid membership I tried a couple of free episodes and noooo hell no! Those ads were doing my head in and a great way to make people upgrade because I pulled out my creditcard real fast lol
I started watching a show on youtube and only a few early episodes had subtitles. The rest automatically subbed and it was funny, terrible but funny, how wrong they were. So coming here for real subs was a no-brainer so I could continue watching the show.
But I still think subbers should be paid more so maybe add a tippingjar :kissing_closed_eyes:


#15

Mahalo to you for your unfailingly positive and informative comments.


#16

About paying subbers

I have written it many times on comment pages, but…
If Viki starts paying volunteers and turns them into professional employees, it would be able to do so only for segmenters and subbers of a few languages. Maybe just English, Spanish, Portuguese, maximum one more - and this, depending on the show’s popularity.
Members of other language teams would feel it’s not fair, especially those with popular languages such as Italian, French, German, Indonesian etc. They would get pissed: “Why some of us get paid and some don’t?” It would create a bad feeling in the community and many would stop contributing. The viewers of other, less popular languages, would suffer.

They are giving volunteers a free Vikipass, which is like 5 dollars per month, equivalent to like half an hour of subbing. I’m okay with that, I didn’t come for the money.
BUT

I would really appreciate that they lift all regional restrictions for volunteers.


#17

Oh yes, a big thank you to all those volunteers - segmenters, subbers, moderators, channel managers, pagedesigners! Without your work and help I couldn’t pursue my passion for asian dramas! :heart_eyes:

And thank you so much, Aznative, for providing all those helpful informative links and posters! I appreciate your engagement so much and I would like to mention iris78, too :slight_smile:


#18

So sweet, thank you. And yes, thanks to @iris78, who does a great job bringing news to the community. :blush:


#19

Thank you for the mention, @aznative
Just trying to help a little. You,and other volunteers do so much here…


#20

@aznative , Thank you dear for the wonderful post, thanks from the heart to all the volunteers who without their effort and time did not allow us and fans to see programs and dramas in our languages :hugging::rose: