To be the first one, who sends a message, doesn’t mean to get the moderator position for granted.
If you think, you were the first one and doesn’t get the moderator position, well, there could be many reasons, why the channel manager selected someone else. Maybe someone else was faster, maybe you have too many on air dramas right now or any other reason.
And yes, it happens, that CMs don’t write back, if they selected some other moderators. It’s a bit disappointing, but it happens and I don’t take it personally.
I only apply for the channel manager position, if I’m really willing to take this job and not only to get the message from Viki, that they didn’t chose me, before the new channel manager is visible for others, so I could use this advantage and those few minutes, in order to apply before anyone else.
When Viki selects me as Channel Manager, I usually wait 24 hours and review all applications for moderator positions, before I choose someone. In the past I often added the first one, but now I have several criterias: 1. Yes, first comes, first serves. 2. Do I know this person from other dramas? 3. Have we worked together well? 4. How many moderator positions for on air dramas has this person? 5. How many for upcoming, non-licensed dramas?
If someone applies for the first time for a moderator position and/or for languages I don’t speak, I look into their profile and ask their former moderators, how they worked in their teams or some experienced moderators, if they could take a look into their subtitles.
For some languages I get several applications, so I compare the applicants. But for other languages I get just one application and sometimes this applicant is in many of my teams, just because there are so few others for this language.