Although I have been a Viki subscriber since 2013, I only became a volunteer in July of 2020 and started participating in the Community Discussions sometime after that. Since I am relatively new and I don’t read or use Timed Comments, I may not be the best person to respond, but I can talk about my observation thus far.
I truly think that most people who actively participate here in Community Discussions are very open-minded and willing to exchange opinions, learn from, and educate others. There are some who may seem rude but I don’t think racism is the cause of the rudeness. One thing I did find interesting is that very few volunteers participate in the Community Discussions. I realize that many volunteers are busy with projects and don’t have much spare time, but I think it’s important for volunteers to stay informed, and connected with the community members.
As a Kor-Eng. subber, there are times when I feel hurt reading some derogatory remarks both from the viewers and some “old-timers” about how poor subbers’ English is, and that without the help of editors, subtitles are not even understandable. Personally, I have found the quality of English subtitles has vastly improved and I’ve worked with some highly skilled translators who can demand a high salary working elsewhere. The way subtitle editor is structured, even the smallest change will result in the editor’s name showing for the particular segment, not the subtitler’s, and sometimes the change has absolutely nothing to do with translation. For example, “Hyung” is edited to “Bro” or “Mom!” is edited to “MOM!”, etc. I understand that no one outside the subtitle team will see whom the credit for a particular segment is given to but I can’t help thinking that this might dampen the enthusiasm of new volunteers.
As to comments being delayed or blocked, I noticed that Disqus automatically puts comments “on hold” if there is any mention of “subtitle”. I understand that this is because of all the negative comments regarding subtitles. However, this can sometimes cause delays in the Team Discussion for the subtitle team members.
This is understandable for volunteers. The question remains, do they as volunteer know about the community discussions? For fans who do not volunteer, I think there needs to be a very obvious bridge to the community discussions.
This comes up a lot from others in this, and other discussions.
I agree, volunteers should have their communication separated, as they talk to each other when they are working on their projects.
I rarely comment on Viki. But when I do, my comments always have to wait for moderation. Maybe because they are lengthy.
However, I’m pretty sure my latest comment on subtitling quality on a current on-air drama will not be published. Although I still stand by its validity. This is the first time I wrote such a comment, because I was that annoyed.
I also did not know about disqus, until Viki. As new subscribers we tend not to read every fine print. If disqus was ever mentioned I do not know, but when I realized it was there, I checked it out. I found it to be a far reaching spider net for collecting comments online. Your comments are also posted out online, I found it was everything mixed together, no restrictions on the source, or age of the posters. Think of shows you’ve watched, like Nirvana In Fire and their info’ collecting, intelligence networks
Disqus is separate, you’d need to create a user name, and password for disqus. If you choose to use the one you use for Viki, it’s a choice. At one point I created an account, and later deleted, and inactivated my disqus account. I had thought they were run by Viki at the time. Disqus is a comments beast, they are everywhere online.
I don’t pay much attention to the comments & reviews anyways, so I have no idea
As for people not being nice - I tell myself that I don’t know how the writer intended to sound and try to get information. Or maybe not and just leave it
Honestly? NOPE not bc of racism. I don’t think they are racist, but I do KNOW they are controlling. Everything is about taking full control of this site. They have been here many years back, and they just took control of EVERYTHING in their own way. I didn’t get picked on bc I’m Hispanic but bc once they don’t want you in their ‘‘group’’ they’ll make your life a living hell, and make others think you are the bad one.
Your welcome. I mean there is a very high possibility we have racist ppl. here, but if they are, they can hide it very well. But I know is the obsession of control here bc now they even limit the REPLIES/Hearts/Likes.
I can no longer write comments that they get deleted, but when I look at the team I see who the real culprit is; never fails. Now what I do, look who’s in the team, and don’t bother writing a comment when I see certain people’s name.
Yes this has reached the point of ridiculousness. How many likes you give? I mean I’m curious now bc i also give a lot of likes but never saw that message. Can you calculate how much likes you gave before they send you this message? It feels so wrong bc they give BADGES for likes, hearts etc…