I meant the whole section, not only my comment or that I no longer could post a comment.
Oh! I see!
Segmenters are extremely important indeed. But I think it’s more about how you interpret the team name. It’s “Subtitle Team,” not “Subtitler Team,” which would give all credit to the subtitlers alone.
The way I see it, the subtitle team consists of everyone involved in making sure the show gets subtitles. The CM recruits the people and makes sure everything goes smoothly, the segmenters pave the way for the subtitlers, moderators or editors smoothen the work of the subtitlers … everyone is involved in the journey towards a fully subtitled show.
Aaaah! Got you! !
That’s really weird…because of what you said, I checked my own stuff…I didn’t even know I had a disqus account! I remember getting some sort of popup when I tried to comment and then fiddling around with disqus but I didn’t think about it much…
I can’t login exclusively to disqus because I have no idea what my password is, when I typed in my email ID, it says there’s no such email ID on its server. My profile picture and username are the same as my Viki ones. There’s a link just under my username that takes me to my Viki profile. I think my account is connected somehow to Viki without needing my email. I can’t see anything related to Facebook here(except that there’s an option to sign up with Facebook). I don’t have a Facebook account.
One question though: how do you talk to our team in the subtitle timer then? Even that is connected to Disqus…
It’s a cooperation between Viki and disqus, you don’t own a disqus account at disqus but, with complying to the terms of agreement you get kind of a Viki-disqus account, so outside of Viki it doesn’t work. They don’t have a password or your email to check because you never created this account.
How to correspond with team member, I only do small projects, no on-air shows, using the inbox. Movies I do by myself.
People I don’t even know how this discussion even started, but my 3 cents worth if you will. a persons outer look shouldn’t matter here, this is supposed to be “family” here, I take you"kids" as mine, be you black, white, red yellow, purple or green, You are my kids, we may have differences and all, but as for being mistreated and all here? we do have opinions, I could say I was hurt quite a few times, but I let it go in one ear and out the other. I enjoy these groups here, enjoy reading and responding, but really let it go!! like Lutra said Viki is a broad community and most of the people enjoy the exchange with others and do not come here with the mindset to ignore or harass people that are different from them.
discrimination and you folks forgive me, the Asian folk, could discriminate me, cause I am an American, and white, does that make sense?
and you other folks from other countries, you could do the same, and all of you I sure hope not! just cause I am a senior citizen,. speak my mind, white & American. in a nutshell I WANT TO BE FRIENDS, was that loud enough??
I’m sorry. But that’s the price we all have to pay when we don’t do our best to get along.
When I disappear, it’s because I have binge-watched, cried, and run out of snacks, paper towel hankies, and energy. One Friday night during the 2020 U.S. lockdown, I lay under my computer desk in my jammies and fell asleep listening to My Little Happiness. Very soothing.
I will call you Kang Soo-Jin from now on.
(from Asian Wiki)
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.
Sigh! The thing is, we all bring something different to Viki. As a result, the fan base is collectively interesting, and enjoyable. There should not be a price to pay regardless.
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.
You were able to snap it before it vanished!
Puff!! Yup! This is exactly what I’m asking about, this type of moderating. @adrianmorales @frustratedwriter @irmar @lutra @mirjam_465 @loveurself_melanin @choitrio @bluedelphinium @vivi_1485 @misswillowinlove
Here is my example
@bozoli, I am curious. Can you reveal which show this is?
As I said, I was that annoyed. Had to send it to our group chat.
I think I prefer not to publicly.
I’m glad you did, it’s a point in case