I’m not here to argue whether quality or quantity is more important. A majority will probably rather go for quality. However, does the word “quality” justify everything? If you wait for up to two months for the release of an episode, and you’re told it’s a matter of quality, I’d expect great efforts made that justify the need to work 2 months on an episode. In fact I never met any editor though that works for 2 months on one episode - it’s rather a few hours up to 3 days in some cases of continuous efforts.
In fact I don’t recall that Viki provides you with any specific standards in regard to time, at least not in regard to dramas that aren’t considered “highly anticipated Kdrama”. Instead, you’re reminded that you are responsible for the drama’s translation quality (sometimes this might be true, but to be honest it sounds like a simple excuse).
Chief Editors must communicate the release of episodes ( or completion of a movie ) to other language teams in a timely manner, preferably through the language moderators.
In the FAQ it says though that a CE has the responsible to release in a “timely manner”. But what’s considered a “timely manner”? Within a week? A month? Two months?
They are in charge of promoting the channel, recruiting staff, delegating tasks, overseeing the channel, keeping it active, working towards completion, and making sure the Community Guidelines are followed at all times.
In regard to the CM the “keep it active” is rather vague as well. I mean, there have been dramas going on for many months that only ended recently. Either because there were no complaints or because nobody - in fact - cares as long as the responsible ones decide on a slow release by themselves.
In fact compared to dramas from 2020 and before, I feel like this year a lot of efforts are put into the English editing. Still, no matter how fast/slow the editing is, it’s a common thing to find some little mistakes (and here I consider it important for OL Moderators and subbers to report them). So it doesn’t feel like it really matters how fast it is done (unless there are issues with the English language).
Therefore - what’s reasonable or appropriate? What’s not? How does Viki handle it?