The Ninja Subtitling and Segmenting Academy (NSSA) currently has 1 segmenting academy, 5 language academies, and 1 upcoming language academy so 7 academies in total. However, the graduates from only 5 of those 7 get an official badge from Viki on their profile.
[Badge for upcoming academy]
As you see, there are no badges for the Dutch Subtitling Academy, nor for the Portuguese one. Why is that? How can it be that some academies get those badges while others don’t? We have been here for years, but even the academy that still needs to be build has already been promised a badge while we still have nothing.
Are you referring to the badges the graduates need to paste on their About Me? Cause I meant the ones only Viki can give us, the ones they add to the profiles of Romanian, French, Italian, and segmenting graduates and soon also to those of the upcoming academy, but not to those of the DSA and the PSA.
I think that the subbing academies should have the same importance as the seg academy, but that’s not the case at all.
We need more insensitive from Viki to help new volunteers. The Portuguese academy is closed for a very long time and Viki doesn’t reply my questions for almost a year now. Is like trying to help and they are making it even harder.
I get that the badges that comes automatically are very hard to do, but the academy ones are manually added. I don’t know much about the system, but is this really that hard to do?
At least, the official badge is a guarantee that someone really graduated. I’ve heard about people pasting the unofficial segmenting badges on their profiles and apply as segmenters while they never even graduated.
Plus, I think all academies should be treated equally.
Another thing is that I’d like to compare all academies and see what differences there are.
I only know how the Dutch academy works and honestly it’s not very ideal for true beginners. It is more suitable for translators who already do have some experience here on Viki and who just need some guidance in the right direction. I think it could be a great learning experience if we understand how other languages use the academy.
I think it is, @brendas may have addressed that topic’s concern, but the acknowledgement says “outstanding,” and “beyond.” I’ve @ her on my quote, so she can clarify, and agree, or disagree whether this topics concern is also apart of her reply.
Which upcoming language academy? No new languages have been added to the academy for 2 years.
I received the following message from those responsible for the academy on December 24, 2021 and since then no news that anything has changed.
“Unfortunately, we are unable to accept new academies at this time as we work on improving the existing program. Thank you for your interest and for all your efforts teaching volunteers. It is wonderful to see such dedication and support for new subbers. We will let you know in the future as changes arise.”
Consultation with Brendas who is not responsible for the academy, as far as I know. However, I am guessing that to set up anything, she has to get in contact with the people responsible for the academy or viki in general.