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Old school "girl" and Viki QC gift 2018


#24

Yes, they did. Hahaha infamous Large T’s :laughing: (I was glad with the size, still haven’t worn it yet though)


#25

Hi everyone,

We’re happy to hear you’re looking forward to this year’s QC gift!

At this time, we’re still putting together the gifts and finalizing mailing everything. We thank you so much for your patience, and we’ll be sure to send out another message once all QC’s gifts have been sent out. Thank you again for everything you do on Viki!

Best,
Camille
Viki Community Team


#26

@camiille I didn’t receive the last community email / announcement with the “guess” the picture, I think it was about rewards, some other German viki members did not receive it as well. Should I reopen the previous topic in bugs & issues again??
Thank you, Simi


#27

Hi @simi11,

That’s odd, thanks for letting us know. Please feel free to PM me directly if you’d like to share the list of German users. I can then pass that along to the appropriate team member. Otherwise, normally for other bugs I’d post them to Bugs & Issues.

Best,
Camille
Viki Community Team


#28

Also please let me and the German Community know when the translations will be done of About and Title in my case The Story of Ming Lang that started airing on December 25 last year. The 2 answers I received about posting shortly is not happening.

I just checked that the following languages are allowed to translate, I thought only content providers will translate it :wink:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Italian and others

Why Viki decided to take out German is a totally mystery to me, our German Community is actually smaller than for example Spanish. I provided even to the new Community staff Amy a German translation… I feel somewhat lost, and Ming Lan isn’t the only one with missing German translations of either Title and/or About (summary)

I thought Viki is all for Global viewers, another issue I have, why is on my English page in my Channel Role page saying “Deutsche Subtitler and Deutsche Moderator” it’s a page all in English and not German, therefore it should state in Englisch: German Subtitler and German Moderator… this must me some mistake… there are other things I addressed but it’s probably a question of time to have that fixed.

Thanks for reading and I just will reopen the thread, so others can add their name… who have the email issue.
Best, Simi
updates 1/27: the translation on Ming Lan has been now posted, but why so many short paragraphs??


#29

I hate to misdirect the topic of this thread, but…

It’s not just German, @simi11 dear. It’s ALL the languages asides from the 10 languages which you can find at the bottom of Viki’s homepage. :cry:

Hopefully everything gets restored and improved ASAP.

https://discussions.viki.com/t/reset-the-language-selection-icon-for-the-site-as-before-or-include-other-languages-in-the-languages-of-the-icon-choose-your-language/22008


#30

Hi, someone has already received the QC gift ? .


#31

no they are not sneding them yet. camille sait in one tread they are still looking for good choises for our gifts


#32

I got mines around March last year but it depends where you live!


#33

I received my gift this morning, and I have to say, I’m a bit disappointed… at least last year’s shirt could be worn (it’s a nice one to sleep in :stuck_out_tongue:), but stickers + badge + a QC membership card? I can’t really see how any of these would actually be useful to me :confused:


#34

This was the gift as received by another Italian mod who posted it on Facebook.

  1. Plastic badge with a writing Qualified Contributor 2018 and your number. It seems it is like a VIP member card for events - which of course are only in the US, making this useless for all of us who live elsewhere
  2. Stickers of Korean and Chinese food
  3. Thank you card, signed by four staff members
  4. Sew on round badge

Okay, you don’t look at a gift horse in the mouth, but still…


#35

many german subbers got theirs too and yeah…


#36

LOL I kind of get sentimental thinking of the headphones, an OST cd, …
The tote bag, I gave to another Viki German subber that time, who didn’t get anything because it was her first year. Well at least a tote bag could be used.
And it wasn’t made of plastic.


#37

Thank goodness I didn’t wasted my time giving my address for that. From bad to worst. lmao


#38

If Viki pays me the flight ticket and hotel, well, I’m in ^^


#39

Trust me. That little piece of plastic is just as worthless to us in the good old USA as it is to those who don’t live in the US. (Unless you live in CA)


#40

I wonder is that the normal or gold QC gift?


#41

I became gold shortly before the dealine and filed out the form after becoming gold QC, so I’m assuming I got the gold package wich is exactly as on the photo from @irmar


#42

When my relative sent me the photo, I thought she pranked me… Little did I know until I saw the pic on this post.

I like stickers and the thank you card with Viki staff signature, but I thought they would give something extra XD

I think this annual gift is kind of weird because:

  • Viki might have spent all their gift budget on their birthday last year with badges and stuff for the top.
    Badges are nice but how do you use badges in real life and how can you do something with it? It’s not supposed to compensate for the annual gift for QCs, right?

  • The concept of this annual gift is to thank and motivate every volunteer, no matter where they come from or live or how many contributions they did if they are QC, they fill the criteria, right?
    I understand that for the anniversary, it was the top who received gifts only, but here… It’s the annual gift for QCs without distinction, guys come on! How can we can motivate anyone, new or old, with the annual gift of this year.

I’m already sorry to say this, but I kind of feel it’s like an “insult” (even if it was not the intention) to thank volunteers with badges, an event card that can’t be used for every QC and a pin. We’re depending on each other.
I don’t ask for wages, but still, to thank the work of people who give their time and knowledge freely for one year… You could have made some efforts…
Nowadays, find someone who’s ready to do that… who will?
It’s not really nice to treat people like that.
We don’t ask for wages, we’re not that greedy for it (I suppose) or we won’t be here, but at least, if our suggestions to improve the website are not planned or not taken into consideration, if Viki changes the website to promote awesome gifts (I can still remember the gift icon), if the only way to motivate or thank the global community is to change the website with a rank top, badges, opening the managing positions, creating a hierarchy to make us feel considered or important in a certain role or a rank, but in fact, only feeding your interests, using us or using our interest in dramas or our naivety, etc. whereas the Rakuten group is on the stock option… I feel it’s kind of cheating every contributor. I feel sorry to say this, but let’s call a cat a cat.

  • I don’t mind to work freely for someone who don’t have the resources to give me something back. The work comes from the heart. I don’t expect a beggard on the street to give me something else back. But a beggard who will throw away food I give because he expected money to buy alcohol, it’s being inconsiderate.
    You’re a part of an international group… stock-option… if you’re going to announce awesome gifts publicly… I can’t avoid this feeling: it’s like false advertising. Isn’t it pushing a little too far to thank the work of hundreds of contributors and continue to promote the awesome perks like that?

If the only ones who received awesome gifts (the stickers and the card are awesome, but we kind of expected something extra) for their work last year are the top, then this system is unfair and only giving consideration to counters.
The work of some editors (not every editor) is much harder, time-consuming and everything else. They’re also harder to find. They should also be taken into consideration, not because of their counters but also because the kind of work they do. It can ask more time & more knowledge and the importance of it. They’re the ones who allow all other languages subbers to make their counters. I feel they’re not enough taken into consideration with the previous gifts for the anniversary.

Sometimes, you choose a path, not because it was the easiest one or the one you know better or where you would receive the most consideration, the fame or the respect or the most contributions or thank you gifts you deserve, but because it’s necessary.

Maybe, you shouldn’t have given me a gift at all this year to leave me with the impression that richer you get in your wallet and in fame, poorer your heart will become. If you become too greedy or too ungrateful or too neglectful, you will leave the impression of “using people” and they will leave or think twice about continuing or spending more time.

If you were to gift this annual gift to your employees for their work last year, what would their reaction be?
We’re not employees, but still, don’t leave us thinking that you think little of us with this annual gift… If you’re going to gift every QC, do it with real care because when we contribute, we do it with real care for you, for fans and for volunteers.


#43

I’m underwhelmed as well. Probably everyone is. Didn’t really expect anything in the first place when I started off and also forgot they’d send them out around this time, but when I got the letter I was kinda happy and started to expect a little (somewhat) useful gift. Yet once opened, it felt like a waste of paper, plastic and money.
Sometimes it’s better to do nothing than doing it half-hearted. Where there’s no expectation, there’s no disappointment.