Correct me if I'm wrong. I thought I've read somewhere that Viki does keep a copy of the subtitles offline in their server somewhere? If I'm not wrong, it was a comment from a Viki staff? If that's the case, why can't Viki just keep them where they are being kept now and have the files available whenever volunteers(CM/QC/other) need them when the licenses finally are obtained, albeit belatedly? I don't think srt files take up much memory space, even if we're talking about many, many titles.
Neither can I. Is it a change of policy? That Viki will slowly but surely lessen the Chinese dramas for its global community? If this is so, a rethink in volunteering here is needed since everything will go under the Big Cut someday. I hope it isn't so.
Also, I see the competition getting more and more Chinese dramas, and some of the good ones that Viki couldn't or didn't acquire the licenses for. Viki, please stem the flow of interests (viewers+volunteers) from Viki to elsewhere before it's too late.
Oh my dear... you've got to watch all the eps of CitT. I've seen it twice already, and loving it more the second time