As volunteers, we act with what information we have. When we’re given some idea the license is going, we do try to finish it if it’s in progress or ask OL teams to finish it, and send a notice to viewers.
Despite our best efforts of communicating these years I’ve been here with the overlords…it is far from a science, and we get caught flat-footed. Even on airs may have weird moments where it’s coming, then it’s not, then it’s there a couple weeks, then it’s not, then it’s back…“Love and Destiny” did some odd gyrations for one. It is said content providers too are part of the odd variables as to when and how dramas come and go. An example is a Jin Yong - the earlier version of “Demi-gods and Semi-devils”, where it was said the content provider suddenly decided to entirely take it down with no warning at all.
I am…surprised to hear the competitors are that interested when well, the point is right above, Netflix does indeed not only say to viewers things are leaving, but even provides to nearly every media outlet on earth a list of coming and going in advance of their movements. They take great pride in promoting and seem to get a lot of free press on both scores, the 'watch it now" or “coming soon” blazoned indeed…no…mystery.
Is it not interesting that the market leader now in many genres has no problem putting such information forth and indeed revels in it?
I even remember in frustration we as volunteers tried to get some idea when things were going by looking at page code…and this too was useless. Interesting reading how pages are set up? Sure. Information we could use? not really lol.
Anyway, over the years, yes, teams have tried to find out what’s going on to adjust their work loads and do what can be done if anything. No less frustration this September 2021 than the past ones really on this score.
I think now we’re more “out of sight, out of mind” than ever as volunteers.
All of you, be safe, and mind that damned pandemic out there, okay? Watch the weather reports as well as the dramas…and please…be…safe.
GeNie of the Lamp