Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing good.
I’m Alina and I’m fairly new to Viki. Its been only couple of months but needless to say I do love this community quite a lot already and I admire people of this community for the efforts they put.
I do love most functions of Viki and how it brings people together, and I’ve been wondering how could I add to this community as well for some time. I’ve set up community servers before on Discord, mainly gaming related, and I am aware that Discord is not so known except for gamer community, but I came up with an idea to make our job as subtitle team much easier by using discord.
I’ve been using this app/website for studying purposes as well and I think it would make a great place to communicate for us subtitle community. Basically the purpose here is to make communication and finding teams easier so it would save much time (which we can use to focus on translation and segmenting instead!)
For those who are new to Discord, I’ll try to explain shortly. Discord is not in any way a service to stream TV Shows/Movies. (and you can always reach out to me if you got questions.)
Discord is basically a very well organised website/app mainly created for gamers to communicate but now many community has their servers set on it. It allows in-time chat without needing to refresh the page, can create group chats or servers and share images/gifs and more. Servers on Discord are easy to personalise and you basically create “roles” (such as languages, mods, subtitlers etc in our server i’ve created recently) and then I set up some reaction-role bot to allow people to choose their language and titles. So lets say X person is a Turkish mod, they get to assign themselves with Turkish and Moderator roles, which grants them permission for Turkish channels to find people in their language and make it easy to create a team. Pictures below may give you a small idea what it looks like (admin view, categories appear and disappear depending on the roles you assign yourself.)
It may sound a little confusing first and people have their prejudices about making an account, but Discord is an app for desktop and mobile but also is accessible on web. I think it would be a great help to have members of our community in this server, so whenever a channel manager is looking for teammates, they wouldnt have to go around and ask one by one, instead we can tag everyone to see who is interested and set up a team quickly. Also special channels for mutual words, important details, OST etc can be created to allow team/language groups to just see everything in one place instead of taking notes, creating tons of word docs and such.
Only purpose of this idea is to benefit VIKI Rakuten community and nothing else. This server is not officially affiliated with Viki( though it would be cool to see Viki staff here as well!) This app or server does not require any sort of payment or such, and again it is not a service/app to stream any TV Shows/movies nor it is allowed to share any personal information. It will strictly follow Viki’s terms and has no monetary benefits.
The link for the server is: https://discord.com/invite/SuEUz4Qb87 you can also use click to “+” sign which is “add a server” and click “join a server” and use SuEUz4Qb87 code in case you do not want to click to links for safety reasons.
This is just a quick intro, so if you have questions, please reach out on here or discord. You can add me on discord using anyelasspace#6712 (discord is cap sensitive so just copy paste, numbers included.) Have a great day everyone!
(I have read the Viki Terms prior posting this but if this in any way staff thinks it violates Viki’s ToS, I will immediately remove this post. Thank you for your hard work!)