Oh gosh! It's so wonderful to hear you experienced that here..I am now working with a young CM that she's so sweet and the team is nice to work with too or when I work in Mirna's projects, she's a pleasure to work with bc she's very respectful towards EVERYONE.
I had past experiences where I felt some English Moderators feel they are the ''boss'' and try to push and set limit to the Spanish team. For example, they want us out of the team discussion area. Some go as far as delete the Spanish moderator ''Go'' section. One Spanish moderator even told me to contact her only through the chatter-FB bc the english team said they needed ''their space.'' In those cases, I always leave the team for I refuse to work in any place I see some kind of animosity between the teams.
Some CM's that also act as Moderators get too ''bossy'' or demanding with the way you do your work, when they themselves are not perfect. Or is it maybe bc they are a young crowd assumed everyone else here is young and they cross the line towards respecting older ppl. (me)?
I noticed if the english subtitles are of very poor translation from original language (Korean, Japanese etc..) when you try to get them to edit better the subs they act all offended and I swear they attack you in any way they can by sending PM's with ''guidelines you are breaking'' (which they are also breaking) bc your job is to say nicely ''we will inform the other team and hopefully something can be worked out'' Thank you. For CM and Moderators should be more concerned in giving the viewers better quality subs no matter what language we are subbing in.
What many fail to see that English is not only the most important language here, it needs to be as accurate and perfect as possible (I'm not talking about grammar either) When we know English and we translate into our own language whether is Spanish, French, Portuguese etc..etc.. any mistake in the English language will become our mistakes too.
Do you know that poor english subs are the main culprit of terrible translation no matter how good your english is and not bc they are using translators? Why? Because they always say translate exactly what the english sub is saying lol
Is not so much that they shouldn't use translators. We can work out changing and fixing in any other language the sentence if only the English translation from the original language was done much better. My point is stop translating exactly from the original language fix it the way it should be written in English. If for any reason your english is not perfect then let someone else make some sense of whatever information you got from the original language
For example: Koreans say the name first and then whatever the rest may be. If I translate into spanish I am not translating exactly as the english sub was written I am going to do it the way is done in Spanish. . I don't like when they say you must write exactly what the english subs says: incorrect. We both must write the sentence differently as long as it means the same thing.
In Korea they say Kyung Chul, saranghae.
in english they will write Kyung Chul, I love you (but the correct way in spanish)
Te amo, Kyung Chul
That doesn't make my sentence wrong but comes the editing department (who by the way doesn't know a bit of spanish) sends me a note: 1)You must write/translate exactly how the english sub is written. ?
2) You must follow the rules of your moderator (who by the way may be a portuguese who doesn't know good spanish or a French who knows not one word in spanish) ?
Or worse yet, a know it all hispanic who feels knows a perfect Spanish and no one else in the world does.
We have many ways of speaking and writing Spanish and is still spanish.
My niece went to Spain to teach English and I laughed so hard when in a phone conversation she said to me: ''Titi (aunt) I swear they are talking another language! Why I can't understand what they're saying if I know spanish?! I explained to her she would get used to that and will eventually understand them better. She came back in a year and we laughed so much bc she sounded just like a Spaniard and we learn some new words ''in spanish'' from her.
In the end, is not how well you know a Language is how well we can communicate and work together to provide better translations by allowing others to help us too. We can't do that, if the teams are constantly at each other's throat. I don't know perfect English or Spanish but no one here is perfect either. For that reason, they need to let go of that false ego of perfection some have here and work better as teams no matter the language they are working on. The saying goes: One hand washes the other: I say '' One hand
always can help the other,--''
I never came here to viki bragging I'm the best in the languages I know. I came here thinking if I can help with what I know I will help and if you can help me in what I lack I will greatly appreciate that. I am a team player but I have to feel my team is there with me not against me for whatever their reasons may be.If I say something and you feel I'm being rude is mainly bc the country I come from with are very outspoken and what you may see offensive will be something I thought you would find funny. When someone takes offense with what I'm saying I always try to explain it in a way that how you perceived what I said, is totally different from what I was really trying to convey.
There are many ways to work out things but of course given you are not a racist person who pick and choose who can be your friend. I will put an example here and the person will know who HE/SHE is. My grandfather RIP was spaniard and came to fight against the US end up falling in love with my grandmother in Puerto Rico and his father left back to Spain and now we are the generation from him.
I worked with this person who I mentioned about my spaniard grandad so proudly and I was elated to share some of my story when the person tells me I don't get along with Spain they did something bad to my country'' I felt sad bc this person hated all people from that country. This person didn't care that it wasn't my fault in my blood was a Spaniard heritage.
What hate does to this world is in ourselves, to stop it. I loved my grandpa and I can't hate other people just bc something happened in ''any'' country. I just don't HATE or try to hate. I don't care who you are Chinese, Russian, Arabic I will like to be your friend and if we are a team we'll work as a team sharing things and working out things.
This is the perfect place to meet and know about other cultures with love and understanding. This is the place we can work together as teams and give the best of us. In order to do that we need to hate less and love more. In order to do that we must understand that I'm not better than you but you are also not better than me. In my eyes color race or creed doesn't determine what your worth is because a good loving person is to me, priceless.
Let us all start working together as a team helping each other without criticizing, attacking, finding faults or competing for this site, is not a battle ground. This site was mainly a venue to explore the world through dramas as we work together. What better way to do that than to do it in unity, understanding and love?