I’m out of ideas right now xd But I can tell my impressions on what I experienced (some others might have the same/different impressions on each role they take Share with us your impressions!)
-receiving PM from volunteers who want to join, explaining how the team will function on this project (general and specific rules), answering when recruiting: repetitive words, sometimes trying hard to find how to say things with people you don’t know
-being the person people are turning to when there’s a problem, questions. I can feel like I’m the “after-sale services” or I’m a “FAQ” person (which I can understand but sometimes, it can be boring and tiring to explain things, time consuming when all you want to do is translating)
cover page when you don’t know any designer and because I’m a newbie in designing cover pages and I like to see cover pages but not to make them (time consuming)
formality: people can talk to you differently, being on this role brings some distance with others because they treat you differently. Hard to know real feelings and feedbacks from our moderation, maybe afraid to ask questions or to tell us things that they want to try, what they don’t like etc…
discover new experiences on Viki
make you organize things better
accomplishment feeling when you see that you are a little more experienced, that you can answer to one lambda problem whereas before you couldn’t, more confident
I really like seeing people progress thanks to something that you answered when they had questions on a particular thing, something where you help them
meeting new people from the same country or meeting some acquaintances again!
it’s worst than moderating xd especially when your project is on the Project finder, you’ll receive a lot more PMs to join, it’s really good that people are interested in the channel and want to help, but then you have to direct people to the right moderator or to explain rules again and again (and most of the time, it’s newcomers who go the Project finder and send a prewritten message so it’s easy to tell that you have to explain more)
formality: same as moderating
Because I prefer to have a participative management where we collaborate together, having feedbacks so the channel is the product of everyone’s participation. I like to take into account other people thoughts because I’m not perfect and might forget things, consider things only from my perspective which can be limited so I like to hear about other opinions if it’s constructive and benefit to the channel (but I can understand that people prefer to have a more directive management because it’s easier and faster to take decisions)
more tasks to do if team is incomplete or a few on the team & feeling quite lonely and busy & “convenient” reason for the channel progress but nor convenient for you xd
Lack of moderators: CM will do if it’s a language he can and it’s a role that can’t be left out without anyone
Lack of segmenters: CM will do xd
Lack of subbers: CM will do if it’s in a language he can
Lack of editors: CM will do if it’s in a language he can
So you can have more than just CM job to do not because you want to take it all, but because if the holes are not filled in and no more help comes, wonder how the channel can progress xd Or because, it would ask more work, coordination, waste of time if it’s not you who take up the role.
same as moderating, if no more because it can ask a lot more organisation when we take more than just CM position and feeling really good when the channel is progressing.
meeting new people from other countries and work together! (when I’m only a translator for a drama, I don’t really have the opportunity to talk with other language moderators and subtitlers)
form new moderators from subtitlers:
In my case it’s because at first, I don’t know much my team, who will be here or not, so for the channel, I like to give away moderations to people who prove themselves on the channel (coming regurlaly, asking questions, seriousness, showing some commitment to the channel because they are interested) like a type of “thank you gift for their efforts until there” (so it’s like a reverse function where instead of choosing your moderators first, you chose them after a while after seeing what they did on the channel).
And I like to see that after giving them new tasks, they become more motivated, more responsible because of these new responsabilities and making them discover new things as I discovered new things too (but I don’t like explaining administrative things, but I like the result xd)
Important precision: it was not a drama but a trendsetter channel and if it was a drama, I really don’t believe I can function the same way because of time >> Trendsetter channel/ deserted channel can be good ground to form new moderators with more relaxing time for them to learn some basic things that moderators do in general. Maybe for a little taste of what moderating can be to broaden your experiences and to help you decide if you want to continue on the path of moderating on dramas
Conclusion: I’m not fond of moderating, managing XD I still repeat myself on this xd I should stop!
What about your impressions?