Viki Community Guidelines

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The Viki community is unlike any other in the world. We share a passion for discovering great content from around the globe, and for breaking down the language barriers that stand between great entertainment and its fans, wherever they are.

Please follow these simple guidelines, as well as our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, to ensure a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone.
 
Community Guidelines
Treat others on Viki as you would want to be treated. The following actions are against our guidelines. Ignoring any of these guidelines may result in being banned from participating on Viki.

  • Personal attacks, insults, trolling, bullying, harassment, or threats
  • Discriminatory, hateful, or derogatory statements about race, gender, orientation, ethnicity, nationality, etc.
  • Advertising, spamming, or soliciting of outside services or websites
  • Sexually explicit, extremely violent or disturbing content, including text, videos, or photos
  • Creating an account for the purpose of deception; sock puppetry
  • Adding spoilers to any area of the site, unless you have explicitly warned that a spoiler is coming.
  • Posting or uploading illegal content of any kind
  • Collecting or asking for passwords
  • Downloading copyrighted materials, or making them available for download
  • Impersonating Viki staff, or otherwise falsely claiming to work for Viki
  • Discourage anyone from participating in the Viki community
  • Falsely reporting users for abuse

Volunteer Guidelines

Members of the volunteer community on Viki must also follow the following Volunteer Guidelines. 

Channel Manager Guidelines

  • Actively participate in managing the Channel
  • Manage no more than 2 on-air Channels at the same time
  • A newly approved Channel must have activity within 48 hours
  • You may create individual Channel rules, but those rules may not conflict with the Viki Terms of Service, Privacy Policy or Community Guidelines
  • The Channel Masthead should contain only images from the content shown in the Channel, such as official posters
  • Channel Team Names may not contain derogatory, discriminating, explicit, insulting or otherwise negative words
  • Do not discourage anyone from participating on your Channel, or on Viki
  • Do not "blacklist" community members
  • Do not delete comments unless they do not follow Community Guidelines
  • Managers of anime channels may not add or edit any channel information, such as channel name, channel description, channel design, episode descriptions or masthead images

Moderator Guidelines

  • Contribute at least 300 subtitles, in the Moderator's language, before becoming a Moderator. (For on-air titles or any title without videos, these subtitles can be created after videos are made available.) 
  • Actively participate in the Channel
  • Act as a Moderator on no more than 4 on-air Channels at the same time
  • You may create individual Channel rules, but those rules may not conflict with the Viki Terms of Service, Privacy Policy or Community Guidelines
  • Do not discourage members from participating on your Channel, or on Viki
  • Do not "blacklist" community members
  • Do not delete comments unless they do not follow Community Guidelines

Subtitling Guidelines

  • Follow the Channel rules set by the Channel Manager and Moderators
  • As a courtesy, contact Channel Manager and/or Moderators before starting to sub
  • No inappropriate subtitling, which may include but is not limited to:
    • Subtitling without knowledge of the original and destination languages
    • Copying subtitles from a non-Viki source
    • Using a translator program (ex: Google translate)
    • Subbing with the sole objective of raising the number of your total subtitles
    • Editing subtitles that are correct and/or complete
    • Adding only HTML or punctuation marks into an empty segment
    • Deliberately adding incorrect subtitles
    • Adding anything other than subtitles to the subtitling section

Segmenting Guidelines

Follow the Channel rules set by the Channel Manager and Moderators

Reporting Abuse

To report someone for failing to follow the guidelines, please contact us through the Help Center.

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