Hi, I am rogard, and I am RETIRED!
I used to be system admin of subscene. I was doing this job for 5 years out of passion for good subtitles. Now it's time to do something else in my life and find myself a new project. Together with my fellow admins I have achieved a lot here on subscene for the subtitle community. We helped improve subtitle quality and valiantly fought against thieves and ignorant people.
Looking back, I can see how far we have come, and I am curious what will happen in the future. I am confident that there will always be a team of dedicated and idealistic admins on subscene, and hundreds of contributors together with hundreds of thousands users. Y'all will do just fine, and this old and tired wolf can finally retire.
Maybe I'll even find some time for my own subtitles again, that would be nice. Being an admin has kept me from doing it forever. It was a real time killer, and I don't have that much time at my hands as when I became admin 5 years ago. And as John McClane put it so eloquently: "I am getting too old for this."
I did not resign on a whim, in fact, I have been preparing this step for more than 2 years by trying to create a strong admin team that could take over easily. I am sure I did well. :-)
Thank you all for being around and for making this such a great place. I had a lot of fun and I have learned much about myself and other people from all over the world, coming from totally different cultural, political, social and gender backgrounds - it has really been a challenge and a wild ride for me, but I wouldn't want to miss it for the world!
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This is what I wrote a long time ago, but it still holds true for me, so I'll keep it:
My dream is that people respect each other and their work. I like cooperation and civilized behavior. I don't like rude people and people who put their names into a subtitle they didn't make. Whenever we see a "stolen" subtitle, it will be deleted immediately. I *hate* machine translations and they too will be deleted. No exceptions!
My other goal is to increase the quality of subtitles in general, and I am starting with myself by making them as good as possible. I am constantly trying to get a little closer to the perfect subtitle. I would like everybody to check their subtitles for ocr errors and bad spelling before they upload. Thank you.
I'd like to thank everybody who is contributing good subtitles to this site - you help making this site what it is: one of the biggest and most visited subtitle sites in the world.
Still available and functional again: The Subscene Toolbar.
Toolbar V1.1 by rogard
It works with all different browsers and operating systems. I have tested with IE9, Chrome and Firefox.
It can be downloaded here:
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