Hello, I'm a person who usually re-sync or create original subtitles (some of them in premiere on the internet) for Romanian language. I had around 110 uploaded subtitles all made by me, I do not copy subtitles from other places. I only upload on this website.
Last night I wanted to make a Romanian translation of subtitle of the movie Halloween Kills (2021), because I didn't find any on the internet. The video file I had came with a hearing impaired version of the english subtitle.
I have made a search on opensubtitles.org in order to download a non hearing impaired version to use it for my translation. I only found subtitles in other languages, not english. I found this weird.
I edited the english subtitle that I had, deleting the hearing impaired phrases (using multiple regex search and replace), added a +500ms delay. Then I uploaded this english subtitle made by me. Made a search again to see if my subtitle that I just uploaded appear in the search. I had a surprise, my subtitle do not appear in the search, but I see two english versions of the subtitle that I did not see in my first search ... weird.
I go to "Uploads" in the website menu in order to disable my subtitle to not be a duplicate. I don't see the subtitle, only my older subtitles. So I had no possibility to disable it.
Then I started working on the Romanian translation on my PC.
I open my mail next day, and I see 2 mails from opensubtitles.org . One telling me someone has disabled the subtitle. Then second mail with:
[ADMIN WARNING] was enabled by explosiveskull - Sun 17 Oct 00:31:31 2021 . Comment: Been on the site for 8 years, long time uploader, and uploads duplicate subtitles. If it was up to me, you would've been banned, not warned.
I'm really disappointed after so many years to see such an aggressive attitude around here, marking my profile with a message like that.
I could have kept my re-syncs and my translations for me and my friends, but because I also download subtitles from here I said it would be nice to give something back to the community. But now I see some admin want me out of here because I made a mistake. Dear @explosiveskull I have edited/disabled all my subtitles and I will not upload anymore. I have banned myself. Good luck building a durable community on such attitude like yours.