Chinese (Default) should be "Chinese - Taiwan", not "Chinese - China"

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Akyardba

Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:36 pm

As theTVDB.com is blocked by China Great Firewall, most existing Chinese translatons is contirubed by people from Traditional Chinese country (Taiwan, Hong Kong).

It is not make sense to assign default Chinese to "Chinese - China" (Simplifed Chinese) when most existing users and translations is Traditonal Chinese.
It should be "Chinese - Taiwan" (Traditional Chinese).
iviso
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Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:47 pm

Are you serious?

1.4 billion Chinese in mainland China use simplified Chinese.
7 million Singaporeans use simplified Chinese.
7 million Malaysian Chinese use simplified Chinese.
All Chinese schools in Southeast Asia teach simplified Chinese.
Chinese people all over the world use simplified Chinese.

Only 24 million Taiwanese use traditional Chinese. (HongKong speaks Cantonese, which is completely different from Taiwan )
Can Taiwan represent China? It's as ridiculous as Indians say that their English is more authentic than the British.
iviso
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Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:23 pm

Why do you feel that a lot of content is in Traditional Chinese? That's because only Taiwanese use traditional Chinese, and Taiwan's population is less than 1/50 of the Chinese in the world, so they mainly focused on some popular TV shows and changed those simplified Chinese content into traditional Chinese. And modify the title only.(You can confirm this by visiting the modification log. ) So this is just your illusion.

If you check those old TV series, you will find that they are basically written in simplified Chinese.

And compared to TMDB, simplified Chinese has as much information as the English version, and traditional Chinese information is missing everywhere, so you know that it is a joke “when most existing users and translations is Traditonal Chinese”.
iviso
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Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:28 pm

Example
Friends,
https://thetvdb.com/series/friends
The episode information is all written in simplified Chinese, but the title was changed to traditional Chinese by Taiwanese.

It’s easy to edit a title, right?
Akyardba

Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:30 am

iviso wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:23 pm
Why do you feel that a lot of content is in Traditional Chinese? That's because only Taiwanese use traditional Chinese, and Taiwan's population is less than 1/50 of the Chinese in the world, so they mainly focused on some popular TV shows and changed those simplified Chinese content into traditional Chinese. And modify the title only.(You can confirm this by visiting the modification log. ) So this is just your illusion.

If you check those old TV series, you will find that they are basically written in simplified Chinese.

And compared to TMDB, simplified Chinese has as much information as the English version, and traditional Chinese information is missing everywhere, so you know that it is a joke “when most existing users and translations is Traditonal Chinese”.
Are you serious?

1.4 billion Chinese in mainland are not allowed to use this website.
1.4 billion Chinese are violating the law to visit this website!!!!
Those should not be counted as USER
Akyardba

Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:32 am

iviso wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:23 pm
Why do you feel that a lot of content is in Traditional Chinese? That's because only Taiwanese use traditional Chinese, and Taiwan's population is less than 1/50 of the Chinese in the world, so they mainly focused on some popular TV shows and changed those simplified Chinese content into traditional Chinese. And modify the title only.(You can confirm this by visiting the modification log. ) So this is just your illusion.

If you check those old TV series, you will find that they are basically written in simplified Chinese.

And compared to TMDB, simplified Chinese has as much information as the English version, and traditional Chinese information is missing everywhere, so you know that it is a joke “when most existing users and translations is Traditonal Chinese”.
Why do use feel that Taiwan's Contributions is 1/50 of the China
99.9% China people are blocked by China government.
How come Simplifed chinese people is more than Traditional Chinese? This is just your illusion.

Th
iviso
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Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:18 am

Can't you understand? In this world, except for Mainland China, Chinese in other countries also use simplified Chinese. Such as Singapore, Malaysia, Southeast Asia, Europe and America... Only Taiwan is still using traditional Chinese. You don't know anything about Chinese.

Besides, who told you that people in mainland China cannot use tvdb? Most of the simplified Chinese on tvdb are edited by Taiwanese? Don't lie.

Taiwan wants to replace China? Go to the UN to apply first pls. By the way, explain why the details of 《Friends》 are edited in simplified Chinese.

Many Simplified Chinese titles have been shamelessly modified into Traditional Chinese that conforms to Taiwanese habits, causing a lot of trouble to Chinese users. This is why it is necessary to list Taiwan alone. If there are no Taiwanese to interfere, I believe those traditional Chinese titles will be revised soon.
iviso
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Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:33 am

Taiwanese don’t quibble here. If you have time, go and fill in the traditional Chinese names that are missing from most movies on TMDB. TMDB has no such controversy, after all, it distinguishes simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese from the beginning.
By the way, don't forget that the information sources of Taiwanese are all from a website in mainland China : Douban ----- A simplified Chinese website
iviso
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Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:55 am

Anyway, you only need to know.
In the world ,Only Taiwan uses traditional Chinese (Hong Kong uses Cantonese).
Chinese countries such as China, Singapore, Malaysia …all of them use simplified Chinese. Foreigners learning Chinese are also learning simplified Chinese.
Therefore, it is ridiculous to regard Traditional Chinese as the default Chinese.
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Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:57 pm

First and foremost no variation of Chinese is the default on this site. Until very recently we only had one version. Depending on the series it may have contained any variation with no distinction to which was which.
When the new ones were added we did not copy any data from the old listing to the new ones. If the current data is in the wrong variation then you need to re-enter it in the appropriate one. Copying the data from one to the other is not as simple as re-naming and is as much work for a moderator as it is for you.
We will not be doing that for you. The same as we didn't when the second variation of Portuguese was added.
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