Commenting that you don't want changes is a good idea unless your dealing with potential saboteurs who would only be encouraged.Have you already met a genuine saboteur on Amara? I've seen people accidentally messing up subtitles, e.g. translating directly within the set of original subtitles, because they had not understood that there are two widgets. or using the cursed Bing translation unfortunately provided by Amara, on subtitles someone else wanted to finish translating humanly. But I've not yet seen a willful sabotage. And in both types of accidental issues I mentioned, saving the people's intervention for them and reverting to the former version only took a few seconds. And the same would obtain in a hypothetical case of sabotage - though I wouldn't bother saving the saboteur's intervention :D
Downloading the subtitle files for safekeeping would be acceptable, if we were able to be notified whenever changes where made.You can: it's possible to follow all subtitles for a video, or just one language set, by clicking the "Not Following" button that will turn to "Following".
Amara Teams? would Amara provide its Enterprise Services freely to not-for-profits/social movements?Excellent question: ask them. However, don't you already have an EngageMedia team, http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/teams/EngageMedia/ ?
We stopped the workflow moderation system to make it faster for people to complete/view/use their subtitles. (...)
Anyway, all the vids on our team page are from our website, so they are added by me. Therefore, whenever someone does some work on a video, I'll get a notification to check anyway.
Thankfully we haven't had any cases of sabotage so far, but I am on the lookout. ...