Recently was already complaining about websites having super shitty multi language implementation.. Oh boy did I find another one.. https://southpark.cc.com/ redirects me to https://www.southpark.de/ (I'm in Switzerland mind you) and there seems like no option at all to switch to any other language. With of course the nice side effect that despite them offering all episodes to watch for free, they're all in German. Guess I'm pirating the special anyway...
So I actually emailed them with feedback. They were nice enough to answer with a picture, which highlights on it's own what a terrible UX their website has...
This was their entire response btw... On the one hand I'm surprised to get a reply at all... Even more surprised to get an answer within 24 hours..
@schoentoon i totally agree that their way of localization is super shitty and some of my international friends ran into the exact same problem.
but luckily you are actually able to stream the episodes in english as well:
@schrofi I Only now that you point it out I notice that there's indeed an option "Episoden auf Englisch" hidden in some menu, not exactly userfriendly at all. Oh well, already pirated the new episode anyway so I don't need their shitty website..
@schoentoon ah, so it is possible?
They are still assuming though that everyone in your country prefers German though...
And I bet for most content on each localised version of the website there already exists an English alternative, so why not offer it, perhaps with an auto-fallback to the localised string where an English version is not available?
@FiXato The site itself actually remains entirely in German afterwards... It's literally just the actual episodes that are in English after this.. An English site definitely exists in this case.. Friends in the Netherlands got redirected to that, I don't even have a choice...
@schoentoon that almost sounds like a 'god what a fool you are for not finding something we think is obvious' response..
@FiXato I'm obviously a fool for looking for common menu that contain languages yes
@schoentoon any VPN you can use to spoof it? :)
@FiXato I don't believe in the whole VPN bullshit half of youtube keeps throwing at me. Only VPN I have is within my own servers 😂 which are located in Germany
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