Oh No Robot
Submitted by John C on February 5, 2009 - 10:28
Readers may have noticed that weâ€™ve added the Oh No Robot transcription service to our site. Itâ€™s a system for setting up a searchable database of comic transcriptions; one of the niftier features is that it allows readers to contribute their own transcriptions to the database.
The upshot? Now if you remember a certain line of dialogue but canâ€™t remember which strip it was in and donâ€™t want to go trawling through the archives, you can try using the search box located at the top of the sidebar (immediately beneath the comic on the right side of the screen).
FOR EXAMPLE: Hereâ€™s what I get if I search for â€œskeletonâ€.
Readers might also have noticed that not all the comics are in the database yet. John and I are working on it, but we certainly wouldnâ€™t object to a little assistence. If youâ€™re so inclined, you can click the little â€œTranscribe this Comic!â€ button on the archive page of any comic that hasnâ€™t yet been transcribed.
In fact, just today I approved our first reader transcription! Thank you, reader! You are officially AWESOME. Which is to say, I have registered you with the National Awesomeness Bureau. They informed me that the paperwork should be through in three-to-five business days.