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Hi everyone! It's time for the 2020 Best Of TranscribersofReddit!
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Published Jan. 1, 2021, 8:35 a.m.
Happy New Year! 2020 is finally over, and like most of you, the mod team couldn't be happier about it. Here's to a better, safer, and healthier 2021 for all.
First of all, a MASSIVE thank-you to everyone who completed our December annual survey! We received 70 responses, the most participation we've ever had in a survey, and you left some incredibly helpful feedback that the mods are excited to review so that we can better serve our …
Published Dec. 1, 2020, 8:34 a.m.
Happy December, transcribers! Here at Transcribers of Reddit, this is the most wonderful time of the year - because every year, this is when you get to give us your feedback on how we are doing!
That's right, it's time for our annual December survey. The survey takes five minutes and is absolutely crucial to help us improve the volunteer experience. Take the survey here, or read our Q&A below first.
Published Nov. 1, 2020, 8:26 a.m.
For this month's meta we wanted to do something a little different; introducing the ToR Treasure Hunt!
We've got something fun on the horizon, join us on Discord on the 11th for the full details and the first hunt!
What is it? ~ A semi-regular competition
When is it? ~ The first round starts on the 11th, at 21:00 UTC
Where is it? ~ On Discord (and ToR)
What is …
Published Oct. 1, 2020, 7:18 a.m.
This month's update is from the dev team!
First off, some numbers:
So what have we been up to? We've been laying the groundwork for something super exciting...
(we're not there yet, though. Almost!)
We've been in beta for three and a half years now slowly working out kinks and finding lots of places where things can go sideways, so for the past year, …
Published Sept. 1, 2020, 7:18 a.m.
Hello gang! It's hard to believe that summer is almost over, but here we are again with another meta post. This month we'd like to highlight our templates and Welcome team!
First and foremost, we'd like to welcome our newest mod /u/ce-walalang! Ce will be taking care of our Asia/Oceania transcribers. Make sure you say hi in Discord!
This is your semi-regular reminder to always check the rules of the parent sub …
Published Aug. 1, 2020, 7:17 a.m.
It’s August! Somehow…! This month’s meta post brings the news that we are looking for mods!
We’ve done a little reshuffling internally, we have five teams that look after different aspects of ToR and our monthly metas will also feature an update from one of the groups going forwards.
- Welcome - welcoming new volunteers and giving feedback on transcriptions
- User - community management via Discord
- Development - bot development
- Admin - the nonprofit side of the organisation
- Engagement - looking for ways to improve …
Published July 1, 2020, 7:16 a.m.
It's that time again! The theme of this month's meta is tips and tricks.
I'll share some of my favourites in the comments below, but we'd love to hear from you too!
What has helped you get to grips with transcribing?
Have you learnt anything along the way that might help others?
What advice would you give to new transcribers?
Please share your tips to help new and seasoned transcribers alike!
Super Important …
Published June 1, 2020, 7:15 a.m.
Alright so May went by in a skinny minute.
It's pretty easy to lose track of time with all the chaos in the world right now. I have no doubt that 2020 will be a paradigm shift, a complete change in how we go about our daily lives.
It's easy to make jokes about it being the end of the world, but I choose to believe it's the start of a new one. I see so much pain in …
Published May 1, 2020, 7:07 a.m.
I'm not quite sure I believe the calendar but somehow it's May already!
In wondering what the topic for the month should be I started thinking about the phrase "Come what may." Turns out it goes back quite far! As early as the 1300's in France, a similar sentiment in Spain (que sera sera), then popularised in Shakespeare's Macbeth and more recently in a song from Moulin Rouge.
So this month, please share posts you've transcribed with funny/wistful/daft/made-up …
Published March 1, 2020, 7:06 a.m.
MFW we got a very polite message from a writer at WIRED UK asking if he could talk to us about our work
Timeline (in UTC):
2pm: we receive modmail from Wired UK asking for an interview
5pm: we reach the writer, Alex, through email and confirm this is legit
6pm: call goes out for volunteers for an interview
9pm: interview starts …
Published Feb. 1, 2020, 7:05 a.m.
Hello there, fellow volunteers! Even if the time to wish "Happy 2020" is maybe gone, we wish you to have an excellent year, with its lot of successes and good things (and a lot of transcriptions if it's one of your resolution for the new year 8-P).
As Internet says, "New year, new me". Have you witnessed something impressive or original during your transcriptions? Someone suggesting you a new subreddit to transcribe? Transcribot replying "Good human" to you? Wholesome …
Published Jan. 1, 2020, 7:04 a.m.
Happy New Year, Transcribers of Reddit! Do you have any resolutions or ToR-related goals for 2020? Did anything particularly awesome happen last year? Put your monthly and yearly highlights in this thread! Here is the one from last month.
Once again, thank you so much for everyone who participated in our annual December survey! The mod team uses your feedback to make improvements to the subreddit and learn how we can improve. While we mull over the …
Published Dec. 1, 2019, 7:02 a.m.
Happy end-of-2019, Transcribers of Reddit! Have you received a hilarious response? Seen transcribot start speaking in an alien language? Received a thoughtful testimonial? How many "Good Bot"s have you received this month?
Put your monthly highlights in this thread!
At the end of every year, the Transcribers of Reddit mod team calls upon our transcribers to lend a helping hand by filling out our annual survey. The survey helps us keep track of how we're doing, gather feedback, …
Published Aug. 1, 2019, 7:01 a.m.
Hello, fellow Redditors!
It's August, people are enjoying their vacations and/or sweating under another heatwave and September becomes closer and closer. Even if the July thread has lost its way through here, we have found the August one, so here we go!
We have 2,693 people having accepted the Code of Conduct and we are at 82,172 transcriptions. That makes roughly 500 new volunteers and 12,000 posts transcribed in two months. Yes, even in vacation our volunteers work hard, …
Published June 1, 2019, 7 a.m.
I think we can all agree that May was a fairly unimportant month, all things considered, and we definitely intentionally decided that it didn't need a meta post and didn't just forget about it. MOVING ON!
Our latest stats!
As of June 2nd, 2019, we have a total of 2200 volunteers who have accepted the Code of Conduct, and these wonderful, amazing, superhero volunteers have completed a total of 69,874 posts. In case you were curious, that puts the …
Published April 1, 2019, 6:59 a.m.
Published March 1, 2019, 6:58 a.m.
What is a monthly post if not a few days late? When those immortal words were first uttered by
Aristotle Demosthenes uh, me, I figured it would be fun to look at what we've been up to in the last month that's had us so busy!
We passed 60,000 posts! As of right now, we've completed 60,892 posts!
WE PASSED 2000 VOLUNTEERS!!! We have 2,036 registered volunteers right now and that is completely unbelievable and amazing.
Published Feb. 1, 2019, 6:57 a.m.
Disclaimer: varying levels of greatness will be experienced. ;)
Welcome to February, traditionally a month of mild weather! As we take our first steps into a new month, we're greeted with record low temps in the US / Canada and record highs in Australia; may all of you be blessed with temperature-appropriate accommodations and safety.
As I write this, we have a whopping 1,986 registered volunteers; we're so close to 2000 that I can taste it! I'm so proud …
Published Jan. 1, 2019, 6:56 a.m.
Welcome to 2019, Transcribers of Reddit! Got any resolutions or transcriber-related goals for the new year? Did anything particularly awesome happen last year? Put your monthly or yearly highlights in this thread! Here's the one from December.
Thank you so much to everyone who answered our end-of-the-year survey! The mods are going over your feedback to see how we can improve the subreddit, but in the meantime, here are the responses we …
Published Dec. 1, 2018, 12:43 p.m.
Happy December, Transcribers of Reddit! Have you received a hilarious response? Seen transcribot start speaking in an alien language? Received a thoughtful testimonial? How many "Good Bot"s have you received this month?
Put your monthly highlights in this thread! We goofed last month, but here's the October monthly thread.
Now that we're ending our second calendar year, we're making a Transcribers of Reddit tradition and running a new survey so we can …
Published Oct. 1, 2018, 12:42 p.m.
It's been just over 6 months that we've been getting involved in the Boston Library Project and we're staggered at how much of a success it's been!
A massive thank you to everyone involved, we know it's been hard and it's quite different to our work here on Reddit but we've been so impressed by the dedication you've all shown to such a great cause! The project has now finished so we thought this …
Published Sept. 1, 2018, 12:42 p.m.
Is it already September? Where did the days go?
As so many of our volunteers head back into varying levels of school across the world and the weather begins to turn to a different season, we thought you might be interested in seeing some numbers about where we are!
Subreddit subscribers as I write this: 2,902
Number of actual volunteers: 1,692
Number of completed posts: 47,625
Number of people who have accepted the …
Published Aug. 6, 2018, 12:40 p.m.
Happy August, Transcribers! We're a little late this month (bad mods!), but welcome to our August monthly thread!
It's the height of summer, so what have you been doing on your summer vacation? Gotten any good transcribing done? Drop your summer vacation stories, favorite transcriptions, and best /u/transcribot moments below!
Here's our big summer news: At the end of June, our parent organization, Grafeas Group, was granted 501(c)(3) charity status! This will allow …
Published July 1, 2018, 12:38 p.m.
Hello, all! As you may know, we planned and completed a special event for the first time called Clear the Queue; while we didn't quite get there, we did have a great time and made some new friends! We've learned a lot about what to do (and some things what not to do), but overall it was a great experience for everybody.
As promised, I sat down and got a bunch of stuff I thought was interesting based …
Published June 1, 2018, 12:37 p.m.
Transcribers around the world, join us on the 23rd of June for an evening of socialising and servitude as we aim to Clear The Queue!
We’d like to invite you to join us on Discord for fun, chat and advice as we try to achieve something that’s only happened once (twice?) in the last year. We’ve grown a lot and you’ve grown with us, …
Published May 1, 2018, 12:37 p.m.
Lot of exciting things for this month's meta post! Last month saw the official 1 year birthday for ToR so we wanted to commemorate it somehow. Thanks to an excellent suggestion we've decided to make a world map with a pin in for each of you volunteers so we can see how far our mission has spread!
Long story short, websites are silly and the easiest way we've found to achieve …
Published April 1, 2018, 12:36 p.m.
Note: April Fools is over, so please don't change the footer anymore :)
/u/astheriae isn't around this week so that means I get to do this month's post (yay). This month, April Fools and Easter ended up on the same day. If you celebrate Easter, then happy Easter! And if you celebrate April Fools, that's weird, it's not a holiday. However, we're not robots …
Published March 4, 2018, 12:33 p.m.
The most amusingly innocent man once hosted a pub quiz I went to. His questions were sprinkled with unintended inaccuracies that had the entire pub laughing together all night. He called spiders "Arkanids", read out the name Marlene Dietrich as "Marly Ditch" and, most notably, asked a Shakespeare question referring to "The Ideas of March". It was priceless.
So this month we're asking for any amusing misspellings, misunderstandings or other mishaps you've …
Published Feb. 1, 2018, 12:32 p.m.
Hello best bots of reddit! This month we're wondering how bot are you?
We've seen a few of you score highly with /u/perrycohen and I've just found out I rank 173rd of 2671 bots on reddit - so what about you?
To find out if you've placed (only some people are on it, I have no idea why) go to this page …
Published Jan. 1, 2018, 12:31 p.m.
Welcome to 2018, Transcribers of Reddit! Have you received a hilarious response? Seen transcribot start speaking in an alien language? Received a thoughtful testimonial? How many Good Bot's have you received this month?
Put your monthly highlights in this thread! Here's the one from last month.
The results of our end-of-the-year survey are in! Feedback about the sub is being processed by our mod team so we …
Published Dec. 1, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Happy December, Transcribers of Reddit! Have you received a hilarious response? Seen transcribot start speaking in an alien language? Received a thoughtful testimonial? How many Good Bot's have you received this month?
Put your monthly highlights in this thread! Here's the one from last month.
End of the year survey
Come fill out our survey and let us …
Published Oct. 31, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Have you had a hilarious response? Seen transcribot start speaking in an alien language? Received a thoughtful testimonial? How many Good Bot's have you received this month? Let us know!
This is where you place your personal highlights of the month! Good, bad, or anything in between!
Here's last month's thread!
We have a shiny, brand new moderator! Everyone give a friendly hello to
Published Oct. 14, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Have you had a hilarious response? Seen transcribot start speaking in an alien language? Received a thoughtful testimonial? How many Good Bot's have you received this month?
Share it here in our October thread!