on January 15th we attempted to clear the queue again, transcribing
every post that the bot throws at us. We’re happy to announce that it
was another success! It was a rather close call though… 11h 49mins after
we started, all transcriptions were completed, with just 10 minutes to
Here are some interesting stats from the event: Image
CtQ in Numbers
89 Post types
101,612 Words written
853,678 Characters typed
11:29 h All claimed
11:49 h All completed
We assembled many more stats and will share them over the next couple of days in r/ToR_Meta. Make sure to join the sub to not miss it!
For now, let us look at some amazing transcriptions that you submitted to the CtQ Best Of.
Let’s start off with some informative and educational posts.
First, we have this huge transcription of a 3 minute news report by /u/_Diabetes: Transcription
Next we have another HUGE, almost 10 minute long YouTube documentary about Ellen Wilkinson, tackled by /u/Cloakknight: Transcription
/u/seeroflights provides insight into the motivation over time when working on a programming project. It hits a little too close to home: Transcription
The next video, transcribed by /u/fatalgift,
takes a look at the interaction of isopropanol and pond water under the
microscope. I’m not exactly sure what I’m looking at, but it sure is
And finally, /u/knightttime’s “educational” transcription takes a look at a… questionable advertisement: Transcription
But now that our learning hour is over, let’s take a break for some comedy!
Firstly, lockdown wasn’t an easy time for many of us (yes, we will get to the comedy!); however /u/shirleyxx provided us with a reminder of the funny, and likely relatable, moments that it could bring! Transcription
The next video depicts some slight political comedy, courtesy of /u/KomaedaEatsBagels so be warned. Regardless of your beliefs, though, I think we can all agree that the woman in the background’s laugh is hilarious! Transcription
Comedy break over, let’s direct our attention to some wonderfully, vividly described posts :D
Stopping off at the beach for a beach for a lovely view, /u/MurdoMaclachlan takes us on a journey of words. The serene nature of the image shines through beautifully. Transcription
Contrasting with the calm nature of the previous post, /u/pntns presents us with an intense dilemma - it’s enough to make our heads spin! Transcription
Excitement is not easy to transition into text. But /u/samdog1246 did a great job of putting the emotions into words here: Transcription
we cannot provide a multilingual transcription service at this point,
we still occasionally get other languages in the queue. /u/Frajnla did a great job of making this Polish recipe accessible: Transcription
Last but not least, we had to feature our good friend and helper /u/transcribot.
It works very hard all day long and is certainly very useful for long
text posts. But with this transcription… well, it tried. Transcription
That's it for today! Don't forget to tune into r/ToR_Meta in the following week as we provide you with all the stats you need-- some brand-new with this CtQ!
Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7
Registered volunteers: 5,431
Completed transcriptions: 232,038