Hello transcribers, this month’s meta
post is brought to you by the Engagement Team! All of the mods have so
much fun creating and running the variety of games, events and
discussions with you all! This post will primarily feature info about
the recent Clear the Queue event, but we’d love to hear any thoughts or
feedback you have for us about our other events too.
over a month ago we hosted our second ever official Clear the Queue
event and we’re so proud to say that we did it! We cleared the queue...
and it only took 11hours 7mins, 29 volunteers and 548 transcriptions!
We promised you some stats and pretty graphs... And here they are! Big thanks to Tim3303 for making them :D
CtQ in Numbers
[29 Participants, 53 Subreddits, 61 Post types, 548 Transcriptions, 37,875 Words written & 229,993 Characters typed.]
I am stunned! The last time we officially tried CtQ stretches all the way back to 2018,
we had a great time trying it then but didn’t manage it. But not this
time! With volunteers from around the globe taking part we aced the
challenge so a massive well done and thank you goes out to everyone that participated, whether they were transcribing or helping out on Discord - WE did it, YOU did it! :D
only did we clear the queue, but we also hit our 140,000th
transcription during CtQ! That number is so huge and incredible, thank
you to everyone that’s ever been a part of ToR!
graph displaying how long CtQ ran for Vs how many transcriptions had
been done. Starts with an initial angle of around 75°, after 30mins it
becomes an almost straight 45° line.]
an initial boost, we found our stride and ploughed through for many
hours, with several people staying for the entire duration!
Top 10 Contributors
horizontal bar chart displaying the participants with the most
transcriptions: Cloakknight: 128, MurdoMaclachlan: 57, knightttime: 54,
--B_L_A_N_K--: 48, astheriae: 42, Tim3303: 35, CuratorOfYourDreams: 27,
KomaedaEatsBagels: 25, SirLordSagan: 24, Otus-: 18, Other Volunteers:
It comes as no surprise
seeing who completed the most transcriptions in this time (well done
Cloak!) but this Top 10 shows that it’s not just mods or long term
volunteers taking part; it was so lovely getting to talk, hang out and
transcribe with new and existing volunteers as we made it through the
Top 10 Subreddits
horizontal bar chart displaying the subreddits with the most
transcriptions: ProgrammerHumor: 46, CuratedTumblr: 37, CasualUK: 33,
hmmm: 33, aaaaaaacccccccce: 30, HistoryPorn: 27, me_irl: 23,
therewasanattempt: 22, me_irlgbt: 20, DunderMifflin: 19, Other
As usual there was quite a big variety to the posts needing transcriptions, I’d be very surprised if that wasn’t the most ever r/HistoryPorn transcriptions completed in a day!
Top 10 Types
horizontal bar chart displaying the post types with the most
transcriptions: Image: 158, Meme: 74, Twitter: 48, Tumblr: 41, Picture:
39, Facebook: 30, Video: 23, Reddit: 19, Chat: 18, Comic: 14, Other
It wasn’t just short and sweet posts being completed that day, we had some mega transcriptions! (And nearly one really mega video transcription… but let’s not talk about that one! :’) )
horizontal bar chart displaying the participants with the longest
transcriptions (in characters): Cloakknight: 3140, MurdoMaclachlan:
3051, Tim3303: 2508, SirLordSagan: 2324, knightttime: 2193,
KomaedaEatsBagels: 2122, halailah: 2023, alexanderhameowlton: 1675,
astheriae: 1201, Otus-: 1171.]
Length Vs Count
scatter plot displaying the median transcription length of a user in
characters (x-axis) in relation to the number of transcriptions the user
made (y-axis). The transcription length ranges from 0 to about 600, the
transcription count from 0 to about 130. The user points are spread
quite evenly in the 200-600 length range and the 0-60 count range.
Notable outliers include a ~(0, 0) point and a ~(220, 130) point.]
Top 3 Formats
[A pie chart displaying the post formats with the most transcriptions: Image: 519 (95%), Video: 25 (5%), GIF: 4 (1%).]
All in all it was a great event and so much fun spending time in voice chat/discord in general with you! But what did you think‽
What did you like about the event, what might you suggest or change for future ones?
Would you do it again and how often do you think the CtQ should run? 1 per year, 1 every season or 1 per month?
post some more data in the comments, but I’d love to hear from you too!
Please share your thoughts on CtQ, the Treasure Hunts etc or any ideas
of your own in the comments :D
And again, CONGRATULATIONS, WE DID IT! :D