Read­ers may have noticed that we’ve added the Oh No Robot tran­scrip­tion ser­vice to our site. It’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 can’t remem­ber which strip it was in and don’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: Here’s what I get if I search for “skele­ton”.

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 wouldn’t object to a little assis­tence. If you’re so inclined, you can click the little “Tran­scribe this Comic!” button on the archive page of any comic that hasn’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.

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Discussion (3) ¬

  1. daniel says:

    wow… I just read the comic and noticed the button… didn’t expect to be the first (or the only one until now, as it would seem)
    wait­ing for that paper­work 🙂

  2. Hiya, I’m writ­ing an arti­cle about Oh No Robot, and see that you’ve had Oh No Robot for a few weeks, I’m won­der­ing how you like it. Have people been tran­scrib­ing? Any com­plaints about the processes or the search? Com­pli­ments?


    Greg Reply:

    Hey Avi! Sorry for taking so long to get back to you—some­how your com­ment man­aged to slip under the radar. My bad. If you’re still work­ing on the arti­cle, I can email you some of my thoughts regard­ing the ser­vice.