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Oh, no Robot transcriptions

I may need something like this: Oh no Robot

If you've got a webcomic, you probably know how it can be difficult for both you and your readers to find a particular comic. What was the one where your characters were all, "WHAT"?
It would be great to have a way to search these comics.

That's where we come in! By adding a small bit of code to your comics pages, you make it possible for yourself and your readers to transcribe each comic, quickly and accurately building your own personalized comic search engine! There is no catch.

As a comic reader, you can help out your favourite comic with a transcription or two - it takes very little time, and the result is totally worth it.
As a comic creator, you can let your readers help you out in the task of transcription, getting the job done quickly. You can approve and edit each transcription before it appears on your site - nothing shows up that you don't approve.


How it works:
Step 1: You, as a comic owner, add a few lines of copy-and-paste Javascript code to your comics display pages. This will make a customizable 'click here to transcribe this comic' image appear on the pages of comics that require transcriptions.
Step 2: You and your readers transcribe comics at your leisure.
Step 3: Every time there is a new transcription submitted, you can check it for content, spelling and grammar, and make alterations if you want. Nothing goes online that you don't approve! As each new transcription is approved, your search engine becomes more and more complete.

There's a few comics that already have their own search engine but would also like to be included in our search results. This is not only possible, it's pretty easy! You can import your comic's existing transcription information onto our site through a simple API, and keeping this information up to date is just as easy. Drop us a line, and we'll hook you up!

I need more findable text on my comics pages - I would probably publish the transcripts on the archive pages somewhere unobtrusive. But I dread the very thought of doing the data entry. So I'll have to look into this.


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