(Also known as Shut Up & Write Down.)
Hello everyone! At PAX Unplugged I got an opportunity to ask Matt and Quinns whether they would consider having transcripts created for their podcasts for all to enjoy. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like it would be feasible for them, which means we as fans will have to take it into our own hands. Now, I am only one guy with a full-time job, so while I would love to become the official SU&SD Podcast Transcriptionist, that’s not really feasible for me either. Which is why I’m crowdsourcing!
The official Google Drive folder (which currently holds just the two transcripts I managed) is here, and can be read by anyone with the link.
However, I’d love to get this folder pumped chock full of transcripts! That’s why I’m asking for volunteers. This doesn’t come with any obligations; there will be no deadlines to meet. Any amount of time you can contribute is appreciated. When a new episode goes up, someone can make a new document in the folder, with the contents of the episode and the timestamps of where each segment starts (split up into Intro, each board game, mailbag questions, etc.)
I don’t think we need an official style guide or anything, but there are a couple of guidelines that would make the transcripts easier to read. One is, try to eliminate um’s and ah’s and false starts and those kinds of things (use your judgment for whether it’s worthwhile content). Another: Please bold the speaker.
The latest episode (#89, live from PAX Unplugged) has a lot of small bits at the end during the Q&A segment, so if you want to just contribute a small part, now’s definitely your chance!
@tapgiles I know is interested, is experienced transcribing on other podcasts, and gave some good tips on adding in links to the games they’re talking about, and using the freeware Express Scribe (thanks @tapgiles!)
If you’re interested, please message me and I can get you set up with edit permissions to the folder.