Transcripts are used to know what characters say in the episode. However, it's recommended to keep the style consistent. We have a list of styles that should be used when creating the transcript.
The Transcriptinfo template should be used at the top of the page. It should include the previous and next episode transcripts, the episode number, the series number, the link to the episode page, and the status to completion.
- When figuring out which transcript comes before or after the episode, reflect on the episode order.
- The episode and series number should match the episode's episode and series number.
- You should provide the link back to the episode page. Copy the title, except remove the 'Transcript' part.
- For the transcript information, the status should be filled in.
- If there's no transcript, you should include 'Missing with message', rather than just 'Missing'. The message for missing transcripts should be 'If you're adding this transcript, be sure to fill it in below the Transcript section.'.
- If the transcript is partially complete, you should check the % to completion. To calculate the % to completion, divide the seconds elapsed by the episode length in seconds. The % will be rounded to the nearest whole number; this depends on the tenth digit. Once you find the % to completion, include '##% complete' in the status parameter. A message is optional; if you do include a message, include 'with message' beside the status.
- If the transcript is fully complete, set the transcript status to 'Complete'.
There are three parts of the transcript layout: the character speaking, the quote(s) they're saying, and the parts on what's happening (or the events in the episode).
- For the character that's speaking, it should include which character. For example, if Horrid Henry speaks, you should include 'Horrid Henry:' in bold (recommended).
- Note: If two or more characters speak at the same time, you should include '(Character 1, Character 2, etc. together)'. You may wish to format it similarly to the events formatting.
- For the quotes they're saying, you should include what words they're saying. If you don't understand some parts of the quote, you may want to include italics and what you thought they were saying. If the words included are incorrect, change them to match the quote(s) and remove the italics.
- You should use all-caps only when necessary. For a 'Eureka!' moment, 'Eureka! That's it!' should be in all-caps.
- The screaming part can be however long you want, but not too long.
- For the parts on what's happening, or the events in the episode, you should include '[event]' in italics (recommended).
Transcripts should include the Transcripts and T categories. However, depending on the status, you may want to include two more categories; if it's missing or incomplete, you should include the Unfinished Pages category. If the status says missing, include the Missing transcripts category. If the status says incomplete, include the Incomplete transcripts category. If it says complete, you don't have to include the Unfinished Pages and Missing/Incomplete transcripts categories.