Reward Manual Corrections to OCR-generated flaws
There is little incentive to repair obvious flaws in OCR-generated plaintext other than the satisfaction of having done so. Awarding concessionary access to those willing to contribute such exacting labours would improve the accumulated corpus for everyone and render more accurate the search function -- which depends exclusively upon the plaintext version.
We will think about this.
I do a lot of edting - find it very absorbing and interesting and quite happy without renumeration. It is a bit frustrating though because some text doesn't automatically correct after a day or so. I think a bug on the software.
Pleased to be improving the search index also.
As for the possibility of people posting "trash", it might be necessary to review and moderate corrections if that became a problem - or does this already happen now?
I see the corrections as being primarily for my own benefit (in future searches, and when creating transcriptions for citations), but with the added "feelgood" factor of knowing that it might possibly help someone else, somewhere. But I wouldn't object to some sort of benefit in return. Even something like Ancestry's "thankyou" emails for making corrections to their transcriptions would be better than nothing!
Sadly there would then be a motivation to just cut n paste trash to earn rewards
I agree that those of us who have paid for a sub to this site are correcting text for the benefit of those who have this included in their subs to FMP and can't make corrections. I'm only correcting things for my own ancestors now. We are actually paying for the privilege of making corrections.