Two security updates of Drupal back I turned off the transcription module in order to minimize problems when I updated the database. Unfortunately I forgot to turn it back on for a long time. When I finally did I started transcribing comics again (and so have some of you -- thank you very much for your help).
The status of transcribed comics:
Old Skool Webcomic: 100% Transcribed
Kernel Panic: 100% Transcribed
Help Desk: 57% Transcribed (as of 9 March)