Hello DZM, and welcome!
Unlike the others here, I cannot show any fascination for the event pages because I belong to an entirely different faction: The weather specialists.
I believe that while the history part can sometimes
be interesting, the science part is way more important and we should be focusing on that.
So I don't transcribe any events at all - when I do an events page, I just add the date, scan it for mentions of sea ice or animals, add those if they pop up, and then move on. I'm just way too impatient and eager to see some results.
Even so, I have become very addicted - I do at least a couple hundred weather records (WR) per day, and I really
like to see ships get finished. In the old days, this meant I was always hopping from vessel to vessel, doing just enough to finish them off without having been on board for long.
Since this is no longer possible with the US ships, which are few in number but have loads of logs, I have developed the habit of picking one ship and focusing entirely on her until she is done at last - I'm doing the Unalga right now.
Oh, and I don't mean to toot my own horn, but I do hold the record for "Most WR transcribed in one day", and I am very proud of it:
Mainly due to me transcribing 2305 WR in a single day (new personal record!)
...three months of weather reports in a single day?! And I thought I was fast when I occasionally managed to do a week's worth in an evening...
Hope you have a good time on this project,
Hanibal94 (I am a very private person, and do not wish to publicly reveal my real name)
P.S. I am a little eccentric, so some of the things I say may sound a little odd or hard to understand. Please keep that in mind.