This article is something special for all of us - because it is dedicated to the most important part of Ultimate-Guitar.com. Tabs, music, reviews you can say? Not exactly. Here we are talking about YOU, members of UG Community, and it's definitely a moment of glory for someone!
Here you can read Top 5 lists of the best tab and review contributors, most helpful and reputable forum members as well as most visited UG Profiles' owners. To celebrate the year and your contributions, the first place "winner" in every category gets $300 and all runner ups, as well as UG Team contributors, get $50. Read on.
Top 5 Tablature Contributors
The distinctive features of a good tablature surely include the quality and originality. The users below have been studiously contributing tabs made by their own, properly written, and - which is also important - for songs never tabbed before.
05. Greg Harper - 76 tabs contributed, 244 points
04. cLuMsY - 97 tabs contributed, 255 points
03. Seth Shadows - 65 tabs contributed, 323 points
02. buckethead_jr - 111 tabs contributed, 378 points
01. RaiLeff - 177 tabs contributed, 549 points
Top 5 Review Contributors
Who is a good contributor? A good contributor is creative, covering all aspects of the reviewing product in an accessible and good-looking way. He doesn't make a load of grammatical and spelling mistakes in each paragraph, doesn't use smiles and numerous amounts of exclamation or question marks to express his impression. Instead, he does a review which we can often feature on the main page of the site.
Listed below are the most prolific contributors of the passing year. Please note that they are not in UG Team and contribute on their own (UG Writers Team is something that deserves a separate mentioning).
05. I am punk "BF" - 14 reviews contributed
04. Tster - 20 of reviews contributed
03. belavista man - 23 reviews contributed
02. aenimafist - 31 reviews contributed
01. sweetpeasuzie - 58 reviews contributed
Top 5 Forum Members
Compared to top lists above, this one is absolutely not ralated to stats, and strictly based on other members' opinions.
05. SomeoneYouKnew - An all-around great guy, always helps and is kind and gives good advice. "He's like a really nice teacher, with a slightly mysterious side." Always helping the newer UGers to feel more comfortable on UG.
04. Kensai - Most active in The Pit. He'll always give you advice or help when you need it and you can count on this guy no matter what. Also one of the funniest guys in these forums. "He's epic," as people say.
03. slatsmania - Most active in GG&A. He's online a lot and he's very helpful. Great advice for different needs and situations, very experienced, good taste.
02. steven seagull - Helps out everyone, very funny and knows his stuff. He can take pretty much any thread and make it funny, plus he knows his stuff and helps people in GG&A, EG, and G&BB.
01. Dave_Mc - Most active in GG&A. "He knows what he's talking about," that's it. Always very friendly, an overall nice guy. He's absolute winner in the nomination as he's got x100 more votes than any other member in the list.
Congratulation Dave, you are truly the most helpful member of the Ultimate-Guitar.Com Forums!
Top 5 Community Members
Nothing much to say here, you got it right - the most visited UG Profiles are below. Don't know why (hehe), but the top is made primarily by girls (maybe it has something to do with the fact that most UG members are males? ;)
05. Metal claw
Considering that Ultimate-Guitar is the website based on YOUR contributions, your attention, your suggestions and feedback, we couldn't stop to thank all of you -- the winners and 1000's of other contributors who didn't reach the top yet ;) We truly hope that we will see more contributions, posts and feedback from you in 2008 as well as thousands of new contributors who joined within the year.