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#121
Is there any way to get UG to be a genre neutral website? As a fan of alt rock and indie rock, it's quite sad seeing all the creativity put into those songs get brushed aside by all the excess of metal content. Metal isn't the only genre with groundbreaking and inventive music.
#122
Quote by JoshElliott27
Is there any way to get UG to be a genre neutral website? As a fan of alt rock and indie rock, it's quite sad seeing all the creativity put into those songs get brushed aside by all the excess of metal content. Metal isn't the only genre with groundbreaking and inventive music.
I'm not sure what you hope UG can do to improve this. If the user base is not there, certain fields of discussion will always be put into second or third position, and few innovations or improvements will be made. It's the nature of economics; even being compared to the idea of survival of the fittest. It's not that the Indie and Alternative music posted here isn't up to par; it's that guitar music discussion is often occupied by metal, classic rock and blues. These take center stage, not because they're better, but because they're more popular. To make a genre neutral website would be to have genre neutral members. That's not something we can control.
#123
Quote by AngryGoldfish
If the user base is not there, certain fields of discussion will always be put into second or third position, and few innovations or improvements will be made..

Ever since i first started using the website (and im sure since the websites genesis), it has been overrun by metal content. It seems that because metal fans have been using UG longer than any other genre, they seem to have the most control over the activity on the website. Perhaps make certain sections dedicated to other genres, the way Itunes front page isnt just 100% pop music. They do have the top Alt rock, top Metal, top everything on their front page. While i know metal would still be the top contribution with the most content, it would be nice to see other (equally deserving genres) get some air time as well. Considering the fans of it could possibly be there, but UG has been pandering to Metal fans this entire time while possibly not realizing there are other markets. The amount of people who go to UG, but skip everything on the front page is probably sizeable; although i dont have the number.
#124
Quote by JoshElliott27
Ever since i first started using the website (and im sure since the websites genesis), it has been overrun by metal content. It seems that because metal fans have been using UG longer than any other genre, they seem to have the most control over the activity on the website. Perhaps make certain sections dedicated to other genres, the way Itunes front page isnt just 100% pop music. They do have the top Alt rock, top Metal, top everything on their front page. While i know metal would still be the top contribution with the most content, it would be nice to see other (equally deserving genres) get some air time as well. Considering the fans of it could possibly be there, but UG has been pandering to Metal fans this entire time while possibly not realizing there are other markets. The amount of people who go to UG, but skip everything on the front page is probably sizeable; although i dont have the number.
Are you talking about the forums or content on the front page?
#125
Content on the front page. Iv had an account for years, but only recently started submitting tabs. Along with submitting tabs, iv also been browsing the front page more frequently. Music news is literally the only thing that i have the ability to relate too considering it mentions big name artists like Bowie, AcDc or GnR. Album reviews are 9/10 times just metal albums, which doesnt interest me or anyone who isnt a metal fan. Again, i make the comparison to Itunes and how they dont just appeal to the "main demographic", pop and country music. While that may be 40-50% of their content; the other half is a variety of other genres. Like i said, metal may be the most guitar heavy genre but i dont see how expanding your market with other genres (still guitar related) is a bad thing.
#126
Quote by Ian Paul Gint
Hello everybody!

It's been some time since we made actual improvements to the site and now we finally feel like we're up to it again. We've gathered a whole lot of requests, complaints and suggestions from our users (many thanks to everyone who wrote us!), thought them over and picked the most popular ones. Most of these new, projected feats are basically common sense improvements, like search options, however some of them do come from our specific user's requests (customizing tab view).
Following features are now being considered to the site:

1. Alphabetical listing of songs under the page numbers on the artist's page

Most requested feature, helps you find the right song without browsing through all the pages A to Z. Since some artists may have up to several thousand tabs, searching for a particular song tablature is at times difficult, so we decided to make it a little easier for everyone.
E.g., if you are looking for “Harvester of Sorrow” by Metallica on the artist's page http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/metallica_tabs.htm, you'll just have to put the cursor on the page number and the pop-up box will indicate the first letter of the first and the last tab on that page (pg 8, G-I).


2. Browsing tabs by genres and difficulty

Another popular feat, designed to give our users an opportunity for prompt search. You will be able to jump to the list of “hard rock” or “thrash metal” tabs right from the main page, same for the difficulty level. These criteria should be applied by our users, so please don't be surprised after not finding Metallica in “surf rock”, even if it seems indisputable to you.

3. Songs search box on the artist's page

Again, designed for easier and faster search of the exact tab. If you know the exact song you are looking for, you'll just have to type its name in the search box and pick the song the drop-down list (similar to the main page).

4. Customize tab viewing options (font, size, color, bgrd)

Well, standard fonts and colors may be boring. With this option, you'll be able to customize view parameters to make the tab look exactly the way you want it to.

5. Search in favorites

Many users have hundreds of tabs in their Favorites and browsing through them sometimes is like a pain in the a**. Most probably it would be another search box, however, if you have another better idea, share it with us.

That's how the list looks like for the moment, it's not final, the feats above are yet to be tested and improved. It may take up to several months to introduce and make them work properly for you.
Now the ball is on your side. Please, leave your opinion/comment on these new feats below. Let's make ultimate-guitar.com better together!


Hi There,
I like the idea of being able to search artist tabs A-Z, it would make a lot of sense,and would enable quicker search.
Mark W
#127
Is it possible to have a mobile friendly (responsive) music news page ?

It's really difficult to read in it's current format.

I understand wanting to make the UG app appealing to people, but that doesn't do the news bit, which is half the reason i come back to the site most days
#128
has the news article layout changed to be mobile-friendly or something? it's relatively space-inefficient on my desktop, compared to the old layout (which i think was still there yesterday).

the lessons layout hasn't changed though.
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#129
vIsIbleNoIsE

Nope, it's not, the new layout still isnt responsive, which is what prompted the question
#130
Carlson-online
Are we talking about the main page in a mobile browser?
Or the page of an article?

Waiting for your response.
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#132
Carlson-online
Thanks for your feedback and screenshots!
Well, we recently came up with forum's mobile version.

We hope to start working on a mobile version for a news article page soon

As to main page, not in near future, sorry.
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