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#81
I wouldn't think a tab that has gone through the approval process, could justifiably be marked lower than maybe 3 stars anyway, or it shouldn't have been accepted!

The only exception there might be, regarding material which was completely unknown to the the approval staff....
#85
^Yes, but the thing is most people who use tabs, and rate tabs, do not hear music well enough to make own tabs. Most people who rate tabs, do not have a contribution. People who make good tabs, often do not use tabs to learn a song, because they rely more on their own ear. Because of this, if we added requirements to rating tabs, it would lead to so few ratings - which is the opposite of what we want. In reality, we would like a lot more ratings so that it might give a more realistic measurement. As of now, only really popular songs get tons of ratings. I have like 1 rating per 500 views, if not less - and it's nothing - if we increased the requirement to 1-3 contributions it would probably be about 1 in 2000. A ton of unrated tabs. I agree with mandatory comment on low ratings though.

People who posted here, are generally really good tabbers. It just so happens that the 1 star comes in once in a while on great tabs - out of spite, a misclick/accident or if someone can't open the GP tab and doesn't understand or gets frustrated. And it's not right that such a good tab gets pinned with a 1 star, people will pre-judge it and even ignore it. If it's the master of puppets tab or sweet child o mine, it doesn't matter because it gets tons of 5 stars regardless.

Edit: The guy I wrote this to apparently deleted his posts
Last edited by fanapathy at Feb 11, 2014,
#86
I’ve spent way too much time on these transcriptions to just let this go. Looks like a user rhokdumhyr just gave my epic Roundabout a 1 (since it was 5 star after the first 5 ratings), I messaged him to ask why and got no reply. So, emad, if you don’t mind looking at this one:
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/y/yes/roundabout_ver2_guitar_pro.htm

Both of you make good points, I think having to leave a comment when you give a low rating might help in some cases. But I also really appreciate emad willing to take the time to fix a 1 rating on a 5 star tab that is obviously a mistake.

I’m guessing sometimes someone who only has GP5 can’t open a GP6 tab and so they give it a 1 rating in frustration? Or maybe they think giving a 1 is the highest possible rating?? Or maybe they accidently touch the wrong star? I would still like to continue having the ability to have these erroneous votes reviewed and corrected. Otherwise I spend a hundred hours on a tab, and someone can make it look like junk in a split second.
#87
So I log in to find I have 15 new ratings and 1 new comment, then I find they are all from this one user "madeingermanny" who is seemingly rating my tabs at random, including some one and two star ratings, which is absolutely ridiculous.
I tried to go to their profile and it comes up with a blank white screen saying only "Wrong profile id" so I don't think this is a real user, probably some kind of bot.
Please can you remove all their ratings from my tabs.
Only the last 10 are listed, these are :

http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/t/tristania/cathedral_guitar_pro.htm
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/s/stream_of_passion/collide_guitar_pro.htm
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/r/revamp/nothing_guitar_pro.htm
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/m/mayan/insano_guitar_pro.htm
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/m/mayan/essenza_di_te_guitar_pro.htm
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/e/edenbridge/into_a_sea_of_souls_solo_guitar_pro.htm
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/e/edenbridge/death_is_not_the_end_solo_guitar_pro.htm
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/b/black_sabbath/peace_of_mind_guitar_pro_1409572id_05032014date.htm
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/b/black_sabbath/pariah_guitar_pro_1409573id_05032014date.htm
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/b/black_sabbath/live_forever_guitar_pro_1410238id_05032014date.htm

and I guess this must be from him also
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/b/black_sabbath/dear_father_guitar_pro_1409569id_06082013date.htm

I think I had one 5 star rating on these two tabs which are both now at 4 stars, so he must have rated them 3.
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/t/tristania/himmelfall_guitar_pro.htm
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/e/epica/stay_the_course_guitar_pro.htm

Other couple of ratings and comment must have been from other people in the last 30 days, so just those 13 to remove ...
Thank you.
#89
Thanks a lot!
I guess he put a 5 star rating also which is gone, but oh well.
Can now access his profile, it's a new user that just joined, strange that people rate stuff like this but I suppose they do.
#91
I want to play the song by Bad actress "guide us home" There are no tabs for this song. I need your ear to tell me what the chords are?

PLEASE HELP,.....I really love this song!

Jamie
#92
A while ago I made a tab of this song.
I may come off as an hair splitter for posting in this thread since the tab currently has 4*, but nevertheless: The first rating I got for this tab was 3*. I remember comments in the approval queue about how the song sucks, so I think whoever gave it 3* didn't like the song or didn't realise it's a cover.. Anyway I even pulled out the keyboard solo note by note so I think it's not a fair rating. Btw may I know what were the other 2 votes? Thx
#93
Hi guys, I submitted a tab for "Fiction" by The xx a few months ago. It's pretty accurate, if not almost perfect. Two people down-voted it, and it's now down to 3 stars. This is... frustrating. Please check out the tabs and videos below to compare, and it would be awesome if you guys help with voting it up to at least 4 stars, or more. Thanks.

Here's my tab: http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/t/the_xx/fiction_ver2_tab.htm
And here's the not-so-great tab of the same song (with 5 stars): http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/t/the_xx/fiction_tab.htm

Here's the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlUxKq-vaX8
Here's a live version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUUcfxkexfM
Here's my guitar cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=g44mGV0Yylw
#94
I've had the same problem with my Paolo Nutini, Better Man tab. It was 5 stars, and then within the space of 15 minutes after a week of receiving no votes, I receive 4, 1 star votes despite it being perfectly accurate to a video of the artist himself playing the song. The rest of my tabs have received 5 stars so I know that 1 star is a little rude considering I know my chords.

To top it off the chords I have are identical to the third version which has 5 stars despite mine being the original version.

HELP.
"Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man" - Ian Duncan Smith
#97
Indeed. Seems Im dealing with a child as well. If someone could help me here, I recently rated a tab with two stars. Because his fill was wrong and the chords were wrong. I offered help in my original comment on this tab: http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/d/damien_jurado/metallic_cloud_crd.htm

The guy has a fit in his comments, and then immediately rates my latests contribution with a 1 star rating for revenge: http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/d/damien_jurado/silver_joy_crd.htm

Absolutely ridiculous. Ive had my tabs rated poorly in the past, worked with commenters to get it right and they have re-rated my post. I don't get this guy.

Help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
#98
I have encountered a recent problem as well. My tab for The 1975's Chocolate (http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/t/the_1975/chocolate_ver6_tab.htm) was previously rated five stars by five other people. Today it was rated 1 star by a user called "Half-hero," which brought down the average rating to four stars. The user also left a comment stating they "didn't like this contribution." Oddly enough, this exact same comment was left by another user called "TamiAnhi" on my tab for Justin Timberlake's Not a Bad Thing (http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/j/justin_timberlake/not_a_bad_thing_ver4_crd.htm) just two days ago.

TamiAnhi had contributed a previous version of "Not a bad thing" that had garnered a four star rating, whereas mine had a five star rating. I believe TamiAnhi and Half-H3ro are working together out of spite, or they could be the same person. If the rating could be removed or if there is anything that can be done about this situation, I would be truly grateful.

Jalen
Last edited by JalenChin at Apr 26, 2014,
#99
Fixed and removed.
I'm wondering how childish our rating system is!
Quote by zappp
emad I'm gonna ban you, seriously.
#101
Hey!
Yesterday I posted this tab for song 'All Of The Stars' by Ed Sheeran, got only fives untill this guy jabba2 rated ir with one star. And as I see I am not the only one who has problem with this troll and one star-movement. Is there any way you can report about troll profiles?
#103
I think this same problem has happened to me. On this tab http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/c/coldplay/yellow_acoustic_ver3_tab.htm for Coldplay - Yellow Acoustic. I received a 1 star rating and messaged the user to attempt to rectify whatever mistakes they felt were present in the tab. No reply. Granted its an acoustic adaptation so not perfect to the original but that is kind of point of an adaptation. Anyway this one star will probably make the tab be overlooked, whereas no ratings as before is more realistic as I don't feel the tab has actually received any proper ratings. Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
#104
Here's an interesting one - a couple of days ago my tab for Jamie T's Rabbit Hole (http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/j/jamie_t/rabbit_hole_crd.htm) was rated with 2 stars by Danw2789 (http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/Danw2789/). I posted a message asking what he thought was wrong with it, but then I noticed he apparently hasn't been online here since 1st October 2014. Is it possible usernames are being hijacked to rate tabs poorly?
#105
Hi emad. I received a one star rating on

http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/l/lifehouse/you_and_me_ver9_crd.htm

from a non contributor who seems confused as to how to interpret my contribution and didn't leave a correction. I have no problem accepting less than 5 stars on anything as long as the rating is accompanied by a real correction ie: the lyrics should be "blah blah blah" or the chord here should be "X" (*edit: I should make clear that, along with anyone else that comes to you here, I cannot accept a 1 star rating on a tab that has multiple 5 star votes. It's incredibly aggravating and I'm already on warning for using terms like idiot and dipshit)

Thank you for your time and I'd sure be interested in your opinions in the ongoing discussion on Tab Ratings in the Contributors Group
Last edited by P_Trik at Mar 26, 2015,
#108
I have a song that has over 40,000 views and a 25-5star rating. A rogue mercenary has come along and given me a 1star. I checked the profile of this mercenary, thejargang, and notice no profile info. You see, I think it was a retaliation from a tab that I rated two star yesterday for having a lack of formatting and other problems. So that tabbed used his mercenary profile name to attack me. What do I do to report thejarnigang?
#112
^Fixed. And no, it's not possible, they rate before submitting their own tabs :/
Quote by zappp
emad I'm gonna ban you, seriously.
#113
Quote by emad
^Fixed. And no, it's not possible, they rate before submitting their own tabs :/

Thank you emad, you're doing a great job!
#114
Have a highly rated tab "Holy Spirit," but 1152thop has given it 1 star. 1152thop is a temporary name used strictly for sabatage. emad, please remove. Thanks. mm
#115
Someone's been rating down lots of my tabs too. I know some of them aren't perfect but since Monday 4th May I've been down rated more than once. These are at least three of them affected. The Saturdays one esp. I listened to that loads of times before posting it.

http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/s/supergrass/alright_btab.htm
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/p/paloma_faith/cant_rely_on_you_crd.htm
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/t/the_saturdays/work_crd.htm

Can anyone help out with that? Thx
#117
On my Guitar Pro tab of Jungle Strut by Santana http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/c/carlos_santana/jungle_strut_guitar_pro.htm
I messaged this user p4t0nk1 and he replied that he gave me a 3 star rating by mistake:

Re: Rating on Jungle Strut
garykob wrote on Aug 23rd, 2015 at 8:38pm : Only 3 stars on my Jungle Strut GuitarPro tab? May I ask why not a better rating?

p4t0nk1 wrote on sep 6, 2015 at 10:34 PM: Hi! I guess I accidentally pressed on that rating, seems (and sounds) correct to me...
#118
I am getting a lot of less than 5-star ratings because users are rating the tab based on listening to the defective TabPro versions which have a lot of problems with missing or mis-assigned tracks. For example musicman1960 just gave my 5 star tab of The Story In Your Eyes only 4 stars:
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/t/the_moody_blues/the_story_in_your_eyes_guitar_pro.htm
The TabPro version does not match the instruments correctly so the bass and drums are missing, and the piano is wrong. TabPro does not faithfully reproduce whammy bar, volume swells, and other effects. The equalization and instrument sounds are not the same, etc. See my thread
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=33661562#post33661562

I think you should remove the ability for users to rate a tab if they are only using TabPro instead of the actual GuitarPro program. My tabs are painstakingly created and mixed using the GuitarPro program, not TabPro, and although I don’t mind UltimateGuitar using my tabs for TabPro, there are lots of imperfections with that conversion. Check out how bad this 5-star tab of Brown Sugar came out with TabPro:
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/t/the_rolling_stones/brown_sugar_ver4_guitar_pro.htm
In this case the awful "bass" track you are hearing is really my saxophone track (in a different key), and then they put my bass line as their "drums". And my drum track is completely gone. Someone listening to the TabPro version could understandably rate this tab a 1-star, which would be wrong.

Here is another example. User fleming215 just gave me a 3 star rating on my otherwise 5 star tab of Mama Told Me Not To Come: http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/t/three_dog_night/mama_told_me_not_to_come_guitar_pro.htm
I am pretty sure the 3 star rating was because he listened it to it using the TabPro program which is completely wrong, sounds horrible--I would give it a 1 star. This tab was painstakingly created for GuitarPro6, not for TabPro. In the TabPro version my bass was mistakenly assigned to drums. My drums were mistakenly assigned to Electric Guitar #3, my Lead Guitar was mistakenly assigned to Bass, and my Drum track is completely missing. Does someone manually translate each tab from GP6 to TabPro, or is it somehow done automatically? Whatever your process, it appears to be extremely unreliable, and you definitely should not be letting people rate us based on TabPro.
Last edited by garykob at Nov 1, 2015,
#119
Quote by garykob
I am getting a lot of less than 5-star ratings because users are rating the tab based on listening to the defective TabPro versions which have a lot of problems with missing or mis-assigned tracks. For example musicman1960 just gave my 5 star tab of The Story In Your Eyes only 4 stars:
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/t/the_moody_blues/the_story_in_your_eyes_guitar_pro.htm
The TabPro version does not match the instruments correctly so the bass and drums are missing, and the piano is wrong. TabPro does not faithfully reproduce whammy bar, volume swells, and other effects. The equalization and instrument sounds are not the same, etc. See my thread
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=33661562#post33661562

I think you should remove the ability for users to rate a tab if they are only using TabPro instead of the actual GuitarPro program. My tabs are painstakingly created and mixed using the GuitarPro program, not TabPro, and although I don’t mind UltimateGuitar using my tabs for TabPro, there are lots of imperfections with that conversion. Check out how bad this 5-star tab came out with TabPro:
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/r/r..._guitar_pro.htm
In this case the awful "bass" track you are hearing is really my saxophone track (in a different key), and then they put my bass line as their "drums". And my drum track is completely gone. Someone listening to the TabPro version could understandably rate this tab a 1-star, which would be wrong.

Here is another example. User fleming215 just gave me a 3 star rating on my otherwise 5 star tab of Mama Told Me Not To Come: http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/t/t..._guitar_pro.htm
I am pretty sure the 3 star rating was because he listened it to it using the TabPro program which is completely wrong, sounds horrible--I would give it a 1 star. This tab was painstakingly created for GuitarPro6, not for TabPro. In the TabPro version my bass was mistakenly assigned to drums. My drums were mistakenly assigned to Electric Guitar #3, my Lead Guitar was mistakenly assigned to Bass, and my Drum track is completely missing. Does someone manually translate each tab from GP6 to TabPro, or is it somehow done automatically? Whatever your process, it appears to be extremely unreliable, and you definitely should not be letting people rate us based on TabPro.


I agree with Gary.
Maybe you could have a rating pop up box saying due to limitations of the online player, before rating- members should view/ listen to files on the program they were originally created on.
The way it is now is a disservice to the members who submit Guitar Pro files to you for free. I was a member before the online player was implemented and I didn't mind when you had the version that sort of worked.
#120