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#41
Quote by K!!LsWiTcH
more text options in the comments section i.e. deleting a post. you should be able to pretty much do what you cna in the forums
I'm definitely going to second this... The columns might be more popular if they weren't so basic and visually unappealing. I'm not sure how possible it would be to create and "advanced post" option, like we have in the forums, but that might be very useful.
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#42
I know where supposed to pick from the top 10 but i dont know why it has bein brough up yet. Why not add tuxguitar as a type of tab you can get from the site. Guitarpro cost money and not everyone has the money for it (inculding me). And with guitar pro 6 you cant opin it file with tuxguitar. I really thing it would be a good idel to put tuxguitar file on UG. Cause there so many time i find a song i want to play but i cant oipin the guitar pro file cause i dont have guitar pro and they dont have the normale tabs... And im sure i ant the only one with the same problum. with tuxguitar it free to get and use. So i wont be like i found my song but i cant affored the programe to opin it, you know.
#43
Quote by DroneBlues27
i posted this in the comments section of the article, but saw a moderator say it would be more likely seen here so here it is!:

Ok UG i haven't posted for a while, but I felt the need to do so for this article. I think that most of UG's overhead should be dedicated to the tabbing portion of the site. Although there are so many other qualities to this site that I love (articles, news, forums, etc.), I feel that UG's forte (pun very intended) should most definitely be tabs.

I think UG should consider the reality of the internet and the content out there that in some respects, but not all, supersedes UG's content. If you google guitar tabs, UG is the first site to pop up right on top. If you google music news or another category, for instance, UG is (sadly) not the first site. In fact, you'd have to go through probably dozens of pages to find UG. The average user will most likely click something on the first page. This is where UG can thrive. If UG can strive for perfect guitar tabs, as well as expand (as they have been with the features of UG plus) then almost undoubtedly UG can achieve a sort of guitar tab monopoly online. Let's face it though, with the economy of the world (namely the US where I'm from) in turmoil, people aren't even willing to pay $0.99 for their favorite song let alone several dollars for some of the features that UG has.

Although this strategy might be a little bold and have short term costs, I think the long term investment potential is far greater. In this age, "free is for me" is a popular slogan. If UG made more of it's features free, I think they would see an exponential increase in downloads as well as website traffic. Wherever there is dense web traffic, there is an even denser check that an advertiser is willing to write to market on a site. And although for users ads may be a pain in the ass, those who desire the service enough are willing to look past that and deal with that small inconvenience. I have a feeling, although i could be dead wrong, that UG doesn't make the majority of it's money from people paying for the ad-free version of the site. I think UG is concentrating too much on short term profits rather than long term investment. It's only a matter of time until people will find another site/service that is free and the people (sheep-le) will flock to that, which inevitably will damage UG's well-being.

Moral of my story: make stuff free, maybe not forever. just give it a shot UG and see what happens. Maybe give incentives to your employees for ways to cut corners/ improve the site. But maybe you won't even have to cut corners! if you look at how far down the comments go on some of news articles and discussions, it's unbelievable how much space is empty that could be used for ads. And the beautiful part about it for the user, is most of the time a user is able to download some sort of ad blocker to block the ads anyway.

PLEASE UG GIVE YOUR LOYAL USERS FREEEEEDDDOMMMMM AND YOU WILL EARN FREEDOM IN THE PROCESS!


UG is free. Always has been. Or at least the main features are.

The only things that are paid features are extra, luxury features such as the iphone/android app and UG plus. And they were introduced because people kept posting about how they'd willingly pay to have an ad free version of the site etc.

Advertising has always been UG's main source of revenue. And although people complain about the ads, they very rarely report any in the bad ads forum. What they do is they usually take your advice and search for some plugin that blocks the ads. Which actually harms UG as they get less revenue.

All in all, I don't know what you're trying to suggest other than 'give me free stuff'... which is already the case.
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#44
Guys, thanks for all your feedback and posts about UG's next features. We are taking them seriously by trying to bring at least a few things new that would help to make the site more fun and useful for learning music.

In one of these days, I'd want to tell a story how UG's evolved in the last couple years and what has changed since the last major website update. We have a lot of great ideas to implement and my personal goal is to get early 00's back when we were able to roll out new features every month or so... and working hard on making this happen as soon as possible.

For now, just keep your ideas coming as that helps us to shape our future decisions and solutions on where things would go. I still consider the site community ruled versus us, engineers, being the main driving force for the changes.

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#45
To me, this is a guitar website. Every guitarists does one thing. TUNE. I know there's several sites out there, but it would be really awesome if you had a tab with a customizable built in tuner. Whether it's standard, Half Step, 3 steps, or some crazy alternate tunings, Be able to choose which tuning you want and hear it. We're not always gonna have a tuner around when we got ur site up and a guitar in had. That's just my 2 cents.
#46
edit: whoah it's zappp
Quote by mr.wood77
don't change a thing..only mouth breathers can't find what they are looking for..aka the 1%...site works fine and has for years..don't change for the unintelligent that just brings you down to their level and makes the rest of us have to deal with people who don't know what they are looking for..how you gonna get on a music site and not know the band...might as well put up a search for people who only know the words to the song..for example(hey hey mama like the way you move gonna make you sweat gonna make you groove)...have fun accommodating morons


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#47
When downloading a 'power tab' or 'guitar pro' tab, it would be nice the the actual link to the file was easier to find on the page.

It seems like you have to scroll through an entire page of miscellaneous ads, text, and nonsense before finding the link to download the actual file.

I mean, I'm used to this now, but I remember when I was first coming to the site it was an absolute pain in the a*s, haha.

Very trivial, but something that I've always thought of.
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#48
what happened to the chat bar we had a year or so ago?

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#49
I think that having an option to search in a particular thread would be great. It's too much of a pain to read through hundreds of pages to find what you're looking for. Basically, just enable an in-thread search bar that allows you to browse for a particular term within that thread.
#50
You know how when you hover over a thread title, it gives you a preview of the thread? I was thinking maybe implementing something similar for usernames, i.e. hovering over the username of the thread starter to see his/her avatar, join date, and all that jazz. It would help for future Kelly22 attacks.
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#51
Quote by Lemoninfluence


All in all, I don't know what you're trying to suggest other than 'give me free stuff'... which is already the case.


I've gotta agree here. The core of this site is essentially the archive of tabs, and those are free. Everything else is practically free, with the exception of a couple of features.

I'll admit, some ads are absolutely dreadful (when I'm trying to read an article and the advertisement pops out, preventing me from reading the rest of the paragraph and making it a pain to X it out)

but, how else are they going to keep the site up? Commercials on TV are annoying, but without them, those channels could not exist.
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#52
I think it would be good to have an extra line in the forum under join date and location for the users contribution score or a rank. It might create a sense of competition and encourage users to contribute to the site
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#53
Quote by Eggmond
I think it would be good to have an extra line in the forum under join date and location for the users contribution score or a rank. It might create a sense of competition and encourage users to contribute to the site



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#54
How about having certain search queries for tabs that redirect to a single category? In other words, I could search for "ELO" and be redirected to Electric Light Orchestra tabs.

There's also a category called "Mtley Cre", possibly because UG doesn't "understand" umlauts, and therefore, anything submitted under "Mötley Crüe" doesn't become "Motley Crue" but rather "Mtley Cre". Maybe do something about artist tab categories like that. I suspect that Blue Oyster Cult and a few other bands have this issue to.
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#55
I was thinking of this: You know how when you look on your submitted tabs, you have the option to sort them by Title, Date, and Rating? Well, why not have the option to also sort them by Hits? Sorting by Rating doesn't help too much since there are some lower rated songs with more hits than higher rated ones. I have quite a few songs tabbed out, so I'm too lazy to find out how it would be ordered. Not a big change, but it would be a nice feature and feed my curiosity!
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#56
Quote by Eggmond
I think it would be good to have an extra line in the forum under join date and location for the users contribution score or a rank. It might create a sense of competition and encourage users to contribute to the site

That does sound pretty good actually.

I'm 3,947th out of 121,140. How high are you?
#57
Quote by whoomit
I'm 3,947th out of 121,140. How high are you?
4823, biiitch.
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#59
Quote by Wolfinator-x
4823, biiitch.



925, turkeys!


See? I felt so compelled to post that and assert my dominance. It's already working!
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#60
Quote by BassFishin
925, turkeys!


See? I felt so compelled to post that and assert my dominance. It's already working!

#61
Quote by whoomit
That does sound pretty good actually.

I'm 3,947th out of 121,140. How high are you?
509. I was 300. I haven't contributed to the site that way in ages.
#62
Quote by BassFishin
See? I felt so compelled to post that and assert my dominance. It's already working!



Finally an opportunity to use that emote
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#63
646 bitches!
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#64
Another idea: A pic resize feature on the forums. Sometimes I can only find gigantic versions of images online and I can't resize it directly on the site.
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#65
Quote by Eggmond
646 bitches!


604 and ive mantained arround this number even though i havent been posting any tabs in several months. I could still go a little bit higher if the rest of my tabs had any score.
#66
Quote by Wolfinator-x



Finally an opportunity to use that emote



hahahaha it's cool, I got a kick out of it.
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#67
Make it easier to get to the Favorites page. It takes too many clicks to get to our faves, imo. Make a button right below our username on the homepage that takes us to our favorites.

Also, in the Requested Tabs let us search by keyword. I wanted to know how many tabs by lonlonjp were requested and I had to search for the right page for it. Of course, it took me about 2 minutes but it would've taken me only 2 seconds if there was a search box.
#68
I just thought of this last night, so it's fortunate the thread was bumped:

Can we extend the word limit that a blog post in a group can have? At the moment I'm simply not able to fit all the text required for the blog post, which isn't just a random blog about my latest poo, but something to do with moderating and the S&L forum's mechanics.
#69
Also whenever someone goes to the Requested Tabs page, it should show random requests and not requests that have been voted on recently. This way a request will still be able to be seen even if it hasn't been voted on recently.
#70
I only saw that we couldn't suggest balalaika tabs so I'm suggesting Ukulele tabs!

Someone said the reasons we don't have Ukulele tabs are because there are not enough players and ukuleles are for posers. There ARE a lot of uke players but most are not on this site because it doesn't support ukulele tabs. Also, some people take ukulele seriously and I'm pretty sure it's more than half of the people who play.

Please consider :]
#71
I admit it. I'm lazy I didn't read through all 4 pages of this thread.

My one suggestion: Add a "Random bass tab" button. Unless you can already do that and I just didn't know. In which case I apologize for being mentally unstable.
#72
I know it was mentioned before, but i really think that we need a way to be able to see the news posts by day. Maybe have a calender that you can click to see all articles posted on a specific day. Its kind of annoying if i havent been on in a few days and want to see what news was posted, but there really isnt a way to do it. There are the links for specific news topics, like WTF, and upcoming albums and stuff, but i just want a general way to see all news posted on a specific day
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#73
I still vote for the option to sort tabs by hits. Just putting that out there.
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#74
Quote by lVlaniac
604 and ive mantained arround this number even though i havent been posting any tabs in several months. I could still go a little bit higher if the rest of my tabs had any score.


19th, and this after having 24 pieces deleted. It'll go down though as soon as I find somebody in the office who answers their e.mails.
#75
Quote by brndnstffrd
I know it was mentioned before, but i really think that we need a way to be able to see the news posts by day. Maybe have a calender that you can click to see all articles posted on a specific day. Its kind of annoying if i havent been on in a few days and want to see what news was posted, but there really isnt a way to do it. There are the links for specific news topics, like WTF, and upcoming albums and stuff, but i just want a general way to see all news posted on a specific day

This feature is already implemented.
#76
I just posted this idea in another thread, but I hope you hear me out.

I vote we create a type of MOD position similar to CC's, that can go through tabs and chords, and either delete them (completely inaccurate or a better version is available) or do minor fixes on them.

I speak for many people and even friends of mine that waste time going through 7 versions of a song. The first 2 versions are from when the song came out, completely inaccurate or almost right. But then people finally work on them and improve them. But by that time, we have too many version. And when you google "X tab", the 1st version rated 2 stars pops up.

I'd be great if we had a group of MODs that are either music majors or something, that could go through and delete the bad versions of a song. I would gladly volunteer to do something like that. It'd be great practice and help for me as a music major.

My OTHER idea is that we implement a SECOND rating system like CNET.COM.
With their downloads, they have a USER rating (out of 5) and they also have a ADMIN rating. So while the average user rates it 3/5, the ADMIN staff can rate it themselves.
It would look professional to have the two separate ratings.
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#77
I don't know if the gold medal thing in the news comments is a good idea. Now everyone is just posting pointless, off-topic stuff just to get it.
#79
I'm sure it would be a massive overhaul to do (and probably suggested before), but I would love bands' tab pages to be more compact. Like instead of listing every version of the tabs, just list every song. Then when you click on the song, a drop box (or even pop up box like how the tab info is) will list all the different tab versions... could even have small icons below/beside each tab link to show tab rating, difficulty, and tuning.

Could still keep the current format for when people filter by tab format. Just think it would be nice to get the list view a little more up to date.


(btw, I'm ranked #402 for those measuring... )
#80
Hear hear...

Thank you, paddyirishman - I agree wholeheartedly - especially with you especially on the points of one trying to update a mediocre tab but being denied simply because a moderator or reviewer scans and sees dozens of other tabs of the same name - I just had two or three denied that were TRULY crappy tabs previously, so I added and corrected a few of the chords, plus TABBED out the entire song on tabs that tabbed out only the first verse and chorus and then just left the rest of the lyrics without tab completion. Maybe it would behove UG to audit tabs that have been on the site since its inception, and a time when less critical review was given to tabs submitted.

To your second point - If an already accepted tab is reviewed and updated by the original user - then, yes...please do not subject it to the same long-ass review process.


Quote by paddyirishman
I agree with the comments in the news article about cleaning up the tab library. The fact that there are 7 mediocre versions of a tab prevents any new and possibly better tabs from getting accepted most of the time. I know this isn't a policy but many people scanning the Approval Queue don't seem to go to much trouble comparing versions before deciding to approve/reject if they see numerous existing tabs listed.

We should be able to update/edit our own tabs directly from the tab's page rather than going through this unnecessarily long click-fest to get to the little blue U. The same "Update Tab" link which appears on the tab when it resides in the approval queue should persist when the tab is accepted. Likewise, managing our own tabs from within our profile page should be much more direct. Everything about it seems messy and disorganised.

If a tab author comments on his/her own tab they shouldn't get an email notification reporting that someone posted a new comment on their tab. A small problem but it's kinda irritating and unnecessary.

Define exactly what the "Difficulty" option is for. Currently it seems to have two meanings. The first is regarding how difficult the song is to play, the second is about how "complete" the tab is. If the song is complete but extremely simple the first meaning is to be disregarded. This makes absolutely no sense, is completely arbitrary/pointless and only serves to confuse rather than inform users searching for tabs suitable for them. I suggest making "Difficulty" refer only to how hard the tab is to play and to introduce a new option called "Completeness" or something similar.

Add a more extensive and varied list of tunings to the tuning drop-down menu in the tab submission form.

An "Updated" icon next to a tab (or some other notifier signifying that changes have been made) would be really handy. If a tab is updated/corrected there's currently no obvious way to know.

Give credit to the original tabbers whose work appears in the Tab Pro library, maybe even linking directly to the original Guitar Pro tab from within the Tab Pro page. Besides being the courteous and fair thing to do it also serves a practical function - if a Tab Pro user wants to discuss the tab or suggest corrections to the author they currently aren't able to do so. If I were paying for this service I'd expect to have more, not less, interaction with the tab authors.