#1
Do people purposely rate tabs with 1-3 stars just because they can? Seems pointless but I looke at other threads like this and I guess it does. I'm not sure but I think it happened to me
Last edited by 6METAL6BASSIST6 at Feb 22, 2016,
#2
Do people purposely rate tabs with 1-3 stars just because they can?


Yeah what do you mean?
If you see any unfair rating please let me know, if I figure out the rating IS unfair, I'll remove it.
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Glad to cross paths with you on this adventure called life
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Last edited by NeoMvsEu at Mar 2, 2016,
#9
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Hey! We deleted all 1-star ratings and banned 'em all who did this. Evano6 had been previously banned for the same thing. Now it should be all right.
#10
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Fixed.
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#11
Yeah thanks, everyone!
Glad to cross paths with you on this adventure called life
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lots of flirting with the other key without confirming. JUST LIKE THEIR LOVE IN THE MOVIE OH DAMN.
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#12
Reposting from "Good tab, BAD rating" thread as it seems this forum is the one in which queries of this nature are more likely to get looked at nowadays.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=33878053#post33878053

Would be grateful for a response, please.


I have three tabs that I think have been given unfair ratings recently.
The first two are Black Sabbath - Live Forever
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/b/...6022016date.htm
given 3 stars by gcatsoudas

and Queensryche - Arrow of Time
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/1788789
given 3 stars by rodrigokreator

I've sent messages to both of them to ask why but no reply.
I'm sure that the guitar is very accurate so the only reason I can think is because I didn't transcribe the bass or drums ... more on that later ...

The third one is Epica - The Essence of Silence
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/e/..._guitar_pro.htm
I got a comment from Livingstone on it "Really good tab. Just missing the bass."
and then he rated it 3-stars!
That's absurd! First for rating a "really good tab" only 3, and second, this tab has four guitar tracks, lead vocals, choir, all the orchestra and drums, and then you take 2 stars off for only not having the bass?!
Again, I've sent a message, no reply. (In fact none of them have read the messages, why don't people read their messages? )

So the issue here is, should you rate a guitar pro tab so low for not having the bass or drums?
I don't believe so, I think you should rate a tab for the accuracy of what has been transcribed, and not for what hasn't been.
You can check this thread for a discussion of this, see the comments by ayreon77, NeoMvsEu and me. http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...d.php?t=1697147

In closing, if you can see my point of view, I'd be grateful if you could remove those ratings from my tabs.
#13
This person rated the tab he's now trying to get on the site, and that's an unfair way to get past the rating block.

This person rated three tabs, two of them down-voted, without giving a reason after I had commented on his page.
Tabs for 2nd person: One. Two. Three.

Thank you
Glad to cross paths with you on this adventure called life
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lots of flirting with the other key without confirming. JUST LIKE THEIR LOVE IN THE MOVIE OH DAMN.
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#14
So you've fixed the ratings on NeoMvsEu's tabs I think, but not mine. Can I at least get a reply please?

Copying my post messed up a couple of the links, they should be
Black Sabbath - Live Forever
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/b/black_sabbath/live_forever_guitar_pro_1410238id_09082013date.htm

Epica - The Essence of Silence
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/e/epica/the_essence_of_silence_ver3_guitar_pro.htm

(something weird happened with the Black Sabbath link, the date at the end changed, but that should be correct now).
#15
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So you've fixed the ratings on NeoMvsEu's tabs I think, but not mine. Can I at least get a reply please?

Copying my post messed up a couple of the links, they should be
Black Sabbath - Live Forever
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/b/black_sabbath/live_forever_guitar_pro_1410238id_09082013date.htm

Epica - The Essence of Silence
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/e/epica/the_essence_of_silence_ver3_guitar_pro.htm

(something weird happened with the Black Sabbath link, the date at the end changed, but that should be correct now).

Hi! I don't see any abuse ratings in tabs you're talking about. Only from 3 to 5 stars. Perhaps 1 star ratings have already been removed.
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Hi! I don't see any abuse ratings in tabs you're talking about. Only from 3 to 5 stars. Perhaps 1 star ratings have already been removed.

Thank you for the reply, finally.

No, I'm not talking about 1 star ratings, they were all 3 stars.
I have been in contact with the guy about the Epica tab and sorted that out
( https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/e/epica/the_essence_of_silence_ver3_guitar_pro.htm )

That leaves these tabs,
Black Sabbath - Live Forever
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/b/black_sabbath/live_forever_guitar_pro_1410238id_09082013date.htm
given 3 stars by gcatsoudas

Queensryche - Arrow of Time
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/1788789
given 3 stars by rodrigokreator

My problem is that I have received no feedback as to why they rated the tabs with only 3 stars, and have not been able to contact them to ask (people apparently rarely read their private messages!)
I believe what I have transcribed is very accurate, otherwise I wouldn't have submitted it and think these ratings are unfair.
As I said before, my guess is that they rated the tabs this way because they wanted bass or drums, which I don't usually transcribe not being a bassist or drummer. My feeling is that the tabs should be judged on the accuracy of what has been transcribed, i.e. the guitar in this case, not what hasn't been.
If you, or ultimate-guitar in general, think differently or have a view on which instruments should be transcribed for a Guitar Pro file (bearing in mind this is a guitar site!), and how that might factor into the fairness of how people rate the tabs, then I'd appreciate some guidance.

P.S.
I referred to Michael Wilton's playthrough video for the Queensryche song, and in fact my tab is more accurate because he plays the harmony part 'wrong'!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID2mQuDhwN4
#17
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Thank you for the reply, finally.

No, I'm not talking about 1 star ratings, they were all 3 stars.
I have been in contact with the guy about the Epica tab and sorted that out
( https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/e/epica/the_essence_of_silence_ver3_guitar_pro.htm )

That leaves these tabs,
Black Sabbath - Live Forever
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/b/black_sabbath/live_forever_guitar_pro_1410238id_09082013date.htm
given 3 stars by gcatsoudas

Queensryche - Arrow of Time
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/1788789
given 3 stars by rodrigokreator

My problem is that I have received no feedback as to why they rated the tabs with only 3 stars, and have not been able to contact them to ask (people apparently rarely read their private messages!)
I believe what I have transcribed is very accurate, otherwise I wouldn't have submitted it and think these ratings are unfair.
As I said before, my guess is that they rated the tabs this way because they wanted bass or drums, which I don't usually transcribe not being a bassist or drummer. My feeling is that the tabs should be judged on the accuracy of what has been transcribed, i.e. the guitar in this case, not what hasn't been.
If you, or ultimate-guitar in general, think differently or have a view on which instruments should be transcribed for a Guitar Pro file (bearing in mind this is a guitar site!), and how that might factor into the fairness of how people rate the tabs, then I'd appreciate some guidance.

P.S.
I referred to Michael Wilton's playthrough video for the Queensryche song, and in fact my tab is more accurate because he plays the harmony part 'wrong'!


Ok, yes, this is fair enough. I've fixed your rating.
#18
Thanks a lot!
And appreciate the job you're doing clearing up the queries on these threads.