#1
Mar 19 - Apr 1 partner for the UG IQ Contest is Elixir® Strings.

Submit tabs and win custom Elixir Strings 'Screaming E' Guitar or 3 new Elixir OPTIWEB Coated Electric Guitar Strings sets.



Grand prize
Custom Elixir® Strings 'Screaming E' Guitar - by Manson Guitar worth 3,000 $ or win 3 sets of new Elixir® Strings OPTIWEB™ Coated Electric Guitar Strings.

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#4
Sasha,
can you please give more details... the way I read it now is this contest
will be won by whoever submits the most tabs of any kind and that tabs are
the ONLY points that go towards this contest... Correct?

in other words none of the points that are received for approving tabs, rejecting them 
or any other TPA IQ points are involved...just strictly TABS... And they can be of any
nature whether they be chord, bass, tab, uke, etc....
#6
6METAL6BASSIST6 what's wrong with that? People who spend time in TPA help other users create better tablature, why shouldn't that be rewarded?
#7
UG IQ Contests are anything goes as long as it follows site rules
UG IQ Special focuses on specific parts

Suggesting that meaningful contribution in the queue may be worthless is counterproductive and actually kind of contrary to tab mod responsibilities, tbh ;|
#8
I don't want to start anything but I just think people who make tabs spend way more time for their points, especially guitar pro.
#9
Quote by 6METAL6BASSIST6
I don't want to start anything but I just think people who make tabs spend way more time for their points, especially guitar pro.
This is a valid point that has been brought up; however, saying that queue contribution is worth nothing is not true either. h0spid, IQ feedback originally brought up by sam b
#12
ayreon77 
1 place gets the guitar and 3 packs of strings
2-5 get 3 packs of strings each

DON CZARSKI 

No, it goes as always: tabs, acrions in TPA queue etc. 
Sorry for not being clear enough.
#13
i think frankowillo should be automatically disqualified 
Quote by Dreadnought
You can't read very well can you

oh my bad I forgot you were a shitty clone of an already shitty user who contributes nothing but trash LOL my bad
#16
for his crimes in the previous competition
these competitions only encourage the contribution of poor quality tabs
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kalypto I think you should be banned

that's nice
Quote by Dreadnought
You can't read very well can you

oh my bad I forgot you were a shitty clone of an already shitty user who contributes nothing but trash LOL my bad
#17
Believe me there has been other ways to manipulate the competitions,  frank is not the only one, you need to get over it and stop being the shit stirrer
#18
i only stir shit when there's shit to be stirred
Quote by Dreadnought
You can't read very well can you

oh my bad I forgot you were a shitty clone of an already shitty user who contributes nothing but trash LOL my bad
#19
Quote by ayreon77
Believe me there has been other ways to manipulate the competitions,  frank is not the only one, you need to get over it and stop being the shit stirrer


*reported for admission of manipulating the system*

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I an evety characyer in this story
#20
Quote by kalypto
for his crimes in the previous competition
these competitions only encourage the contribution of poor quality tabs

that's nice

But that is the point,they are previous competitiions,the quality of the tabs will be monitored.In football somebody can be sent off,but that does not mean they are banned forever,in moto racing a driver can be black flagged ,but that does not mean they can never race again.Lets be fair here,that is all i am saying,frankowillo was banned,took it on the chin and accepted the punishment,but it is not fair to "ban" for evermore without good reason.
I do agree however this type of competition almost encourages tabs,that would not be as good as if they were not hurried to gain high IQ/Competition points,there is a risk there,however as i have said,i am sure they will be quality controlled anyway.
Mark W
#21
There is precedence for lifetime bans in sports.

FWIW, I see where both sides are coming from, and agree with one side more than the other, but the UG office has made a decision for good or bad. Hopefully there'll be more respectful discussion on both sides from here on out *cough*
#22
Shura_FYI There's a typo in the date on front page:  "The Top 5 users for 03/9 - 04/01 will get prizes from Elixir Strings" ...should say 03/19
Music is the way.
#25
I have a question , im from germany so if I would win the first price do I need to pay the shipping and the taxes ?