Hi there UG Team and Users
Let me start saying that I think the mission of this site is to spread as much correct knowledge of music as possible - and as simple and clearly as it’s possible!
Now, as an example, I was wondering why there are 38 versions of Enter Sandman; that includes 10 guitar text tabs and 9 guitar pro version!
- Who needs all these tabs? If I was to look for this song, I'd find it absolutely confusing with so many tabs to choose from. Of course I could just pick a tab rated 5 stars, but the general overview is still completely messed up. Who needs version 3-6 when they are only rated 3 stars? They'll just be standing there on the list gathering dust forever! (No personal offense to the ones that did version 3-6!
Wouldn't it make everything more dynamic if, let's say, tabs rated 1, 2 or 3 stars could be suggested discarded? Just as well as you can participate in approving tabs, you could also participate in discarding tabs. – How about a page similar to the approval page, where users could vote for or against a suggestion for discarding a tab? That'd be pertinent users, obviously, like users that are subscribed for Metallica-tabs, in this case, or users that have submitted Metallica-tabs for other songs.
I know this system could easily be abused and exacerbate the competition that many submitters unfortunately feel, and that's why it needs to be thought thoroughly through! (Hah, try to repeat those three words ten times
My vision is definitely not that each song has to have only 3 version of it, but I just want to avoid 9 similar and superfluous versions that do nothing but confusing everyone.
I think this would also have a great positive effect of creating more communication between the users that are interested in how a song is played. I think that is often missing on this site. Communication and committed discussion is the most educative thing in the world!
I know this idea generally sounds a bit controversial, so I'd really like some response to it!
Jon Sebastian Frederiksen, aka Maitinin