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Old 2004-03-21, 05:30
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Nomad, I have 50 done and another 20-30 in the making. I sent you a PM but I don't know if you got it. Let me know how you want them. I can make a zip for you if you want. I do however feel that we'll need a new forum for powertab. And guitarpro for that matter. There will need to be some form of quality control.

You should use the same tab submission form. On the last step, it will ask you for a file to upload and will create a new thread in Pending Tabs with the file attached.

Concerning the quality control, what's the difference between quality control of textual tabs and PT's? Is it just that I should allow more time after a tab is submitted and before it's archived? I guess this bigger delay would be beneficial for textual tabs as well.
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Old 2004-03-21, 05:37
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Yeah, I agree about the new forum for Powertab. Good idea.

Well, I don't really like this new forum idea. Let me explain why:
  • Many people will be looking for both PT and plain text tabs, they will be urged to look in several forums.
  • What about Guitar Pro, should we create a separate forum for it as well? What if there are new tab formats? I'm already thinking about Guitar Sidekick, but there might be more in the future.
  • More forums = more job for moderators.
  • And lastly, I just don't see any advantages of having a separate forum.
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Old 2004-03-21, 06:24
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I didn't know that PT's were compatible with the tab submission procedure. =P
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Old 2004-03-21, 07:15
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pt has a much more established community and more produced tabs. why take a chance on guitar sidekick
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The problem with powertab, is it's a complicated program to use. Many people will have a very hard time learning it at first. Thats what I'm here for. To help. I feel that a segregated forum will be absoluely nessacary. Esspecially in the long term. Trust me, it will grow outta control just as the regular tab forum did a year ago. As far as Gtp4 goes, it can rot for all I care... But they could be in the same forum as powertab. I don't like the program. I will however, be happy to take care of any forum needed. I'm more concern with how much work you'd have to do Nomad. That I understand.

Another problem with one forum is it will get WAY too disorganized and confusing. I'm also concerned with the archieving of these new tabs. Shouldn't there be a way to veiw ONLY powertabs or gtp or even plain text for that matter?
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Old 2004-03-21, 13:44
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The problem with powertab, is it's a complicated program to use. Many people will have a very hard time learning it at first. Thats what I'm here for. To help. I feel that a segregated forum will be absoluely nessacary. Esspecially in the long term. Trust me, it will grow outta control just as the regular tab forum did a year ago. As far as Gtp4 goes, it can rot for all I care... But they could be in the same forum as powertab. I don't like the program. I will however, be happy to take care of any forum needed. I'm more concern with how much work you'd have to do Nomad. That I understand.

Another problem with one forum is it will get WAY too disorganized and confusing. I'm also concerned with the archieving of these new tabs. Shouldn't there be a way to veiw ONLY powertabs or gtp or even plain text for that matter?

OK, I see you point.

What about this then: I could create a new forum for PT (and GP) learning questions. In the future it can grow to something like Gear Talk with heaps of useful PT information.

I still want to have one forum for pending tabs, it's easier to track new submissions if they are all in one place.
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Old 2004-03-21, 13:52
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Just to clarify the new submission procedure.

In the past tabs were submitted in the Tab Posting forum, and then processed manually (which involved a lot of copy/paste from the forum to a special MetalTabs admin page).

Now the tabs are submitted from the submission form. The code behind it:

1. adds the tab information to a special database table.
2. creates a new thread in the Pending Tabs forum.

Because all necessary information is already in the database (tab type, band, song, etc), it's very easy now to archive the tab (I have admin scripts to simplify the process).

Just thoght it's useful for you to know what's behind the scenes
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I think that will work just fine. Will there be a way to veiw all "archived" powertabs/gtp4 in one place on the home page?
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Old 2004-03-21, 15:23
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I think that will work just fine.

Great! I'm going to create the forum in a sec...
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Will there be a way to veiw all "archived" powertabs/gtp4 in one place on the home page?

No, but in the band listing one can see how many tabs there are per band per tab type. Any suggestions on how to organize this are welcome!
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I think the new forum will clear up most of the problems. I just worry that most people won't understand that you need to download software to veiw the powertabs. Furthermore, it will be like looking for a needle in a hay stack trying to browse for powertabs specifically. I don't know... I will be interesting to see how this all works out.

I'll tell you what though. This is going to be without a shadow of a doubt, the best fucking tablature website on the net!
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Old 2004-03-21, 16:29
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James, you rule! Just archived your 50 power tabs

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I think the new forum will clear up most of the problems. I just worry that most people won't understand that you need to download software to veiw the powertabs. Furthermore, it will be like looking for a needle in a hay stack trying to browse for powertabs specifically. I don't know... I will be interesting to see how this all works out.

I will add a link to PT website on the tab page. As to browsing the power tabs, I can adapt the search engine to search by tab type.

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I'll tell you what though. This is going to be without a shadow of a doubt, the best fucking tablature website on the net!

I will have one to that
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I'll tell you what though. This is going to be without a shadow of a doubt, the best fucking tablature website on the net!

What are you talking about? It already is.
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