There is more that could be expanded on. I know tabs and lessons are two different forums but I would love to see song lessons merged into a forum that makes a bit more sense. I think Rob should consider an overhaul of the forums to make things a little bit easier. Here is how I would do it:
General Guitar Discussion - This forum would have 3 individual subforums, Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars and Technical Support (for things like setups, pickups and various guitar related things that don't have to do with playing). While this may be a bit more annoying to moderate, it puts things into perspectives from a topic standpoint and makes it a little bit more appealing for those who may want to hang out more discussing certain things and not have to worry about the other topics
Bass Guitar Discussion - Keep it the way it is, there is really no reason to change it because there are not a lot of people who use it.
Lessons and Tablature - Again there could be multiple subforums, one I would use would be a User to Student Lessons forum where songs could be submitted to the tab reviewers by the members of this site and we can count them as being lessons and obviously interpretations to avoid legal aspects, maybe make this forum limited to regular members with over 50 posts and block it out until people meet that requirement, it also would regulate the influx of lessons as well so that the review queue would not get flooded. We would also have to rename the Tab Reviewers to Lesson Reviewer or something like that. It could work so long as it is deemed to be lessons and not a method of providing tabs to everyone and it would be safer actually since we would not have to worry about having a massive database of tabs. Taking all the Wikipage, G-T-University and Lesson Discussion stuff and putting it all into one forum that is operated by the reviewers and it gives us control of how much content goes in and what is appropriate would be so much nicer. Right now all that stuff is clustered and confusing, we need to make it more user friendly.
All the other forums can stay the way they are, I just think we need to condense a lot of the tab related stuff into a forum that is controlled by the mods and tab reviewers and use that as a way of projecting lessons to all the users of this site. There should be no requests taken though, just submissions which could lead to a form much like the gear page only it gets sent to one of the tab reviewers.
Edited by AcousticSmash, 20 August 2008 - 01:41 PM.