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New Request System

A new request system was requested probably over a year ago. Well today I finally put it up. Requests should no longer be posted in the forum. Instead you can get to the new Requests system by going to the "Request" link at the top of this page. There you will find a list of requests in order of when a comment was last posted there (you can change the order if you want). By default, this page will only list requests that have not been fulfilled, but you can change that using the drop down form at the top of the page.

The idea of this system is that requests which have not been fulfilled will get more attention than those that have. And it provides a means of keeping track of which requests have been fulfilled and which ones haven't.

When you make a request, you now fill out the name of the song and the name of the game separately. This allows requests to be sorted by song and by game, and potentially be searched by that criteria as well. There is also a box for you to put details regarding the request (info about the song/game for example) and a link to where the music can be heard. I am going to strictly enforce that all requests must have a link to where the music can be heard. It is impossible for someone to make a tab out of something that they can't hear (unless they know the song really well). This will benefit both the requesters and the requestees (is that a word?).

There is a link on the request page that says Mark Request Fulfilled (or Mark Request Unfulfilled if it's already fulfilled). Any registered user can mark a request as fulfilled/unfulfilled, so I am counting on the community to make this system work.

Questions? Comments? Ask away.

Can you make comments on

Can you make comments on requests, like normal posts? So you can ask questions about what kind of tab or whatever and they can respond?

Absolutely. It's just like

Absolutely. It's just like commenting on any other kind of post on this site.

i tried getting a request up

i tried getting a request up and it didn't work + i don't see any other requests up :(

You requested a Top Gear

You requested a Top Gear song. Change the scroll-down box that asks unfulfilled only to False.

Oops I didn't think anyone

Oops I didn't think anyone had submitted requests yet. Isn't the logic there backwards?

Yeah I was confused at first.

Yeah I was confused at first. Archard, you should probably fix that.

Ah crap... sorry guys, I

Ah crap... sorry guys, I fixed it. Hmm that logic is a little funky.

will requests still show up

will requests still show up on tthe sidebar?

Still? They never did, did

Still? They never did, did they?

Well they were forum posts,

Well they were forum posts, so indirectly they did.

Ohh, right, ok. I can put a

Ohh, right, ok. I can put a list of the latest requests somewhere.

ok now the world makes sense

ok now the world makes sense to me, thx archard!

I see right now there are two

I see right now there are two required fields, "Song" and "Game or Anime". Maybe you could add boxes or drop-downs to pick:

1. Style of tab - electric, acoustic, or any?
2. Instrument - guitar, bass, or both?
3. Link to song file

If you require all 3, then a lot more of the requests will be viable I think. For a lot of them, I don't know the answers to 1 or 2, and people are still leaving off the song file.

Plus, if you make these required, then you don't have to go and delete ones that are missing the info, because they won't be able to submit them if they're missing it.

I think that would help a lot with making it easier to take requests. ^-^

Not sure why I didn't think

Not sure why I didn't think to do that before. Something like that will be implemented for sure.