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About the sale of the site

archard

Joined: Jan 11 2007

So there has been some fervor about my previous comment that I am selling the site and I would like to explain a little further.

First I must say that I'm not handing it over to any big corporate entity like Google. I'm selling it to a young chap from the UK named Ash who is both an experienced computer programming and has experience running a guitar tablature website. Said website unfortunately fell victim to legality issues some years ago and was forced to go down. From my conversations with him, I know that he has an understanding and respect for what this site is all about and I'm confident that it's not going to turn into a shithole. As a matter of fact, I really expect everything to be business as usual around here once Ash takes over. I'm still going to remain an admin, actually; he will simply have the ultimate say in how everything is run.

Ash is a bro. Don't worry about it. I still love you guys. I just don't have time to do ANYTHING with the site anymore, and I would hate for there to be some issue with the site that needed my attention when I couldn't be there. And I think there are many ways in which the site could be improved, but I certainly don't have any time to put into that anymore. I don't want you guys to think of it as me leaving. Think of it like when Bill Gates left Microsoft. He was still sorta the boss in many ways, but he relinquished his role as CEO because he had other aspirations. This site was a huge part of my life for a long time, and in many ways it got me to the point where I am today. But I have other fish to fry now and it would make no sense IMO for me to stay on the site in my current capacity.

Long live archard! So, will

hslesperance

Location: Walpole, MA

Joined: Aug 10 2008

Long live archard!

So, will this Ash(ha, listening to pokemon music right now) be taking over sometime soon?

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My Original Songs - https://soundcloud.com/hslesperance

farewell, favorite adming

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

farewell, favorite adming ever.
godspeed.

Don't worry Archard, I'll

SalemJenet

Joined: Sep 22 2011

Don't worry Archard, I'll take care of gametabs as well.

Re: Don't worry Archard, I'll

Ranulf

I will not join your gametabs.

Joined: Oct 15 2009

lol such reassurance

Re: Don't worry Archard, I'll

Hakoria

Laon King

Location: gmt+1

Joined: Apr 03 2011

SalemJenet said

Don't worry Archard, I'll take care of gametabs as well.

I rest my future upon your hands <:

I for one welcome our new

karathrow

Joined: Oct 26 2010

I for one welcome our new British overlords.

Re: I for one welcome our new

natenmn

I haven't had a chance to trim my hedges recently. Thanks for visiting anyway...

Location: United States

Joined: Jul 17 2009

karathrow said

I for one welcome our new British overlords.

It's their rightful return to power.

Lobstacoats4lyfe!

Greetings humans

Ash

Joined: Dec 10 2011

Hey everyone, I thought it would be a good time to introduce myself. The first thing I really want to say is that I'm not going to come into your house and start messing shit up. This is and will always be your community and I look forward to becoming a part of it.

I kinda have mixed feelings about taking over from Archard. Like I said, I'm really looking forward to being involved in this awesome community that he's been so integral in building. On the other hand, I know what it's like to have to leave a project like this and so I'm not really enjoying being a part of that. However, as Archard said, he doesn't have the time any more. Even though we're not saying goodbye to him, I'm sure you'll join me in wishing him the very best in the ridiculous stuff he's getting up to in his life right now. Honestly, I'm a little jealous of him.

As Archard said, I know my stuff when it comes to software and I have some experience with this type of site, but it's going to take me a little while to find my footing over here. I look forward to getting to know you all and would be super appreciative if the mods could help show me the ropes. First and foremost, I just want to see a nice clean transition of the site and then get to know you all and understand the community a bit better. In time, I want to work with you and try to bring about any positive changes we can to help ensure that this is the best site it can be.

Finally, I'm not going to bullshit you. I don't do bullshit. I bought the site from Archard and giving him the cash to help him achieve his dreams is something that is giving me satisfaction in a very difficult time in my life. My mother passed away two weeks ago. I don't want any sympathy or anything. You didn't know her and you don't know me yet either. I just wanted to explain that it might take me a little while before I can be as productive as I'd like to be, so please bare with me. The timing of everything is just really bad right now. But anyway, as I was saying! I've been looking to buy a site for a while now in the hope that (after owning it for a few years) it would start to make me a little money. Archard is just trying to do his best in life, and so am I. In fact, I'd love to be doing the exact stuff he's doing right now and trying my best to make a little extra cash is all part of that. I'm just super grateful that I happened to find gametabs - only two weeks before we started talking, I was telling my friends that I miss running my tab site from way back in the day. So this really could work out well for all of us.

If you have any questions, comments or would just like to say hey, I'd love to hear from you. I was wondering how long it would take for the US-UK banter to start but I can see that's already happened :)

Thanks,

Ash

Welcome to GT :-)

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Welcome to GT :-)

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Auriplane!!

Thanks auriplane :)

Ash

Joined: Dec 10 2011

Thanks auriplane :)

Re: Greetings humans

Hakoria

Laon King

Location: gmt+1

Joined: Apr 03 2011

'soup

Ash said

I don't want any sympathy or anything. You didn't know her and you don't know me yet either. I just wanted to explain that it might take me a little while before I can be as productive as I'd like to be, so please bare with me. The timing of everything is just really bad right now.

http://www.gametabs.net/forum/topic/14477
You're invited to be depressing about what's been going on in your life there. I've heard it strengthens bonds between people so even if it might not be the typical style of introduction (this one was fine, just superficial in the sense that we still don't know much about you besides the fact you're brit and inspired to do well with us which we'll hope to be true; but hey! I never got to know much about archard besides the fact he lives (well, 'lived' soon, maybe) in a desert and that he took a pic of Rex's ass in Paris, so dw) it could always help out if you wanted some suggestions as to figuring out "what will be best for them and myself at once".

You've said you've had stuff going on lately though, so it's not like I'm actually asking you to be in a rush btw, these are long-run stuff that tend to work (noticed by observation) and are always brought up in community/group psychology too. if it was obvious then don't mind this and just care about the 'soup at the start.

I abuse parentheses and make them my bitch the longer my posts get btw, so don't mind that.
Oh right, hope you'll enjoy being here etcetc!

Welcome Ash. ^o^ Don't worry,

SalemJenet

Joined: Sep 22 2011

Welcome Ash. ^o^
Don't worry, the community will help you in anything you need, It's really friendly.

Re: Greetings humans

Ash

Joined: Dec 10 2011

Hakoria said

'soup

You've said you've had stuff going on lately though, so it's not like I'm actually asking you to be in a rush btw, these are long-run stuff that tend to work (noticed by observation) and are always brought up in community/group psychology too. if it was obvious then don't mind this and just care about the 'soup at the start.

No no, you're totally right. I'll add something a little more personal to that thread.

archard, i barely knew ye,

wayfaerer

"Embrace your dreams."

Location: The Lifestream

Joined: Apr 03 2011

archard, i barely knew ye, but your site left a huge impact in my life, and im nto just syaing that. some of the tabs presented on this site not only helped in inspiration, but a few months ago i went through a very tough time in life (see "what are you doing with your life"), and some of the tabs posted here, particularly radical dreamers, aeriths theme, and tifas theme, as well as terra from FFVI helped me through that, as it weird as it may seem. i have a very deep respect for every contributing force in this community, and i thank you archard, and the rest of you, for being awesome people, and friends, despite never having met.

also ash, i welcome you, i am merely a regular poster in threads, with only 2 tabs under my belt, but i extend my hand in a firm handshake to welcome you here as a friend, i am glad the site is handed over to a good dude.

there, my spiel is done.

greetings and welcome!

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"i seem to be find a lot that apparently dont contain the .exe actually" -Anonymous

"Has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to look more like?" -Pherioxus

I'm just glad the site is

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

I'm just glad the site is still in the hands of the letter A. It just wouldn't feel the same if Zsh were in charge.

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Auriplane!!

could be worse, could be

wayfaerer

"Embrace your dreams."

Location: The Lifestream

Joined: Apr 03 2011

could be worse, could be Psh.

or gods forbid Csh. at least we can pronounce the others :/

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"i seem to be find a lot that apparently dont contain the .exe actually" -Anonymous

"Has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to look more like?" -Pherioxus

Question--does this site

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

Question--does this site generate revenue currently? I wasn't aware of it!

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And then I realized that the chord progression from Chrono Cross's Another World is the same progression as the chorus from Peace of Mind by Boston, and life was never quite the same.

lolz

Ash

Joined: Dec 10 2011

Are you guys making jokes about UNIX shells? If so, this is my favourite place and I love you forever. If not, I'm a sad, lonely nerd.

Re: lolz

wayfaerer

"Embrace your dreams."

Location: The Lifestream

Joined: Apr 03 2011

Ash said

Are you guys making jokes about UNIX shells? If so, this is my favourite place and I love you forever. If not, I'm a sad, lonely nerd.

you might be sad, but far from alone.

*honorific nod*

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"i seem to be find a lot that apparently dont contain the .exe actually" -Anonymous

"Has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to look more like?" -Pherioxus

Haha, yeah. Though I forgot

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Haha, yeah. Though I forgot psh existed.

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Auriplane!!

hes out there somewhere. that

wayfaerer

"Embrace your dreams."

Location: The Lifestream

Joined: Apr 03 2011

hes out there somewhere.

that feeling of being watched while online? always that hidden psh. hes an elusive one. but heres there, just like that beard under the fist under the beard of chuck norris

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"i seem to be find a lot that apparently dont contain the .exe actually" -Anonymous

"Has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to look more like?" -Pherioxus

Well, maybe for small values

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Well, maybe for small values of "you guys".

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Auriplane!!

Welcome to your soon to be

natenmn

I haven't had a chance to trim my hedges recently. Thanks for visiting anyway...

Location: United States

Joined: Jul 17 2009

Welcome to your soon to be new playground, Ash! You don't sound like the fire-breathing, ad-crazy, corporate meanie that I originally envisioned. However, I don't know if I can deal with a fan of Unix.

Hello ash welcome to

surreal

Eric: tank,godlike

Location: Arizona

Joined: Jan 04 2009

Hello ash welcome to Gametabs.

I'm one of the supermods, the laziest of all the supermads to be quite accurate.

surreal is Eric, and he's the

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

surreal is Eric, and he's the super mod in charge of posting Earthbound tabs, and in charge of all other Earthbound- and Mother-related activities.

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Auriplane!!

Think you could set up a bug

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Think you could set up a bug tracker? It might not get a lot of use, but it'd make it a little easier to keep track of things.

If not, I guess we could make a thread, or some such. Whatever you think is easiest.

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Auriplane!!

Re: archard, i barely knew ye,

archard

Joined: Jan 11 2007

wayfaerer said

archard, i barely knew ye, but your site left a huge impact in my life, and im nto just syaing that. some of the tabs presented on this site not only helped in inspiration, but a few months ago i went through a very tough time in life (see "what are you doing with your life"), and some of the tabs posted here, particularly radical dreamers, aeriths theme, and tifas theme, as well as terra from FFVI helped me through that, as it weird as it may seem. i have a very deep respect for every contributing force in this community, and i thank you archard, and the rest of you, for being awesome people, and friends, despite never having met.

also ash, i welcome you, i am merely a regular poster in threads, with only 2 tabs under my belt, but i extend my hand in a firm handshake to welcome you here as a friend, i am glad the site is handed over to a good dude.

there, my spiel is done.

greetings and welcome!

It doesn't seem weird to me. It actually seems appropriate to me as this site is in so many ways an embodiment my own triumphs over personal struggles I've had through the years. It makes sense to me that it would rub off on you in that way. <3

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DANG

You've already accomplished

Kabukibear

Happy Strumming!

Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Joined: Mar 22 2007

You've already accomplished something that has changed the lives of so many people for the better.
I wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors. Godspeed, good sir, we're all behind you.

Welcome to our new Lord &

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Welcome to our new Lord & Master "/kneel"

Ash, as we are musiciens and (ex)gamers (damned social life !), that would be interesting to know which are you favorit games, OST and bands =)

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I do VGM covers and stuff at https://www.youtube.com/c/hashel

hello i have the power to

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

hello
i have the power to upload tabs but i generally only upload my own
i like to make tabs

welcome Ash! =D and good luck

Max_depa

Location: Italy

Joined: Feb 11 2010

welcome Ash! =D
and good luck Arch for your life^^

Arch!! How could you do such

Joined: Dec 31 1969

Arch!! How could you do such a thing?!? I'mma miss you bro, but good luck with everything :) And Ash, welcome! I'm sure you'll take great care of this site, just like Arch did :) I can't wait to see some cool improvements to this site once your ready!

Welcome Ash! I don't dislike

BacardiBreezer

My life is a chip in your pile. Ante up!

Location: NE Ohio

Joined: Aug 16 2010

Welcome Ash! I don't dislike someone until they give me a reason so you're cool with me :) Sad to see you go, Arch but glad you will still kinda be around.

WHO'S TAKING OVER?!

zen03y

CATFOOD

Location: Lynn, MA

Joined: Jun 20 2009

Who's....taking over..Gametabs....? A BRITISH DUDE!?
I HATE British people. THAT'S IT. I RAGE QUIT.

Welcome to the place where this guy will never get along with you. I hope you'll like to argue with me, sweetie! 'Cause we gunna have fun. <3 ^.^

PS Auriplane is a female snailophile. This is what she forgot to do (express her love of snails and give you one for a welcoming gift)

[email protected]__V

Haha aw. [email protected]__v

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Haha aw. [email protected]__v

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Auriplane!!

Rigggghhhtttt

Ash

Joined: Dec 10 2011

OK, so suddenly Snailiad makes sense...Hey, if it helps, I hate British people too.

Also, traditionally changes

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Also, traditionally changes have been made to the live site, breaking it then fixing it as Archard goes ;-) One of my old suggestions was to set up a test site to hack on, then deploy to the live site when it's working.

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Auriplane!!

Ash what are some of your

SalemJenet

Joined: Sep 22 2011

Ash what are some of your expectations for the site?

Re: Welcome to our new Lord &

Ash

Joined: Dec 10 2011

hashel said

Welcome to our new Lord & Master "/kneel"

Ash, as we are musiciens and (ex)gamers (damned social life !), that would be interesting to know which are you favorit games, OST and bands =)

Hey, hashel. Like you, I'm feeling the pressures of social and professional life etc. I play drums, guitar and keyboard although nowadays, I play them badly with the possible exception of drums. Times have changed and I've converted my studio into an office, but I can't bring myself to sell all my recording gear because of the memories and the feeling that "I might use it one day...honest...". Even though I don't have much time for playing, I can't stop myself from writing if the mood captures me.

Again, not having much time affects the games I play. I tend to only play stuff I can easily pick up and put down - stuff like MW3. My favourite game of all time is Final Fantasy VII. I haven't found a game that emotionally capturing since. In fact, I stopped playing games for a long time because nothing was quite the same to me. Whenever I try to play RPGs nowadays, I usually get a third of the way through and then something else comes up in life and I lose the 'mood' if you know what I mean.

In general, my favourite band is probably Muse. My brain doesn't work in a visual way, I'm very 'auditory' when it comes to thinking. I spend a lot of time thinking and working on projects so again that's shaped my tastes. I spend a lot of time listening to instrumental music because vocals are such a massive distraction to me if I'm busy. So I'm usually found listening to stuff like Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai, Bonobo and Boards of Canada. I love TV and movie soundtracks, particularly if they're electronic or orchestral. Battlestar Galactica, Inception, Tron etc. I frakin' love me some strings. So in terms of game soundtracks, I'm most addicted the Assassin's Creed OSTs.

So there we go. Now you probably have some (new, non-xenophobic) reasons to hate me :)

We will all forgive you if

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

We will all forgive you if you show us your musicien's skills in a FF7 cover :p

Do you enjoy Pink Floyd ? :$

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I do VGM covers and stuff at https://www.youtube.com/c/hashel

I have a set of instrumental

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

I have a set of instrumental music I tend to listen to when I'm coding, repetitive enough to keep from distracting me from working, interesting enough that I don't get fed up when it repeats, and energetic enough (hopefully!) to keep me going.

I like this, lately:

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Auriplane!!

ash can only be accepted as

Lemoncobbler

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Location: SoCal

Joined: Dec 22 2010

ash can only be accepted as the true leader of gametabs when he has beaten snailiad three times over

also, Hi ash! i'm lemon. I love bonobo too!

Sorry Salem, I missed your

Ash

Joined: Dec 10 2011

Sorry Salem, I missed your comment. Expectations...hmm. That's a difficult question. I don't really have any expectations. My first goal is really to just not break anything while I gain a better understanding of the community and and software. Ideally, I would like to grow it while maintaining the rich community that you already have here, but I really want it to be up to you guys to decide how the site progresses from here. I'd prefer to be thought of more as a building superintendent than some boss who is just going to control things.
There are already a bunch of positive suggestions on the forum and that's great. I'll be setting up a bug tracking/feature request thing and then I'd like to gauge everyone's thoughts on the ideas that people have been raising. I want to make sure I'm always focusing on the things that will improve the site the most.

well welcome aboard Ash, I'm

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

well welcome aboard Ash, I'm StrangeJam, kinda old 4th generation gametabber(I made that up. but actually and coming to think of it, I think I indeed am a 4th gen user lolol) I'm an electric guitarist, programmer and sometimes tabber. also I opened up an irc for the site with archard's blessing a while ago, most of us hang out there, might be cool if you dropped by sometime, but I hope timezones won't be an issue lol. I used to a have a ton of recordings but I closed my channel recently. I guess you can still listen to some of my stuff with the links in my siggy. welcome aboard new Admin!

I would absolutely love to

Kain

What is... Gee-taar?

Location: Tennessee

Joined: Mar 13 2009

I would absolutely love to have something productive (or even interesting) to say other than welcome aboard, but I'm too emotionally devastated by the semi-loss of Archard.

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One word: Thundercougarfalconbird

Re: well welcome aboard Ash, I'm

wayfaerer

"Embrace your dreams."

Location: The Lifestream

Joined: Apr 03 2011

StrangeJam said

well welcome aboard Ash, I'm StrangeJam, kinda old 4th generation gametabber(I made that up. but actually and coming to think of it, I think I indeed am a 4th gen user lolol) I'm an electric guitarist, programmer and sometimes tabber. also I opened up an irc for the site with archard's blessing a while ago, most of us hang out there, might be cool if you dropped by sometime, but I hope timezones won't be an issue lol. I used to a have a ton of recordings but I closed my channel recently. I guess you can still listen to some of my stuff with the links in my siggy. welcome aboard new Admin!

hey strangejam, how do i go about dropping on IRC anyways? i havent the slightest idea how :/

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"i seem to be find a lot that apparently dont contain the .exe actually" -Anonymous

"Has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to look more like?" -Pherioxus

Re: well welcome aboard Ash, I'm

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

wayfaerer said

StrangeJam said

well welcome aboard Ash, I'm StrangeJam, kinda old 4th generation gametabber(I made that up. but actually and coming to think of it, I think I indeed am a 4th gen user lolol) I'm an electric guitarist, programmer and sometimes tabber. also I opened up an irc for the site with archard's blessing a while ago, most of us hang out there, might be cool if you dropped by sometime, but I hope timezones won't be an issue lol. I used to a have a ton of recordings but I closed my channel recently. I guess you can still listen to some of my stuff with the links in my siggy. welcome aboard new Admin!

hey strangejam, how do i go about dropping on IRC anyways? i havent the slightest idea how :/

the fastest way is to go to the main forum page, on the top right corner there's a butotn which says IRC, that will connect you automatically!

guys what the fuck is irc?

Lemoncobbler

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Location: SoCal

Joined: Dec 22 2010

guys what the fuck is irc?

Re: I have a set of instrumental

wayfaerer

"Embrace your dreams."

Location: The Lifestream

Joined: Apr 03 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObTDvMUMgr4

enjoy. think CT/CC melodies mixed with new age instrumental. the acoustic section in the middle is godlike.

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"i seem to be find a lot that apparently dont contain the .exe actually" -Anonymous

"Has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to look more like?" -Pherioxus

Re: well welcome aboard Ash, I'm

wayfaerer

"Embrace your dreams."

Location: The Lifestream

Joined: Apr 03 2011

StrangeJam said

wayfaerer said

StrangeJam said

well welcome aboard Ash, I'm StrangeJam, kinda old 4th generation gametabber(I made that up. but actually and coming to think of it, I think I indeed am a 4th gen user lolol) I'm an electric guitarist, programmer and sometimes tabber. also I opened up an irc for the site with archard's blessing a while ago, most of us hang out there, might be cool if you dropped by sometime, but I hope timezones won't be an issue lol. I used to a have a ton of recordings but I closed my channel recently. I guess you can still listen to some of my stuff with the links in my siggy. welcome aboard new Admin!

hey strangejam, how do i go about dropping on IRC anyways? i havent the slightest idea how :/

the fastest way is to go to the main forum page, on the top right corner there's a butotn which says IRC, that will connect you automatically!

ive actually tried that, but everytime i do it tells me "invalid hostname" or some shit.

EDIT: this is what happens when i try it that way: "Closing Link: ircip4.mibbit.com (Invalid client hostname)"

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"i seem to be find a lot that apparently dont contain the .exe actually" -Anonymous

"Has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to look more like?" -Pherioxus