I just closed a thread requesting tabs for a song. Apparently, it got sidetracked into a Pro/Anti Tab debate. Again. Please note: There's no rule that states that TalkBass members are not allowed to use, request, provide or exchange tabs. Consequently, they're entitled to receive the information they seek without having to get into a debate on the legitimacy of tab as a learning tool every time. Most of the people seeking tabs are young and inexperienced, not to mention poorly prepared to even understand the opposing viewpoint. Hardly a fair fight in my book. I know many of you mean well, but being supportive rather than critical will not hurt. Not everyone who comes here wants to become a pro. The pros can (and should) help the hobbyists, providing encouragement and alternatives, but ultimately the amateurs will have to come to grips with the necessities of the job on their own if and when they choose to turn pro. You don't have to put tab down to encourage reading of standard notation. Let amateurs be amateurs! To the Newbies: Tab threads should be posted in General Instruction. That's where I'll move any thread requesting tabs from now on. My guidelines apply to the Miscellaneous Forum only.