1 or 2 new subforums for touchguitars and extended range basses

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  1. ixlramp

    ixlramp SS.org Regular

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    The touchguitar (2 hand tapping instruments) and extended range bass communities now do not have any forums outside Facebook. Facebook groups are now completely blocked for those not signed up to Facebook.
    The 'tappistry org' forum has just been shut down by the admin, which was the last touchguitar forum.

    I feel we should encourage these communities to join sevenstring org, as it is the most suitable place for multistringed guitar-like instruments.
    I feel we should provide a place outside of FB to stop these communities being swallowed up, like many others have been, into the FB black hole content-monopoly.

    Guitar has 3 subforums but bass guitar only 1.
    2 new subforums may be excessive for what will be somewhat low volume posting, if so i suggest 1.
    I realise that both of these communities are already welcome to post in the 'bass guitar discussion' subforum, but actually mentioning these 2 instrument types in a subforum title will be far more encouraging. It is currently not obvious that touchguitar discussion is allowed in 'bass guitar discussion'.

    If added i will post everywhere i can to encourage people to participate. Tappistry org was fairly active recently and those people (including me) are now looking for somewhere to go.
     
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    Bring the content, and perhaps, if there is genuine interest, new subs will be created.

    That's how new subs have been created most recently, such as the Luthiery sub.

    :2c:

    Talk to Alex.
     
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  3. ixlramp

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    Thanks for the consideration. I'll recommend this forum to some people.
    Keep in mind though, that having subforums for these instruments will encourage new members from those communities, and cause more content to appear, so asking for content first might be rather self-defeating.

    2 new subforums would be a lot, so i'm suggesting only 1, perhaps titled something like:
    "2 hand tapping instruments and extended range basses"
    ERB would be 7+ strings.
    ERBs are often tapped so it's all closely related.
     
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    Hmmm actually, i wondering if it would be better for ERB to go in the existing bass section, with an edited title to include ERB. Then a have a dedicated touchguitar section. ERB is closer to bass than touchguitar.
     
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    "Oh, you play an 8 string bass with strings down to G#00?! Pfft, why don't you just play ba--- Er, I mean, why don't you play a... uh... uh...."

    I'd be into a ERB sub. But, honestly, I personally assume that the "bass" section on here is ERB anyway. If someone's a conservative 4 string player, my guess is they're on TB, or some other bass forum, not SSO.
     
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    Oddly enough the tappistry forum has just gone back up under a new admin http://www.tappistry.org/
    So now i guess it would be best to wait for significant touchguitar content before adding a separate touchguitar section.
     

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