Ugh, the idea of tabs being monetized on this site makes me want to puke. I think everyone else has made all the main points on that front.
I know as a general convenience feature, being able to download all the tabs in my favorites would be great. Having a search function for your favorites would be good too. In general the search function could stand to be improved.
I’m really not keen on the idea of “modernizing”. If you look at most major websites that modernize, it almost invariably makes them worse. And, meaning no offense to anyone, I think the “modernization” effort made on GT just fractured the site further and made it less intuitive to use.
I think the gametabs site is perfectly functional in its essence, and that the time/effort could be better spent elsewhere, like in adding features.
I think people being able to share their favorites, or even custom “lists” would be great. Like, here are my favorite bossa nova style tabs, here are my favorite low/high difficulty tabs, etc.
This could feed into regular discussions or workshops - for example, helping people master the techniques used in bossa nova type pieces, or helping people play at speed, etc.
Having regular or semi-regular group calls could be cool too - discussing techniques, helping people learn, talking about the creative process, sharing music that would be good to tab, etc.
Having people be able to earn accolades would be cool, not sure if that’s already a feature. For example, milestones around number of tabs created, number of 5 star reviews or page views, number of favorites, etc.
Tabbing “challenges” would be cool - for example, to see who can do the best job tabbing out an unconventional piece, or who can release a complete tab first…of course, that would entirely be up to the creators.
You could also maybe have a sidebar showing thumbnails for uploaded videos (so long as it was unobtrusive), or “hot tabs this week”, things like that.