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      TAMB CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT   09/06/2017

      Following diminishing numbers of visitors to TAMB and the subsequent reduction in TAMB income, it is the intention for TAMB to close definitively from 1st November 2017. TAMB can no longer generate enough advertising revenue to cover the costs of around £300/month to pay for the dedicated server that hosts the TAMB software.  The dedicated server is also older equipment and no longer maintainable, so at some point it would be necessary to migrate the TAMB to a new cloud-based platform. This is quite a large job and would take some time to do. We feel it wouldn't be a worthwhile task given the reduction in traffic and usage of TAMB.  It is the opinion of the TAMB Team that the days of messageboards have largely gone, being overtaken by other platforms. Thank you to all users of the TAMB over the years, and we look forward to seeing you on some other online forums in the future. Since announcing the closure, a number of questions have been asked.

      This is not a "boot in the arse" to Board members to increase traffic.

      It’s worth pointing out to any people wanting to take on the TAMB that they will quickly outstrip any “free” message board system. That’s what happened with the pre-2003 TAMB and also happened during the “current TAMB” in 2003 – 2004. 
      It’s all about the number of concurrent users online. At a point yesterday there were about 150 users online – Invision would be charging $130 per month for that. (https://invisioncommunity.com/buy)

      We would be prepared to do a handover of the domain names that we currently hold to non-profit making group who seriously wants to organise a new TAMB and has the skills and numbers to do it. This would not include existing software or server. We are especially keen that the platform or the name do not fall into the hands of what we can only call bawbags. We need not mention names, but I'm sure members can think of a few. Any new group would have to start from scratch and give TAMB a complete bottom up ‘makeover’ and make themselves financially viable.   We have a couple of people who are willing to offer advice to any serious players. The TAMB Team
    • Admin4

      Further to the Closure Announcement   09/07/2017

      Since announcing the closure, a number of questions have been asked.

      This is not a "boot in the arse" to Board members to increase traffic.

      It’s worth pointing out to any people wanting to take on the TAMB that they will quickly outstrip any “free” message board system. That’s what happened with the pre-2003 TAMB and also happened during the “current TAMB” in 2003 – 2004. hence the "high" cost of keeping the Board going.
      It’s all about the number of concurrent users online. At a point yesterday there were about 150 users online – Invision would be charging $130 per month for that. (https://invisioncommunity.com/buy)

      We would be prepared to do a handover of the domain names that we currently hold to a non-profit making group which seriously wants to organise a new TAMB and has the skills and numbers to do it. This would not include existing software or server. We are especially keen that the platform or the name do not fall into the hands of what we can only call bawbags. We need not mention names, but I'm sure members can think of a few. Any new group would have to start from scratch and give TAMB a complete bottom up ‘makeover’ and make themselves financially viable. We have a couple of people who are willing to offer advice to any serious players. The TAMB Team

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  1. That's the glaciers in the Ross sea that was shown, I want to go there, you can sail round them though into the Weddell sea.
  2. I got picked up by car from Berlin Airport last week (guy with a board and your name) and tipped him 50 Euro by mistake. I thought it was a 10. The boy said it was too much and my traveling companion pointed out the trip had already been paid for... Still thinking it was 10 i magnanimously said "it's no bother" and strolled away. Turned out i dont know my 10 from 50 in Euros.
  3. The concept of a spherical earth predates Christianity with the Antikythera mechanism. It was made before the birth of Jesus and was able to predict the celestial movements, solar eclipses and even the ancient Olympics. The Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx predate monotheism entirely and also have encoded in them scales relating to the spherical nature of the Earth. The fact that the "The precession of the of the equinoxes" is also accounted for showed that not only did they know it was a "sphere" they knew it was wobbling as well. In fact any star-gazing culture always seems to come to the same conclusion for the past 12,000 years, Gobleki Tepe has astronomical charts from 12,500 years ago. Set up with special interest in the Taurids meteor stream, which in a non-moving model wouldn't be a problem. So 12,500 years of human looking up to the sky and counting versus not looking into the sky but at youtube. Hmmm I wonder what is the most likely course of action to get something done?
  4. I know enough about fighting to avoid fights.
  5. I watch loads of it, that doesn't really mean much in a real fight mind you
  6. Aye then get exhausted after 3 punches and get my khunt kicked Sounds a great time.
  7. We have this problem in my grans street. Van, 4x4 and trailer all "have" to be parked outside the home. So much so that they'll try and chase folk away with passive aggressive tactics. Like parking over folks driveways if they park in what they perceive is their space. Telling nurses coming to folk's house(gran's next door neighbour unfortunately has cancer and gets carer in 4-5 times a day) "they can't park there, my mum is disabled and needs the space" even though the mum was parked up and in house. I was coming out my grans house when it happened and had to pull the guy up about it. Pointing out his lies and warning him not to speak to anyone coming into my grans house about where they park. I'd just bring it out in the open.
  8. The guy who made that poster must think we live on button moon considering the scale in that 2nd picture.
  9. Twice, you can control+F and put the word in and it'll match them for you. Other bit is " Catalonia's separatist government is defying a Constitutional Court order to halt the planned 1 October vote, which has been condemned by the Madrid government as illegal. " Obviously just a point of pedantry, but you know the board that could be parlayed into anything.
  10. I'm just glad Chaff posted again, as his previous last post was arguing with me, and i'd feel bad if that was the last one.
  11. A conspiracy is two or more people conniving to do something illegal, i doubt we're anywhere near that.
  12. Oh there you are, you just finished reading all the folk saying how much they enjoyed your contributions over the years?
  13. We can't say who we are cause the baddies will get us for just placidly trying to do our job. Don't get mad at thplinth cause he saw this coming a mile away and predicted the incompetence that would eventually kill the TAMB. I.E. you.
  14. Can you even solve for i, since i doesn't exist but i squared does? Plus the simple euler equation is for a specific value in some Taylor series. I just don't know what i'm doing with this.