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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. Well done the Supporters Club! That's more like it! Keep it up...
  2. Farewell TAMB. You served a decent purpose - as others have said Travel Info was always surprisingly useful and Anything Goes came into its own during the indyref. There's no obvious substitute for folk to use once you go. Thanks to all the Moderators and Administrators that kept it going for this long.
  3. Oooft, careful! Parklife will be after you! Man, you really are bored aren't you? That's an example of the price being DEBATABLE. On one side of the DEBATE you have the answers to these questions "What was the price on the ticket that featured in the photo?" and "How much was the season ticket in the most popular section of the ground and how many games does that cover?" On the other side of the DEBATE you've got the answers to these questions "What was the cheapest walk-up price for Monday's game?" and "How much is the cheapest season ticket?" Anyway, the point is that the ticket prices for the North Stand are another example of the SFA doing their utmost to cream maximum coin from the fans. The SFA have shown less and less fan centered approach and Monday night's twitter performance from Regan showed that he'd rather have a pop at a paying fan than reflect on why both attendances AND season ticket sales are falling. Poor show and not an isolated incident. Looking forward to Parklife cutting another excerpt from my post in order to debate a point, that according to him, isn't debatable...
  4. I didn't argue that they were, I argued that was debatable. And I'm not the one who's complaining about being bored.
  5. Focus on what Regan is and isn't saying. You'll be less bored and more relevant.
  6. When the sun sets, the sky has been known to turn red... This sounds like a debate to me. I'm aware that different matches were priced differently and that the average price per ticket was £36 - I've already shown that I've grasped that simple concept. Div didn't have a go at Regan, Regan responded to Div's tweet. And whether Div used "misinformation" is ... debatable. The pricing structure is indeed wrong and Div raised the issue. The fact that he simplified his argument (this is twitter after all) by quoting the price on his ticket is significantly missing the point - something you and Regan have in common. Great, let's critice fellow fans rather than the CEO who is actually accountable. Attendances at Scotland Hone Games aren't in a healthy state my friend.
  7. Regan's the CEO of the SFA. Div's a paying punter - a season ticket holder. Div complains about the pricing of Scotland home games and the lack of folk at games to no one in particular. Regan weighs in - rather than thinking "why is a season ticket holder unhappy and feeling undervalued?" You might not want to critisize Regan for that, but I'm happy too. It's not debatable at all - yet here we are debating it. You've said yerself the 5 matches cost £180. According to my calculator that works out at £36 a match. And that's a package meant to reward supporters to committing to games up front? My issue is Regan! Note my signature! Regan didn't reflect on what a punter was saying or take into consideration that no home game sold out this campaign, including a Saturday fixture against England, plus the fact that season tickets sales are down compared to the previous campaign. A CEO shouldn't be publicly chastising a paying punter who complains that the pricing structure isn't competitive enough to entice other folk to go the game.
  8. And yet Div's ticket clearly says £36.00 The fact that cheaper tickets were also available for that particular game misses the wider point that the SFA pricing policy overall simply isn't competitive. Too much ill will has been created by the SFA so more and more folk have been staying away from games. Overall, its not an enticing package - the England game (did it even sell out?) was massively inflated which meant that if you did buy the season ticket for the North Stand then Monday night's games skinned you £36. We haven't qualified for donkeys, games are rarely on Saturdays - if anything SFA should be paying folk to turn up and watch us play Malta on a Monday night. Regan should be spending his time working out how to get more punters into these matches (alongside halting the general decline of the Scottish game) - not snapping at one of the guys who has actually shelled out for a season ticket in order to correct a debatable factual inaccuracy.
  9. Div's original tweet wasn't addressed to Stewart Regan though, it wasn't even addressed to the SFA, in fact it wasn't addressed to anyone - but Regan felt the need to weigh in and respond. Like a blowhard in a pub overhearing a conversation at an adjacent table. Div was able to tweet a photie of his ticket, complete with price. Which meant Regan had to then clarify the full pricing policy including season tickets - which didn't come across well on twitter.
  10. On this ocassion you might be right but the SSC's ability to negotiate has been diminished in recent years - Slovakia last year was nowhere near sold out but the SSC were unable to get any extra than was initially offered. Plus as captain said we're getting less than they gave England. Level of service in general from the SSC has seen a steady decline year-on-year.
  11. Pie and Bovril and Stewart Regan in Twitter spat over ticket prices.
  12. Scottish Tories voted for Davidson not May Scottish Labour voted for Corbyn not Dugdale Discuss...
  13. There are 2 Labours Scottish Labour and Labour Corbyn was in Glasgow on election day, Dugdale was in Edinburgh. Which Labour won Rutherglen?
  14. Because it wants to. And safer seats make it easier to execute.
  15. Including the current group...