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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. Thanks, this will always be my greatest triumph after the admin disabled the birthday feature
  2. Thanks guys, I hadn't been to an away game for 2 years when I chucked it and the whole thing was pissing me off, it seems daft looking back about getting annoyed at a message board but it was a big part of being in the ta and we were all pretty much committed. I'm sad to hear of and now witness it's demise. As nelly furtado once sang, Flames to dustLovers to friendsWhy do all good things come to an end
  3. Just seen my profile and got pms and warnings from mods, looks like I've not been here for 7 years.
  4. We all do. Mind scotty believed the April fool that a dinosaur had been captured in the jungle to help support his creationism belief, I see its spiralled out of control since then and he thinks that the earth is flat. Sad to hear the place has went to the dogs, it was brilliant and utterly bonkers back in the day.
  5. It's been 5 years I think, seen something on Facebook about the board shutting down and thought I'd look in. It's the same patients walking the halls but the asylum looks very different.
  6. It's fitting that it ends on my birthday.
  7. Chaff you're brilliant

  8. all right Sir James?

  9. banned? nae luck

  10. its cos that flower is called after me - well someone same name as me!

  11. I see the flower thread has inspired your profile pic

  12. F*ck knows why I gave you 5 stars??

  13. I gave you a member rating of 1 star