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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. Also Bridcutt. Rhodes and George Boyd on bench.
  2. I'd be interested to know as well, and would be interested in any think tank. Do the current owners actually want to keep the site alive, or get rid of it completely? Would they be willing to transfer ownership (domain names/management/IP etc). If a rescue package/new solution could be found, what would the current owners be willing to bring to the table? I am 100% sure that £300 could be found from a few willing donations to keep it running for a few months, until a longer term solution can be found. But what are the owners willing to do?
  3. Nah, TAMB killed itself.
  4. Those could be overcome with a bit of thought. I'd pay £50 a month to be a moderator on here, but that would probably mean there would be nobody left after a few weeks. On a more serious note, I think the Sunshine Appeal might suffer because of TAMB's closure.
  5. 30x £10 per monthly direct debits would keep the place alive. But would anybody pay that now that TAMB has been allowed to decline so badly?
  6. Think I'll go try Pie and Bovril
  7. So back of a fag packet calculations: Allocation: 1230 10-8 points: 944 10-7 points: 1525 So, 286 tickets left for 7 pointers (if all 10-8's take theirs). There are 581 seven pointers. Points Table (Nov 2016)
  8. He's currently in the bar (formally known as the Horn bar) in the old town - vaping outside.
  9. Episode 7 - cracking!!
  10. My mate called SSC and we had been selected for pickup. What happened to the email informing him of that fact remains a mystery...
  11. Aye there is an issue somewhere. Calls to be made on Monday.
  12. Has anybody received their tickets? We don't have ours yet. With a bank holiday Monday, and a lot of people travelling on Thursday, it just leaves 2 days for post.
  13. That is the thing, there is no book for what is currently on TV. The last book(s) have not been written/published by George RR Martin yet - apparently he gave his plans to HBO producers to complete the TV series.
  14. Yup, another plot hole. The more I think about this episode, the more peeved off I am about it. Lazy writing - I just feel the writers wanted GoT out the door so they can focus on new money generating Spin-off or something.