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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. Final score 5-5 4 red cards 3 illicit banners 2 pitch invasions and an orgy of tribal bigotry
  2. each to their own and all that but I also fail to see the point of buying a personalised plate. I can only assume they do it to try to promote an image of wealth or status? The mis spaced ones or using screws to modify the letters/numbers is the mark of a bawbag.
  3. i had PSG win and over 3.5 goals. Kerching.
  4. yon PSG keeper sounds a right tit
  5. oh dear, 0-3 down after 40 mins and now a 1 man pitch invasion. Not looking good for the celts
  6. or is this a Baldrick style cunning plan to generate interest by threatening to close it? Like BBC6 music or salad cream ?
  7. Sat morning, still in bed. Transworld Sport and then Football Italia. Happy days
  8. also does this mean I now need to join facebook, twitter and snapchat ?
  9. The dedicated server is also older equipment and no longer maintainable Any more detail on this? I'm genuinely interested as my day job is configuring and testing pre-owned IT hardware.
  10. Not owned one myself but a few friends have. Neighbour retired and spent a fortune on one. It was brand new.Used it for 2 summers and then got rid. I asked him about it and he said the hassle of having this huge thing parked on his driveway plus the costs and hassle associated with something that spent the majority of it's time parked up. Battery had to go on a trickle charger for example. Friend got one a bit smaller - VW T4 i think. The problem was every time they used it, it generated so much condensation it was always damp and smelly. Have you used one before? I'd try renting on first to see how you get on.
  11. ROS 1 - 2 RAN https://streamable.com/skshi
  12. D'oh https://streamable.com/kw1ba
  13. ROS 0 - 1 RAN Gooooooooooooaall Glasgow https://streamable.com/n1duy
  14. spotted this Please note there will be no updates this afternoon as the media team are at @Creamfields. Apologies #BRFC https://twitter.com/OfficialBRFC/status/901429962951061505
  15. Hibs, Hibs'ing it again.