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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. Just before Tartan week. Would be hilarious seeing the TA taking part in the parade for that
  2. Well done on the EMF marathon guys. I only did the half this year. The route for the full thing is soul destroying when you see everyone heading back the other way. On the subject of doing lots of marathons. We met a couple in budapest when we were en route to the Slovakia game last October who had just done the marathon there. They done over 400! I guess he doesn't need to train though. Just does one every other week.
  3. Finish area was a bit of a farce. Loops at the end weren't great. Enjoyed the first half and running through centre of Stirling. I'm sure they'll make tweaks to improve it. Anyone doing EMF this weekend?
  4. Niagara is a shitehole. Niagara on the lake is nice but not sure I'd want two nights there. We just did a day trip from Toronto, which was fine imo. A Maple Leafs game and the hockey hall of fame worth a visit.
  5. Thought the same. No danger there was 9000.
  6. Plans so far..... April - Paris marathon May - Stirling marathon Hopefully manage either 10k or half in the EMF and some other 10ks and halfs throughout the year.
  7. 😳 Wow! Well done. Which marathon were you doing?
  8. Loch Rannoch Marathon on Sunday there and another 5 mins off my PB. Down to 3.42 😃
  9. Cheers, I'll have a look into that. If if you're looking for somewhere closer to home next year, Loch Ness is braw. Certainly preferred it to the current Edinburgh route. Great PB potential as well.
  10. First experience of Loch Ness event, but really enjoyed it. All very well organised. PB for me as well 😁
  11. Classic example of why a ballot would be better!
  12. The Slovenia v Slovakia game on the Saturday will be interesting. A draw there prob suit best. Hopefully mean going into our game with Slovakia 5 points ahead. Any sort of result for us there under those circumstances would make it tough for Slovakia.
  13. I don't understand why they did away with it for the current system. Surely easier to manage.