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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. I drink on my evening commute at 2-3 nights per week. I would say it isn't prevalent 10-15 % people. Lots of riggers at Dyce usually. The worst train for drinking is the Friday 0930 arrival in Aberdeen. hen, stag, golf outing a plenty I've never seen someone offered not take a beer and not join in.
  2. Still not a done deal but a worthy result. Worried about Slovenia more than Slovakia. They're 7-0 over all home games
  3. The enemy of my enemy is my friend
  4. Yussss
  5. I'm kinda getting optimistic now. Looking smart
  6. Or I sign that anyone from any heritage/background can rise and achieve the highest levels in Scotland
  7. Jings that's the bottle gone in a couple of day. Didn't cause much trouble with the wake up. I still stick with the adage, you're only an alcoholic if you drink more than your dr.
  8. Just enjoying the oats as you want. Although I will say in the week I go for Tesco value oats with water in the microwave, weekends a spirtle stirred full fat milk farmers market provided oats.
  9. Just enjoying a couple of Glen Garioch founders reserve. Very sweet. I'll tell you how I do in the morning
  10. It was about time for the annual Scottish labour leadership contest. 6 in 6y. Surely that means 10-15%of labour msps have had a shot at the top job. As someone who voted Labour more than snp, I still think there is a place for them, but they need to sort it out for the good of democracy. Would like to think other half and dad had a role, but I think JC is sticking the boot in
  11. I know how you feel. I was the same with mine. I resorted to saying things like "well done, it is a bit like a monkey". That way not crushing their self esteem, but hoping once they twig they'll lead to ask what it is.
  12. Bella Caledonia being sued today to
  13. Other than PSB who's worth bothering with? http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/truenorth