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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. Comparing him in the sense that both have failed to live up to the hype. Never mind, Robbie McCrorie has just been tipped to become one of the greatest centre halves in history by his manager.
  2. File under Feruz, then G...
  3. Let's hope we hear no more of this "wonderful intimidating atmosphere"; as if Neymar and co. could be beaten by a noise.
  4. You're not in the minority. Fletchers's passing is good enough for the Premier Leaqgue of England; unlike Brown he he can pass more than 5 yards and does not risk bookings.
  5. Morrison and Burke both on bench today. Then both come on, Burke with assist for Morrison to score.
  6. Then again, he's not going to get injured...
  7. Apart from the fitba' I will miss the politics discussions; did not always agree but at least they were handled intelligently.
  8. And while we're at it, let's have a go at McTominay, being selected for us and then saying he wants more time! Disgraceful that Stockholm born Richard Gough turned his back on Sweden.
  9. What a performance from him. Never heard of him till today. The sort of winger we used to breed with monotonous regularity.
  10. Malta only lost 2-0 to Eng. We can't assume a barrowload v them; we might have to settle for a late goal win.
  11. Main problem with our CB's is that they are all left-footed so we get an imbalance. Read with dismay that Liam Lindsay is another. Hanley is right footed but plays on the left. Russell Martin is the only RF I think. What foot does Harry Souttar kick with so to speak?
  12. Wha? You think the most extreme right wing Tory party ever has more chance of being the main opposition to SNP?
  13. Chance now for Labour in Scotland to become a real progressive force and stop deluded folk from seeing Tory as an alternative to SNP.
  14. A back four in the not too distant future: Paterson, Souttar, Tierney and Robertson?
  15. What about a party with Bojo in it? Eh?