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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 suppose the one blessing in this board dying is that the rest of us will be saved from ever seeing your ramblings ever again.
  2. Scotlad was a good boy as well. Is he still around?
  3. Too many to chose just one :(. Andriemack - One of the most handsome big buggers I've ever met. Parklife - A greetin' faced wee shit but a loveable one at that. GlasgowManCity - A source of permanent confusion for me. I just don't get it. Phart - All round good guy. Genuinely saddened to not have met him. SaltireLover - Comedy Gold and a source of multiple suspensions for me. TartanJon - Great guy! Shite gambler. CoveSheep - No bad for a sheep. CoveJnr (Can't remember his actual username) - Lovely fella. We had lunch recently, it was all romantic. I've probably missed a few but those are the ones that jump out at me.
  4. Although... I'm genuinely saddened that this probably means that I'll never meet @phart
  5. I went to school with him... SaltireLover was a personal highlight for me. Met some great people off this board through the years many of whom I still consider friends... and some absolute roasters as well for good measure.
  6. Labour source confident they've won Coatbridge and rutherglen... Apparently.
  7. I've only had a SNP and Labour leaflet this election. When I got to the polling station there was only a Tory greeting voters.
  8. Tory biggest party overall but no majority, I reckon SNP will take 50+ in Scotland. If I went with my social media and friend bubble it would be Labour majority... And if I went with my colleagues it would be Tory landslide (khunts are all from Troon).
  9. It's a weird one. I've never seen my polling station as busy as it was when I went in to vote, it was mobbed. Even more so than the independence referendum, although I only nipped in today for 5 minutes to vote at 4:30pm today, whereas I spent the day at the polling station for the referendum so can't speak for the rest of the day, but the Mrs did say it was mobbed when she went down at 2pm. However when I got inside there wasn't too many names scored off the electoral list at my table.
  10. Thank you kindly :ok:. I was here, then I wasn't, and now I am. Kilmarnock. Garnock Academy. Some would say a god among men. If I didn't no one would believe that I have ever had sex.
  11. He was damaging. It's why decent supporters of independence don't share him. I quite like the thought of having apostles. What are we apostling? Handsomeness? Awesomeness?
  12. I actually wanted to make Wings Taboo on here because during the independence referendum he was a damaging aspect of the Yes campaign. I don't see much sharing of Wings over Scotland these days, curious to see whether that would change during the course of a future referendum campaign.