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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
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      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. "May have been...." Phew I thought you were ITK and dealing with facts......
  2. Regardless of how our allocation has come about, can't we just all be happy that we'll once again have a big travelling support, hopefully cheering us on to second place?
  3. Remember unsold tickets can always be returned. They gave less tickets to England than what we're getting. They got less than 1800. Slovenia need to beat England to have any chance and hope we beat Slovakia.
  4. No. The SSC took their initial 1230 and said they'd take more. Now that Slovenia are outsiders, we've been offered more and taken them. However you keep thinking what you want to believe. You almost seem upset that our allocation has been doubled.
  5. I'd think all away FAs would say not to go in the home end. They can only be responsible for fans that they have sold tickets to.
  6. Doesn't say if a match ticket is required: https://englandsupporters.thefa.com/b/news/archive/2016/10/05/slovenia-v-england-free-shuttle-bus-information No more googling for me tonight. I feel quite dirty after spending so long looking at EFA sites!
  7. England did get just under 1800 tickets. £35 each. Sections 27, 28 and 29 in the ground. https://englandsupporters.thefa.com/cfs-file/__key/communityserver-blogs-components-weblogfiles/00-00-00-00-05/2311.Slovenia-v-England-Travel-Guide.pdf If that link doesn't work you'll find it here https://englandsupporters.thefa.com/b/news/archive/2016/10/04/slovenia-v-england-2016-travel-guide Also found that Slovenia run free buses to the stadium.
  8. They only have to supply us 800 so we're getting more than 5% which I'm led to believe is the unofficial agreement in this group. As things stand we're getting more than that. If they're in contention then why would they want to give us more? Imagine if the boot was on the other foot? I can't see us getting more but I'd expect the SFA to have at least asked.
  9. I bought 546 to 552 half an hour ago.
  10. Lithuania points added. Crisis averted. Roll on Slovenia.
  11. I can't remember this happening before and we must've had similar timescales. Even if they could identify the ones likely to be affected and hold back that many tickets and make them pickup. Or go ahead with the sale and distribution of 10,9 and maybe 8 pointers and make the rest 100% pickup once points have been added. There needs to be a better solution.
  12. A good solution to this would be to put the tickets on sale in two weeks once the Lithuania points have been added and make it 100% pickup in Ljubljana.
  13. They've always claimed to represent their members. Maybe you know different?
  14. What cushy privileges do they get?
  15. The "split" was to allow TACC to chase the "black tie pound" rather than the cash in buckets that TASA were more about traditionally. Both do great work and aren't in competition as such.