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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. Google must change depending on time as it says 3hrs 55mins just now. Prob longer in a few hours.
  2. Who? Where's the picture??
  3. No idea how long it would actually take to get there on match day. Anyone think 3pm from Invergordon might be a bit too late??
  4. Can you just stick it in Asda car park?
  5. Thought I would stick this in here so that more people actually see it. (Another reason they need to merge the TA specific and home games sections) I am going to be driving to the Slovakia game from Invergordon and might not be able to leave until 3pm. I think I would be really pushing it although google/aa route planenr are saying 3 hours 40 mins which I think is being very generous. Even if I add on 40 mins for traffic and call it 4 and a half hours then I should arrive at 7.30pm. (Is this realistic??) Anyone know where would be the best place to park? Thanks for any help!
  6. Pay attention. It's the enemy Who exactly are the enemy specifically? Unionists? Rangers fans? Morris Dancers?
  7. Agreed!! Mobile phones have become a real bug bear of mine. Why go to a game to watch it through a wee screen. Euro 2016 was and the English premiership is awful for it. Any penalty and about 50% of the crowd behind the goal are filming it. Same for corners. When they showed the crowd after a goal at the Euros half of the crowd was filming the crowd celebrating. Which meant the half of the crowd was standing filming other people filming and not actually being part of the atmosphere. Phone w@nkers. Ban them.
  8. Scots Wae Hae should be an anthem we belt out every game. Was often talked about being a possible official anthem. Easy to learn. Would look great with flags and scarves waving. They should play it at half time as a start.
  9. Have the admin here said what is currently brought in in advertising a month? It has been asked a number of times. What is the real shortfall that has to be covered a month. The £300 mentioned could be considerably less. Would a Wings Over Scotland style crowd funder work that could be run when funds are needed?
  10. We need more threads asking if anyone found their sentimental feather or Glengarry that they dropped in the street in a city of 600k. They are always crackers
  11. I do about 2 home games a campaign. Being a teacher has killed away games, used to get the odd October game in Holidays. And if that killed it having a 1 year old and 3 year old burried it.
  12. That was exactly what one of my mates said when he heard the board was closing. That it was full of guys who thought they were elite so he quit the board years ago. I am on 0 points and haven't been to an away game since England in 2013, Belgium 2012 before that. I am the opposite of an elite these days, whatever we call them!
  13. And people wonder why so many people left this board... The superior attitude of certain posters is a reason I have often herad from past users.