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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 don't understand any of that. I was always an LSD man back in the day. Obviously only when i couldn't get magic mushrooms.
  2. Hi, I changed everything. went from packets of chocolate biscuits for dinners to grilled chicken and salad. It makes a big difference. aye no shit.
  3. When i boxed my coach always said to brush your teeth when you felt hungry.
  4. when folk lose a lot of weight. like 30kg or 4 stone, they need to throw all their 'fat claes' out. That means they can't go back. The fear of having to buy fat claes again ought to be enough to get you back on the salads. I touched 100kgs, which i never wanted to do, but i altered my diet and am now at about 92-95kgs.
  5. You need to get away from all the tory bastards in aberdeen like deecie.
  6. couple of boring stages, and its hard to see why the lower teams don't send riders out in the breakway. Kittell looks unstoppable at the sprints but the other teams should try to stop him on the flats..
  7. Do you know if he was trained by Craig Hunter as an amateur?
  8. Anyway, sundays stage was amazing cycling. not many days on the tour have 3 HC climbs, the wet and damp roads made the downhills a lottery but what can you do, the weather down that way is like that.
  9. Just looked at the video of that for the first time. Froome clearly tries to force him off the road IMO. And I think Froome has history for being ish.
  10. QP are one of the epitomes or examples of football and life in Scotland. You sit there is you're union jack y fronts and despise Scotland as a nation and would rather see Scotland ruled by another country and so obviously you don't want to celebrate anything that would give any sort of pride to those in your North Britain. You contempitble .
  11. This should have been promoted by the SFA. What a bunch of useless s they are
  12. Exactly. The articles of the SFA have used this before with Livingston haven't they? If so, then is a precedent and it should be followed.
  13. theres no way the guy at the bottom right is getting a game for Sevco.
  14. Unusual route for the tour this year but a few interesting places its going to, like jura. I've long enjoyed cycling and have been to the tour a couple of times but I'm a bit meh with all sports now. A day on the mountain, whether in the alps or the pyrennes is amazing. I was on L'Alpe D'Huez in 97 and pushed Eric Zabel up the hill, even made it onto Channel 4 and got vox-popped by Gary Imlach. I'm not overly concerned about the doping and believe every cyclist medalist and major comp winner is on it. I'm always still in awe at the performance these guys do.