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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. Thanks aaid. Thanks Donny. I know nothing about musical expertise but I thought he sounded great. Loved his hat.
  2. Even if not a celebrity amazing story. (I've no idea why but when I was young, 12 or 13, I was obsessed with Galeazzo Ciano, Mussolini's son in law.) And to repeat aaid's question, was Catherine Deneuve as beautiful and full of grace as I imagine she is? I'm sure it's my reading of the story but can you sort out my confusion, who was a friend of a tamber and was it him or Goerring's grandson who was Australian and visited relatives?
  3. Saw a wee guy I thought I knew in a hotel in south side. He was talking to someone so I just nodded and smiled and he did the same, then it became that awkward always catching each other's eye and still smiling and nodding. Hotel employee walking by asked if I knew who I was smiling at and told me it was Ed Sheerin. It was a few years ago so I was none the wiser and he was laughing about it when a good looking guy joined him and he told him why he was laughing. Good looker then asked if I knew who he was and again I didn't and he made a crack about being unknown in his own country. Telling the story a few days later I told friends I'd met Ed Sheeran and Calvin Klein, they eventually worked out it was Calvin Harris. They were here for something on at George Square. Pished out my head I congratulated the drummer from Foo Fighters for doing so well he had a gig in Glasgow and 'him all the way from America.' He was lovely and even offered us complimentary tickets to the gig. Said no as it was too nice a night to be cooped up watching a band.
  4. Parent and child spaces are my wind up thing. I've been told it's because they need more space to get pram or car seat out and if that's why then put them furthest away from shop in a car park not beside disabled spaces. Then there's the parents with kids all of school age using them. Make the lazy wee sheites walk. Or the dads who stay in the car with the kids while mum goes into the shop. Walk ya lazy parents. It's good to get things off your chest and not let them fester.
  5. I'll be honest Andy the beer is piling the weight onto you.
  6. I thought this was start of a joke. I'm more surprised you opened a can of beer on the train on way home. Thinking of it now I'm not sure why I'm surprised I just don't think I've ever seen anyone open alcohol on train commute,I very very rarely travel by train so this may be fairly common and just passed me by. Or it could be that you're just a big jakie and the poor rucksack wearing schoolboy was just too scared to say no.
  7. I'm so boring privacy is not important so I can stick to hotmail. Still no tv but box set of Columbo and plenty of your favourite musicals. Whilst you're picking out a nice nail colour we can watch West Side Story and sing along to I Feel Pretty.
  8. Away, I'll never be that touchy!! It's lucky I'm very fond of you as I only understand a wee bit of your reply. Gmail is not better - understand. Outlook/O365 - don't understand. Farm your data - don't understand. Again the gin cake may be playing its part but in reality I really don't understand technical talk. But if you need a mani/pedi or full leg wax I'm your wummin.
  9. If you're going to be a moderator you have to get our name right or Bonzo will feel left out, Dogging with Hookers. I made a gin and tonic drizzle cake last night and thought the measurements a wee bit stingy so added extra. I swear to goodness I'm a wee bit pissed on a cake and thought that was the problem so it's nice to know it's either hotmail fault or people sending pictures of their other dogging activities to try to join the club.
  10. Thanks for that Ally. Next question, apart from this particular problem, why is hotmail deemed inferior to gmail as mentioned in article. I have hotmail for pals, gmail for work and another gmail for god knows what but don't notice any difference between them.
  11. I thought that may have been the reason it broke!
  12. Yes, they're not going there. I've asked a couple of people to email so I know there should definitely be messages.
  13. My hotmail account isn't receiving emails. I've deleted the account on my iPad and phone twice and put back on but still hee haw. I went onto the account via google and it said 12 new messages but only showed emails opened yesterday. I've other email addresses which seem to be working okay. Does anyone else know what I could try?