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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

jenblueeyes

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  • Birthday 11/03/1973

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    Football, eating, drinking, dogs, horses, trimming bushes...not necessarily in that order!

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  1. See my post above...there isn't a man in the world that I would share a small pizza with! Even the dog only got a couple bits of meat off the pizza.
  2. You have ordered: 1x Small 9.5" Ranch BBQ + Classic Crust 1x Lotta-chocca Pizza Price: £17.98 (Including VAT) For full ingredients, nutritional and allergen information see here. Courtesy of Domino's - that'll be why I only order a takeaway once a year!
  3. Aye right - the whole takeaway cost me £17 for a pizza and a dessert. No way I'm adding £10 to the cost for a 3 minute drive from the takeaway.
  4. I picked up in Lithuania but no email for me this time either.
  5. I very rarely get takeaways but when I do I order online, pay online and get them delivered. Back in the day when I would hand over cash to the bloke dropping the food off, I would add a little as a tip. Now I'm not handing over any cash, I don't - am I being tight? Nobody has made a fuss or stood there looking like they were expecting something but I was wondering what other folk do? Most companies add a delivery charge to the order anyway though I appreciate the person delivering it won't be able to pocket that.
  6. Defo wierd behaviour - even if I'd a car at the other end and couldn't drink it, I'd turn it down rather than pocket the can. Did he ignore you for the rest of the journey too? That'll teach you to be generous...I'd have drunk all four in front of the ####er and thoroughly enjoy every bit of it.
  7. Hotel Galaria River - Fri to Thursday.
  8. Yeah - I organised a couple of the later batches. They were a very good money earner for TASA. I've still got a couple. There was another Tshirt done around 2003 that resulted in me joining the TAMB....had a good phrase on it which I can't remember now but I asked someone in Amsterdam where he got it from and he told me to check out the Tartan Army Message Board. I joined around the time of the Wales game in Feb/March 2004.
  9. Would be up for that but I don't have many free Saturdays this side of Christmas. Could do Saturday 7 October if we make it Slovenia. Failing that - 4th or 11th November in Glasgow...because, after all, we were the most successful at organising a get together! Let's get Mindi to book the table again....
  10. Nah - I've met both Jimbers and Faddy & Fletch and they are definitely two different people.
  11. She's great live - saw her at the Barrowlands a few years back and at the bandstand gigs in Kelvingrove Park at the start of August.
  12. There's been some corkers over the years but it depends on how busy it is, how well the bar staff cope with the demand and what the dickhead quotient is on the night.
  13. Thanks - have got my tickets sorted today.