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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. Remember at Walk For Wallace in 2005 in London, Longshanks was going turning up, We told hime where we would be as be good to meet up as we all got on well with him on the board, He then asked how we would know each other, Told him to shout out his name was Longshanks when he came in, His reply was or words to the effect , you expect me to come into a bar, where you have all been drinking for the 700th anniversary of Wallace's murder and you all armed to the teeth and you want me to come in and shout Hi Its me Longshanks, nae blxxdy chnace We never did meet up that day
  2. DEL POTRO OUT - Del Potro 4-6, 4-6, 6-7 Gulbis
  3. Well as the SNP won most votes in Scotland on a campaign that was if you don't want indy 2(by the Unionist Partys) then I would say they do, What I am saying is as this is the case would Labour and the Torys have voted for indy 2, NO CHANCE and that's why the parliament is set up the way it is
  4. I hear what you are saying and was looking at a ref in around 2020 or 2021,The mood of the Country may well have changed by then and I also believe the GE has not helped as felt there were too many elections recently together with the Indy ref and also Bretix which I think have scunnered people. if we wait till another 3 to 4 years you have more young people to vote Im not in a big rush here but what worry's me is the Scottish Parliament is set up so one party does not hold power and if you are say lets wait till the next ref, we may never see another indy referendum for at least 30 odd years if not more
  5. With Andy's stance on drugs I would be pretty shocked if he had taken any IMO
  6. I am right the next Holyrood election is not till 2021 and if we don't go for one in this parliament do you think the SNP and the greens will have enough seats to push another referendum though, Im not so sure which means we could be waiting another generation. Not saying that's the reason we should go for it although at 52 would like it in my life time LOL, but a genuine question as to your thoughts
  7. Was watching the scores on Cricio yesterday, though we had blown it at the end but brilliant result for us
  8. Totally agree with what you saying re Pakistan and be some final if India get there. Shocked as had England to win this tournament Scotland fall just one run off their highest score against a Test Nation, when they made 318 vs Bangladesh. But, it is their highest score against a Test Nation in Scotland., 317-6 Cracking score
  9. IMO the english should be more concerned that they are still using the British National anthem and NOT of their own rather than complaining about people booing it
  10. Take it Kelly's Hero's is your favourite film and moriarty is a hero to you
  11. Think I read it somewhere there was problems
  12. Aye they seem to have a short memory, as did sky reporter on twitter although I did correct him lol
  13. Had he not lost the dressing room ????
  14. 5-0 down in the 5th, all over, Gutted but what a tournament its been for him with it being his worst surface and sets him up for Wimbledon