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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. I could be wrong but I think the area nearest the main stand is artificial turf so there wasn't much more room than they used on Saturday. Looked a bit like it in the highlights anyway. http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/hearts/hearts-make-bt-murrayfield-pitch-same-width-as-tynecastle-1-4553961
  2. We've got a game we absolutely have to win tonight and you think he'll leave out Tierney and Gordon? Brown I could just about understand but it would be a mental decision not to play the other two.
  3. Brown not picking up a booking in the second half sums up the naivety of Scottish footballers at European and international level. If that was Italy, Germany, France etc and their key combative player was one booking away from a suspension, with a home game against Malta to come, you can guarantee they'd have picked up a yellow for something. Brown had a good opportunity around 90 mins when he was going to take a free kick near the halfway line Why not mess about for long enough for the ref to book you for time wasting? Wait and see, he'll play like a hero in a battling Hampden win over Slovakia but pick up a booking that rules him out of the Slovenia game...
  4. The ideas have been around since a couple of companies came up with an idea for making money off the back of whisky without having to bother building a distillery. Considering a huge amount of whisky from Scotland is bottled using what is to all intents and purposes Glasgow/Edinburgh/fife tap water, then it's already been fairly well "contaminated" with water from places nowhere near where it was actually distilled. Given that, I don't think the place the water you add before drinking comes from makes much difference. And whisky rocks are just playing up on the myth that you shouldn't add ice to whisky. Like everything else, whether it's alcohol, soft drinks or whatever, making it colder makes it harder to taste the flavour so putting cold stones in a dram will mask flavour, just the same as ice does. Nothing wrong with that if you prefer it that way but ice is generally the cheapest way of cooling a drink down, or just keep the bottle in the fridge, rather than shelling out for a few stones.
  5. The fallout will be what persuades people to vote Yes though, not the prospect of the fallout. Basically a lot of people in Scotland will have to be personally negatively affected by Brexit before they even consider independence, so if we go again just on the prospect of Brexit then we'll lose again.
  6. Part of the problem must be the fact that they're obviously unable to say exactly who was in the building at the time. Residents might be away on holiday, working nightshift etc and other folk might have had friends or family visiting or staying with them. I can't even begin to imagine how they'll ever be able to say for certain how many people perished and who exactly they all were. It's awful.
  7. Got to be Sheppard. I think Joanna Cherry is great but Tommy's got the personality and the drive to keep people engaged and interested in what he's talking about.
  8. Maybe they were supposed to be empty all the way round but fans filtered forward to take up the space in certain sections? Just a guess but it did look weird.
  9. Brown was lucky not to be sent off after his second tackle but you could argue that being nailed early on was the reason that dele alli didn't kick the ball for the rest of the game.
  10. In just about every seat announced so far if either Labour or the Tories dropped out then the other party would win comfortably so the argument that the Greens get the blame in one constituency isnt exactly reasonable.
  11. Not sure how that can be the case (referendum off the table)? Holyrood has passed a motion calling for it and, if exit poll is true, SNP still have a majority of Scottish MPs. In addition, in a hung parliament you might expect that to be one of the keys to the SNP agreeing to support any other party.
  12. But the point is there could have been more but you and Stewarty would rather have Celtic fans in there than fellow Dons. I'm cool with that but do find it amusing, regardless of whether or not they're "deserving" Celtic fans or "undeserving" dons like me. im not after an argument btw, I just think that attitude is mental.
  13. Just to be clear, I knew exactly what I could've done to secure a ticket. However, im amused that you'd rather a Celtic fan was there instead of us taking up the extra tickets available to us. That's mental 😂
  14. So yes, you'd rather a Celtic fan got a ticket than an Aberdeen fan. You're either on the wind up or doing a good job of proving why us Aberdeen fans are the weirdest out there 😂
  15. "You have to earn the right to be there" you said. The only measurable criteria for "earning the right" was that laid down by AFC, including their decision not to take up the extra tickets available, which you said you agree with. Therefore I couldn't get a ticket, you support the reason why I couldn't, and therefore a Celtic fan gets it instead. To repeat my question; given that I couldn't meet the criteria set by AFC, are you happy that a Celtic fan will have that seat instead?