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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. She is full of vitamin c and no added sugar or colouring I'm here all week, try the fish
  2. Well that answers my question then! Thanks! I think the broons might have had a porridge drawer as well..
  3. If you are old enough to have watched the mary whitehouse experience its just your subconscious flashing back to the milky milky man, don't think he was child catcher scary though...
  4. Loads of folk in my work microwave their porridge and seem to like it - probably cos they've never had my sweet sweet milky stirred from the start porridge extravaganza. My kids always moan when poor mammy makes her poor relation version. It is bogging though. Love a good spurtle but its no the best for dishing out - serious design flaw
  5. Right we've all been told milk in porridge is soft and English etc etc. and true Scots eat it with manky salt and water Assuming our starving ancestors made it, I really doubt they wouldn't use milk for extra nutrition, I mean if you are desperate enough to add blood and invent black pudding, adding milk wouldn't be a stretch. So can any oldies remember if porridge was made with milk before the war years and milk shortages? Yes it would appear I don't have much to worry about!
  6. I'm no big city lawyer, but if you expect the jury to believe; a) you have no mirrors b ) you didn't go straight in to brush your teeth like a normal guy in the pathetic attempt to stop a mouth disease c) you didn't brush your teeth to hide the smell of booze from your work d) didn't steal the story from "the boys" graphic novel Then surely you are such a maukit tramp you wouldn't actually feel that embarrassed by being a stank? The Prosecution rests it's case
  7. Will Aberdeen fans still be allowed to go on about playing in the supercup after brexit?
  8. Did you change the type or the amount?
  9. Have you tried having a bowl of hard sweets sitting about? They only have a calorie or so each so if you can stick to one and suck it for ages without crunching through the whole lot, it can distract you. Sometimes you might just be thirsty or bored, have a big drink of water or a cup of green tea first then go for a walk. Try and keep an eye on what you are actually eating in case it is having a negative effect just in case it is the type of food and not the guilt making you down.
  10. I've an HPR and basically the breeders want it to be square, its not really a safety thing
  11. judging by the stretch over the fat goalie gut, it'd be a good shirt for the shoplifting partick fans