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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. our replacements for Griffiths should be similar players who can do the running as our system needs May fits the bill more than Martin or Fletcher
  2. absolutely consistent good performance's for Newcastle for about a year
  3. still, its extremely dissapointing that it is closing that it cant be hnaded on pie and bovril is absilutely hash and it survives no one apart from the die hards ever had any idea who you lot were, or cared we just just plugged in and occasionally commented the sfa should provide funding, christ knows, elect a successor group its a symbiosis with the ongoing demise of our national game... that we cannot sustain a national team supporters message board
  4. he had no choice to bring those guys through we were also a better seed then
  5. they probably don't support Scotland anymore
  6. suspect the mods have moved on in their lives and dot want to run something like this anymore been no evidence of them for months and appetite probably dried up
  7. will definetaly be a sell out surely if not then whats the point anymore its our biggest game since Italy at hampden in 2007
  8. I don't think the mods are willing to devote the time to keep it going
  9. ironic as it is unusual lets hope it goes better!
  10. Malta to Lithuania game, I think
  11. he stuck too long with his favourites despite your Griffiths eg chucking in 40 club goals he's only now just about stopped that although still called snoddy into squad due to past service its cost us no doubt
  12. we were ropey all day in the Ireland away game and had no one by the throat
  13. cannot see any reason (allegedly tired, club managers, whatever else) to not start the same team this is a massive game for us and that team just turned out our most commanding performance in a decade
  14. there's a chance it will happen, if we keep the ball away from our centre halves