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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. Where was Robertson playing? Left mid?
  2. If only...
  3. It was similar to when Poland got the free kick in the last campaign, a late kick in the balls we all saw coming.
  4. Anya's lost a lot of the pace he seemed to have at the beginning of the last campaign and seems to tire much easier these days. Any idea why his fitness has dropped?
  5. Reference to this by any chance? http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/scotland/40159280
  6. If we win, highlights have to go on the big screens ahead of kick off on Saturday.
  7. Doing Milngavie trail race this Sunday but up all weekend as we're planning Bidean nam Bian on Saturday. I'm thinking of doing a Glasgow parkrun before the mountain though, I've done Pollok before a couple times, any other recommended ones - looking at Springburn, Victoria or Drumchapel at the moment.
  8. Went really well thanks, our team was 10th overall in 8:28:24 (only 10 seconds behind 8th). Loved my leg, was scenic and by no means easy terrain, I'll maybe do the full Fling one day.
  9. Anyone doing the Fling by the way? I've got relay leg 3 on Saturday: Rowardennan - Beinglas.
  10. How'd you get on in London? I ended up having the race of my life on Sunday! Everything went to plan, 38 seconds between the first and second half of the race.
  11. My year's looking like this at the moment: 29th Jan - Meltham 10k 12th Mar - Silverstone Half Marathon 23rd Apr - London Marathon 29th Apr - Highland Fling Relay Apr-Jul - York and District 10k league races 4th Jun - Milngavie Trail Race 3rd Sep - Glen Moray Marathon 15th Sep - Mamores VK 16th Sep - Ring of Steall Skyrace 12th Nov - Dalby Dash 10k Also considering the Dales Trails series of races
  12. Further investigations into the pre-match Armistice bits too. Poppies on the big screens and advertising boards, giving out poppy t-shirts, the silence and the last post to name a few. Surely that'd all be on the English FA though.
  13. Got a London place in my club ballot. 3 places up for grabs with 20 of us applying. Better odds than the main ballot
  14. Have we even scored wearing this kit yet? Could be like the maroon shirt. Get rid!
  15. A little surprised Vauxhall haven't set up fan zones for each set of fans pre-match, seems like the opportunity given they sponsor both sides.