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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 was in the Georgic last Sunday and that very subject was raised - the stuff they were dishing out at the Southside beer festival was lethal - I turned up in Cafe Georgic post festival a gibbering mess - much sneezing and farting later I departed - this was only about dinnertime as well!
  2. Same here, I also followed him on Twitter. I was thinking the other week that it was unusual I hadn't heard from him for a while - went to Kelso races with him a few times (he always organised a box) and there's a meeting coming up on 20th September. Came as a total shock last night - very pleasant bloke who'd go out his way to help folk,
  3. Jings. I'm in a stake of shock - radio back in tomorrow - really good guy .
  4. I had an uneasy feeling I'd missed one - the short-lived Thin Man. Must be a contender for most TAMB resurrections - although I suspect Port Glasgow Bhoy may take that title.
  5. Honourable mention to Colonel (a top lad in person as well as online) - updates to follow.
  6. Chaff - a blast from the past - good EK lad.
  7. It's a cliché but death is the best career move.
  8. Squirrelhumper is my fave poster on here. Knows a good boozer, likes his nags and like myself, lives in Glasgow and doesn't support the old filth.
  9. Oh, and Flure . And Fairbairn. Not forgetting Saorsa, Fatman, tartanquine007, Flora...
  10. Donny - as TartanJon will testify, I'm a boring bastirt until about my tenth pint... Always enjoyed your input, along with others past and present - Kernie, the enigma that is thplinth, AndyMac, Glasgowmancity, Barney, UddyRedz, Pistonbroke, phart, TartanTeddy, Mindi, Toepoke, winebibber ... Edited to get round swear filter - the end is approaching FFS - loosen up and turn it off.