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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

John D

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  • Birthday 03/29/2009

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  1. oh , hank, may I call you hank, you seem like a hank. I had forgotten the use of numerals 9 and 11 created such a jerk reaction. Remember that for the most of us date wise would regard 9/11 as the ninth of November , as in the wonderful day the iron curtain crumbled in 89. ah well. sure you can check out david hasselhof's role in it all.
  2. The farmers get me. They've been shipping over cheap labour for decades from Eastern Europe and now it's a problem for their tory ukip voters even though they still employ them. ? wtf
  3. I remember flying into Scotland the morning of the boot the tories out election in 97. Now , I must say I wasn't convinced . He looked like a tory , talked and smelt like one. This is a 'May be' chance for Scotland to lead an alternative in the western hemisphere against the Corporations Rule. The US and EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will supersede national law and realise Corporate Power. Just as wee Scotland has in the past ushered an age of progress , so it is possible to do so with support from amongst others, BRICS led global realignments. I'm proud of the positive feed-back for Scottish Independence I have encountered from foreign sources the last couple of years and ultimately glad of the opposition, not the undecided, being who they are.
  4. Quite easy here. ] They've relied on vitamins C but they can fek off , as they have graduated to a vitamin D as in Do. So girfuy
  5. Fuk , that's serious. Now GS4 are gonnae sort Guantanamo out , it's falling into place. Hope the uk visitors to the Israeli terrorist areas of occupied Palestinian Westbank are tracked down by the Israeli owned security companies that control the ins and out of the uk transport systems.
  6. looking at the piccies suggests the bus driver thought wtf is that , veered away then countered steered into the strange big thing. or just pished
  7. Still. being egged by smbdy trumps a guilty verdict for twittering wanting to assassinate the First Minister of Scotland. the bbc telly say so