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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. Of course you didnt... Ted Christopher though... will he do Killikrankie?
  2. You do that Champ. Some man...
  3. It brought your topic back to the top. A topic thats been ignored for the best part of a month. Maybe try getting over yourself a bit.
  4. Sorry to disappoint but me not liking Ted Christopher effects what your doing or the charities involved one iota. It doesnt cost anyone a single penny no matter how melodramatic you get or how many capital letters you want to use for emphasis.
  5. Just under 3 weeks to go. Cannae wait. Think he'll play Loch Lomond?
  6. The last desperate attempts at financing a dying forum.
  7. Tempting... ...so very tempting.
  8. Frame your own shirt- from £32.95 1967 Scotland retro jersey- £30 1967 Programme, songsheet and ticket- £25 £87.95 all in. £600 sheets
  9. There is something utterly childlike and cringeworthy about adults inserting an asterisk or two into the name of their rivals team. bzzzz used to do it with England. Might still do.
  10. I'm not aware that it is "The laptops" idea. Feel free to oorrect me though. What other "crackpot" ideas has he had? Do tell...
  11. "Rangers, "Celtic", "Facebook", "Twitter", "Radio Clyde", "Scottish Sun journalist". Think Ill give this a miss.
  12. WTF are you talking about? Anyone?
  13. Was just reading about him last night whilst re-reading the excellent The Management: Scotland's Great Football Bosses. Hugely complex man who deeply regrets the amount he put into Dundee Utd in contrast to time spent with his family. Ended up on anti-depressents after becoming Chairman, a role he feels he should never have taken up. Excellent book.
  14. 21st Century homoeroticism Leith style.