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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

Dunty

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  1. Disagree, incidents occur on every away trip. Obviously the more fans there are the more incidents there'll be.
  2. Surprised no-one has mentioned the beer that was being thrown from the back of the stand and landing on fellow supporters after every goal. Aye, cos that's what your fellow fans want, to be soaked by someone else's beer moments after watching the auld enemy score.
  3. It doesn't have to be an ultras section. You could have one block at Hampden dedicated to it, where people wanting to get involved could buy a ticket for it. Then have a sub-forum on here where people can discuss song/chant ideas, and the guys in that section could help get them going at the game. Too many people fear trying something new.
  4. Does your second sentence not explain a big part of the problem?
  5. The last few years, both home and away, the atmosphere has been really lacking. Of course performances play their part, but even before games it's quiet. Before the Slovakia game I think there was one sporadic chant before the team's came out, then the anthems, then a bit of chanting before it died out all too early. I put it down to an aging support. Not that older fans are not going to sing, I think everyone joins in if the chants get going, but more that they're not going to create new chants or get a real buzz going about the place. There's only so many times you can sing we'll be coming and doh a deer in 90 minutes. Celtic had that same problem. Parkhead was very quiet. Then the Green Brigade came along, and although a lot of what they do re-flags, flares and political messages are not everyone's cup of tea, they have introduced a heap of new songs into games while also revising some old ones. Against Man City the place was deafening, full on noise for 90 minutes and yet I don't think you heard the same chant twice. There's chants there that we should be using - namely their own for Kieran Tierney. Anyway, do we need a similar group with Scotland? Young guys given their own section at Hampden, introducing new chants, maybe singing some old Scottish folk songs, and trying to revise a tired song list?
  6. Eh? They came over to thank the fans for coming. Are we going to criticise them for that now?
  7. They got 6500 in 1999. They got offered about 8,000 (though didn't sell that) for the friendly at Celtic Park.
  8. Berlin to Bratislava on the 10th is £22, if you can work out how to get there for cheap.
  9. The SFA poll is currently underway on their twitter page for what music to play after a goal. 9,166 votes last time I checked. Current results:- Bits and pieces 46% 500 miles 21% No music 18% Chelsea Dagger 15% Genuinely had to go on YouTube to find out what bits and pieces sound like. I get the impression the poll has been hijacked if that is winning. link to it here:
  10. Are there trains from Bratislava to Trnava on match day? They cheap enough and bookable on the day? Staying in Trnava so no return journey needed.
  11. Are you talking about our game or England's? England is in Ljubljana. The FA website confirmed it. Scotland isn't confirmed yet.
  12. Who's running the new poll then? Or is Ruth Davidson blocking it?
  13. If the guys buying tickets could post their order number (or rough number if you like) that gives an idea of how many tickets are sold, that'd be handy for those of us on lower points trying to work out our chances of a ticket.
  14. There's also a video doing the rounds on Twitter of a Scotland fan standing on someone's car to large cheers while s young couple are in it. (To be fair the majority of the crowd look embarrassed by his actions). http://www.twitter.com/ColinPark72
  15. By who? By people who think they get a say in what other people wear? I tend to wear Scotland colours on the day of a game, but in Faro last year I think I had a club strip on the day after the game when I was wondering about in the sunshine. What's the big deal? I also had jeans on instead of a kilt if that upsets anyone.