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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'm sure there are plenty of organisations where if you break the rules you can be suspended irrespective of whether you've paid a subscription. As it is I don't think any individual would be stumping up a fortune so they'll be more likely annoyed by the ban rather than the fact they've paid. And as you say there's an easy answer, keep the rules and don't abuse people on the board.
  2. Seems bizarre, I don't follow Palace that closely but its not like de Boer has spent millions bringing in his own players.
  3. Thankfully we're well covered at left back.
  4. BIt odd, they were raving about him on MoTD when he made his debut.
  5. I'd be up for that. It would be great if in some way it could be saved. I've enjoyed TAMB since I stumbled across it several years ago. I've valued the chance to rant and rave about the national team (that alone has probably saved my sanity and my marriage!). There's been some great advice, particularly in the travel section and I shall miss it if it goes. The only other football site I'm on (rarely nowadays) is Follow Follow, so this place is a place of considerable sanity in comparison.
  6. My father, who was pre-war generation, would have porridge made with salt and water and cold milk to serve. He died several years back but iirc he told stories of a there being a 'porridge drawer in the house. I'm guessing that any porridge thus stored would store better if not made with milk. I could experiment to find out which would store (porride wih or without milk)best but I supect if I started putting cold porridge in the drawers my wife might have something to say.
  7. It would be typical Scotland to qualify for a tournament for the first time in years and then get the whole planet wiped out by an asteroid!
  8. If you've got access to a microwave at work I'd take my own oats, healthier and considerably cheaper.
  9. Differnt club but same could be said of Jackson Irvine, hope Staggies have sell-on because he will have gone to Hull for substantially more than Burton paid.
  10. Anyone ever had a top of the (price) range whisky? I'm not interested in a bragging competition but just wondered if you can tell any difference. I'd happily pay £30 or £40 - though to be honest I normally just look out for when malts have got £10 off at the Supermarket. I reckon I can tell the difference between some cheap stuff and something a bit better but can you taste that much of a difference if you're paying more than £50 or £60? From a pure taste point of view is it worth it, I'm not sure my taste buds could tell the difference.
  11. I'm not sure I'd include Cooper as a younger lad I think he's about the same age as Hanley if not older. I still think there's a half decent player in Hanley, he had a couple of decent seasons in the EPL and always looked reliable, maybe that will come back with a run of games.
  12. Hull must be kicking themselves, let Aluko leave on a free!
  13. That Cullen Skink must have some reputation. When I was up there last week I got the very same recommendation, unfortunately arrived far too late for lunch so I can't verify whether the reputation is deserved. Oh well I'll just have to go back!
  14. wee-toon-red, those very thoughts had crossed my mind! Particulalry when I saw there was a firm actiually selling different types of water to drink with different drams.
  15. Just got back from Islay a couple of days ago. Had some decent meals finished off by local malts. What was interesting was I came across some advice about adding water (which was not new) but suggested different types of water for different malts, eg Speyside - soft water, Highland- hard water. Further research: http://www.alcademics.com/2013/06/how-different-waters-affect-the-flavor-of-whisky.html Presumably and another thing i stumbled across was the idea of whisky rocks. Freezing rocks and putting them in your glass instead of the 'wrong' type of water which when melting 'contaminates' the whisky. Maybe both these ideas have been around for years but I must admit I'd not come across them before.