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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. The Wire is the best series out there. True Detective and The Newsroom also excellent. The Blacklist and Elementary are a little less 'serious', but still worth watching. The Following was also decent, with that Kevin Bacon. Only one I'd add to an already large list is The Leftovers. Season 1 has not long finished, and although i have no real idea what is going on, it's compelling stuff - much like Lost was. Looking forward to season 2. Got Fortitude on my planner which looks good too.
  2. To be fair to BlueGaz, at least he made an informed decision. He went out and looked for answers instead of just listening to the mainstream media. He may have reached different conclusions to you, but he made the effort. There are hundreds of thousands of people out there who didn't bother doing any research to help make the most important political decision they may ever make. These are the people who are more deserving of your ire, although I'm not sure 'deserving' is the right word. 'Sheeple' right enough.
  3. That can only be true if this interest continues. Somehow, I doubt that will be the case. I'll predict that turnout will be back to it's original piss-poor state for the next set of elections, both Holyrood and Westminster. The extra No voters got what they wanted and will return to their normal apathy. The extra Yes voters will be so disheartened they will return to their normal apathy. IMO, only a Yes vote would have mainained the extraordinary interest this referendum has created.
  4. Aberdonian woman on BBC there saying she voted no because 'Scotland would be too weak to stand on its own'. When thats what you're up against Flure, there is no need to apoligise.