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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. Jordan Rhodes. Someone posted a link to here to a discussion about him on the Huddersfield Town forum when he was both Huddersfield & Scotland's next great hope. Rhodes didn't last, but my attachment to the TAMB did. I'll miss this place - genuinely the only football message board I know where the proportion of total imbeciles isn't sitting at around 80%+. In fact, even the complete head-the-ball posts on here have something about them. I'll miss this place. As an aside, I also discovered the Ballad of Mad Dog Mcleod on here - still the best football book I ever read.
  2. Can't agree Dave - no-one on the TAMB has ever really had a bad word to say about Huddersfield Town
  3. My GP is a Muslim woman so that's me in the crap.
  4. We stopped at Kilchoman for tea & a cake when we were there & met the iconic American tourist. He wanted shortbread & they'd just run out, so he stood like a character in a Cleese spoof shouting at the girl along the lines of how the hell had they managed to run out of goddamn shortbread before storming out with a "what the hell kinda place is this".
  5. I got bitten by a barbary ape (or maybe a Burberry ape the little chav git) in Gibraltar. I still have the scar & tell everyone I was bitten by a monkey. It sounds better.
  6. I've never been a gin drinker so don't really know, but I went on the Bruichladdich tour a while back & a couple of gin drinkers in the family reckoned The Botanist was the best they'd ever tasted.
  7. I read a book recently called Bad Whisky by Edward Burns. It suggests that if you were drinking bought whisky, other than that produced for the richest echelons, you were taking your life in your hands during that period of history. All manner of adulterants were put in it to colour it & make it taste sharp. The number of deaths caused by it is unknown, but likely to be extensive. The scandal was exposed when a scientist tested random samples from pubs in Glasgow & found that only 2 out of 30 actually were whisky. The rest were all sorts of odd concoctions. I daresay there were better-made tipples to be had, but if you were buying it in your local Glasgow boozer, you were more likely to be drinking paint stripper.
  8. This might have been mentioned elsewhere, but I've heard that whisky without an age statement is starting to become more common, but also is pretty controversial. I'm not that clued in, nor that sophisticated in my tasting ability to understand the issues though. I tend to apply the Yorkshire tasting approach of either "it'll do" or "what the bloody hell do you call that".
  9. I've been into the peatier malts for a while now, but my daughter bought me a bottle of Scapa for my birthday which I'm enjoying. I have drunk a bit of it before (including one night in my local that is still fondly talked about), but I think it's improved over the last few years. Anyway, it's a nice change from the stash of Islay's finest that I've just finished off.
  10. It's essential reading in this house. Some might dream of Route 66, but for me it's the Basingstoke by-pass.
  11. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-40703391 "He's nowt to do with us" - The BBC
  12. Good result - well done!
  13. The law has definitely shifted on this in the last year or two, but the landowners, or main land occupants generally still have the authority to cancel them. I'd start by going down the 'good customer' route & see what they say. There's a dedicated civil ticket forum where there a good number of specialists in this to advise you. 100% though, don't ignore it & don't tell them who was driving at this stage (including not mentioning it on the forum). http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?showforum=60
  14. I don't really follow cycling so I'm obviously missing something, but I don't get why the fact that rider A rode faster, on the back of the fact they knew the roads, than rider B & ended up winning is such a scandal.
  15. I never knew that - from there to advertising gas & electric meters!