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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. I went for the cd, as I'm going to his new book signing next month, and I'll take the cd and see if he signs that too
  2. Manchester on Friday was brilliant. The gig was recorded and you could buy the triple cd straight after the gig!!
  3. Try Eventim - got in straight away.
  4. Tickets bought for the Friday Hope you guys are lucky too
  5. The Costa americano out of my Tassimo machine tastes a lot better than one out of a Costa!! I need a few cups of coffee everyday. I've started having an affagato as a dessert when I'm out now as well - vanilla ice cream with a double espresso poured over it
  6. I've got a Boardman Comp mtb that has done me well for the last 4 years. Don't do any proper downhills, just along trails and canal towpaths etc. I was doing about 100 miles a week on it last summer and this spring on roads, so I bit the bullet and got a Cannondale Synapse road bike. Great decision. It's got a relaxed geometry, so it's a bit easier on my back. My biggest ride in the summer was 64 miles, in about the same time it was taking me to do 40 miles on the mtb. Still got the flat pedals, but will be going for clipless next year. I use strava. Good tip about turning the internet off
  7. Tickets on sale Friday at 0930. Fastest finger first 👍
  8. Heard that rumour too. Hopefully it's true . There's going to be a mad scramble for tickets.......
  9. Got my ticket for Manchester in September
  10. Peter Hook was great last night. My ears are still ringing 😃
  11. I'm seeing them in Wolverhampton.
  12. He was excellent in Stoke last night. I don't think he got heckled once.
  13. I've listened to it non stop since I got it. Best album I've listened to in a while. The first 4 tracks are crackers Going to see them in a few weeks
  14. Nice one. I'm going to see them in Manchester next month
  15. No shots on target. Absolute disgrace.