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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 middle option, which was sometime between 9.30 and 10.30. My thinking was that if there's a few of us getting off that flight, and were booked with them, then they'll fill a vehicle and hit the road.
  2. I booked two on the Go Opti straight to our accommodation from that Stansted flight. We'll probably all be on same minibus or couple of cars, and hopefully get on the road quickly.
  3. I just emailed our accommodation in Ljubljana, as they offer an airport pick-up. Cost is €90 one way from Trieste airport to Ljubljana for 2-4 people. I noticed the Go Opti is a bit open on timings, but if another two want to share a transfer that'll get us straight off the flight and direct to Ljubljana, then let me know. £20-£25 each is pretty good I reckon.
  4. 2 more just booked on the Trieste flight from Stansted on Saturday night and home same route on Monday night. I've been looking at the travel options, ie Trieste, Koper or just heading to Ljubljana. We could be interested in sharing a minibus to Ljubljana if anyone has something booked. Other than that, the Go Opti shuttle looked good option.
  5. Whilst I don't disagree with the anger felt by fans on 5 points, who may miss out, where others on less points may gain; what's been overlooked in this argument is that a number (we'll never know how many) of people of 5+ points that have been asked to collect, have mysteriously had to hand the ticket back in. I appreciate that some of those handed back will have had genuine reasons for not travelling, but there are others who simply applied (harvested) with no intention of going. Now if those folk had not done that, some of the 5 pointers who are rightfully aggrieved at the moment, might have got one at the first time of asking. There's no straight forward answer to the problem, but for people complaining about fairness in a 4 pointer getting a point for going, there are undoubtedly folk on 6,7,8,9 points who are also getting a point for watching the game in their local pub.
  6. We get into Brno on Sunday 9th and are staying the night, before heading onto Bratislava on Monday. I was going to book tickets via Trainline Europe and the price was around £23. If it's definitely just 10 euros at the station, I'll hold off till then. Every pound a prisoner and aw that.
  7. Just booked... Sunday 9th GLA-STN-BRNO Stay overnight in Brno then train to Bratislava. Stay there Monday. Out to Trnava on choo choo on matchday. Stay there Tuesday. Wednesday 12th VIE-DUB-GLA Flights just over £200.