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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. Got a Golden Retriever pup 3 months ago, so hes now 5 months, he is a great wee guy, albeit he is growing like crazy. Downside is that taking him for walks always takes ages, as folk are always wanting to clap and cuddle him (he loves the attention) Very calm natured, except when there is mud or water around, which has a magnetic attraction to him, on the upside he climbs into the bath himself and sits calmly whilst being showered. The cat is still the boss though!
  2. Clearly someone in the Daily Wail is out to get her, shame! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3378310/Just-five-months-ago-David-Cameron-business-tsar-amid-mass-staff-sackings-struggling-ventures-devastating-question-Baroness-Bra-running-cash.html
  3. My Mum's side are from Norn Ireland, my Dad was meant to have a granny from Portugal, but I have still to do my family tree. Went on business years ago to Lugano in Ticino Switzerland, and the area felt 'right', I even enquired about getting a transfer there, but the company got sold. My ex ( from an Eire heritage), developed a medical condition, and there were concerns that my kids could develop it, so they were given genetic screening. My Son was told by his doctor that he had a very unusual gene, which was usually found in a small area of Southern Switzerland/Northern Italy, which encompasses Lugano, go figure!
  4. I agree, I used to work in the industry, keep away from anything made in China, I worked in a vacuum cleaner factory in China for a wee while and the quality is appalling, I have seen some of the dodgy shortcuts they make. The power input of the motor has very little to do with what the actual suction ends up as. Numatic stuff is simple and reliable, hence why the professionals use them.
  5. http://yournewswire.com/russian-fighter-jets-intercept-israeli-bombers-over-syria/
  6. I know someone who works for them, they are struggling to get new uniforms, and rumours that wages may not get paid, a wee bit scary!
  7. At a time of 'austerity', he also cost the taxpayer £1.4 million, what would that have bought needy people?
  8. Apart from their rip off prices, Union flag signage proclaiming their pride in serving Britain for 165 years, and tired stores, they have voted to continue giving almost £1 million a year to Labour, they ain't getting a penny from me in future! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32762858
  9. Because in Germany they fit winter tyres, and go about their business as usual in the snow....
  10. My 23 year old daughter had to get a new tyre at a branch of a place which ryhmes with 'fast sh1t', no problem with that.However, they told her that the front tyres had less than 1000 miles left before they were illegal. I only found out about this when she wanted money towards new tyres for her birthday. The tyres had 5mm tread all round, which I reckon is at least 6000 miles safe life left. Utter, utter scum, who prey on peoples (especially young women), fears to get their bonus.
  11. Hi Jen, do you use the air conditioning a lot? If so, because this dries the air inside the car, the air is a better insulator, so will allow a higher charge to build up on you. This is why a lot of people get the odd belt on cold dry days, but not all the time, I worked with a guy who in winter would build up enough charge that you could hear it spark, we got him conductive soled shoes to stop him suffering.... I hope you find an answer!
  12. There is a wee guy I see passing work who has Downs (he's in his 20's), he always has a smile on his face, (and puts one on mine), and has banter with some of the lads about how good Celtic are. It puts everyday problems into perspective when you see him going about.
  13. I heard him interviewed on Saturday, he was very gracious in thanking all those people who had believed in him to get him to where he is now. Sounds a lovely guy, and the interviewer mentioned his scoring against Germany, Ikechi said he was so proud!
  14. Legalise all drugs, but Government supplied to that quality is controlled, and tax is raised. The problem with this is that there is a massive 'job creation' market centred around having drugs illegal, with the Armed Forces, Police, Customs, the Legal profession, Social Workers, Health workers and Pharmacists, to name but a few, all depending on this income source. (plus of course the pushers) The market would find its own level, and we could all move onto the next problem. Right now, a lot of people are doing very well out of perpetuating Methadone use, with no coordinated plan to wean users off of it. (or am I being cynical?)