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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. So the wee man is two and very good at his animal identifications. Problem is, whenever he sees a gorilla on tv or in a book he insists it's a monkey. The question is, should i continue with telling him he's right and hope he understands the distinction in due course or be tough now and insist he gets it right? The missus keeps saying well done and I want to scream, "a gorilla is not a monkey, its an ape". Similarly with camels and dromedaries.
  2. The anti James Forrest thing is a real bandwagon-jumping thing. I get he sometimes has ineffective games. He's a winger, it's the nature of the beast. He's started the season well for Celtic. Think he is deserving of a starting slot for Scotland. I realise im in minority but not going to hide this opinion for fear of being shot down. I'm pro Forrest and proud. So there.
  3. I have a spare ticket for Old Crow Medicine Show doing Dylan's Blonde On Blonde album Sunday night at Glasgow ABC. Was going with wife but we cant get babysitter. Would still like to go but will sell both if you want. Clips in youtube of them doing songs from the album if you want to check 'em out. Were last in Glasgow the week my son was born so missed them then too. Destined never to see them.
  4. Aye, right enough. I personally have never been wrong but knowing this fact and making folk aware of it sometimes makes me come across rocket-like.
  5. I think that's harsh. Guy sticking up for his beliefs which, for the most part, are quite normal and decent.
  6. You kill mice so no telling you.
  7. Cheers. I agree with what you say. Wonder if they'll make any in roads.
  8. I see we have a Scottish Libertarian Party candidate standing in our ward. Anyone know much about them? A quick look online says they are pro free market, eurosceptic and pro independence. Can't say I've heard much about them.
  9. r Scotland Retweeted 18 Sep 2014Jamie Murray‏ @jamie_murray Scotland is full of smart talented hard working humble people. Have faith in them to run our country successfully. 2,3162,186
  10. Yeah, fair enough. Just different in our house but yeah, understand it. We still went to all sorts of football together but never really went to see a particular team every week. Saturday was for playing football really. So when I say supported, I suppose followed is more accurate. Live in Kilmarnock now and intend to take my son to see his local team when he's old enough. They won't be my team as such but I hope we enjoyit together and if it becomes a thing for him, that'll be up to him. But yeah, I do get the father son support the same team thing. Just wasn't my experience.
  11. You think this strange? My old man has four boys, the five of us all support different teams. Healthy rivalry in the family helps with competitive edge and makes life more interesting. Never understood this, "my da' was a rangerz man so ah um too" attitude.
  12. While one can see satellites in the sky at night, it is generally agreed upon that they are not actual satellites but pseudolites or stratolites put there to fool us. crazy muthas
  13. Turning the Waverley into a blockade runner as we speak.
  14. Exact opposite experience with me. My mum received excellent care and attention when having regular dialysis for a few years. Once the disease which had ruined her kidney was fully out her system she was put on the transplant list. One came up, boom, in, op, out, new kidney. Evidently not everyone's experience but wanted to provide balance.