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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. Yup had a couple as well.
  2. I also enjoyed the game at Firhill minus the last min goal and the result. It was exactly how the game should be played with 2 teams going for it. Erskine has been such a great re-addition to our side and I think he could win us some points this year that normally we would struggle with. Definitely think a draw was a fair result so was a bit of a blow but we've now played Aberdeen and Hearts with narrow defeats and beaten Inverness so hopefully can just keep improving and do alright this season. Fair play to Hearts on their turn out, sold out their allocation, good effort!!! Tony Watt was ok, decent finish although haven't seen replay to see if keeper could have done better at such a tight angle.
  3. I wish, the rest of the guys were useless with their picks!!! Would have made some good single bets though!!
  4. Last season we did a weekly work accumulator, we sent our teams via Whatsapp. Regularly I would just send a message saying 'whoever York are playing' - usually worked
  5. I'm glad Hemmings is away, have rued the day that Archibald had him on trial at Thistle and didn't sign him then had to watch the amount of goals he scored for Dundee including against Thistle.
  6. A few of the Thistle players past and present have been members of and posted on Thistle Facebook pages. Of course that is slightly different to a forum and they lose the anonymous part of it but it was good to see them interact with fans so you know they are reading posts etc. It is for that exact reason that Thistle fans love Chris Erskine and welcome him back with open arms but hate Paul Paton despite them both leaving at the same time for the same team for probably the same reason. Chris was on the page saying it was a great opportunity for him (thankfully for Thistle it wasn't) and that he'd loved Thistle and thanked for the support etc. Paul Paton gave it Billy Big Baws and started arguing with fans etc about his decisions to leave etc. Didn't leave with much grace!! So to the forum question, no idea but you'd surely get curious? As for Facebook, aye in Thistle's case anyway.
  7. Doubt it, I have absolutely no idea who she was, perhaps just a model hired for that day.
  8. Aye sadly the 3 of them are never seen around Firhill anymore, although only the middle one is missed
  9. I really like the Hearts strip although I see Puma have just brought back an old Thistle strip and changed silver to yellow:
  10. Thistle's new away kit
  11. We were there years ago as kids and my sister's safety bar started to come loose on one of the rides, she was fine but a bit scary at the time. Haven't liked the place ever since. Hope everyone this time has a speedy recovery.
  12. Stuart Bannigan has realised that the grass isnt greener away from Firhill...either that or no one wants him after his knee injury but either way he's signed a new 2 year deal for the Jags... ...Super happy with that one, great player for us and will be a very important part of our team for next season. Personally had no grudges with him wanting to leave and challenge himself, he deserved it and it's a shame an injury held him back but from a selfish point of view I'm glad he's staying
  13. It's been completely relayed, still growing back, will be perfect for beginning of season
  14. I just read it on a shared Facebook post, maybe just one person who used coin instead of pound, I have seen the pound thrown around too and its just as w*nky to be fair!!!!