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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. Shame - always found this a very valuable resource - have you ever tried to find something on the facebook groups from 3 or 4 days ago! impossible!
  2. And to be honest, you are commenting on stuff you seem to have zero clue as to how things work. not that we need to justify ourselves, but a message went round the atac group on Saturday morning asking about issues with collection.
  3. The ssc weren't involved in the decision for atac to release at statement
  4. We have quarterly meetings where we discuss such issues which our member clubs raise, and any issues raised are taken forward. But abusing SSC staff, (and we aren't just referring to one case here) is unacceptable.
  5. Likewise, Flure, he was voted for by atac reps at a previous atac meeting. G
  6. Yes. minutes and communications are sent round following every meeting.
  7. The Sporran guides came as a request from member clubs who missed the old guides that the SSC once issued. Feedback has been excellent from members.
  8. The member clubs of ATAC run ATAC. the Dunfermline Tartan Army is a club member, and I am the atac rep on behalf of the DTA. I feel ATAC certainly do represent the views of fans. fans within the member clubs. atac reps meet quarterly to discuss the issues that their members are raising, and we engage constructively with the SFA to address some of these points. The point made earlier about ATAC sooking up to the SFA couldn't be further from reality. ATAC was very critical of the pricing strategy a few years ago which strained the relationship with the SFA. However we have worked past that for the benefit of the fans, and have already saw further benefits come from these conversations.
  9. Did anyone download the ATAC Sporran guide for Slovakia, which was published on the website in advance of the trip? We are looking for feedback, positive or negative, to help enhance the guides going forward. All comments appreciated
  10. If you are flying in to Russia, will you not also need a Russian entry visa, which are also pretty pricey?
  11. i managed to get this sorted a week or two back with Hotels.com. They kept telling me they hadnt recieved confirmation from the hotel themself and our booking still stood. I refused to accept that and have to wait 3 months before they finally told me it was cancelled, and sent the customer service team at Hotels.com a screenshot of the Park Inn Danube's website. They finally accepted it, and moved us at their own expense to the Radisson next door, which looked like it was about double the price! Happy with the outcome - same kind of area, and a weight off the mind!
  12. Prob a few other factros as well - at us, he has the bulk of a squad signed up for next season - at United, only 6 players will be left under cotnract? complete rebuild required.... secondly, if he doesnt fancy united, there seems to be others after him as well I'm crossing my fingers he stays for another season - we could really challenge next year under him.
  13. not as much a stick on to move as was expected yesterday - the daily Record describing talks held yesterday ended in stalemate.
  14. Anyone else booked to stay here? Apparently its now closed until December, due to a full refurb, so if you had, get chasing them up - I only found out becuase I said to someone else who subsequently tried to book GZ
  15. Thats us booked via Budapest on the Sunday for 80 quid