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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. Just read your post aswell Flora, What pish FFS?? All it was was a simple question and a wee bit of banter, Get a grip FFS!!
  2. Deedee. Reading your post. I do not have a problem with alcoholism. I merely said I was going to quit the drink for the first time in my life. I have gone off the sauce before, but never tried to pack it in as I did want to try. I love a good swallie, does not mean I have a drinking problem mate. Cheers pal
  3. I have been off the sauce now for two weeks, first time I have quit in my life. No saying Im an alky , I love booze. just wanted to see how long I could last. New Years Eve now, and I think im fecked. Whats the longest you have ever gone off the drink when you tried to quit..
  4. Born in Glasgow. My Da was born in Northern Ireland, Mum born in Glasgow,. Scottish through and through and proud as feck of ma Scottish blood... Alba Gu Brath..........
  5. All the best in 2016 to you all. Alba Gu Brath...
  6. Alright Fringo mate. Truth be told. I have made it over for 6 Scotland qualifiers since I joined the board. Went to the matches with the TAMBERS, some nights never even made it back to Barrhied were I was staying. Woke up in the morning wondering 'Where the feck am I".. lol
  7. Thought I would have made the list. Im gutted .. I certainly had some drunken dandy posts in the past. Still trying to swim the shark infested waters of the Atlantic.
  8. I hope Ireland get pumped. Alba Gu Brath.
  9. I play it on the Bagpipes No music for it, just taught maself Ma mates love it..
  10. Get intae them!! Flew all the way from Canada for this, so get tore intae them. SCOTLAND FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. I flew intae Glasgow yesterday. I will be at the match.