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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. I'm assuming 'Mongo' has a different meaning over there? 😆
  2. Aye right enough, didn't even notice that the first time I read my email! thats two consecutive pick-ups for me 😏
  3. Ex First Minister Jack McConnell at the base of Christ the Redeemer in Rio, July 2009. He was the Ambassador for Malawi by then. Nice guy, chatted away for a few minutes 👍🏼
  4. Pretty sure dandydunn's post wasn't aimed at you/your thread specifically
  5. Yup. Dire, dire nonsensical guff.
  6. So were the ones I met in Cardiff at the last qualifier - including 'Falklands Hero' Simon Weston. Being a right twunt in the pub before the game. I was delighted later to find out he once won the fitba pools but couldn't claim the money due to his coupon being damaged.......
  7. Where do you stay like?
  8. Fvck ye then. Kebabs ootay Samsuns then like every other midweek steamer 😆
  9. If I'm arranging it it'll be cucumber soup, pierogi and dumplings 🇵🇱
  10. Compared to your trip doon I meant!
  11. It's perfect for the TAMB! it made me laugh anyway 😆
  12. Aberdeen keeper had a great game! Wasn't a bad atmosphere too, better than I thought it would be 👍🏼
  13. Cannae just be for teams who have qualified as the play-offs are after that.