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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. It's all about supply and demand and rightly or wrongly that's the way the world works. More people are interested in watching the men's games so they are more willing to pay more and the scheduling of the matches reflects that. Its the way of the world. Sometimes it works for you, sometimes against. Similarly, a GB woman will get centre court over a highly ranked men's match which will go to #1 or #2 court because there's a perception the paying public will want to see that match more than the other.............because she's representing GB. Supply and demand.
  2. Lucky enough to have a ticket for Final on Sunday but arriving at Wimbledon on Saturday about 10.30am. I would think grounds will be full to capacity by that time but does anyone have any idea if that's correct based on past experience? I can't find a phone number for Wimbledon other than emergency ticket problems.
  3. For me the away top should be yellow simply because the Lion Rampant is yellow.............or red but definitely not white (England) or pink.
  4. I assume we apply on the SSC website under Home games............but right now its "no home games available" but that'll change at 12 noon ??????
  5. Oh dear. You wanting to play a game of "I'm more Scottish than you" or maybe "I've been to more games than you"............
  6. Well I believe if not a sell out certainly close since its a day out as well as the game, most don't need work holidays, etc.
  7. I'll watch on telly since Sunday night football is not something I want to go to. Similarly for Monday nights, etc. Take note UEFA and FIFA............you win, I've bought SKY package and will watch all internationals from my armchair but I won't sing or clap or shout or contribute one little bit to the atmosphere in Hampden on Sunday. If this game was our preferred Saturday it would be a sell out.
  8. £25 (face value) on In Glasgow. Can post or hand deliver in Glasgow up to 4pm Sunday
  9. SSC do not act like service suppliers to we customers since they have a monopoly. That means the service provided is not exactly M&S. Poor guy was the victim of a mistake and appears little or no attempt to remedy the situation. I'd think I'd be raging. Do the maths and work out how.much money we pay the SSC and then decide if we get value for.money and if there was another option to get match tickets would you go elsewhere? I would.
  10. Would we win the friendliest fans award like France '98 if we qualified for France '16 ? I'd think we'd have been in with a really good chance but I also think to be sure we need to all take a look at ourselves and those in our groups
  11. Nope, there's definitely some complacency there...........and that's where the worry is.
  12. The hatched job is a wake up call for sure but tough to take and hopefully we can all take a look at ourselves and those in our groups and with some honesty regroup and maybe tone some thiings down a bit. As I keep saying and I've said it for 10 years, the press are bored with the positive wooing of locals and tourists angle.
  13. Yes, you're on your high horse......................but you are perfect. At least I hope you are because that means your complacency about yours and your groups behaviour won't come back to bite us.
  14. Course. Lets all hope the tabloid journalists hang about with you and your pals in all trips with you being perfect. Actually its the likes of you we need to worry about with your complacency...............get off your high horse, you might just drop your halo one day and end up on the front page with a hatchet job.
  15. The point is this was previously considered mad Scotsman banter but I fear even baring your arse in anything other than the traditional quick lift at wedding photo could be considered a sex offence, noting different countries have different acceptance levels. The Sunday Mail has done a hatchet job because of a handful of ill advised behaviours...........lets not give them any scope for future headlines