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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. Sure, some nice moments but there were times when he was too close to the supporting player and didn't present himself for the layoff. Anyways, the German commentators were doing the Rooney thing. Buuuuurke, Buuuuurke etc.
  2. Burke did reasonably well. Seemed a little lost at times when there were chances for an overlap but played a nice through ball for Timo Werner to force Buerki into a save. Not really a game for the technical players. Leipzig basically kicked us off the park but for whatever reason we didn't really look up for it. Not a single shot on target. Hmmmph.
  3. Win ratio of 15% since his time here at York. We were kacke before he came, but he has overseen us plummet to new depths of rubbishness and imminent relegation after years of struggling to get out of the tinpot conference. Now we're on our way back. On top of that our idiot chairman decides to give him next season as well. Utterly scunnered. Please, someone, anyone, take him off our hands :-(
  4. Anyone recommend a good web hosting service? Time to set up my own blogspot, but would like a little more control over web design and content that is unavailable with the free blogspot sites. Am going to use the graphics company the firm I work for use for their website to give it a more professional look, but who to use to host the website?
  5. This is the point though. Westminster say we have powers to stop it, and an overall ban was defeated in the Scottish parliament in May. Exactly what powers do we have, and what don't we have?
  6. Getting rather confused as to whether we have the power to ban this, especially since a green party proposal was in parliament was defeated. Anyone know the exact state of affairs?
  7. Aye, that was for the first year, jumping up to 40 quid in year 2 onwards, right?
  8. 60plus.scot? ;-)
  9. Looked into it last night for a blogspot. 40 quid per year, compared to 10 quid (or less) for a .co.uk or .com
  10. Simply cant be true. Had to be 65% Yes according to canvas results....
  11. Apparently it was on sky news..... Seems too high to me. Lady could have been mistaken with 97% voter registration
  12. 97% voter turnout in Glasgow
  13. My brother was there earlier on outside the polling booth and saying it was 2:1 Yes. Even the No chap agreed.