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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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    Swarfega<br />Ball bearings<br />Odd footed flip flops<br />Diet irn Bru<br />The adventures associated with Cappielow park

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  1. Sad times. I'm not a fan of the Facebook pages, I much prefer getting my flights/travel/pubs advice from here. Such a shame. Where else can I argue about politics and stuff semi anonymously? Not on Facebook that's for sure.
  2. Another reason we never got Yes. People were put off with the "Socialist Utopia" line put forward by a lot of the Yes camp. Thers a very good reason the Tories are second in Scotland and it's not because they are pro union. It's because the Labour Party sold their soul during the referendum, and the Tories aren't the SNP. A fair proportion of Scottish Conservative voters will be Pro Indy, just not Pro Socialist Utopia/SNP.
  3. She never sounded as if her heart was in the No campaign. It was as if she felt she had to go no. She probably voted Yes at the Ballot box. Her and wee Ruth.
  4. Cool. I cant help but think this might be better as one charity doing both? Both of them sound like they do good deeds, so why not combine and do them together? I've happily donated to both, but I must admit I thought they were the same thing until I actually gave it a bit of thought.
  5. Genuine question. Is there a difference between these two charities or are they the same organisation achieving the same aims, commendably? Genuinely just wondering.
  6. Hear hear! I've been asked in the past "How cold you vote Yes in the Referendum, you're not a SNP supporter" - I've actually been asked that on more than one occasion. Pisses me off. I'm happy to admit that I have a definite leaning towards Conservatism. but that doesn't mean people of my ilk don't want independence! Honestly, if teh Scottish Labour or Conservative parties ditched their strict adherence to Unionism, the SNP would be buggered at the next election.
  7. Anyone know any good England Fans forums I can have a nosey at? Always good to read the other sides view pre match!
  8. Anyone know any good England Fans forums I can have a nosey at? Always good to read the other sides view pre match!
  9. I can do a swap if you're still looking mate?
  10. Tartan Sound - Hootenannys, City Centre. Free entry, kids welcome with an adult. I heard this band last week at Gig in the Goil. Absolutely brilliant.
  11. Tartan Sound will be playing Hootenannys again. At least that's what half of the band told me the other night! Great band, great patter. Just speak to the big ginger guy in the waistcoat, he'll get you in if you buy him a wine!
  12. I don't disagree he was wrong, but I think serving his time on a manslaughter charge as he has done, is the right sentence and sentiment. To call a serving Royal in a war situation a murderer is wrong though. The FOB they were operating from was under constant duress.
  13. I agree. Well, IMO, he has served his time for Manslaughter and should be released. The bit in bold, been in many combat situations have you, which would allow you to state categorically that your words are true?
  14. I've got weekend tickets for Country to Country followed by weekend tickets for Gig on the Goil. Cause I rock!
  15. Actually in Argyll and Bute. And right next to Faslane!