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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. You coming out of retirement for this ?
  2. Good luck to both teams, hope those of you have tickets have a great day. Can only see a Celtic victory but heres hoping to a thrilling end to end match. Will predict 3-1 Celtic.
  3. The wee man clearly has ability to make it professionally but only time will tell in the end if he makes it. I hope he decides on Scotland.
  4. I'll be getting my own back on you after the soaking in Malta you gave me ! I've not forgotten btw ! Hope all is well mate
  5. Ah, that makes more sense. I thought it was cockney slang for slapper
  6. Sorry, what the hell does that mean ? Is that dandy slang for something ?
  7. 5'2" ! Ye pair o' cheeky auld buggers
  8. I thought it was only ma wife that got inches wrong !
  9. I'd give anything for the chance mate !
  10. If more of our footballers had the passion, commitment, determination and sporting ability, then we could then sing about them with great pride. The laddies World Number 1 ! We don't get that many opportunities to say that Scotland are world champions
  11. I really want to be positive. Actually, I'm desperate to raise myself to some form of positivity. But after the years of heartache and failure, I'm struggling. My English mates have been ripping me for weeks now, 4 or 5 minimum, worst of the home nations by miles, couldna score in a brothel etc etc blah blah. The best I could give back was at least I follow my country. Thats all I've got, and those who know me know I can more than hold my own in the banter. Please lads ( players ), give us something back, some pride, some feeling of happiness, something to help us carry the Pride we shout about with all things Scottish ! Get right in aboot thum !
  12. Like I said, IMO, I think it is not. So it's not.
  13. I'all be wearing a Poppy, because I want to. Not because I'm joining a bandwagon, but because I wear a Poppy every year as a mark of respect. I do still think that this stushie is all because FIFA have said it is a political statement when it is not. (IMO) Each to their own in this matter. My biggest fear is that there will be groups of Poppy wearers roaming the stadium perimeter hunting non-Poppy wearers like the supposed saga in Bratislava with the kilts
  14. One oota two no bad. anyone got Souness and King Kennys numbers ?