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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. Outstanding post and the ultimate ignominy for the residents will be when it's rebuilt as luxury million pound apartments well beyond their reach.
  2. This, I don't get why there is a debate. Sleekit b@stard. Red card simple as that.
  3. Boyd left Rangers at aged 27 in 2010 which should have been the peak of his career and has scored about 60 goals since. Definitely not using his abilities as good as he could.
  4. Used to be a thread, can't find it so thought i'd start another. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYBHTCGEoN0 Probably the best guitar performance I have seen. This is absolutely stunning. His left hand positions are just amazing. It is truly breathtaking. The counterpoint around 2:50 is just beautiful. For me it changes my whole perception of the piece of music, the organ recital is just so dramatic but this one just accentuates the superb chords and glorious counterpoint, it's more gentle and beguiling. Honestly just blown away by it. I cannot grasp the dedication and determination to achieve something like this, what an achievement. Enjoy
  5. The A'bunadh Batch 45 was a stunning whisky one of the best I've ever tasted. Currently working my way through a case of Glen Grant Aged 10 years which is just delicious. The Isle of Arran Amarone cask finish was amazing, it smelt like wine when you uncorked it. However I'm with DonnyTJS and Scoobydoo Islay malts are great. Love an Ardbeg 10, just a big boom.
  6. i'm not sure what Rangers fans expect from this squad. The signings they are making are just lower English League players that established teams like ourselves, County, Aberdeen etc have been signing for the last few years. If these guys were truly standouts in the English Lower leagues they wouldn't be coming to Scotland. The step up to Premier League was never going to be bridged easily signing a couple of veterans. To underestimate the jump in quality is just unprofessional. The media is guilty of talking up Rangers, their record in the Championship was worse than Hearts and only a couple of points better than Ross County and Partick when they went up. The media talks up their signings like they are superstars. They're the same standard as everyone else is buying. (Except Joe Garner who it appears cost as much as 3 Dembeles ) It would take an exceptional manager to somehow turn these into a title contending team (Not that I think Rangers fans actually expected to compete for the title) I'm not so sure the former city trader (to give him his full media title) is actually that good a manager. in 210 minutes of Warburton's tiki-taka they've had 5 shots on target against Celtic, we had that many last week, even Lincoln Red Imps had 4 on target. This will be a long season for Rangers because their squad is not actually any better than the rest and their manager is inflexible to the point of being a Deila. IMHO Warbiola is a poor man's John Hughes (and less successful)
  7. You'll make an absolute fortune in replica jerseys with his name on the back.......Oh hang on
  8. Outstanding work, that's the one. Apparently you can still buy them. Not as beautiful as the Tango though.
  9. Just bought myself a Tango replica and it is a thing of beauty. Really evocative. Anyway made me think of footballs. The first ball I remember is a white one with a red strip around the middle which I think conformed with the panels of the ball. Would be lkate 70's very early 80's. I'm not sure what make it was, may have been Mitre. Does anyone know what this ball is? In the meantime here a picture of the beautiful Tango. It really is a stunning design.
  10. So are HMRC pushing this appeal from the other side? You crafty bar steward Hector.
  11. Fvcking hell this is tragic. Rest in peace Chris Kilbride, I hope those you loved and left behind will eventually find some peace also. Truly, truly sad.
  12. Management Consultant Extraordinaire or out of touch Bawbag. It's the latter for me.