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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
TDYER63

Rumour of snap GE -announcement 11.15

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Might be rubbish but rumours abound. 

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It's either that or North Korea

 

PM making a statement in Downing Street at 1115 - only normally used for most serious moments

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Latest is she is resigning due to ill health. Take your pick ! 

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revealing that she is the long lost daughter of Thatcher - could explain a lot

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7 minutes ago, TDYER63 said:

Latest is she is resigning due to ill health. Take your pick ! 

Will go for snap general election as labour are in a dire situation polling 21pts behind the tories 

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War with Spain ...........

Scottish Parliament abolished .....

I cant see her holding a GE

What would be the point ?  There would be a chance of the Lib Dems splitting the Tory vote etc - Too many conotations

It is odd though and i'm a little excited

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Rossy v Slasher now sold out, beam back to take place at Wembley Stadium.

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Wings Over Scotland normally a good analyst of political jiggery-pokery, thinks a GE gains nothing for her or the Tories. Leaning towards a resignation.

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I think it'll be about Northern Ireland. Westminster officially taking back full control.

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Just now, ErsatzThistle said:

I think it'll be about Northern Ireland. Westminster officially taking back full control.

Surely they would need to hold their own vote first ? WM control would only be a possibility if a vote resulted in total deadlock ?

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Just now, killiefaetheferry said:

Surely they would need to hold their own vote first ? WM control would only be a possibility if a vote resulted in total deadlock ?

You are probably right.

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3 minutes ago, ErsatzThistle said:

I think it'll be about Northern Ireland. Westminster officially taking back full control.

I can't see this happen, surely such an announcement would result in violence in NI?

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Posted (edited)

She's pregnant and needs to take year off. Boris in charge for the brexit negotiation period.

Edited by Orraloon

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Just now, vanderark14 said:

I can't see this happen, surely such an announcement would result in violence in NI?

I was hoping for the political impact in Scotland, not for violence on the streets, just to be clear.

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7 minutes ago, Reevesy said:

Rossy v Slasher now sold out, beam back to take place at Wembley Stadium.

Sturgeon and May on the undercard

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7 minutes ago, Reevesy said:

Rossy v Slasher now sold out, beam back to take place at Wembley Stadium.

:lol: 

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1 minute ago, Orraloon said:

She's pregnant and needs to take year off. Boris in charge for the brexit negotiation period.

Boris the father?

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5 minutes ago, killiefaetheferry said:

Wings Over Scotland normally a good analyst of political jiggery-pokery, thinks a GE gains nothing for her or the Tories. Leaning towards a resignation.

Can't see a snap General Election. I don't think legally she could call it in this way anyhow but regardless of how poorly Labour are polling, under FPTP you can't see them actually losing more than 20 or so seats net.  On the other hand, there's a serious risk to the Tories from the Lib Dems in pro-Remain, former Lob Dem constituencies so they could end up being no better off in terms of their majority. 

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I'll health might be the one? She doesn't look well.

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Going for ill health/personal reasons resignation. 2nd choice 'can't in all conscience oversee Brexit blah blah'

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It might not be ill health

She might be resigning because of Brexit

Boris for PM

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Another one being suggested is a referendum on ratifying the terms of Brexit.

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