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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
TartanJon

Tambs for the memories

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It was always going to happen when brilliant posters like myself & Andreimack stopped winding folk up.

TBH I chucked it because the place was full of s arguing about the same shite over and over and over.

 

I'd like to think I contributed to the Tamb during its heyday before the s took over.

I'm glad to say I've met some great people that I can call friends and some other s too!!!

The good times outweighed the bad times but after all these years I never did get to see Tartan Teddy's winky.

Use this Fred to post your Tamb memories and try and keep it lighthearted ffs so the board can go out with some dignity.

Peace out troops

 

 

PS

 

I was Mod11

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5 minutes ago, TartanJon said:

Lips are sealed

:lol::lol::lol: till the 31st :wink2:

 

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16 minutes ago, TartanJon said:

It was always going to happen when brilliant posters like myself & Andreimack stopped winding folk up.

TBH I chucked it because the place was full of s arguing about the same shite over and over and over.

 

I'd like to think I contributed to the Tamb during its heyday before the s took over.

I'm glad to say I've met some great people that I can call friends and some other s too!!!

The good times outweighed the bad times but after all these years I never did get to see Tartan Teddy's winky.

Use this Fred to post your Tamb memories and try and keep it lighthearted ffs so the board can go out with some dignity.

Peace out troops

 

 

PS

 

I was Mod11

Ahem :huh:

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Yeah i got told you were mod11 mindimoo. In fact the amount of unsolicited PM's i got about mods and other stuff was always interesting.

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2 minutes ago, phart said:

Yeah i got told you were mod11 mindimoo. In fact the amount of unsolicited PM's i got about mods and other stuff was always interesting.

:ph34r:

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Just now, Mindimoo said:

:ph34r:

This was years and years ago.

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3 minutes ago, phart said:

Yeah i got told you were mod11 mindimoo. In fact the amount of unsolicited PM's i got about mods and other stuff was always interesting.

Time to release them I think phart - 20 a day till the 31st might just about do it I'd imagine :lol:

 

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3 minutes ago, Glasgowmancity said:

Time to release them I think phart - 20 a day till the 31st might just about do it I'd imagine :lol:

 

I've long deleted them all or i would have no room in the my inbox. I'll go trawl my inbox see if i have any old ones.

EDIT: I've got one from Ormond in 2015 asking about identities of the mods in response to something i said in a thread. :)

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Going down the memories route, it would have to be the bus to Lichtenstein arranged through here, the one TAMB night out I managed to make it to, but mainly the many people I've met through here that I now consider friends.

In Lithuania last week in our group all bar 2 had been posters on the TAMB at somepoint (the 2 that hadn't, their partners had) and the bus we got was arranged through here.

As for posters (excluding personal friends)/threads etc - i would have to say the Kraiegh, Wembley, Bus station, knuckles & Darius were all classics. 

Posters wise, calmac, phart, colonel, charlie endell were all people you could get a decent conversation/debate with without it falling into a slagging match - even after the referendum.

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4 minutes ago, phart said:

I've long deleted them all or i would have no room in the my inbox. I'll go trawl my inbox see if i have any old ones.

EDIT: I've got one from Ormond in 2015 asking about identities of the mods in response to something i said in a thread. :)

I remember that. You never gave a name but you did give a damning clue. :)

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Just now, Ormond said:

I remember that. You never gave a name but you did give a damning clue. :)

Do tell then :lol:

 

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Just now, Glasgowmancity said:

Do tell then :lol:

 

Not sure that would be fair on Phart.

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2 minutes ago, Ormond said:

Not sure that would be fair on Phart.

Fair point :ok:

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Go for it, we're in the truth and reconciliation stage :D I don't mind folk sharing any stories they have of me as long as they're true :)

If i recall i never gave a name cause i couldn't be certain if they were still a mod. It was when Scunnered was going full "anti-snp" and i felt posters were using their mod powers to debate.

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Hawkeyes thread asking people to vote for his, maybe his pals daughter in some competition was funny as fck. She would get pumped was so incredibly obvious, the poor wee man couldn't handle it.

Reekys massive huff was very funny. Mr Scotland just waddled off into the sunset. 

Jimbers in every detail was a walking cliche. 

 

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1 minute ago, kumnio said:

Hawkeyes thread asking people to vote for his, maybe his pals daughter in some competition was funny as fck. She would get pumped was so incredibly obvious, the poor wee man couldn't handle it.

Reekys massive huff was very funny. Mr Scotland just waddled off into the sunset. 

Jimbers in every detail was a walking cliche. 

 

Sorry forgot to add you into my list of favourite posters Kev :ok:

Another one you can have a conversation with :ok:

 

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Parkie got a 3/7 day ban for calling him Mr Scotland.

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6 minutes ago, kumnio said:

Hawkeyes thread asking people to vote for his, maybe his pals daughter in some competition was funny as fck. She would get pumped was so incredibly obvious, the poor wee man couldn't handle it.

Reekys massive huff was very funny. Mr Scotland just waddled off into the sunset. 

Jimbers in every detail was a walking cliche. 

 

Much like everyone knows phart and thplinth are the same person, I always assumed Jimber and Faddy & Fletch were the same. Both English Scotland fans living in England and Tims. Never see either of them about here any more, they probably left at the same time too....

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Who's going to be going all out to get themselves banned before the end then?

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5 minutes ago, Dalgety Bay TA said:

Much like everyone knows phart and thplinth are the same person, I always assumed Jimber and Faddy & Fletch were the same. Both English Scotland fans living in England and Tims. Never see either of them about here any more, they probably left at the same time too....

Faddy & Fletch is still a regular under his married name ...

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2 minutes ago, biffer said:

Who's going to be going all out to get themselves banned before the end then?

Did you call my pint a poof???

 

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Just now, DonnyTJS said:

Faddy & Fletch is still a regular under his married name ...

FFS Donny, you of all people, brightest poster on the TAMB, really.......?!?

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14 minutes ago, phart said:

Parkie got a 3/7 day ban for calling him Mr Scotland.

:lol: 

I'd forgotten about that. Happy times! 

9 minutes ago, Dalgety Bay TA said:

Much like everyone knows phart and thplinth are the same person, I always assumed Jimber and Faddy & Fletch were the same. Both English Scotland fans living in England and Tims. Never see either of them about here any more, they probably left at the same time too....

Isn't Faddy & Fletch @PASTA Mick? Doesn't post much anymore, mind you. 

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