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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
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Who was your favourite TAMB poster?

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8 minutes ago, Mindimoo said:

As above.

Mine was @elephant man.

The poachers got him. All that's left of him is a fine set of chess pieces.

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Too many to chose just one :(.

Andriemack - One of the most handsome big buggers I've ever met.

Parklife - A greetin' faced wee shit but a loveable one at that.

GlasgowManCity - A source of permanent confusion for me.  I just don't get it.

Phart - All round good guy.  Genuinely saddened to not have met him.

SaltireLover - Comedy Gold and a source of multiple suspensions for me.

TartanJon - Great guy!  Shite gambler.

CoveSheep - No bad for a sheep.

CoveJnr (Can't remember his actual username) - Lovely fella.  We had lunch recently, it was all romantic.

 

I've probably missed a few but those are the ones that jump out at me.

 

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8 minutes ago, Orraloon said:

The poachers got him. All that's left of him is a fine set of chess pieces.

Interesting... as I believe I accused you two of being the same poster (files that under 'case closed').

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21 minutes ago, Orraloon said:

The poachers got him. All that's left of him is a fine set of chess pieces.

There are signs of him in @phart and @thplinth but I'm not sure which might be him.

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As I said earlier in the day, Brant Grebner. 

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I only had one interaction with Elephant man ( a decade ago) where we were arguing about the length of the Patriot Act (the TAMB in all it's glory) and he was trying to say it wasn't that long and still insisted it wasn't when it took me two posts cause of character limit just to post the contents pages. I bailed on paying attention to them after that.

My favourite poster is thplinth. So many folk thought we were the same person. Which made a special sort of weirdness we shared. The actual truth is we've never conversed outside the TAMB, I don't know his real name or anything.

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29 minutes ago, phart said:

My favourite poster is thplinth. So many folk thought we were the same person. Which made a special sort of weirdness we shared. The actual truth is we've never conversed outside the TAMB, I don't know his real name or anything.

All true. We don't know each other at all. Yet I agree with what you post and read all your posts. Really enjoyed our interactions on here phart. I doubt it will take us long to work out who we are on zombie TAMB. 

edit: joking aside you have posted a massive amount of interesting stuff on this website and been a really enjoyable poster phart. my favourite for sure. (along with kernie.)

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Ironically two of my other favourite posters of all time are Calmac and Jim Fairlie. Who didn't get along too well lol

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31 minutes ago, phart said:

I only had one interaction with Elephant man ( a decade ago) where we were arguing about the length of the Patriot Act (the TAMB in all it's glory) and he was trying to say it wasn't that long and still insisted it wasn't when it took me two posts cause of character limit just to post the contents pages. I bailed on paying attention to them after that.

My favourite poster is thplinth. So many folk thought we were the same person. Which made a special sort of weirdness we shared. The actual truth is we've never conversed outside the TAMB, I don't know his real name or anything.

 

2 minutes ago, thplinth said:

All true. We don't know each other at all. Yet I agree with what you post and read all your posts. Really enjoyed our interactions on here phart. I doubt it will take us long to work out who we are on zombie TAMB. 

I admire the fact that you "guys" are still keeping up the pretence that there's more than one person.

 

 

(only joking). :P:lol:

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Just now, fringo said:

 

I admire the fact that you "guys" are still keeping up the pretence that there's more than one person.

 

 

(only joking). :P:lol:

Posters like Colonel actually "investigated" if we were the same person. As i say there must have been some projecting going on with the multiple usernames. I also never got banned by the mods in my 14 years here either.

In fact i might be the best behaved poster on here if we go by posts per ban. :D

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5 minutes ago, phart said:

Ironically two of my other favourite posters of all time are Calmac and Jim Fairlie. Who didn't get along too well lol

Understatement of the day there phart 😂😂😂

 

plenty cracking posters & a lot I now consider friends & have conversed with over various subjects & life events.

scunnered, Stewart the Aberdeen fans user name was stewart_aberdeen 👍🏻

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7 minutes ago, phart said:

Posters like Colonel actually "investigated" if we were the same person. As i say there must have been some projecting going on with the multiple usernames. I also never got banned by the mods in my 14 years here either.

In fact i might be the best behaved poster on here if we go by posts per ban. :D

:lol:

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To be honest i think every regular/semi-regular poster has given me at least a laugh at some point. Even if we haven't interacted that much.

 

I think it was a poster called "Mazz" who had me laughing like mad when she posted "FREE THE BIG GINGER RIDE" when we were trying to get Jam unbanned. I was in hysterics just the timing in the thread etc, never really interacted but that sticks out as one of the best TAMB comments for me.

 

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Ahh Mazz. :wub:  Also loved Chaff. Found his posts consistently hilarious.

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10 minutes ago, phart said:

To be honest i think every regular/semi-regular poster has given me at least a laugh at some point. Even if we haven't interacted that much.

 

I think it was a poster called "Mazz" who had me laughing like mad when she posted "FREE THE BIG GINGER RIDE" when we were trying to get Jam unbanned. I was in hysterics just the timing in the thread etc, never really interacted but that sticks out as one of the best TAMB comments for me.

 

I first heard about the Sunshine Appeal on here and it was Mazz (and Mick North Croy) with whom I attended my first presentation in Paris.

http://www.tasunshineappeal.co.uk/past-projects/2007-2/france-2007/

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2 minutes ago, Flure said:

I first heard about the Sunshine Appeal on here and it was Mazz (and Mick North Croy) with whom I attended my first presentation in Paris.

http://www.tasunshineappeal.co.uk/past-projects/2007-2/france-2007/

 

About 2 months ago i went back and read all the TASA reports, it's a truly remarkable charity. That comment is hard to beat for me, but TASA might just do it :)

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Hallowe'en this year is going to be something else.   Gonna get myself another tumshie and some whiskey and have a greet :(

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Oh lets not forget Charles Endell Esquire and Flora, bless the pair of you.

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1 minute ago, Ormond said:

That's brilliant. :ok:

Jings.

I've just realised.

11 September 2007.

The day before the "Faddy" game. Which itself was on the first anniversary of my 50th birthday.

Monday will see me having been involved with the Sunshine Appeal for 10 years.

My goodness, but how time flies.

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@Thistle_Whistle (Stoke fan?) was easily the funniest poster on here. Just not very frequent.

I did meet one of my now best mates on here, although he doesn't post much. 

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2 minutes ago, thplinth said:

Oh lets not forget Charles Endell Esquire and Flora, bless the pair of you.

Flora was everybody's favourite online pal. The kind of laddie you wanted to cuddle when he was hungo'er. :)

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4 minutes ago, Grim Jim said:

Hallowe'en this year is going to be something else.   Gonna get myself another tumshie and some whiskey and have a greet :(

"whiskey"

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