• Announcements

    • Admin4

      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
jockodile

Can the TA board be saved?

233 posts in this topic

First off apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere, only just saw the news and feel totally gutted.

As an expat the Any Other Business part of the board and all of those who posted on it has kept me feeling still connected with current events in Scotland. Never more than during the lead up to Indyref where the MSM viewed through you tube gave such a sanitised view of what seemed through this board an uttering energising experience even if ultimately just came up short.

The Friday jokes by Flure I used to laugh at on the bus to work, with other passengers looking on bemused.

Surely this site can not be allowed to just go quietly. Can it be saved?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, jockodile said:

First off apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere, only just saw the news and feel totally gutted.

As an expat the Any Other Business part of the board and all of those who posted on it has kept me feeling still connected with current events in Scotland. Never more than during the lead up to Indyref where the MSM viewed through you tube gave such a sanitised view of what seemed through this board an uttering energising experience even if ultimately just came up short.

The Friday jokes by Flure I used to laugh at on the bus to work, with other passengers looking on bemused.

Surely this site can not be allowed to just go quietly. Can it be saved?

 

There's a bit of conversation on it in the thread entitled TAMB Closure Announcement :ok:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Can the TAMB board be saved?"

Should I take that as a cue to preach?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Scotty CTA said:

"Can the TAMB board be saved?"

Should I take that as a cue to preach?

No

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, jockodile said:

First off apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere, only just saw the news and feel totally gutted.

As an expat the Any Other Business part of the board and all of those who posted on it has kept me feeling still connected with current events in Scotland. Never more than during the lead up to Indyref where the MSM viewed through you tube gave such a sanitised view of what seemed through this board an uttering energising experience even if ultimately just came up short.

The Friday jokes by Flure I used to laugh at on the bus to work, with other passengers looking on bemused.

Surely this site can not be allowed to just go quietly. Can it be saved?

 

Now we know you're on the wind up :rollsmile:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, dandydunn said:

Now we know you're on the wind up :rollsmile:

This board really has gone downhill.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, dandydunn said:

Now we know you're on the wind up :rollsmile:

 

1 hour ago, Flure said:

This board really has gone downhill.

 

 

:lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, slasher said:

No

As long as you know what you're rejecting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Scotty CTA said:

As long as you know what you're rejecting.

I think he's got a fair idea.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No one with a 'fair idea' would reject heaven for hell.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Scotty CTA said:

No one with a 'fair idea' would reject heaven for hell.

The Heaven and Hell you like to imagine dont exist though.

No one with a "fair idea" would think they do

They are for wishful thinkers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Ally Bongo said:

The Heaven and Hell you like to imagine dont exist though.

You are in for the shock of your eternal life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Scotty CTA said:

You are in for the shock of your eternal life.

Going to a party that you can never leave ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Ally Bongo said:

Going to a party that you can never leave ?

As long as Jim Morrison is there would suit me fine, hopefully at the warm party.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, The White Ceelo said:

As long as Jim Morrison is there would suit me fine, hopefully at the warm party.

I would have thought that hell would have Doors, and heaven would have gates, probably of the Gareth variety.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, Orraloon said:

I would have thought that hell would have Doors, and heaven would have gates, probably of the Gareth variety.

I see what you did there..B) Deffo Hell for me then, beginning to hope its real now.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, Scotty CTA said:

As long as you know what you're rejecting.

Some people think it's 72 virgins! Either way I'll pass 👍

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have some proper technos on our staff. I'll run the tamb prognosis past them on Monday 👍

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, slasher said:

We have some proper technos on our staff. I'll run the tamb prognosis past them on Monday 👍

You mean, like guys with glowsticks and blue hair?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Ormond said:

You mean, like guys with glowsticks and blue hair?

Nope. They are utterly boring.......but knowledgeable! 😁

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, The White Ceelo said:

As long as Jim Morrison is there would suit me fine, hopefully at the warm party.

It won't be warm, it'll be as hot as ...erm... well, hell.

No party, and no relationships of any kind.

9 hours ago, The White Ceelo said:

I see what you did there..B) Deffo Hell for me then, beginning to hope its real now.

You have no idea of what you are saying.

And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ Luke 16:24

5 hours ago, slasher said:

Some people think it's 72 virgins! Either way I'll pass 👍

1. Christians are instructed not to even hate their 'enemies' (so killing them would be out of the question).

2. The eternal objectification of young females as a reward for killing yourself and others is straight out of satan's playbook.

Edited by Scotty CTA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tweeted Nicola Sturgeon on Thursday with the predicament

It got 45 impressions but so far no responses or likes for that matter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

can Nicola help us? surely outside her remit. any assistance would be good though

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, jockodile said:

can Nicola help us? surely outside her remit. any assistance would be good though

Unlikely

More chance of her than the SFA right enough

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites