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      PLEASE READ: TAMB is not closing!   10/12/2017

      Just to provide an update on the future of the Tartan Army Message Board. To be clear the board will not be closing and instead will be staying open and will hopefully go from strength to strength. Who Are We? We are a group of Scotland supporters who have varied skills and expertise, along with experience of  being involved in football and running football message boards. When we heard the TAMB faced closure, we contacted the old team with a detailed plan which involved financing and running the board. After speaking to the old team on a number of occasions they have allowed us to put our plan into action. While speaking to them and going on their experience and that of those before them, we have elected to keep our identity private, however rest assured we have the best intentions for the board and those on it. Our Plans. Our plan will involve a number of stages which we hope will not only keep the board going but help improve and rejuvenate it. Our first step will be to do a bit of a clean-up of the board. This will involve some downtime for a few hours where posting will be disabled. We plan to do this early next week, a full notice will be posted on the board then. Once that is completed we will be upgrading the current board platform, both behind the scenes and hopefully aesthetically too. There will be an ongoing process of board improvements which we hope you, the user will help us with, so you have a board you will enjoy We thank the old board team for all their hard work, dedication and their help during this handover and hope you will all help support our plans going forward.

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  1. Next Scotland Manager ?

    Why is nobody except me touting Darren Ferguson? Clearly the man for the job. Come on SFA, Scotland needs Fergie Jnr. Desperately ...
  2. Irrelevant and Alarming

    Not a sentence I thought I'd ever see . Might have a point though ...
  3. Not a fan of the 'likes' function as I may have mentioned elsewhere, and I agree with iainmac1 that there's probably no need (and too much potential crossover) for a separate politics forum in Anything Goes. Still, it's good to see the board trying new things - it's certainly a breath of fresh air after years of neglect. Well done to all involved. I hope the TAMB archive can be retrieved and saved. I see that it's listed under the Pages tab at the top of the page, but I'm just getting an error message when I click it. It contains pretty much everything from the pre-2014 board (tamb.com) back to 2009, as well as some earlier significant stuff like the Kraigh [never can spell it] thread in its own 'Archive' section.
  4. Next Scotland Manager ?

    I hope and trust that it's because the new board muffins hold the wise and mature view that the 'like' function simply distorts the ebb and flow of normal board discourse as threads are poxed with 'like-bait' posts, obsession sets in as to who is top of the 'likes' leader board while others plot to undermine their positions, and all the while decent, contemplative posters languish in the murk of the unliked lower reaches of the league table. If you don't believe me, take a look at any message board that allows the thing ... Edit: Hey, I can quote from my usual browser again ... for the first time in years ... Huzzah!
  5. 'Secession' means leaving a larger polity without mutual agreement, which is a fairly accurate term as far as I can see. I agree with Stapes that Puigdemont doesn't seem to have played what appeared to be a strong hand (morally at least) very well in the past couple of weeks.
  6. He was right about currency ...
  7. Scottish defender in the MLS

    According to Wiki, there are two current players afaics: Calum Mallace and Sam Nicholson
  8. How old's that? Thelma's still looking good.
  9. The final World Cup game at Hampden?

    Raise the stadium ...
  10. All true, but while the programme may be coming from Northern Ireland it's broadcast to the rest of the UK. I'd assume that NI gets its own political discussion programmes (though I have no actual notion whether or not this is the case). I also assume that mainland politics is of pragmatic interest to the Northern Irish electorate, since the continuation of their state depends on it to a great extent, and none of the unrepresented parties you mention have much sway in mainland politics. So all in all, I can see where the producers are coming from ...
  11. I don't mind Mod anonymity, but wouldn't it be sensible to work under consistent Mod log-ins? At least posters could then align individual mods with individual personalities. By taking over the log-in of an old, widely praised mod, are you not just ramping up the confusion? The point of this thread was getting some clarification ... By the bye, thinking about it, I also used the term "preside silently" as a comment on the previous custards who made no effort to inform the board of the mounting problems - asking for ideas, donations (see all the unsolicited offers that were made when the closure announcement came?), advice. The first we knew about it was a 'definitive' closure announcement. I used the term in the hope that those with the new broom would be more forthcoming.
  12. "wanky" references a 'popular' thread on the board and was clearly aimed at the term 'custodians' not the people now performing that function. "continued decline" was picking up on the blatantly obvious, but also on the mass suicide note posted prominently (large font, 'TAMB Closure Announcement' title, that sort of thing) a month ago which included such phrases as: "diminishing number of visitors", "we feel it wouldn't be worthwhile [to migrate the TAMB to a cloud-based platform] given the reduction in traffic and usage..." and "the days of messageboards are largely gone, being overtaken by other platforms" - you know, the folk running the board referencing its continued decline. "preside silently" - in the much less prominent 'Board News' post announcing its reprieve (which now seems to have disappeared as well), which a number of posters seemed to miss altogether, hence my opening this thread and quoting examples in the second post, Admin 4 said we'd be hearing from the new team shortly. Elsewhere Admin 4 said his/her last day was a week or more ago. Since then, silence. Cheers. One tries. When they do come and lay out their vision for the future, perhaps they could address a couple of things that various people have pointed out in the threads opened in the wake of the original announcement: The tech issues that have bedevilled the board since its changeover in 2014. The quote function problems have been pointed out for years (I have to switch browser to quote), but on other invision boards it's not a problem. Lack of active moderation. Evidently we now have sarky modding, which is better than nowt, but the place has been left to its own wayward devices for well over a year (see a comment by Calmac in a recent thread). Remember when we had Board Guidelines posted, Mod11? They mentioned the need for a sense of humour (back in the days when you and I both had one). It's hard to moderate a place when there are no published guidelines against which to moderate, I'd imagine. Rather than moaning about other platforms, how about using them to make people aware of the TAMB and the advantages it has over Facebook / Twitter equivalents ... Looking forward to hearing from 'em.
  13. To stay or go?

    Why is nobody mentioning the obvious candidate? He's Scottish. He has the heritage. He's well experienced at dealing with shite players. He's probably desperate (and cheap) enough. Darren Ferguson. Take him. Please.
  14. Some examples of the posts I mentioned. Folk are just going to drift off, if it's not made clear that there's been a reprieve ...
  15. Browsing various threads in TA Specific, there are a number of posters who seem to be under the impression that the board is still closing down. Now that the 'play-off bounce' has failed to materialize, are the 'new custodians' (wanky phrase) going to come on to explain how they intend rejuvenate this place, or do they just intend to preside silently over its continued decline? I appreciate they may be on their way back from Slovenia, but it would be good to hear something soon.