March 13th 2017

When I established the forums in 2005 it was to offer a more richer web experience and greater functionality than the platform where we started this social adventure in 2003, Yahoo Groups. The forums were once a busy hive of activity and provided locals and visitors with a wealth of information just like the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook today.

It was a time where we didn't have the many social media platforms we have today, and it was a different time in terms of mobility and technology. There was no instant access to information, no Google Maps and a very limited base map on your GPSr. Mobile connectivity for me was a 9600bps Infrared connection from a Nokia to a laptop and in later times to a PDA using WAP.

As we moved into the social media era so did our forums users. Geocaching Ireland moved there too, and we have a thriving community on the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook. As a result, forum activity isn't what it used to be and I have taken the decision to disable new registrations to the forums and to make the forums read only so any information there can still be accessed.

The discussion hasn't ended, it has just moved. Join us on the Facebook Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group .

Donnacha

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by Inishanier
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: EarthCaching!
Replies: 14
Views: 2586

EarthCaching!

How many of you have ever found an EarthCache? How many of you have placed an EarthCache? How many of you would like to place an EarthCache but are unsure or confused by what is really required? Have a read at the EarthCache Guidelines here - http://www.geosociety.org/earthcache/guidelines.htm There...
by Inishanier
Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Geocaches hidden in BT Phone Boxes!
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

Geocaches hidden in BT Phone Boxes!

Recently British Telecom contacted Groundspeak (who own Geocaching.com) after an engineer had found a couple of caches inside phone boxes. BT said whilst they didn't want to discourage geocaching their engineers would remove any containers they found and asked that no more be placed. After discussio...
by Inishanier
Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Geocache Placement
Topic: Urgent Notice for all Northern Ireland Cachers
Replies: 41
Views: 11886

Re: Urgent Notice for all Northern Ireland Cachers

Please hold for further information! :wink:
by Inishanier
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Hubal is gone
Replies: 8
Views: 1182

Re: Hubal is gone

Sorry to rain on your parade guys but once caches are archived they cannot be unarchived for the purposes of adoption! [-X See here for more information - http://support.groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=54 Grandfathered cache types cannot be transferred to a new owner. Neither the adoption to...
by Inishanier
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 44529

Re: Ask The Reviewer

Q on minimum separation. Not sure if it's even going to be an issue until I eventually get round to walking/kayaking a particular spot but say you've two river walks, one on each side of a 100m wide river. Technically you could have 2 caches within 160m of each other but since this is only a guidel...
by Inishanier
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Best type of event on short notice? 15th Oct 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2622

Re: Best type of event on short notice?

I think I've published it already! :mrgreen:

TFTC Ireland!
by Inishanier
Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Stepping Down For a Few Months
Replies: 13
Views: 1802

Re: Stepping Down For a Few Months

Thanks for the vote of confidence Niall! :mrgreen: Normal service should continue as per normal although it may take a few days to get your cache reviewed instead of the quick service you've grown used to recently! So please be patient and bear with me! Apart from this weekend! I'm away until Sunday...
by Inishanier
Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 44529

Re: Ask The Reviewer

medic143 wrote:
wildfowler wrote:
Do you have the GC number of it?
GC24E1B
I'll let Niall answer that one since he published it! :roll:


GC24E1B Cache Page Link
by Inishanier
Fri May 13, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 44529

Re: Ask The Reviewer

Just noticed that Niall has beaten me to answering this one but here's my tuppence worth on the subject too! From the KB - Letterbox Hybrid This cache type pays homage to an older form of scavenger hunt. Letterbox hybrids must contain a signature stamp that stays with the box. A letterbox hybrid may...
by Inishanier
Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Geocache Placement
Topic: Caches on NT Property in NI without permission!
Replies: 1
Views: 2519

Caches on NT Property in NI without permission!

Urgent Note to all owners of Caches on NT Property without Permission.

Please get permission or risk losing your cache to a NT owned cache.

Permission being the magic key! 8)

http://gagb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=3994
by Inishanier
Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2010 Best App Ever Awards
Replies: 1
Views: 921

2010 Best App Ever Awards

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Groundspeak's iPhone app has been nominated in the section for Best App for Navigation.

All you iPhone users add your vote here!
by Inishanier
Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ireland Souvenirs On Geocaching.com
Replies: 18
Views: 3225

Re: Ireland Souvenirs On Geocaching.com

BUMP!!!!

Ireland Souvenirs on Geocaching.com

Please take the time if you can and add your vote or 3 to this one!

Don't forget to actually add your vote and not just add a comment to the page!

Many thanks!!!

:mrgreen:
by Inishanier
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: What the future holds!
Replies: 24
Views: 1445

Re: What the future holds!

And another thing or two............. :wink:

Stats

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Favourites
by Inishanier
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: What the future holds!
Replies: 24
Views: 1445

What the future holds!

Here's a little something to look forward to next Tuesday! :wink:

New Maps

:mrgreen:
by Inishanier
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ireland Souvenirs On Geocaching.com
Replies: 18
Views: 3225

Ireland Souvenirs On Geocaching.com

Please add your votes to get some souvenirs for Ireland! It would be much appreciated!

Ireland Souvenirs on Geocaching.com

:mrgreen:
by Inishanier
Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Geocache Placement
Topic: Guideline Changes & Clarifications
Replies: 25
Views: 8849

Re: Guideline Changes & Clarifications

wildfowler wrote:But a business is a business and NO means NO! :mrgreen:
Donmoore wrote:I would read that guideline more of being a list than mutually connected. more of an either or than an and.

Think Wildfowler should be wearing his other hat with those kind of tones :wink:
This hat says NO too!!!! :mrgreen:
by Inishanier
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Premium Membership Survey
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Premium Membership Survey

I've had a request from Groundspeak to pass this link along to all of you that are Premium members on Geocaching.com

International Payment Preference Poll

They are looking feedback on International Payment Preferences. Please take the time and help out with the survey if you can!

Thanks

Graham
by Inishanier
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 44529

Re: Ask The Reviewer

johnrm wrote:So its official then, Welcome Back Niall!

(The Lone Ranger and Tonto!)
But which one is which? :twisted:
by Inishanier
Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: I'm Back and This Time I've Brought Back-Up!
Replies: 22
Views: 1456

Re: I'm Back and This Time I've Brought Back-Up!

It's hello from me too! Thank you all again! :mrgreen: