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 Team Vorst
Sat May 26, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Useful Information
Topic: Do you miss Google Maps?
Replies: 17
Views: 6785

Re: Do you miss Google Maps?

This is a bug I experience since a while not only after the latest map update. I does not happen every time, mostly when the gc page is slow and only for a few caches in this particular map view. For me it helps to zoom out and zoom in again making the the caches reload. Have you tried changig the m...
by Team Vorst
Thu May 24, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Useful Information
Topic: Do you miss Google Maps?
Replies: 17
Views: 6785

Re: Do you miss Google Maps?

It seems Groundspeak switched back to Google Maps again. Does anyone has more information on that?

WHHHYYY? OSM is so much better, especially for caching. I only missed the sat view.

Edit: Okay, it's a premium member feature since May 22nd. Premium members can switch between Google and OSM:
by Team Vorst
Sun May 20, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dalkey Island
Replies: 11
Views: 4126

Re: Dalkey Island

I was at Coliemore harbour today. This place is very lost, but I saw a group of kayaks just landing at Dalkey Island.
by Team Vorst
Tue May 15, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dalkey Island
Replies: 11
Views: 4126

Re: Dalkey Island

No kayak, no kayak experience, no Dalkey Island :)
by Team Vorst
Mon May 14, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dalkey Island
Replies: 11
Views: 4126

Dalkey Island

Hey folks, last week I spotted this nice island and I really want to go over there. I did some 'research' and it turned out that there has been a guy offering a 'ferry service'. But he seems to be gone. On Saturday I was at Bullock harbour. You can rent boats there but you are not allowed to land at...
by Team Vorst
Mon May 14, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Geocaching map on Android
Replies: 16
Views: 4931

Re: Geocaching map on Android

Same effect when you change the map layer (upper right corner)?

Have you tried a different brother? There are a couple of them available for Android: e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Opera mobile.
by Team Vorst
Sun May 13, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Newbie Advice on finding an empty cache
Replies: 4
Views: 2688

Re: Newbie Advice on finding an empty cache

Hi John. I think it's okay how you did it. I would have done it probably the same way. BUT, in some cases caches can be tricky :-) You think you've found the cache and the logbook seems to be missing, but the logbook is there and you have to figure out how to get it. I know a dozen of such caches bu...
by Team Vorst
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 43181

Re: Ask The Reviewer

Thanks for the quick answer. That's actually a pity as there are some nice spots for a cache and you won't get the 'person' who is in charge of giving permissions :-) So the college grounds are actually private ground in difference to for example the parks like Stephen's Green and Merrion Square? Th...
by Team Vorst
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 43181

Re: Ask The Reviewer

Nice thread! My question may sound a bit naive to all of you but I am not familiar with Irish law: I wonder why there aren't any caches in Trinity College Dublin (only virtual waypoints). Usually I would assume it is not allowed because it's private ground of a school/college/university etc. But in ...
by Team Vorst
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: dynamic leaderboard
Replies: 38
Views: 12707

Re: dynamic leaderboard

Interesting. I was wondering how people can find so many caches in total / per month / per day. Thanks for explanation. Also explains the sticker in the logbook :-)
by Team Vorst
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: I'm off to Skellig. Anyone care to join me?
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: I'm off to Skellig. Anyone care to join me?

I stumbled across the event today. We are planning an Ireland trip end of May/beginning of June and this event would fit more or less in our "not yet perfectly planned route". So I talked to my girlfriend and I think we will join you. On the way to Skellig I have to do an intermediate stop south of ...
by Team Vorst
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Temporary Hi
Replies: 0
Views: 4223

Temporary Hi

Hi all, some of you may already know me from the last event in Dublin. My name is Christoph and I am one part of "Team Vorst" which basically consists of my girlfriend and me. We are caching since July'11. I am a visiting PhD student from Germany currently researching at Trinity College. I really en...
by Team Vorst
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Two Swedes visiting Dublin - event? - Sunday, 27 February 20
Replies: 49
Views: 7787

Re: Two Swedes visiting Dublin - event? - Sunday, 27 Februar

Just found this forum and this thread dealing with a recent problem I had 8)

The start isn't actually the problem, these come later on :-) I didn't read the notes before, but now I know that there are clues..should be enough for a start :-)