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 Treasure Hunter
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Geocaching Newbie says Hi!
Replies: 2
Views: 2794

Re: Geocaching Newbie says Hi!

Thanks Donnacha, I thought there seemed to be very little activity on here! Will check it out :-)
by Treasure Hunter
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Geocaching Newbie says Hi!
Replies: 2
Views: 2794

Geocaching Newbie says Hi!

Hi all! Finally managed to find time to sign up to a Geocaching Forum after planning to do so for a long time. I came across " Geocaching" in 2007 after receiving a postcard from a family in the U.S through "Postcrossing" who told me this was one of their hobbies. I googled it at the time and althou...