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 SargeNI
Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Empty PQs - site problems???
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: Empty PQs - site problems???

Without further details about your particular situation the following maybe be the answer, but then again the GC site does strange things now and again. If you PQ contains over 500 caches the email you receive will only be a notification that the PQ/gpx file is awaiting you on the GC site. If there ...
by SargeNI
Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Youghal: Good geocaching fun or Overkill? whatya think?
Replies: 15
Views: 4602

Re: Youghal: Good geocaching fun or Overkill? whatya think?

I think you need to put these caches into prospective; GC has rules and obviously they don't break any rules or the reviewers wouldn't have publish them, therefore they must be legal GC caches; I haven't seen their caches but I guess they couldn't be any worst than some of the caches I've visited ov...
by SargeNI
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 11
Views: 3047

Re: Hi

Hi - keep on caching and it will take you place you never knew existed. And if you place caches only put them where you would like to be taken yourself.
by SargeNI
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Attending Events By Skype
Replies: 24
Views: 6808

Re: Attending Events By Skype

My Opinion – to claim a smilie you sign the log. But my opinion does not account for how the Groundspeak game is played, if my opinion counted:- • Then we could still be able to create virtual caches; • I’d ban power trails like the Alien Highway, as they are too far away f...
by SargeNI
Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: When is a cache listing too long?
Replies: 13
Views: 2201

Re: When is a cache listing too long?

I see the consensus is that it is a good idea to put the finding information about a cache up front if you plan to write a long listing, but how do you get the message out to the caching community, hence the idea about a gentle push from the reviewer. With regards MunsterFans solution, that doesn't ...
by SargeNI
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: When is a cache listing too long?
Replies: 13
Views: 2201

When is a cache listing too long?

The last thing I thought I would be complaining about is a cache listing which was very informative and with plenty of local knowledge, but recently I have had the misfortune to visit a cache which I couldn’t complete on the first visit because of the listing was too long!! The cache was the ...
by SargeNI
Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Faroe Islands!
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: Faroe Islands!

Photos look fantastic - unfortunately the day we spent there it was warm but over cast so my photos did not do justice to the scenery. While my scenery may not look so well I think I can trump you on photos of puffins. We also had the problem of arriving on a Sunday and everything was shut and no bu...
by SargeNI
Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 13
Views: 4225

Re: Hi all

Hi Nice to see you on the forum - I had a quick read at your blog and you really have set yourself a major challenge. I hope you succeed, at least living in North Down with its very high cache density gives you a reason chance of succeeding. After about 6 years of caching I still haven't managed to ...
by SargeNI
Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Geocaches hidden in BT Phone Boxes!
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: Geocaches hidden in BT Phone Boxes!

Brilliant

And there was me thinking I could do sarcasm =D>
by SargeNI
Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Sending pq to garmin
Replies: 7
Views: 2837

Re: Sending pq to garmin

I don't thing you can just copy the gpx file to the Venture, you need to load them through one of the macros for you model via GSAK.
by SargeNI
Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Iceland
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: Iceland

I have now NeonGeo loaded up with both caches and maps. NeonGeo will allow you to cache loads of different maps on to you SD card for use off line. I have google maps and OSM both loaded as they both have different features. Haven't totally got on top of all the features of the app but it does look ...
by SargeNI
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Geocaches hidden in BT Phone Boxes!
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: Geocaches hidden in BT Phone Boxes!

How sad :lol: :lol: :lol: I really love phone box caches - :^o . What no more standing in public toilets running your figures around dirty ledges feeling for micros how will we survive. :? Although there are two caches which come to mind that were really interesting examples, one was MODEJAAL's a ve...
by SargeNI
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Iceland
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: Iceland

Don't fancy the cost of Data Roaming, but have been looking at Neogeo for the android, it would appear to cache maps. So I've checked all the areas we plan to go using WiFi at home and hope the maps are still there when I we arrive. I've been using Neogeo for a few weeks and it looks a nice app and ...
by SargeNI
Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Iceland
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Iceland

Mrs S and myself are heading up to Iceland for a few days and was wondering if anyone can recommend any mapping for either an Android Phone or a Garmin Oregon. On the way home we are stopping off in the Faeroe Islands and then the Shetlands for a day in each, so hope to pick up a few caches in eacho...
by SargeNI
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: What do you use and what do you think
Replies: 15
Views: 2155

Re: What do you use and what do you think

I have been caching before phones became so popular so have never considered using my phone except in an emergency. I tend to plan all my caching and would do between 20-40 caches at a time so would be worried about the battery life on my phone, my android has quite good battery life but I could not...
by SargeNI
Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 43982

Re: Ask The Reviewer

Would it be anything to do with the date.????
by SargeNI
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: New Years Resolution Event 2012 - 14/01/12
Replies: 46
Views: 11873

Re: New Years Resolution Event 2012 - 14/01/12

I had hoped to get down to this as the event is always great fun - sorry kryten2x4p, I wasn't making reference to last years events, but I'm going on holidays next week and have just too much to do this weekend in preparation for getting away. Have a great time everyone - I'm sure everything will go...
by SargeNI
Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Helloooo from a Welsh avian who can't even learn to fly...
Replies: 11
Views: 3432

Re: Helloooo from a Welsh avian who can't even learn to fly.

Hi Eclectic Penguin Hope you enjoy your time in Ireland and that you will be a regular contributor to the Forum. I'm a little to far North to make use of an event in Cork especially in the winter, now you might be able to tempt me down that way in the summer. I did get the opportunity to meet you at...
by SargeNI
Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jokes and Quotes (Possibly some Naughty Content)
Replies: 244
Views: 34928

Re: Jokes and Quotes (Possibly some Naughty Content)

Christmas in the current times. All employees planning to dash through the snow in a one horse open sleigh, going over the fields and laughing all the way are advised that a Risk Assessment will be required addressing the safety of an open sleigh for members of the public. This assessment must also ...
by SargeNI
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Recommended Retailers
Topic: Cheap Sat Nav
Replies: 13
Views: 4771

Re: Cheap Sat Nav

The problem with maps for life is that they are tied to specific hardware and the chances are you will want to upgrade the hardware before you get the full value out of them and with the new hardware you will get new maps anyway. The only value I see with maps for life is you can upgrade them 3-4 ti...