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 klossner
Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Pocket Queries for USA
Replies: 5
Views: 4651

Re: Pocket Queries for USA

I found a bookmark list for year-2000 caches: https://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/vi ... 45890a601e
by klossner
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Pocket Queries for USA
Replies: 5
Views: 4651

Re: Pocket Queries for USA

It's interesting to look at the HTML source for the pocket query page, extract the list of countries, and sort by ID number. This gives an idea of when the countries were added and what's missing. The first nine countries are Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Ireland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Swede...
by klossner
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Pocket Queries for USA
Replies: 5
Views: 4651

Re: Pocket Queries for USA

That's a strange oversight. You can select multiple states by using control-left-click. I set up a PQ to select all fifty states and the District of Columbia for the year 2000; the result has 92 caches. (I would send you the resulting GPX file but I was once told in no uncertain terms that doing so ...
by klossner
Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: GPSr repairs
Replies: 9
Views: 2580

Re: GPSr repairs

Strange -- it works for me. The full link is: http://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={94841fa0-ca0c-11e0-cf56-000000000000} but I didn't use it because, as you can see, the software for this forum doesn't handle it correctly. Put "http://" in front of this: support.garmin....
by klossner
Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: GPSr repairs
Replies: 9
Views: 2580

Re: GPSr repairs

I've had that problem twice now with my 64s. It turns out to be software, not hardware. Here's how I fix it: Remove the SD card Perform a master reset as described here: http://tinyurl.com/gpsmap-62s-reset If it comes up and works, turn it off, insert the SD card, and turn it on again. You lose all ...
by klossner
Mon May 11, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: This summer's souvenirs
Replies: 1
Views: 1659

This summer's souvenirs

Two years ago, it was a souvenir for each cache found in August. Last year, it was a souvenir for each of six types of cache found and a seventh for completing the lot. This year, there are five souvenirs to be won, and a sixth if all five are completed, on a schedule: http://www.geocaching.com/blog...
by klossner
Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: GC.com having a bad day ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1894

Re: GC.com having a bad day ?

But their outgoing email seems not to work. I've not gotten notifications of PQ runs. As a test, my wife used the Send E-mail to a user page to send me an email but it never appeared.
by klossner
Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 50518

Re: Ask The Reviewer

This cache in New York is said to exchange contents with a cache in Dublin.
by klossner
Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: I<3Geocaching
Replies: 12
Views: 3765

Re: I<3Geocaching

Yes it shows as a "lab" icon on your finds and yes it counts to your stats It adds to the total displayed on your public profile page , but it has no effect on your statistics page . The total count on my statistics page now lags one behind my profile. From the FAQ : Q: Does a Lab Cache effect the ...
by klossner
Wed May 29, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Premium Membership Hike
Replies: 22
Views: 7619

Re: Premium Membership Hike

GoldCircle wrote:Don't forget that the $30 charged to US people has to include a US state sales tax.
No it doesn't. By and large, US sales taxes are charged only for goods, not for services, excepting certain designated taxes such as for telephone service.
by klossner
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: GARMIN eTrex
Replies: 15
Views: 3953

Re: GARMIN eTrex

Then, you could also try walking in a 10m star of David shape - so you move in all three directions, allowing your gps to triangulate properly against a whole bunch of satellites in different directions - this often brings my accuracy down from 8-10m to a more sensible 3-4m. The GPS is already tria...
by klossner
Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photography Invented in Waterford in the 12th Century
Replies: 6
Views: 3462

Re: Photography Invented in Waterford in the 12th Century

Mini-Tap wrote:Its like the American tourist on the tour bus as they passed Bunratty Castle. She asked the tour guide..."why did they build it so close to the motorway?
I can't imagine a tour busload of American tourists passing Bunratty Castle. :)
by klossner
Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: nexus 7 tablet and oregon..
Replies: 6
Views: 3630

Re: nexus 7 tablet and oregon..

by klossner
Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: When is a power trail not a power trail ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3438

Re: When is a power trail not a power trail ?

Groundspeak removed the prohibition of power trails from the placement guidelines. In my city, at least, it has seriously hurt the game.
by klossner
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Stop The Clocks
Replies: 4
Views: 1505

Re: Stop The Clocks

THE_Chris wrote:I imagine that the speed of light delay from satellite to receiver would reduce that accuracy a little, wouldn't it?
Actually, the GPSr uses that delay to determine where you are. The linked article explains it nicely.
by klossner
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Manually added co-ordinates way off
Replies: 7
Views: 3188

Re: Manually added co-ordinates way off

Sometimes a Garmin will be in "follow the road" mode and will assume you're actually on the nearest roadway. This can make sense when you're in a car with poor satellite accuracy, but it isn't what you want when on foot. I think this mode is part of the "profile" on the Oregon, but I don't have much...
by klossner
Fri May 18, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Change of GC.com Username Question...
Replies: 10
Views: 2027

Re: Change of GC.com Username Question...

TXLiz wrote:I'd have to go back to every cache and re-log with new name or it just wouldn't feel right.
No, the name in all of your logs would change to the new name. The name comes from the user database, it's not stored in the log.
by klossner
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 50518

Re: Ask The Reviewer

There is a way they can log it but I don't recall what it is, someone else will need to give that information. Type a URL such as this into your browser's address window: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?wp=gc8 , substituting the GC number of the cache you want to log. The cache owner isn't ...
by klossner
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Useful Information
Topic: Write in the rain?
Replies: 3
Views: 3126

Re: Write in the rain?

Short answer: try a laser printer. Write-in-the-rain paper is covered with a clay coating to protect the paper. The ink from an inkjet printer wants to soak into the paper, but it can't get through the clay and it will puddle up. Laser toner is fused to the surface of the paper. There's special writ...
by klossner
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: What do you use and what do you think
Replies: 15
Views: 2444

Re: What do you use and what do you think

The other thing I like about using my phone is that should someone come along it's very quick and easy to just hold the phone up to your ear and pretend you're making a call instead of staring stupidly at a little green box spinning round in circles on your crazy radar..... I have done that with my...