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 Blue Jay
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Jasmer
Replies: 4
Views: 2771

Jasmer

Just noticed cacher "ewenger" has Bookmark listings for old active caches worldwide by year.
Might be of some use to Jasmer hunters.
by Blue Jay
Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 43101

Re: Ask The Reviewer

There is no way to view archived listings via GC.com The only way you could do this would be if you had been keeping and offline DB of all Irish caches and keeping it up do date on a daily basis. You would need to be a real nerdy weirdo to do this ;) Oh I wonder would we know anyone at all who woul...
by Blue Jay
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Maker Madness event
Replies: 11
Views: 3173

Re: Maker Madness event

Great idea Abbey - we will do our best to attend. 8)
I like your idea Chris :D
There is an event on in town the following day too. I could be a busy weekend.
by Blue Jay
Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: I<3Geocaching
Replies: 12
Views: 3336

Re: I<3Geocaching

That's a bit mad - you'd think it would add on or not!
by Blue Jay
Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: I<3Geocaching
Replies: 12
Views: 3336

Re: I<3Geocaching

Further to a discussion on this topic at the Swedish Breakfast this morning - both Toffee Man & myself have checked our stats and the Lab cache is definitely counted in our totals.
by Blue Jay
Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: I<3Geocaching
Replies: 12
Views: 3336

Re: I<3Geocaching

We've already done ours - I did one for himself for his birthday at the start of Feb - we had great fun with it - and then he did one for me for 14th Feb >3 Yes, you can only create one, yes it is archived as soon as it's logged. Yes it shows as a "lab" icon on your finds and yes it counts to your s...
by Blue Jay
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just introducing myself
Replies: 5
Views: 2132

Re: Just introducing myself

Welcome Ann Marie - what's your caching name & where are you based ?
by Blue Jay
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122946

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats to you both. =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
by Blue Jay
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122946

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats all & well done =D> =D> =D> =D>
by Blue Jay
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New recruit trying to log every cache in Ireland in one day!
Replies: 21
Views: 5432

Re: New recruit trying to log every cache in Ireland in one

If it was someone now going solo they should explain why they are logging a find under a name and date that is not signed on the logbooks. (in fact ask permission to do that) Lots of talk on the various caching FB pages about this, people have checked logbooks etc and then deleted logs. I do think i...
by Blue Jay
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New recruit trying to log every cache in Ireland in one day!
Replies: 21
Views: 5432

Re: New recruit trying to log every cache in Ireland in one

It's definitely armchair logging! Not possible to have covered every corner of the island the way he's logged - he got to Clifden as well LOL - :D :D :D Maybe he has some kind of a tardis or other machine that we don't know about!
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by Blue Jay
Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 209
Views: 36161

Re: Welcome

How man make a series....... ? Liffey Stroll has 7......
by Blue Jay
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: The Site
Topic: Nothing
Replies: 7
Views: 2475

Re: Nothing

Mine seems to be working ok ....
by Blue Jay
Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 12th Annual Texas Challenge *MEGA* GC1BA88
Replies: 6
Views: 2267

Re: 12th Annual Texas Challenge *MEGA* GC1BA88

Looks cool. Would love to but not on the cards for this year anyhow. Enjoy. :D
by Blue Jay
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: The Site
Topic: Site Suggestions
Replies: 58
Views: 14548

Re: Site Suggestions

That's the one - there's another one that just gives the answers - but no fun in that - this one helps people solve them themselves.
by Blue Jay
Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: The Site
Topic: Site Suggestions
Replies: 58
Views: 14548

Re: Site Suggestions

There's a FB page to get help ......
by Blue Jay
Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: 2013 New Year resolutions - review
Replies: 18
Views: 4738

Re: 2013 New Year resolutions - review

Well done Abbey =D> =D> =D>
by Blue Jay
Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122946

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congrats tmsr & KowaiBaz - well done to all =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
by Blue Jay
Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Google 'Park'view
Replies: 5
Views: 2375

Re: Google 'Park'view

The paths in the park are definitely not open to traffic - in fact cycling is not even permitted. :D
by Blue Jay
Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Funnies
Replies: 80
Views: 22121

Re: Funnies

Doug.G wrote:Spot on!
Love this Doug.