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 abbeyackbar
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: EarthCache Virtual 5K
Replies: 8
Views: 3003

Re: EarthCache Virtual 5K

So ..............as I have logged the North Bull Island Earth Cache already, I don't earn the souvenir? I have to go and find a different Earth Cache? Yep, you have to find an EarthCache on International EarthCache Day (Sunday 12th) to get the Souvenir - an EarthCache you haven't previously done. A...
by abbeyackbar
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Search Options
Replies: 4
Views: 2856

Re: Search Options

Am I bothered? Yes! :shock: Where's my 'list newest in' gone lost to :( I was wondering what "ways around it" you meant but I got there via 'Advanced Search' grumble [-( Good idea to sign up for the announcements. That will save me guessing what else they rob from me in the future :wink: It would be...
by abbeyackbar
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: EarthCache Virtual 5K
Replies: 8
Views: 3003

Re: EarthCache Virtual 5K

:roll: Logs that do not have a matching signature in the event logbook will be deleted :twisted: Earthcache Virtual 5k is not a Groundspeak thing. It is a GSA(Geological Society of America)/EarthCache.org thing. Exhibit A: (see the small print under the logo) ECVirtualRacelogo.jpg This geocaching ev...
by abbeyackbar
Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Unsociable Hours Caching
Replies: 6
Views: 2621

Re: Unsociable Hours Caching

Well it's a bit late to be getting this kind of feedback! :twisted: The gardaí have already been called on cachers on numerous occasions. The bomb squad too. I recall a couple of caches getting blown up. Makes for a far more interesting log don't you think, when the gardaí are involved? :wink:...
by abbeyackbar
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Events
Topic: EarthCache Virtual 5K
Replies: 8
Views: 3003

Re: EarthCache Virtual 5K

Remember, you don't have to attend this event to participate in EarthCache virtual 5k. You can always secure the icon by walking/cycling 5k beginning at or ending at any active EarthCache site anytime between 3rd & 13th October. So in short, Doug, no :) Remember the 12th is International Earthcache ...
by abbeyackbar
Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: EarthCache Virtual 5K
Replies: 8
Views: 3003

EarthCache Virtual 5K

Just published: http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC5DKWZ_earthcache-virtual-5k Posting on the forum for discussion, queries, questions... I found out about the EarthCache Virtual 5k in a newsletter I received from the geosociety earthcache people. Thought it would make a good event so here it is 8...
by abbeyackbar
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122951

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

We're only 3/4's through the year. I expect a couple more milestones will be achieved by the time the year is out 8) -------------------- Congratulations to THE_Chris :ban on milestone #1,700 8) No need to worry Chris! I don't know where I got my numbers from the other day but you're a safe distance...
by abbeyackbar
Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122951

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Well done to sarahmur on reaching milestone #900 yesterday 8) after hosting her first CITO event =D>
Congrats on both accounts =D>
by abbeyackbar
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: How cute is that :D
Replies: 8
Views: 2975

Re: How cute is that :D

Back in business 8) I contacted HQ and got a reply that said " This was a known bug that has now been resolved. " So what did I miss... (finally able to look at the geo-map without the couple 100 smileys obscuring my view) where did that new tradi in Dalkey come from, who put that new cache in Baysi...
by abbeyackbar
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: How cute is that :D
Replies: 8
Views: 2975

Re: How cute is that :D

If you can log in it should work... Try going through the quick view menu...On the right hand side below where it says Hello AbbeyAckbar there is a link to renew membership which brings you to a seperate page where you scroll to the bottom and Go Premium and renew there....Just a thought... tried t...
by abbeyackbar
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: How cute is that :D
Replies: 8
Views: 2975

Re: How cute is that :D

The novelty has wore off now and it's less cute with each frustrating minute that passes as I try to upgrade :evil: tried each link in the payment section:auto-renewal yearly, one-off year, 3mth...nada. Then I tried to think of another way of upgrading so I thought of gifting the premium membership ...
by abbeyackbar
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: How cute is that :D
Replies: 8
Views: 2975

How cute is that :D

Basic Member.jpg AbbeyAckbar, Basic Member O:) I just spotted this when I couldn't understand why I couldn't see certain cache listings and it was telling me to upgrade to premium membership and i'm thinking I am a premium member... not so, membership is up for renewal and they made me a basic memb...
by abbeyackbar
Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122951

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congratulations to silver soldier for reaching milestone #800 today. A popular milestone at the moment :D
8) =D> 8) =D> well done!
by abbeyackbar
Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122951

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congratulations to sarahmur for surpassing milestone #800 recently.
8) =D> 8) =D> well done!
by abbeyackbar
Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: 7 Souvenirs of August
Replies: 30
Views: 7289

Re: 7 Souvenirs of August

Have to find a Multi and a Letterbox hybrid...and they've got to be done on Saturday...Panic! :shock: (please don't rain, please don't rain, please don't rain... [-o<)

- Abbey
by abbeyackbar
Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New Virtual
Replies: 2
Views: 1949

New Virtual

Newest in Ireland list - what's that Virtual doing there....png http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC45CC_ye-ole-survey-monuments-carnanmore Came across this today. Hidden Date: 17th August 2014.... Is this like one of those cuckoo caches? (that would mess up your stats if you found it) ...I don't ...
by abbeyackbar
Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: The Journal
Replies: 7
Views: 3215

Re: The Journal

That's awesome! 8)
by abbeyackbar
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122951

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Thanks guys! :D

Congratulations to Mac Aroni Senior 8) who hit milestone #1,800! on Earthcache - North Bull Island http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC1J ... ull-island

- Abbey
by abbeyackbar
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: 7 Souvenirs of August
Replies: 30
Views: 7289

Re: 7 Souvenirs of August

I contactd HQ & apparently I received it a little early for the event I attended on the 30th July

- Abbey
by abbeyackbar
Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: County blitz
Replies: 4
Views: 2298

Re: County blitz

The "Super Moon". I took this photo a few minutes ago:
Super Moon.jpg
Came across this article about the night sky tonight:
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ne ... 97064.html