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 fitzet
Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122951

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congratulations to purplecake31 who recently passed 200. Not too shabby for someone only at this lark since June 8).

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
by fitzet
Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New years resolutions 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1595

Re: New years resolutions 2014

I logged a cache this morning, which was #365 for the year, which leaves my find rate for 2014 at 1.0, a considerable improvement on my previous PB of 0.4. Caches found : 365 White days turned green : 131 New DT combos : 26 (includes my one and only 5/5, and two days where I logged 6 new combos) Not...
by fitzet
Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122951

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congratulations to tmsr who logged find #1700 yesterday. And then a few more :D

Big day for r, 2 milestones in one day ;) !

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
by fitzet
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122951

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congratulations to gerpod1 who passed find #1300 this morning, as part of continuing his consecutive days current streak.
by fitzet
Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122951

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

sarahmur wrote:Congrats to the swerve on # 4,000 on my milestones cache. Very impressive number!! =D> =D>
Well done theswerve.

And to sarahmur too, consecutive days caching streak passed #100 with a 'brunchtime' FTF :P !
by fitzet
Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: GC.com having a bad day ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

GC.com having a bad day ?

There were problems accessing geocaching.com yesterday evening (Mon 17 Nov), and seem to be there again today. Anyone else having access issues ? Can't load GC.com on Win7 PC, or run queries using c:geo on phone
by fitzet
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Shiel (Hezekiah)
Replies: 12
Views: 3472

Re: Alan Shiel (Hezekiah)

I can't claim to have known him, having met him only briefly at his Easter Eggstravaganza events in Marley Park, but I feel sad at his passing. He is someone who gave a lot to others, his time, his ingenuity, his kindness, and our loosely coupled community is reduced by his passing. My condolences t...
by fitzet
Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122951

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

She who congratulates the rest of us is herself due a figurative slap on the back. AbbeyAckbar pass #1600 with the Wicklow Mountains Challenge - Copper. Well done folks, that is a nice one to get it on. =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> Onwards and, literally, upwards to Bronze. A look at their 'Copper' list ...
by fitzet
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122951

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

tmsr have passed 1800 finds after 't' had a productive day at The Wicklow Gap.

=D> =D> =D> Bualadh bos =D> =D> =D>

Edit: I originally posted the total as 800, then edited it to 1800 :oops:.
1 6 0 0, one thousand and six hundred. Sure, wait a week or three and the 1800 will be accurate ;)
by fitzet
Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Geocache Placement
Topic: Rookie Placement
Replies: 3
Views: 4818

Re: Rookie Placement

A previous, and similar, discussion.

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3415

For what it's worth, I agree, X finds before publishing first cache.
by fitzet
Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122951

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Blue Jay has passed 3000 finds. And completed the DT grid.

=D> =D> =D> Bualadh bos =D> =D> =D>
by fitzet
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122951

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

AbbeyAckbar hit #1500.

=D> =D> =D> Well done folks =D> =D> =D>
by fitzet
Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: County blitz
Replies: 4
Views: 2298

County blitz

Earlier this week, I had an opportunity to take a scenic route from Dublin Airport to Goresbridge. The route I took included logging caches in 7 counties, 5 of which were 'new'. Self awareness, and over 300 miles of driving, made me realise that this was not rational activity. As Dublin went through...
by fitzet
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie...or not so newbie...
Replies: 6
Views: 2712

Re: Newbie...or not so newbie...

Just remember, everyone who has more caches logged than you started with 1, and, for some period of time, also had 108 finds to their name ;). If hill-walking is your thing, have a look at caches owned by 'kili or bust', 'Wicca Cailin' and/or 'Bilbos Apprentice'. Specifically the 'A Walk in the Gard...
by fitzet
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122951

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

GoldCircle completed his DT 81 grid on Sunday with 2 of his 7 finds on the T4.5 friendly waters of Lough Muckno.

I assume many of the others took more effort than #81 :P ?

=D> 8) =D> Good work =D> 8) =D>
by fitzet
Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: List caches, by user, that I haven't found
Replies: 0
Views: 3348

List caches, by user, that I haven't found

There are some standard queries on a cache page that allow you to execute some pre-defined searches. There is one I would like to have access to, but is not provided, so I played around and came up with what I need. List all caches, hidden by a user, that I have not found. http://www.geocaching.com/...
by fitzet
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Logging caches as 'Found it'
Replies: 32
Views: 7147

Re: Logging caches as 'Found it'

sarahmur wrote:Just think of what number I would be on if I logged all the caches I didn't find :shock: :shock: :shock:
Yes, it would be a easy way to tick off some nemesis caches of mine :oops:.

And it might have saved me some effort on others 8).
by fitzet
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Logging caches as 'Found it'
Replies: 32
Views: 7147

Re: Logging caches as 'Found it'

.. if it's a recent log on one of ours that Fitzet noticed. Yours was not the only one I noticed :shock: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=de08db1c-dca1-41a1-a3c6-d8585b1cda18 http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=b646e396-0d19-4218-852b-93ca798464af http://www.geocaching.com/seek...
by fitzet
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Logging caches as 'Found it'
Replies: 32
Views: 7147

Re: Logging caches as 'Found it'

I came across another instance of logging caches that seems odd to me. Some recent logs in Dublin are showing as 'Finds' when the cache is not present, i.e. log sheet has not been signed. The log entry states that they're logging as found because they found the location the cache should be / would h...
by fitzet
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 2527

Re: Hello

The Conrad and Royal Marine hotels are both within reach of the DART, which is Dublin's public transport train. That can take you to both Howth and Bray. Or, when in the Royal Marine, just stay around Dun Laoghaire and pick off some of the local caches that are part of the Blackrock Powertrail, or s...