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 GoldCircle
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 134024

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congratulations to Gerpod1 on passing #400 =D>
by GoldCircle
Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Forgot to log an archived cache
Replies: 10
Views: 2084

Re: Forgot to log an archived cache

I logged the archived cache - and it behaved as normal, so it's not locked. Reviewing my list of past caches, I am surprise at how many are archived, or out of service - is there always this much churn? I was sad to see the War Memorial Park (GCN1GJ) disappear - not the most inspiring hide, but it w...
by GoldCircle
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Forgot to log an archived cache
Replies: 10
Views: 2084

Re: Forgot to log an archived cache

I have the cache code in my notebook - so, no problems locating the page.
Spark_ie wrote:But is there not a restriction now on logging archived caches once a certain amount of time has passed?
That's my real question.

So, what's the consensus on logging this?
by GoldCircle
Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Forgot to log an archived cache
Replies: 10
Views: 2084

Forgot to log an archived cache

I recently came across http://project-gc.com/ and some of the stats didn't tally with my own knowledge of my past finds... so I went back to my notes to check a few things... and I discovered that I had failed to log a bunch caches along the way for whatever reason. For the active caches, there was ...
by GoldCircle
Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Church Micro IE Series
Replies: 61
Views: 21651

Re: Church Micro IE Series

tuanbirdy activated Church Micro IE 41 - St.Catherine's and St.James's this morning.

And I took FTF :)
by GoldCircle
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Word Game 1: Simple Word Association
Replies: 8954
Views: 322030

Re: Word Game 1: Simple Word Association

Nest
by GoldCircle
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 134024

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Yes. Utterly addicted. No thanks to you lot! 8) Kind of you to notice my little milestone, abbeyackbar . =D> Posted my 100th find in New Jersey last weekend 'Hopping Down the Grove Park Trail', GC39KA7. Cute little cache involving a half-dozen painted Kinder eggs hanging from a tree on fishing line....
by GoldCircle
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: GoldCircle signing in
Replies: 14
Views: 4023

Re: GoldCircle signing in

I'm resisting the urge to become a premium member for now - for exactly that reason. I have bookmarked a query on GC.com which lists the caches by placement date - and yet this FTF does not appear on that list. :?: I just spotted a new cache in Dalkey as I was looking at the map - I was dropping my ...
by GoldCircle
Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: GoldCircle signing in
Replies: 14
Views: 4023

Re: GoldCircle signing in

Wow! just made my first FTF! =D>

For Harry Latham GC3AQJN
by GoldCircle
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: London
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: London

Thanks for the suggestion - my own research keeps finding either nanos/micros, or caches that are out of service right now. And I won't have time to entertain myself with a multi...
by GoldCircle
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: London
Replies: 2
Views: 349

London

I'm off to London this weekend and have 3 TBs that need to make their way to the UK.

Has anyone got some suggested caches where I might try to drop them? I'll be staying in the West End... but won't have much time available...
by GoldCircle
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: GoldCircle signing in
Replies: 14
Views: 4023

Re: GoldCircle signing in

Thanks for the nice welcomes - won't make the 14th, as I'll be in the UK but hope to drop by the Chatty Cache.
by GoldCircle
Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: GoldCircle signing in
Replies: 14
Views: 4023

GoldCircle signing in

Hi Everyone, I meant to start geocaching years ago, but never quite got round to it until 1 month ago - and I regret it bitterly now - never at home, never see my friends, always looking at that blasted KML map to see where I might go next... :D I live in Dublin - and am systematically clearing the ...