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

Search found 1873 matches

by Fjon
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Treasure Map
Replies: 11
Views: 3628

Re: Treasure Map

Geocaching have also released a series of "Signal's Time Machine" caches around the world. Think these could become quite controversial though!
by Fjon
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: TB Portals
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

Re: TB Portals

I'm not sure what this new one is. The one I have works as GoldCircle mentions - you leave the physical TB in there, I pick it up and post it to another cache somewhere else in the world.
by Fjon
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New souvenirs?
Replies: 30
Views: 4525

Re: New souvenirs?

Sounds good to me, lets try to use that.
Ulster is out today, presume tomorrow is Munster (it's the final day). Guessing Britain isn't getting any souvenirs at all then.
by Fjon
Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Who can lead a Wherigo expidition?
Replies: 14
Views: 4251

Re: Who can lead a Wherigo expidition?

I believe there is an app that will run it on an iPhone, and perhaps Android too? Could be wrong though.
by Fjon
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New souvenirs?
Replies: 30
Views: 4525

Re: New souvenirs?

If you look up the Latitude 47 blog you can see the moaning in the comments :p
by Fjon
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New souvenirs?
Replies: 30
Views: 4525

Re: New souvenirs?

Today: Connacht, Norway, Hungary, Finland, South Korea. Some people are getting a bit peed off that Ireland is getting state souvenirs, while there will doubtless be countries that don't get any at all.
by Fjon
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New souvenirs?
Replies: 30
Views: 4525

Re: New souvenirs?

Dublin, New South Wales, Austria, Sweden, Spain
by Fjon
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Youghal: Good geocaching fun or Overkill? whatya think?
Replies: 15
Views: 4818

Re: Youghal: Good geocaching fun or Overkill? whatya think?

Back in my day... When I started caching it was conceivable that someone could "clear the country", i.e. get every one of the 100 or so caches on the island. I got into the game with this mentality. As the number of caches increased I thought I would manage to at least clear Co. Dublin or Wicklow if...
by Fjon
Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New souvenirs?
Replies: 30
Views: 4525

Re: New souvenirs?

Cool - 5 new ones a day.
I qualify for 4 of the 5 released today :)
by Fjon
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New souvenirs?
Replies: 30
Views: 4525

New souvenirs?

So rumour has it there will be a lot of new souvenirs released once the 2 million caches mark is reached.
Looks like there will be Irish and UK regions, as well as most European countries.
If its true then I'm sure we'll all get a lot of them very soon.
by Fjon
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 11
Views: 3207

Re: Hi

HI there, welcome along. Where are you based?
by Fjon
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Every Cache in Ireland with 1000 cache PQ's
Replies: 35
Views: 9313

Re: Every Cache in Ireland with 1000 cache PQ's

Hmm, I'm still getting by with 6 PQs. Are we over 6000 caches in Ireland already? I've got the following PQs set up and am getting 5470 caches for Ireland. 1. IRL to Jul 25 2008 2. IRL to Jan 29 2010 3. IRL to Mar 20 2011 4. IRL to Feb 18 2012 5. IRL to Sep 30 2012 6. IRL to Dec 31 2014 1000 caches ...
by Fjon
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Bomb Alert
Replies: 5
Views: 1490

Re: Bomb Alert

This happens a lot in the US unfortunately. I can't really see any way around it - it will continue to happen in places with a lot of caches.
by Fjon
Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New look site
Replies: 7
Views: 3883

Re: New look site

Surprised they got rid of challenges, and yet Waymarking remains. I guess more people have invested time in Waymarking. I can't find the release notes for this update - usually they are posted in the forums. I've noticed a few changes, most obvious being the redesign of a lot of the icons. I don't t...
by Fjon
Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Forgot to log an archived cache
Replies: 10
Views: 2149

Re: Forgot to log an archived cache

I have the cache code in my notebook - so, no problems locating the page. 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? I'm not sure - I think someone specifically needs to "...
by Fjon
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Recommended Retailers
Topic: Garmin Oregon 450 on Amazon
Replies: 2
Views: 3050

Re: Garmin Oregon 450 on Amazon

Looks like it's £160, which isn't a bad price. I'd say it will be gone soon enough though.
by Fjon
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Recommended Retailers
Topic: Garmin Oregon 450 on Amazon
Replies: 2
Views: 3050

Garmin Oregon 450 on Amazon

Amazon do a yearly "Black Friday" sale on US Thanksgiving week where they heavily discount a large number of items for a short amount of time. If you have the time it's worth looking at the products they have as you could get yourself quite a bargain: http://www.amazon.co.uk/deals-offers-savings/b/r...
by Fjon
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Dublin tagged
Replies: 3
Views: 2690

Re: Dublin tagged

I spotted one of those at the Forty Foot and was wondering what it was about - now I know!
I didn't submit a photo though.
by Fjon
Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: When is a power trail not a power trail ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3228

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

How about place all the containers, but have it as a 5 or 6 stage multi where you get a little bit of a very simple puzzle at each location? Then once you've gotten them all and solved the puzzle, you can go to the final. You will get <10 visitors a year if you do this, unless it's in the City Cent...