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 dino
Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 43102

Re: Ask The Reviewer

There have been a few of these and they used to be quite good with COs sending each other trade items from their own country and keeping them themed. If there is a dedicated maintenance plan with a local cacher then they are usually fine. Most of what I have seen recently are just holiday caches as ...
by dino
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Search Options
Replies: 4
Views: 2856

Re: Search Options

Worth subscribing to the announcement forum and you get emails about site updates.
by dino
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Search Options
Replies: 4
Views: 2856

Re: Search Options

There has been a site update that involved extensive changes to the account system. This may have been lost in the process. There should be a release announcement in the GC forums.
by dino
Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: How cute is that :D
Replies: 8
Views: 2975

Re: How cute is that :D

Oh and there is a cheaper way to buy membership. I've seen it on Facebook but can't remember how. Maybe someone else here has used it. Eileen possibly?
by dino
Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: How cute is that :D
Replies: 8
Views: 2975

Re: How cute is that :D

Email Groundspeak. I don't think you can receive a PM gift if you have already been a PM :(
by dino
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Geocache Placement
Topic: Rookie Placement
Replies: 3
Views: 4817

Re: Rookie Placement

Not in the guidelines so we are unable to enforce a rule like that here without global support. I think HQ have considered something like that but decided not to proceed. To be honest I've seen some shocking bad placements by COs with hundreds of finds! You also have the problem for someone who cach...
by dino
Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Community Maintenance of Old Caches
Replies: 9
Views: 3715

Re: Community Maintenance of Old Caches

Can you repost in the FB groups. You're more likely to get takers there. Also I'm sure Graham will give you a stay if you're trying to sort this one out.
by dino
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122949

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Nice one Eileen! Two big achievements there :D
by dino
Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122949

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Congratulations :)
by dino
Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: 7 Souvenirs of August
Replies: 30
Views: 7289

Re: 7 Souvenirs of August

Probably a timezone thing. It was probably the 1st of August in Seattle :)
by dino
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Logging caches as 'Found it'
Replies: 32
Views: 7147

Re: Logging caches as 'Found it'

If the CO is active they should be deleting these. I know I wouldn't accept them!
by dino
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 2527

Re: Hello

If you're visiting Derry then I'll recommend my own cache City of Derry - Walking Tour http://coord.info/GCPTJG It's more like a long multi than a puzzle and it gets a lot of good logs from tourists to the city. Loads more new ones all over the city now too that I haven't had a chance to look for ye...
by dino
Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Cache Q - Bluestack Mts. WW2 Crash Site, Co. Donegal
Replies: 4
Views: 2957

Re: Cache Q - Bluestack Mts. WW2 Crash Site, Co. Donegal

Also check out MountainViews.ie Track 1457 and 2170. That's probably the best way to go.
by dino
Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Cache Q - Bluestack Mts. WW2 Crash Site, Co. Donegal
Replies: 4
Views: 2957

Re: Cache Q - Bluestack Mts. WW2 Crash Site, Co. Donegal

Despite it being one of my closest unfound I've never been up to it. It's tough terrain with no easy way to access. Netdrum used to have a cache nearby and TeamHousty helped him with it. Might be worth asking one of them for a suitable route.
by dino
Thu May 29, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Android battery life
Replies: 1
Views: 1575

Re: Android battery life

Also worth recalibrating your battery. Google how to do it. I can't remember how but there are a load of tutorials online.
by dino
Sun May 11, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: An early start in the Park
Replies: 23
Views: 5757

Re: An early start in the Park

Nice one :)
by dino
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Geocaching Statistics
Replies: 8
Views: 2899

Re: Geocaching Statistics

:)
by dino
Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Geocaching Statistics
Replies: 8
Views: 2899

Re: Geocaching Statistics

Not sure if Robin is still active on the forum? This is an old thread from 2008.
by dino
Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Selling up!
Replies: 10
Views: 3736

Re: Selling up!

Looks like you're sorted already.

Good luck with the move and if you happen to be in Omagh before you go it would be good to see you again. I'm working in Dreams on Dromore Road if you want to pop in and say hello/bye :)