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 Croaghan
Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 51417

Re: Ask The Reviewer

The reason for this is it's an really nice island that I wanted to place caches around it, in the aim to get ppl to come and see this island at minimum distance you might get 10 to 15 caches but I would plant difference caches and make some harder to find. At the min I am just thinking about it and...
by Croaghan
Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 51417

Re: Ask The Reviewer

This sounds to me like a "Power Trail". This was one of the first questions asked in this thread: http://forums.geocachingireland.com/viewtopic.php?p=23883#p23883 Since then the guidelines have been re-worded to remove the ban on power trails. However, just because you can doesn't mean you should: h...
by Croaghan
Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 51417

Re: Ask The Reviewer

I'm planning a series of caches with a couple of other cachers. The plan was that I would type up all the cache descriptions but would put the other cachers names into the 'Cached placed by' section. Does this mean:- 1. That all the notifications will come to me? If the caches are published using y...
by Croaghan
Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 51417

Re: Ask The Reviewer

13. My friend asked me about unusual cache and I promised ask experienced reviewer 8) about it and send him answer back. So I'm doing it now. Coordinates follows you to physical stage of cache, and in the container is only picture of another place and you have to find that place and final container...
by Croaghan
Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 51417

Re: Ask The Reviewer

Nice easy one for a change :) The proximity guideline applies to all physical stages of caches. If a multi is 4 virtual waypoints (Reference Points, Questions to Answer) and a final cache container then you only need to worry about the final but you need to consider all physical cache components in ...
by Croaghan
Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 51417

Re: Ask The Reviewer

13. My friend asked me about unusual cache and I promised ask experienced reviewer 8) about it and send him answer back. So I'm doing it now. Coordinates follows you to physical stage of cache, and in the container is only picture of another place and you have to find that place and final container...
by Croaghan
Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 51417

Re: Ask The Reviewer

I'm not sure about this one. If it came into the queue I would take it to my fellow reviewer's for discussion so that's what I'm gonna do now :) Any word back yet? Apologies Kevin....I forgot about this question :oops: The overall consensus was that by giving someone the option of posting a photogr...
by Croaghan
Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 51417

Re: Ask The Reviewer

The rules state the ALRs are no longer allowed, but ... Is it possible to set a puzzle cache with the coords encrypted and make cachers solve it? If they can't solve it, can there be an optional way of acquiring the cache? Say for example, get them to send you a photo of them standing somewhere? Wh...
by Croaghan
Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 51417

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Zoe andDaddy wrote:Are there any rules about holding an event at a place you have to pay to get in?
This is a bit of a grey area and very much depends on the venue and the nature of the event. What had you in mind?
by Croaghan
Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 51417

Re: Ask The Reviewer

I still think about this (can't eat, can't sleep ;)), and I asked few days ago on Groundspeak forum about this. And generally people said reference point is not part of multicache but just another spot, and this article in knowledgebase is incorrect. And it may be truth, beacause just after this di...
by Croaghan
Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 51417

Re: Ask The Reviewer

10. I spotted few times member's status "Not Validated Member". I think just his email address is not valid, but can he log in to his account and use it without any restrictions? I'm not sure on this one so I've sent an email to get further information. I do know however, that he won't receive any ...
by Croaghan
Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 51417

Re: Ask The Reviewer

12. If multi stage cache has start coordinates in one country (or state) and final container in other which one should be listed in cache page details? Or it's just up to owner? The starting point should always be the posted coordinates for a multi-cache so you should use the country/state of those...
by Croaghan
Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 51417

Re: Ask The Reviewer

Apologies for taking so long to reply but my internet connection hasn't been well for almost a week now and I'm getting sporadic connection only :x 9. When I set waypoints for multi-stage cache I'm using virtual and physical, and this very handy for people and reviewer as they know which is which, w...
by Croaghan
Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 51417

Re: Ask The Reviewer

Well the three you mentioned: change coordinates, archive and unarchive a listing plus the following: change a cache type (we only do that on a rare occasion) lock a listing (this prevents anyone from logging anything on a cache and is also only used rarely, usually when a listing is being abused in...
by Croaghan
Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 51417

Re: Ask The Reviewer

toczygroszek wrote:7. What changes in cache listing can do reviewer? I know about change coordinates, archive and unarchive cache. Something else?
Pretty much anything :shock: Anything that a cache owner can do plus some extra stuff 8)
by Croaghan
Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 51417

Re: Ask The Reviewer

However, the most common use (as suggested in the KB article you linked to) is for a virtual waypoint along the route of a multi. It can be used when you have to find an object and gather information from it eg a plaque with a date. The other commonly used AW for multis is Question to Answer eg. ho...
by Croaghan
Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 51417

Re: Ask The Reviewer

Hi, some questions. You been saving them up :?: :wink: 1. Can you explain me when I should create "reference point" using additional waypoints option? Can't find any information except this: http://support.groundspeak.com/Support/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=325&nav=0,5 * F...
by Croaghan
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 51417

Re: Ask The Reviewer

Apologies Malcolm for being so slow answering this question but I initially read it on my mobile, decided to answer it later and then forgot :oops: Anyway, how many emails did you get? I know there are plans afoot to reduce the number of emails and to make them more relevant, especially when the cac...
by Croaghan
Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: England
Replies: 1
Views: 293

England

Off to England for a work conference (where's the yawn icon!) early this afternoon and won't be back until Tuesday evening.

This means there may be an unusual delay in cache publications and replies to emails.

Try not to miss me too much and don't break anything while I'm gone ;)
by Croaghan
Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 51417

Re: Ask The Reviewer

Donmoore wrote:Of course this is all just opinions from nobodies and we all wait with baited breath to find out the real answer from the Almighty Reviewer!
Where's that slap icon when you need it :-k

You're just lucky you've stopped placing caches in this neck of the woods :wink:

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