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 THE_Chris
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Geocaching in Space - 6th and 7th
Replies: 2
Views: 2141

Geocaching in Space - 6th and 7th

FYI ;) http://blog.geocaching.com/2013/10/how-to-make-your-space-event-the-best-of-the-universe/ Every geocacher who attends a Geocaching Event on November 6 or 7, 2013 will be awarded a “Geocaching in Space” souvenir. Its a **little** too close to my Swedish Breakfast (like 4 days) for ...
by THE_Chris
Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 140823

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Doug has gone over the line this evening too... congrats to him and sounds like a memorable one for the milestone.

Who will it be next, tmsr or misteek?
by THE_Chris
Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th Oct
Replies: 52
Views: 11045

Re: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th

I'm up for Twinkly Lights too, possibly on the Saturday night. Missed it last time around.
by THE_Chris
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 140823

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

A good one for the #1000 thats for sure. Made every cacher in Ireland jealous. Congrats!
by THE_Chris
Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th Oct
Replies: 52
Views: 11045

Re: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th

I think our main event host is over in Seattle getting the Lilypad for his #1000, so I'm not sure if theres been any progress. I plan to hit the Swedish even too, but like you I'll give that a miss if Irelands Eye or Casana clashes.
by THE_Chris
Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 140823

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Feck this Geocaching HQ nonsense :D
by THE_Chris
Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 140823

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Well done lads...

The trick now is to all have your thousandth at the event.
by THE_Chris
Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th Oct
Replies: 52
Views: 11045

Re: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th

Sounds like this is shaping up to be one hell of a weekend! With ANOTHER new event published we'll now have a threefer (better than a twofer) on that weekend. Swedes in Bray Sat morning, Multi Millenial Sat evening, and Meet the Danes on Sun evening. Multi Millenial takes precedence though, of cours...
by THE_Chris
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 140823

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

I reckon it'll be a nano on the back of a roadsign
by THE_Chris
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Dublin (and Irelands) archived Virtuals
Replies: 5
Views: 2144

Dublin (and Irelands) archived Virtuals

This came up as a thought while exhaustion took over on our Sunday walk. Dublin (and the rest of Ireland) once had many more virtuals than we do now. Some of these were archived because of the clue disappearing. Some of them went to free up areas for traditional caches. Some of them were removed bec...
by THE_Chris
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 47817

Re: Ask The Reviewer

Another good challenge cache idea "Somehow manage to get a cache published that breaks at least 2 geocaching guidelines" :D
by THE_Chris
Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 140823

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Delighted to hear that the event was #900 and congrats also to Goldcircle on #800 too.

After a marathon caching run that evening, Munsterfans #500 was also at the Storytelling event. So milestones all round!

What is scary though is how quickly some of you are catching up with me.
by THE_Chris
Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 47817

Re: Ask The Reviewer

I have a strong feeling that one will be refused as it would encourage people to put out absolute rubbish just to claim a find on the challenge. I think the idea is that challenges must be 'earned', and the whole thing of me putting a 20 cache power trail outside my house on a road just to qualify w...
by THE_Chris
Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 47817

Re: Ask The Reviewer

I suggest we find one cacher with a two person kayak who will individually ferry everyone else out there. Problem solved.
by THE_Chris
Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: August souvenier a day
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

Re: August souvenier a day

Funny enough I'm all stats (see my profile... full of them), but Souvenirs are one thing I've never really bothered with. Not sure why really.
by THE_Chris
Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Doing well do far...
Replies: 48
Views: 12735

Re: Doing well do far...

Excellent. I'll be there for it when it happens, hopefully! Was thinking about doing precisely the same thing when I was mucking about near #37 yesterday. Edit: I would suggest that our certain antipodean cacher does not plan this mystery adventure between the 21st and 29th September. I will be in t...
by THE_Chris
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Doing well do far...
Replies: 48
Views: 12735

Re: Doing well do far...

Down to five now, with three of those due in the next fortnight. Sad times :(

All that said I'll personally make sure its never down to zero, if I possibly can. Swedish Breakfasts are easy to organise!
by THE_Chris
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: GC.com misloading
Replies: 3
Views: 1387

Re: GC.com misloading

Same here. Copy your logs into Word before submitting them, just in case.
by THE_Chris
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: FTF war stories
Replies: 16
Views: 3312

Re: FTF war stories

I had to laugh at the FTF log on this one

http://coord.info/GC4J27Q

Image
by THE_Chris
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Multi-cache
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

Re: Multi-cache

Personally, I think either is ok as long as you mention it in the cache description or reflect it in the difficulty/terrain rating. We don't have enough "saga" multis like these two examples... http://coord.info/GC1FPN1 http://coord.info/GC17MX1 They are both extremely well written and both are very...