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 klossner
Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 43161

Re: Ask The Reviewer

SargeNI wrote:Would it be anything to do with the date.????
My reviewer friends (here in the States) say yes, it was April Fools hijinks.
by klossner
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: iphone problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2587

Re: iphone problem

I don't have an iphone so I can't do the experiment, but it looks like you clicked the wrong button during software setup. Have a look at the Authorizations page of your profile at http://www.geocaching.com/my/applications.aspx.
by klossner
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: iphone problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2587

Re: iphone problem

What app were you using to access groundspeak with your iphone?

If you post the contents of the email (with private information elided), we may be able to zero in on the problem.
by klossner
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Logging DNF's
Replies: 15
Views: 2040

Re: Logging DNF's

I depend on other people's DNF logs when deciding whether to spend a lot of time looking for a cache.
by klossner
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Geocache Placement
Topic: Setting a cache before you've logged any
Replies: 16
Views: 4630

Re: Setting a cache before you've logged any

I don't think this would make much of a dent in the problem. The vast majority of the terrible awful no-good caches I've encountered were placed by cachers with many finds.
by klossner
Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: gps track management
Replies: 13
Views: 3759

Re: gps track management

If you have a Garmin then Mapsource should be on the installation disk that came with it. At least that's the way it was when buying the older units. I bought an Oregon 450 last month for my daughter. It came with no disk at all. The owner's manual PDF was on the internal flash and could be retriev...
by klossner
Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Recommended Retailers
Topic: Rechargeable Batteriies
Replies: 13
Views: 4055

Re: Rechargeable Batteriies

SD 4GB cards (HP) are also (depending on packaging) either €3 or €14. That could be a difference in speed grade. Class 2 SD cards are so slow that it can take your camera quite some time to save a photo. The higher the class number, the faster the card can store new data. Look for a num...
by klossner
Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Garmin Edge 705
Replies: 13
Views: 2286

Re: Garmin Edge 705

I just bought a new bicycle for my adult daughter. She wanted a GPS on the handlebar for the maps so she won't get lost. (She has no interest in geocaching.) As it happens, the Oregon 450 is on sale at the local store this week for $US 250, so I bought her that and the City Navigator maps.
by klossner
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Garmin Edge 705
Replies: 13
Views: 2286

Re: Garmin Edge 705

I have a 60CSx that I use extensively on my bike, and my wife has an Oregon. I would recommend the new Garmin 62 over the Oregon because you can read the screen without turning on the backlight. And, while you're peddling, it's easier to punch the hard buttons than it is to touch the correct spot on...
by klossner
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: safety and disclaimer
Replies: 24
Views: 2954

Re: safety and disclaimer

Reminds me of a joke from primary school. In the following, replace <ethnic> with whatever ethnic group is made fun of in your area ...

Did you hear that the <ethnic> ice factory had to shut down?
Their chemists lost the formula.
by klossner
Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Tree climbing
Replies: 34
Views: 3999

Re: Tree climbing

barraseaclaid wrote:Has anyone ever done this or specifically has anyone got to a tz and refused to climb up for it?
I've done both in the last couple of weeks. I logged one cache that was fifteen feet up a tree. Another one was sixty feet up, too high for me.
by klossner
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: maintaining or adopting a cache.
Replies: 15
Views: 3169

Re: maintaining or adopting a cache.

The way this is dealt with in my neighborhood is: You post a "should be archived" note explaining the circumstances. The reviewer disables it and asks the owner to respond within 30 days. The owner does not respond. The cache is archived. You submit a new cache at the same location with the same or ...
by klossner
Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Automotive Sat Nav
Replies: 11
Views: 3058

Re: Automotive Sat Nav

Can anyone recomend a good Sat Nav for the car I've used my handheld Garmin 60CSx in the car for years, including a lovely week caching between Shannon and Dublin while learning to shift with my left hand. It works so well for me that, now that I have a new car with in-built satnav, I leave it off ...
by klossner
Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: E.T. Series Gone
Replies: 38
Views: 5005

Re: E.T. Series Gone

caches apparently are now a minimum of 50meters from the road side so this means for 1500 caches this means going on the basis of 50m there and back to the car that one would total 150km covered in these "short" runs between car and cache With an appropriate vehicle, you can drive those 50 meters. ...
by klossner
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Program for burning re writeable DVD's
Replies: 16
Views: 3649

Re: Program for burning re writeable DVD's

daraconn wrote:My wife bought a Macbook recently and it can't access our external hard drive properly (it can read but not write? Not sure if I've got that right.) Something to do with different file systems.
She may be able to fix that by downloading this driver. (I haven't tried it myself.)
by klossner
Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Earthcache question
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Earthcache question

My group was first to log this earthcache . The requirements involved reading the informational signs around the site, noting the cave number on a brass medallion, and taking photos. We had done all that three months prior -- we're gonzo about exploring caves -- and so I emailed answers to the quest...
by klossner
Mon May 23, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Shiny new toy
Replies: 13
Views: 1527

Re: Shiny new toy

Zalgariath wrote:A Montana Style "Rugged" unit (sorry had to be done) running on Android platform with Wifi and 3G connectivity?
An Android platform must have a capacitive touch screen to implement e.g. swipes. You can't even make that waterproof, much less rugged.
by klossner
Sat May 21, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Shiny new toy
Replies: 13
Views: 1527

Re: Shiny new toy

Good heavens, it's twice as heavy as the Oregon. That's not a handheld to my way of thinking.
DiamondDuo wrote:Whereigo support possibly dropped?
Garmin's new 62s doesn't support Whereigo either.
by klossner
Sat May 21, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Program for burning re writeable DVD's
Replies: 16
Views: 3649

Re: Program for burning re writeable DVD's

But as a word of caution be careful with writing photos to DVDs ... I concur. The only files I've lost are on five-year-old CD-Rs that can no longer be read. Depending on a billion tiny drops of die to hold their color for many years is asking for trouble. I keep my photos on two different hard dis...
by klossner
Fri May 13, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 43161

Re: Ask The Reviewer

I'm not a reviewer, but I don't think that's right. A letterbox cache is one that is listed both on a letterbox site and on geocaching.com. For the latter, you must give its final coordinates. If you use the puzzle cache type instead of letterbox, you could set up a letterbox cache, list it on both ...