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
Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Laptop Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Lithium Ion is still the state of the art. If the 6000mAh has the same physical size as the 4000 and is not much more expensive, it's a good choice.
by klossner
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Yet Another Word Game.....Can you handle it? - Archive 1
Replies: 377
Views: 20353

midge (that handles the two simultaneous contributions)
by klossner
Tue May 26, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Weird geocaching coin
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Keep it. The coins that are tracked on other sites seems to go missing quickly.
by klossner
Mon May 25, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Name the cache picture post - Archive 1
Replies: 383
Views: 22992

brackyboggers wrote:I think we've done this one. Is it "What's MINE is yours....?" GCVAGW
That's right! Your turn.
by klossner
Sat May 23, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Name the cache picture post - Archive 1
Replies: 383
Views: 22992

My youngest daughter and I were fascinated by this one:
Image
by klossner
Fri May 22, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Name the cache picture post - Archive 1
Replies: 383
Views: 22992

brackyboggers wrote:Back to Ireland again...
<img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3341/355 ... 1c.jpg?v=0">
Is it Europe's First?
by klossner
Wed May 20, 2009 4:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Geo-break?
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Pay it no mind. One part of our government issued a press release about the need to buy a few more satellites, and the press seized on it to make headlines. The GPS system is so fundamental to so much of the American economy, let alone the military, that they would never be allowed to fail.
by klossner
Mon May 04, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Keeping GSAK up to Date
Replies: 3
Views: 634

The only information about archived caches you can get from a PQ is their sudden failure to appear. GSAK has ways to use this. If you sort your database by the "Last GPX" column, the archived ones bunch up at one end and you can delete them in mass. If you're more clever than I, you can use a macro,...
by klossner
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Oops
Replies: 5
Views: 642

The bomb technician thought it wasn't a bomb That's not the impression I get from that article. The article omits the bits that reflect badly on the deceased. The bank staff and local police cleared the building. Then the bomb technician arrived, decided it was a hoax, took it inside the bank and s...
by klossner
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Oops
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Here's one that went the other way. The bomb technician thought it wasn't a bomb and died in the explosion.
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ss ... nk_in.html
by klossner
Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Whereigo Poll
Replies: 21
Views: 1447

Whereigo caches never really took off, and interest in them here in the States is waning. It's telling that there are no whereigo caches in Seattle, home of Groundspeak, or in Portland near the original cache. Before the one Portland whereigo cache was archived, I tried to play it using a Colorado. ...
by klossner
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Vancouver, Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 661

The GPS Adventure Maze cache has been published. It's open March 28 through May 4.

Groundspeak will hold a cache event at the maze on March 28.
by klossner
Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Radio Ulster piece for "Your Place and Mine" HoU
Replies: 14
Views: 1390

I can hear the show here in Oregon, eight time zones away, so it doesn't seem to be geographically limited.
by klossner
Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Vancouver, Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 661

johnrm wrote:Seattle is on the cards too.
You'll be in Seattle at the right time to collect this cache icon: Image.
Keep an eye on this thread.
by klossner
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Ireland!
Replies: 52
Views: 2616

My daughters and I had the pleasure of visiting southern Ireland last July. A few notes: It takes a lot longer to get somewhere by road in Ireland than it does in Washington. Except for the motorways, the roads are narrow and offer few opportunities to pass. We spent a lot of time following farm equ...
by klossner
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Vancouver, Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 661

If you enjoy multi-caches, consider GC14A8E. It's one of my all-time favorites.
by klossner
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: Recommended Retailers
Topic: Looking for Garmin Maps on SD
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Are you sure you wouldn't rather have it on DVD? Then you can use the map with Mapsource (great for planning caching trips,) download it to a big blank SDHC card you buy for cheap, and can store other content in the card as well. Here in the U.S., I can buy City Navigator on either DVD or SD card fr...
by klossner
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Just gone paperless
Replies: 40
Views: 2153

I love my Palm Treo 755p, a Palm that includes a mobile phone. It runs CacheMate. I had one bad experience when I didn't protect it from the pouring rain. After a couple of hours, the touch screen went dead, which meant I couldn't use CacheMate. A night spent propped in front of a high-powered fan b...
by klossner
Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Word Game (an answer to the Why? thread) - Archive 2
Replies: 375
Views: 12928

hyperspace
by klossner
Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Suggestions for board games
Replies: 17
Views: 2832

Guillotine (possibly available here) is popular at our house. A game takes about fifteen minutes, and from two to five people can play. This is one of the few board games that we've been playing for years.