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
Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Field Puzzle
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Field Puzzle

TeamHousty wrote:so would my upcoming pod/chirp cache be a field puzzle
A chip cache would specify the new "wireless beacon" attribute: Image
by klossner
Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: souvenir zones??
Replies: 41
Views: 2010

Re: souvenir zones??

Blue Jay wrote:Wow - I'd love to go there
If your plans bring you to Oregon, drop me a note and we'll go for a little hill walk.
by klossner
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: souvenir zones??
Replies: 41
Views: 2010

Re: souvenir zones??

Fjon wrote:Although there are some lovely places in Oregon to cache.
Indeed.
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by klossner
Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: souvenir zones??
Replies: 41
Views: 2010

Re: souvenir zones??

Jeremy has souvenirs for Seattle-area art and book festivals.
by klossner
Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Talk about a power trail...
Replies: 41
Views: 1953

Re: Talk about a power trail...

THE_Chris wrote:Actually I'm surprised there isnt more art done with the mapping pages.
How about a giant smiley?
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Or a giant frown?
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by klossner
Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: why do i always seem to have missing caches on oregon??
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Re: why do i always seem to have missing caches on oregon??

a bit of snooping around on the net told me that the Oregon will seemingly only take a certain size of PQ - cant remember exactly what the limit is - maybe 20MB in total?) According to this reference , the maximum size is 8MB-10MB. It's not authoritative or very satisfying, and it's qualified with ...
by klossner
Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: souvenir zones??
Replies: 41
Views: 2010

Re: souvenir zones??

I just now noticed that I have the souvenirs for the trifecta. No megas, though. :(

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by klossner
Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Global CITO
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: Global CITO

Yes, the annual CITO event takes place on the nearest weekend to Earth Day, April 22.
by klossner
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: why do i always seem to have missing caches on oregon??
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Re: why do i always seem to have missing caches on oregon??

I noticed the same problem on my wife's new Oregon 550. I've been adding weekly PQs to my GSAK database for several years and some of those cache listings have hundreds of logs. The first time I created a GPX file with the 1500 caches nearest home, the file was 40MB in size. I loaded that into the O...
by klossner
Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Adopting a Bug/Coin
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Adopting a Bug/Coin

You cannot "unregister" a bug. You can transfer ownership at http://www.geocaching.com/adopt/.