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 CluelessTwo
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 140923

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Well done Yotter. Twice as many as us lol. Well done HTM. Thanks for choosing our FTF as your 500th. It was fun.
by CluelessTwo
Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Useful Information
Topic: Searching for caches by Norn Iron postcode in GC.com
Replies: 4
Views: 3224

Re: Searching for caches by Norn Iron postcode in GC.com

You can also just drop the last 2 figures eg mine is BT8 6. That works too.
by CluelessTwo
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 140923

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Thanks guys...

OK we've reached all were going to do. I think we should stop now. It was good while it lasted.
















You really believe we can stop now? I think not, here's to the next 300.
by CluelessTwo
Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Covering the Entire Island
Replies: 95
Views: 13292

Re: Covering the Entire Island

I heard through Gsak and Groundspeak forums that as of May GS are going to increase the maximum number of caches for a PQ to 1000, instead of the present 500. Surely this is good news snd will allow us to use PQs for other things too now. I think I'll leave it up to the experts though, to set up our...
by CluelessTwo
Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"
Replies: 101
Views: 6460

Re: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

We do plan on coming, but one of us has very bad asthma, and the other has moderate asthma, so longish walks arent the best for us, as we dont enjoy the caches when we cant breathe. Can we still attend the event, but do our own "driving around doing easy caches" thing, and meet up with everyone for ...
by CluelessTwo
Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Changes to Reviewing in Ireland
Replies: 23
Views: 1441

Re: Changes to Reviewing in Ireland

This is a sad day. :( You have been a superb to us all and will be missed with your great advice. I'm sure you will still be hanging around the forum and notching up those numbers. We wish you the best with your new job etc. Thanks for putting up with all the grief you had from us submitting 30 cach...
by CluelessTwo
Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: You know your obsessed with Geocaching when....
Replies: 20
Views: 1853

Re: You know your obsessed with Geocaching when....

I only use 2 PQ's per day. So I have all of Ireland updated every week....(I dont know why I like to have all of Ireland, when Im not going to go anywhere near half of it at any one time.) I just load the 2 PQ's into GSAK every day when I'm checking my emails. It only takes a couple of minutes. I do...
by CluelessTwo
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: You know your obsessed with Geocaching when....
Replies: 20
Views: 1853

Re: You know your obsessed with Geocaching when....

...As you drive around you can think of hundreds of places that would be good to hide a cache.
...You have a backpack always packed with geocaching essentials, in case of that urge to do a spontaneous cache trip, or a FTF trip.
...You keep GSAK, Satnav and GPSr updated DAILY with your pq's.
...
by CluelessTwo
Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Phones
Replies: 10
Views: 1495

Re: Phones

I have used Windows mobile phones since 2005. I found a superb app called GCzII for geocaching, which is free and does the same as the iPhone app, and more. You can average waypoints and convert cache lists into gpx files, poi files and ozi explorer. You can log your finds in field notes etc. It has...
by CluelessTwo
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: You know your obsessed with Geocaching when....
Replies: 20
Views: 1853

You know your obsessed with Geocaching when....

...you have your homepage set to geocaching.com ...you check your emails every 5 minutes (even when your out) to see if theres a new cache, or just to see who found caches on your watchlist. ...you watch the weather on tv, and ignore what the weather is like, but just study the map for areas to cach...
by CluelessTwo
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Drag and Drop in GSAK
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Drag and Drop in GSAK

I just updated to GSAK version 7.7.0.109

Now ive lost the ability to drag and drop my PQ results directly onto the database, is there a setting to enable drag and drop that Ive missed?
by CluelessTwo
Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Jumpin Jiminee found Garden 1
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: Jumpin Jiminee found Garden 1

I just looked up the cache page. I was sweating from just reading the description and looking at that scary map. Veryu well done. Makes Duke of Edinburgh badge seem like a wee sticker.

=D> =D> =D>
by CluelessTwo
Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 140923

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Well done to all the recent Milestoners.
Don't stop now.
=D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
by CluelessTwo
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Rescued from Rough Island in Strangford lough
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Rescued from Rough Island in Strangford lough

I really hope they weren't as well - yet another instance of why I have so much respect for RNLI volunteers though! I've had that cache planned to do for quite a while, but everytime I get round to 'I'm doing it tomorrow' the weather turns rubbish :( - I'll get out there one of these days! looking ...
by CluelessTwo
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: "Forgetting" to sign log-books
Replies: 33
Views: 2515

Re: "Forgetting" to sign log-books

Sometimes when the logbook is nearly full it can be hard to find a place to sign. This results in the logs in the book being in a random order. Having said that, I'm sure that there are a few sad people out there who couldnt find the cache, and have no intention of returning, so will log it as found...
by CluelessTwo
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Accidentally finding a cache.
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Accidentally finding a cache.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfpSa5fks_c I came on this video, and it made me think about the fact (and yes, I know that we're guilty) that a lot of caches don't include the standard Geocache information sheet for people who may accidentally find the cache. Having said that, though, the only cache...
by CluelessTwo
Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Cache sizes
Replies: 21
Views: 1740

Re: Cache sizes

Frezeluberz wrote:GC20Q2V - Poe Bridge is a large container with a micro in it.
Can't remember the other one you're referring to.
Poe Bridge container is to be replaced with a camo bag, rather than the bucket it is currently in.

The other two are GC20K0G Dromore Church ruin, and GC20K1Z Donacavy Church Ruin.
by CluelessTwo
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Cache sizes
Replies: 21
Views: 1740

Re: Cache sizes

Hmm, you people have got me thinking that the 2 Tyrone ones maybe shouldn't be classed as large. Maybe someone who has found them can give an opinion if they are regular or large. I honestly cant remember the exact size of the container, but were definitely bigger than most we have seen.
by CluelessTwo
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 17
Views: 1751

Re: Hi all

Welcome. You are already hooked, that's good news, your just like the rest of us.

Don't be shy and feel free to give your views. Dont be put off when you see that some of us have found hundreds or even thousands of caches, you will be there before you know it.

What area are you from?
by CluelessTwo
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Gortin, Tyrone
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Gortin, Tyrone

Nice one, we have quite a few in the Omagh area, also a great cache in An Creggan in Cookstown.
Enjoy them.