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 wildfowler
Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Reverting to basic membership
Replies: 22
Views: 3908

Re: Reverting to basic membership

now in fairness 30squid a year is fair enough...your tv liscence alone costs 5times that...or even 15 cups of coffee at your fave petrol station... Last week Geocaching.com sent me a survey asking (among other things) if I'd be willing to pay $39.99. The price may be going up! #-o $39.99 is still o...
by wildfowler
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Recommended Retailers
Topic: Cheap Sat Nav
Replies: 13
Views: 4912

Re: Cheap Sat Nav

I would be wary of such "bargain basement" type SatNavs! A friend bought a similar type one off eBay and the user interface was awful. Also the maps weren't great and nigh on impossible to update! He wasn't a geocacher so I don't know about adding POI's etc. In the end he got fed up with it complete...
by wildfowler
Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: screwing stuff...
Replies: 19
Views: 3313

Re: screwing stuff...

dino wrote:
Blue Jay wrote:Well I'm very impressed Wildflower
Fixed that for ya..........wouldn't want Graham getting too big headed now ;)
I'll remember that! ;)
by wildfowler
Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: screwing stuff...
Replies: 19
Views: 3313

Re: screwing stuff...

Blue Jay wrote:I'm impressed John =D> =D> =D>
Who you calling John? [-X
by wildfowler
Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: screwing stuff...
Replies: 19
Views: 3313

Re: screwing stuff...

so I have this cache idea in my head but need to get it into made and into place...without giving too much away how would you take say a piece of circular wood (something like say a brush handle but twice the diameter of this handle) hollowed out, and connect them together in a screw type arrangeme...
by wildfowler
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Marble City Controversy
Replies: 8
Views: 1271

Re: Marble City Controversy

You're the owner of the cache. If the finder doesn't meet the logging requirements for an EarthCache ( e.g. answer the questions correctly), then you have every right to delete their log. Likewise if you own a Traditional cache and they haven't signed the logbook you can delete the online log. If th...
by wildfowler
Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Recommended Retailers
Topic: Clear PVC piping
Replies: 4
Views: 3747

Re: Clear PVC piping

You might find what you are looking for here!

OR try here! :mrgreen:
by wildfowler
Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Avatars on cache log pages?
Replies: 13
Views: 1570

Re: Avatars on cache log pages?

Time to update your forum signature again I guess Barry! :lol:
by wildfowler
Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ireland NorthWest Challenge (Evil Version)
Replies: 24
Views: 3099

Re: Ireland NorthWest Challenge (Evil Version)

It has the correct Image icon now!

:mrgreen:
by wildfowler
Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Events
Topic: The Glen Ramble - 11/09/2011 - CANCELLED
Replies: 36
Views: 5772

Re: The Glen Ramble - 30/07/2011

TeamHousty wrote:Sunday 4th Sept anyone???
Sorry can't do that day! That's the weekend the air show is on in Portrush! I shall be sitting watching loud fast jets that day! :mrgreen:
by wildfowler
Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New challenge cache: Ireland Extreme Challenge
Replies: 32
Views: 3445

Re: New challenge cache: Ireland Extreme Challenge

Frezeluberz wrote:Has this cache been published yet?
Nope! [-X

I'm sure Dara will announce when it has been!
by wildfowler
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Belgium
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: Belgium

They make good waffles too I hear...... :roll:

Enjoy your trip! :mrgreen:
by wildfowler
Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 133046

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Well done to Niall (dino-IRL/Croaghan) on finally hitting 700!

:band

=D> =D> =D>

About time!

:mrgreen:
by wildfowler
Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Perambulating along the Peaks - Part 2
Replies: 12
Views: 4757

Re: Perambulating along the Peaks - Part 2

I sure Graham would pull it from the archive and I could adopt it across. I can't unarchive a listing for adoption unfortunately but I can copy the html code across to a new listing if someone else wants to submit one. (Only if Eric agrees to that tho!) Just make sure you tell me so in a Reviewer n...
by wildfowler
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: site update!
Replies: 16
Views: 1817

Re: site update!

For a full public list of all the changes carried out in the site update see the Geocaching.com forum post below! :)

http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index. ... pic=279237
by wildfowler
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: site update!
Replies: 16
Views: 1817

Re: site update!

<rant>God, that update is about as useful as the bloody souvenirs :evil: Mostly just bug fixes, nothing new bar "Beginners" rubbish which none of my caches qualify for haha. Surely the community are smart enough to realise if they are new the easy ones are a good place to start?! So what has this a...
by wildfowler
Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: safety and disclaimer
Replies: 24
Views: 3148

Re: safety and disclaimer

To be honest I can't believe its not been mentioned here before. Its a serious health risk and geocachers being such outdoor enthusiasts are more likely to come into contact with it than the average passer by. Most worryingly it is encountered on beaches, in forests and on mountainsides all places ...
by wildfowler
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: safety and disclaimer
Replies: 24
Views: 3148

Re: safety and disclaimer

barraseaclaid wrote:its DHMO and hydric acid im worried about.
http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html
Scarily dangerous sounding stuff that DHMO! :shock:




:wink:
by wildfowler
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Tree climbing
Replies: 34
Views: 4261

Re: Tree climbing

It should definitely have been up the tree. The last few logs refer to having to climb the tree. I wonder why it wasn't up there when you two did it?! It was in the tree when I found it! It wasn't in the tree when a friend found it after me! It was reachable from the ground apparently! :shock: I th...
by wildfowler
Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Tree climbing
Replies: 34
Views: 4261

Re: Tree climbing

It wasn't up the tree last time I heard! :shock: It should definitely have been up the tree. The last few logs refer to having to climb the tree. I wonder why it wasn't up there when you two did it?! It was in the tree when I found it! It wasn't in the tree when a friend found it after me! It was r...