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
Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Tree climbing
Replies: 34
Views: 3988

Re: Tree climbing

Frezeluberz wrote:We have a cache up a tree.
It's probably over rated in the terrain stakes but heh-ho.
It wasn't up the tree last time I heard! :shock:

:mrgreen:
by wildfowler
Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ask The Reviewer
Replies: 340
Views: 42906

Re: Ask The Reviewer

medic143 wrote:Did a cache in Kerry published in 2010 (not an earth cache) where there s no log sheet to sign. Thought all caches needed a log sheet even "others" ?
Do you have the GC number of it?
by wildfowler
Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: New challenge cache: Ireland Extreme Challenge
Replies: 32
Views: 3143

Re: New challenge cache: Ireland Extreme Challenge

You might want to wait till it's published before making anymore plans! :wink:
by wildfowler
Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Raine's Due! A Lackey comes to Belfast! 5/8/11
Replies: 0
Views: 3492

Raine's Due! A Lackey comes to Belfast! 5/8/11

Raine's Due! Come and enjoy a relaxing Friday evening beside the river and say hello to a visiting Groundspeak Lackey, Raine Lightner! Raine has been a Lackey for 6 years and is currently in charge of the Web Development Team. His talents include creating the caches along a route feature and design...
by wildfowler
Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Perambulating along the Peaks - Part 1
Replies: 15
Views: 2010

Re: Perambulating along the Peaks - Part 1

I'll check my calendar! :wink: It's a nice walk up that way which I've walked many times but I doubt I'd follow your entire route! I'm not one for masochistic tendencies! Besides I can't afford the physiotherapist bills! :lol: Sound like a great day out Medic but I'll be honest here - it's to much f...
by wildfowler
Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: DSLR
Replies: 24
Views: 7335

Re: DSLR

Speak to batsgonemad and his squirrel!
Tim will point you in the right direction! 8)
by wildfowler
Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ireland Top Ten
Replies: 118
Views: 11448

Re: Ireland Top Ten

its ok eileen i will fend off that spoon with a nice norn iron coin atop my head i got from a nice fella in canada...FATLAD.... I'd be wary if I were you Barry! You haven't seen the size of the spoon yet! I doubt that coin will save you...... http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/11139583.jpg...
by wildfowler
Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Bye bye US APE Cache
Replies: 12
Views: 1310

Re: Bye bye US APE Cache

Spark_ie wrote:
dino wrote:
Spark_ie wrote:Would be nice to see it replaced with that 'spare' container held at HQ....
I have heard some of the background to this (which unfortunately I can't pass on) and I think the chances of this happening are very slim :cry:
So what's the scoop ???
We are sworn to secrecy! [-X

:-# [-( :-#
by wildfowler
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FSNI Property to be closed between sunset & sunrise!
Replies: 1
Views: 858

FSNI Property to be closed between sunset & sunrise!

FSNI Property to be closed between sunset & sunrise New byelaws will ban being in a Forestry Commission forest between sunset and sunrise! Does not bode well for us ever getting permission to place caches on FSNI property! The Forestry Land Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 2011 The draft bylaws do not me...
by wildfowler
Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Ireland Top Ten
Replies: 118
Views: 11448

Re: Ireland Top Ten

Hezekiah wrote:
Blue Jay wrote:The Scotfamily are welcome & I wish them luck & hope they enjoy the searches (and finds) - but where's the mainland?
You're on it! :twisted: :twisted:
[-X

:mrgreen:
by wildfowler
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie in Lisburn
Replies: 9
Views: 2777

Re: Newbie in Lisburn

Hey stranger! Glad you could join us!

Hope Loki is keeping well!

:mrgreen:
by wildfowler
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: blackberry any good for caching??
Replies: 17
Views: 3187

Re: blackberry any good for caching??

I hope you didn't post this from your BB! If you did then it's not a great advertisement for the touchscreen interface ;) No even worse than anything I use... My wife's netbook! it really does annoy me. The space bar isn't up to much at all. I'm guessing the spell checker is broken too! :- :lol:
by wildfowler
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Milestone Congratulation Thread
Replies: 1979
Views: 122358

Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Cheers guys and gals too! It was a nice spot and it was in the best of company too! No fewer than 9 reviewers were present! :) As for the 8 years bit? Yup! I joined the site in 2003 and found one around then but I didn't actually log any finds on it until 2005. I was a bit of a slow starter but I'm ...
by wildfowler
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Replacing a Cache
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Re: Replacing a Cache

once the original has been archived the way is clear for you to go ahead unless there were issues with the original which might impact on you placing one in the same area?????? What he said :) The whole point of archiving rather than leaving them temporarily disabled is to free up the area for a ne...
by wildfowler
Mon May 30, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Earthcache question
Replies: 13
Views: 1325

Re: Earthcache question

I would have deleted it already! I suggest you do the same! They're chancing their arm for a FTF! Certainly not very sporting! ;)
by wildfowler
Sun May 29, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Earthcache question
Replies: 13
Views: 1325

Re: Earthcache question

I would say you've answered your own question! If they haven't answered nor can answer the questions you have asked then they cannot log a find in my opinion! Even if they have been there before and especially if it was before the EC was published! But it's entirely your decision on whether to let t...
by wildfowler
Sun May 29, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Glasgow..
Replies: 29
Views: 1500

Re: Glasgow..

Here until Wednesday just!
It was briefly sunny today inbetween rain showers and howling gales! :mrgreen:
But the Tesco food fair did have lots of nice free food! Including some rather delicious haggis pizza! ;)
by wildfowler
Sat May 28, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: I'm Off To.....
Topic: Glasgow..
Replies: 29
Views: 1500

Re: Glasgow..

Just arrived in sunny Glasgow!
:mrgreen:
by wildfowler
Thu May 26, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Why Premium Caches?
Replies: 38
Views: 3956

Re: Why Premium Caches?

That Inishanier was quick off the mark. How did He/She/They/It find out about this questionable cache so quickly?! :twisted: The newest piece of reviewer kit arrived in the post just last week ;) http://www.waltsense.com/storage/articles/20091014_BigEars.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1255574589490...
by wildfowler
Wed May 25, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Specific Geocaching Topics
Topic: Why Premium Caches?
Replies: 38
Views: 3956

Re: Why Premium Caches?

Fjon wrote:Well it has been archived now.
Quite a "stormy" return to the world of caching.

Out of interest - what rule is being broken? Something along the lines of destruction of "property"?
Rule No. 4