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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Re: Premium Membership Hike

Post by Blue Jay » Fri May 31, 2013 10:05 am

dino wrote:23? When did that happen!
1st Jan 2012 :D
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Re: Premium Membership Hike

Post by Daithi2004 » Fri May 31, 2013 11:02 am

Since Jan 2012. I work in a Accounts Dept in a Menswear shop. here is the Revenue Commissioner website. It doesn't really make any difference on your previous point.

http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/vat/rates/ ... s-vat.html
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Re: Premium Membership Hike

Post by Tmsr » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:15 am

Know that this has been contentious and while I will renew my now over-inflated non-US premium membership, I have great respect for those more principled who will not. I've edited listings of any of our hides that were listed as premium caches to make them available to all who don't choose to become premium members under the current practice to discriminate against European cachers. Wonder will others do likewise!?

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