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

Fate of TB's & GC's

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Fate of TB's & GC's

Post by Serapis » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:39 am

I was going down through my TBs today to see if any of them were still active. About half of them are gone AWOL. One in particular and its cacher recently had a lucky escape. Glad to report both are OK.
Quote from Geocoin Log.....

"Just wanted to apologize and update at the same time. I was involved in a major accident on July 30th 2012 with your TB in the vehicle. The TB (and me as well) survived the crash. It was in my geobag on the passenger seat at the time of the crash. The crash was caused by a 16yr old girl who ran the red light and flipped my truck.

I wanted to apologize for the lack of movement for the month of August. Needless to say I was not ready to get out and geocache much. I will get your bug moving again. I will also post a picture of my truck post-accident so your bug can "remember" what it went through. Safe travels."

Lucky Guy!
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Re: Fate of TB's & GC's

Post by abbeyackbar » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:38 am

:shock: and :shock: wow...
as excuses go, it's pretty good :wink:
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