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

Hi there.

Feel free to join up and introduce yourself to the Irish Geocaching community. Don't be shy now...

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Hi there.

Post by gilgameshepic » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:20 am

Just thought I'd say hello. I'm new to the forums, but relatively old at the game, having been dragged in by my father back in 2009.
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Re: Hi there.

Post by abbeyackbar » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:52 pm

Hi there gilgameshepic!

8) WELCOME to the forum 8)
We met at an event back in August.
Great to see you on here.
Hope you're keeping well.

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Re: Hi there.

Post by gilgameshepic » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:32 pm

Hi Abbey,
Nice to bump into you again. I'm doing ok. What about yourself?
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Re: Hi there.

Post by abbeyackbar » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:17 pm

Ah sure, grand. Looking forward to another geo-meetup, Fjon's '10yrs and counting' event this weekend.
http://coord.info/GC5GJVN
Might look for a cache or two on the way there

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Re: Hi there.

Post by Blue Jay » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:10 pm

Hi there - welcome :D
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Post by TXLiz » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:45 pm

:hi Howdy from Austin, TX
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