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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Post by parkmoy » Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:56 pm

In the past, when I logged in, the little page by the side of the forum name would be coloured orange if there were any new messages since my last visit. Over the last 4 - 6 weeks this became intermittent and now doesn't happen at all. Anyone know why? I'm using Mozilla Firefox.
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Post by donnacha » Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:26 pm

did you try clearing you cookies and cache?
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Post by parkmoy » Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:32 pm

It's spooky. When I revisited the site, there were the orange arrows again and I'd done nothing :shock: Have I developed new powers? Could I find caches just by thinking about them? Would it be legal? No, there's probably a simpler explanation, but still .....................
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Post by parkmoy » Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:33 pm

I knew it was too good to be true :cry: They've gone again and clearing cookies etc doesn't seem to help. Anyone else got this problem?
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