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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Cache ranking ?

Post by eLpOULpO » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:29 pm

Is there already some kind of ranking system for the caches in Ireland, such as the one on the UK fellow's site ?

What do you think about it ? Is it fair, interesting, do you think Irish cachers would benefit from it ?

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Post by Fjon » Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:24 pm

There is this thread, updated by the Windsockers, but it's totally manual.

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Post by eLpOULpO » Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:28 pm

Thanks for your reply, I'll try to get my name in this list.
But I was more wondering about rating the caches, not the cachers.

Finders could vote for the caches, giving points for the view, the place, the diffculty, the interest, etc... I couldn't find something like this for Ireland

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Post by klaus23 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:12 pm

This should keep you and your bicycle busy:

Recommended Caches (newer)

Good Caches (older)

Best Irish Cache (old)

Finally, there's our list of hillwalking caches. Time-consuming, scenic and rewarding... :D

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Post by eLpOULpO » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:20 pm

Yeah ! Thanks for all the listings. Plenty to satisfy my masochistic mind.
Well, I also like a Park'n'Grab from time to time, too.

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