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 dino » Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:14 pm

I've been shopping recently and managed to get a few things I've been after for a while. It would have saved me a lot of time if I could have seen a list of recommended retailers.

Any chance we could have a new section of the forum for such a thing? or does anyone else think this would be worthwhile?
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Post by donnacha » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:00 pm

No problem Niall. If people would like to recommend online and offline retails they can post them here, and I can add a section.
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Post by dino » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:41 pm

I was thinking a section under the Non-Geocaching topics division on the front page and then we could create specific topics for specific items eg. Powered PDA Holders (which I bought at the weekend!) etc.

What do you think?
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Post by donnacha » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:35 pm

No problem. What would you like to call such a section?
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Post by dino » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:41 am

"Places to Buy"?

"Good Buys"?

"Marketplace"?

or just "Recommended Retailers"

I guess I'm not very imaginative :roll:
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Post by dino » Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:49 pm

Cheers 8)
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