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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Happy Birthday Everyone

Post by donnacha » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:11 am

GCI Forums 3 Years old today.

Born: Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:01 pm
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Post by dino » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:15 am

Wow! Just about 3 weeks before I started geocaching! I thought it was around longer 8)

Good work to everyone that got it started and to everyone that keeps it going :mrgreen:
Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head,
I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named "Sue."

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Post by donnacha » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:19 am

dino wrote:Wow! Just about 3 weeks before I started geocaching! I thought it was around longer 8)
Don't forget the EGroup was around before the forums started.
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Post by The Windsockers » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:20 am

Is it that long already crickey :oops: :oops: :oops:

Where's the bash being held
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Post by donnacha » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:38 am

The Windsockers wrote:Where's the bash being held
Some caravan park somewhere. I hear they are closed for the winter and very friendly. :lol:
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Post by dino » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:44 am

donnacha wrote:Don't forget the EGroup was around before the forums started.
I knew that but thought the forum was still older :)
Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head,
I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named "Sue."

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Post by klaus23 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:29 am

Hooray! :D

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Post by The Windsockers » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:19 am

donnacha wrote:
The Windsockers wrote:Where's the bash being held
Some caravan park somewhere. I hear they are closed for the winter and very friendly. :lol:
First I heard of a friendly caravan park :oops:

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Post by donnacha » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:11 am

4 Years old today!
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Post by parkmoy » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:14 am

Well done Donnacha :!: :!:
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Post by Bootle » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:22 am

Hoorah!
hello...

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Post by johnrm » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:34 am

4 on Barack OBama day. One to remember.

Kili or bust

Post by Kili or bust » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:39 am

Gosh, I remember the E-group ok when good old Wildlifewriter used to be givin' out to me for beginners mistakes! I think that was 2004.

Well done Donnacha and everyone else concerned. Some good craic over the few years.

And Kersti's word game trundles on.......!

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Post by parkmoy » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:44 am

I remember the E-group ok when good old Wildlifewriter used to be givin' out to me for beginners mistakes!
Now there's unusual :twisted:
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Post by dino » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:06 pm

Yay!!!!! \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head,
I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named "Sue."

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Post by Donmoore » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:30 pm

Yes where were you when Obama got swore in will be asked in many years time. we can all say "oh we were celebrating GCI 4th birthday"

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Post by johnrm » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:28 pm

So many reasons to have a beer today!

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Post by Hezekiah » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:11 pm

You need reasons???? :roll:

Well done, Donnacha, and Happy Birthday y'all!!
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Re: Happy Birthday Everyone

Post by donnacha » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:15 pm

6 today....happy birthday everyone.
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Re: Happy Birthday Everyone

Post by spy caleb » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:37 pm

keep her going!!!! happy 6th birthday forums
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