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 .

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Post by klaus23 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:30 pm

The site is going from strength to strength and there is a very welcome influx of new members.

In order to continue to attract new members to our community, please consider promoting the site and forum on your geocaching.com profile and cache listings. The code in the post below will show up as a neat clickable banner like on my geocaching.com profile here or like this on your cache listings.

On the cache listings you will have to tick the The descriptions below are in HTML tickbox which will also require you to put in <p> and </p> tags to create your paragraphs, but if you need a hand, don't be afraid to ask.

Happy caching. :D

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Post by dino » Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:07 pm

I prefer this similar code as it puts a piece of text below the image in case people don't realise that the image is clickable:

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<p align="center"><a href="http://www.geocachingireland.com"><img src="http://geocachingireland.com/logo4.jpg" alt="Click to Visit GeocachingIreland.com" border="0"></a></p>
<p align="center">Visit the Geocaching Ireland discussion forum<a href="http://forums.geocachingireland.com/" target="_blank">HERE</a></p>
You can see an example on this cache of mine: Tread Softly

Edit to correct URL - dmc

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Post by klaus23 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:59 pm

Even better! 8)

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Post by klossner » Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:25 pm

dino wrote:You can see an example on this cache of mine: Tread Softly
You can indeed, but when I click it, all I get is <i>The requested URL /forums/ was not found on this server.</i> Perhaps the URL should be updated to point to geocachingireland.com instead of mccartan.org ?

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Post by dino » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:28 pm

My oldest cache and of course the URL is out of date.....thought I had them all changed :roll:

Better check the rest now too....thanks for the test :)
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Kili or bust

Post by Kili or bust » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:57 pm

Tee hee! Even the perfec ar imperfec occasionally :shock: :lol: :wink:

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Post by parkmoy » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:35 am

Tee hee! Even the perfec ar imperfec occasionally Shocked Laughing Wink
I take it that means there are no more Kili caches needing approval :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :twisted: :twisted:
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