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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announcements and forums

Post by barraseaclaid » Sun May 01, 2011 6:41 pm

has anyone noticed this site slowing down recently and on another topic i just noticed that a post i put in the events forum was posted as an announcement and its a pain in the proverbial seeing as it is sticky i.e. will stay on top...donnacha could you delete it? and how in gods name did i make it an annoucement in the first place?

actually to be honest most of the forums have annoucements and stickies at the top that are of old info that could be cleaned up?

ahhh OCD kicking in again!

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Re: announcements and forums

Post by dino » Sun May 01, 2011 9:07 pm

barraseaclaid wrote:has anyone noticed this site slowing down recently
Not noticeably?
barraseaclaid wrote:and on another topic i just noticed that a post i put in the events forum was posted as an announcement and its a pain in the proverbial seeing as it is sticky i.e. will stay on top...donnacha could you delete it? and how in gods name did i make it an annoucement in the first place?
There's a button below the posting box which I think you can edit post-publication but in this case I've done it for you and changed it back to a normal post.
barraseaclaid wrote:actually to be honest most of the forums have annoucements and stickies at the top that are of old info that could be cleaned up?

ahhh OCD kicking in again!
I've cleaned up a few and left the rest as they seem relevant to the specific forum.
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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Re: announcements and forums

Post by barraseaclaid » Mon May 02, 2011 10:20 am

cheers dino....with all my requests to archive caches and clean up here u mustnt get a wink :shock:

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Re: announcements and forums

Post by donnacha » Mon May 02, 2011 4:33 pm

barraseaclaid wrote:has anyone noticed this site slowing down recently
There was an issue with the cluster this morning that affected performance. The issue seems to be resolved now.
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