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Closing Time

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:12 pm
by donnacha
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 think it is time to wind up the forums. In the next few weeks, I will make the forums read only so any information there can still be accessed.

Sorry guys, but you will need to find somewhere else to play the word games!


Re: Closing Time

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:04 pm
by spy caleb
Thanks Donnacha