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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!

Donnacha

Re: Closing Time

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