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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Re: Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by dino » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:45 pm

mr.-oda wrote:Another question, is the landowner liable if a person falls into a river og injure one self during the search, if I has highligtet on the cachepage, that searching for it is on ones own responsibility?
I wouldn't even get into a discussion with a landowner about this. However, if they allow public access they probably (or really should!) have public liability insurance.

I also wouldn't draw attention to any risk on the cache page. GSP already publish their own disclaimer (that protects them not the CO or landowner) and I think that's enough.

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by mr.-oda » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:25 pm

I have to give an answer when I am asked
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Post by dino » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:15 pm

I'm not a lawyer but I'm sure they could be held liable. They should know this though as anyone could be injured on any activity on their land. That's why landowners tend to have public liability insurance. Tell them they would have to check with their insurance company to be sure.

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by Blue Jay » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:52 pm

dino wrote:It's part of the commercial guideline:
Commercial caches are disallowed. As a general rule, reviewers will not publish cache pages that seem commercial. A commercial cache has one or more of the following characteristics:

It requires the finder to go inside a business, interact with employees and/or purchase a product or service.
It has overtones of advertising, marketing or promotion.
It contains links to businesses, commercial advertisers, charities, political agendas or social agendas.
It contains the logo of a business or organization, including non-profit organizations.
The name of a business or commercial product is on the cache page.
On very rare occasions, Groundspeak makes an exception for a commercial cache.
I was wondering have these rules changed?
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by dino » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:10 pm

Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
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I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named "Sue."

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by barraseaclaid » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:33 am

Did I miss something? What's the story with the caches yblished today by reviewers from Iowa and elsewhere...have we a merry band of em visiting our shores

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by SargeNI » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:36 am

Would it be anything to do with the date.????
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Post by MunsterFan » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:35 am

Doing a quick search I can't see any of them, got any links?
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Post by medic143 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:28 pm

MunsterFan wrote:Doing a quick search I can't see any of them, got any links?
http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid ... 46159&ds=2

Look at the 3 "Back to the roots" caches and you'll see the different reviewers that published.

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by MunsterFan » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:56 pm

Weird. Congrats on the 3 FTFs
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by medic143 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:30 am

MunsterFan wrote:Weird. Congrats on the 3 FTFs
Easier to get FTFs in the mountains. Drive bys tend to have a but more competiton :lol:

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by klossner » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:32 pm

SargeNI wrote:Would it be anything to do with the date.????
My reviewer friends (here in the States) say yes, it was April Fools hijinks.

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by wildfowler » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:14 pm

klossner wrote:
SargeNI wrote:Would it be anything to do with the date.????
My reviewer friends (here in the States) say yes, it was April Fools hijinks.
I know nothing! ;)

But ask that Inishanier fella, I hear he knows the score! :lol:
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by Zoe andDaddy » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:18 am

I am hoping to arrange an event and place some caches for when The Gobbins path reopens and have some questions.
If you have to pay to enter the path would the event location need to be outside and then give people the choice to enter?
Would I be allowed to place caches in a location you need to pay entry for?

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by dino » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:05 am

I hate saying it depends but it does depend on a few things:

Is it part of a larger event? If so you need to have something specific that will only happen because you're organising it.

How much is the cost? A small fee is understandable but that amount is pretty subjective.

Who is the money going to? If it's a non-profit organisation then it should be ok but couldn't give a definitive answer until I'd know who exactly was getting it.

My *personal* advice would be to organise a standard event nearby but make it clear on the event page that there is a post-event event which you can have as anything you want as people are not obliged to attend to get their smiley. You probably will get more attendees that way too.
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by Zoe andDaddy » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:46 pm

I have just heard back from Larne Borough Council who is in charge of the project and it will not open to 2014, so I will wait to closer to the time and get some more information from them and come back to you.

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by Team Vorst » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:11 pm

Nice thread!

My question may sound a bit naive to all of you but I am not familiar with Irish law:

I wonder why there aren't any caches in Trinity College Dublin (only virtual waypoints). Usually I would assume it is not allowed because it's private ground of a school/college/university etc. But in the case of Trinity I think there is no place in Dublin that is more public than Trinity College. So are there any guidelines preventing caches in Trinity College?

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by dino » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:08 pm

A cache placed within the campus of Trinity College would require proof of permission.

Although the campus is open to the public this doesn't give automatic permission to hide a cache.
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by spy caleb » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:05 pm

That could be said of quite alot of the public places where caches are hidden!!!!
Next thing we will need is planning permission :D :D :D
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by Team Vorst » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:24 pm

Thanks for the quick answer.

That's actually a pity as there are some nice spots for a cache and you won't get the 'person' who is in charge of giving permissions :-) So the college grounds are actually private ground in difference to for example the parks like Stephen's Green and Merrion Square?

This seems to be a significant difference to Germany where we can place caches at Universities etc. See for example Ruhr-Universität Bochum: http://www.geocaching.com/map/default.a ... .2642&z=16 or Technische Universität Berlinh: http://www.geocaching.com/map/default.a ... 28367&z=16

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