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: Ask The Reviewer

Post by Doug.G » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:25 am

Heh there Niall - I'm planning an event that requires people to use a boat/kayak to reach the location. Cachers can use their own boat, borrow one, or hire one from the harbour on the mainland. So my question is: can I include hiring prices/details in the cache listing page because if people choose this option they will need to book/pay any hirings in advance. Or does that conflict with the "no commercial content rule". And if so, what do you suggest?

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by fitzet » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:32 pm

Doug.G wrote:Cachers can use their own boat, borrow one, or hire one from the harbour on the mainland.
Elsewhere on the forum, this event has been alluded to and I believe I know where you're referring to. Although the distance to be traversed is, relatively, short, taking charge of a boat involves assuming a lot of reponsibility and risk, especially if you're taking others with you.

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by MunsterFan » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:38 pm

Doug.G just from knowing the EO (EP) he had an event on Skellig Michel and just had not to mention any particular operator on the listing for it to be OK.
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by Doug.G » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:44 am

Ok great. Thanks.

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by GoldCircle » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:24 am

Following from that, you could put put a note to the effect that people are welcome to discuss their logistics on the forums right here - and I imagine there's no prohibition on discussion of a particular operator, dates, times, costs over here?

A good few people ave their own kayaks (inflatable or otherwise). A few even have their own boats (I can think of three off the top of my head)... so the rest of us will need a charter service, as there's no longer any commercial service to the specific location.
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by THE_Chris » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:19 pm

I suggest we find one cacher with a two person kayak who will individually ferry everyone else out there. Problem solved.

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Post by dino » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:08 pm

GoldCircle and MunsterFan have it right :)
Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by Doug.G » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:17 pm

Great. Thanks guys. I'll offer initial contact through my profile and add a forum link as well (once I set it up).

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by tramyard » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:11 pm

Hi Nail.
I have question to The Reviewer ....

I would like to hide few caches based on challenge.
But this time not caches found .... but caches owned (hides)

For example .... " you need 20 hides to be able sign the log"

Is that kind of challenge acceptable ?
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by Doug.G » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:46 pm

I like it!!! That will rule out a few of the regular FTF'ers... and actually give me a chance!

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by THE_Chris » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:15 pm

I have a strong feeling that one will be refused as it would encourage people to put out absolute rubbish just to claim a find on the challenge. I think the idea is that challenges must be 'earned', and the whole thing of me putting a 20 cache power trail outside my house on a road just to qualify wouldn't be accepted.

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by mr.-oda » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:48 pm

What about owning say ten caches with favorite points, then you would have earned it, but doubt that would accepted.
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by tramyard » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:12 pm

mr.-oda wrote:What about owning say ten caches with favorite points, then you would have earned it, but doubt that would accepted.
This is also good idea. Let`s see what Reviewer will answer.
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by dino » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:58 am

Challenges have a specific set of detailed guidelines that everyone should read before considering a Challenge placement. Not everyone is aware of them but the link is here: http://support.groundspeak.com//index.p ... age&id=206

The ownership of caches to complete a challenge is covered under Point 7 so your idea won't be publishable.
Challenge geocaches may not require the publication of a new geocache or waymark as a challenge criteria; challenge geocaches must be achievable by those who do not own geocaches or waymarks.
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by tramyard » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:57 pm

Thanks Niall.
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by THE_Chris » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:14 pm

Another good challenge cache idea "Somehow manage to get a cache published that breaks at least 2 geocaching guidelines" :D

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by mr.-oda » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:12 pm

Not sure if the reviewers would like that idea Chris, but I know of a cache that was published on mistake in Denmark and then afterwards was turned into a tribute cache to the danish reviewers.
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by MunsterFan » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:11 pm

GC?
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by TXLiz » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:35 am

Tribute to - Lewa Nuva GC16NBM ??
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by fitzet » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:52 pm

The Jasmer Challenge caches, recently published, have a 'rolling' set of qualifications. If I want to log, say, the Bronze Challenge today, I must have logged finds on caches published for each of the months in 2010, 2011 & 2012.

Assume I have done so. If, in January 2014, I have a logged find on a cache published for each of the months in 2013, can I then claim a second find on the Jasmer Challenge (Bronze), i.e. claim for 2011, 2012 & 2013 ?

I recall a similar discussion some time back about where people believe it legitimate to have more than one logged find on the same cache. Would this situation fall within that discussion ?

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