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 dino » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:05 pm

This is not a reviewer issue. We review the listings to make sure they are within the guidelines. Logging issues are between the CO and the finder 8-)
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by fitzet » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:29 pm

dino wrote:This is not a reviewer issue .. Logging issues are between the CO and the finder 8).
Thanks :oops:

Have re-posted under thread "Logging caches as 'Found it'".
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by dino » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:46 pm

fitzet wrote:
dino wrote:This is not a reviewer issue ..
Thanks :oops:

Have re-posted under thread "Logging caches as 'Found it'".
No problem.....when I see the bit you quoted I look very abrupt!

That wasn't my intention :shock:
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by fitzet » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:14 pm

dino wrote:
fitzet wrote:
dino wrote:This is not a reviewer issue ..
Thanks :oops:

Have re-posted under thread "Logging caches as 'Found it'".
No problem.....when I see the bit you quoted I look very abrupt!

That wasn't my intention :shock:
My mistake :oops:.

Again :oops: :oops:

I've updated my post.

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by silver soldier » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:43 pm

just wondering due to all the places of real interest having a cache placement in around dublin
is there any way of finding out if someone has archived a real place of interest
an archived list so i could check them out and have an interesting place for my first hide ????
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by dino » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:00 pm

There is no way to view archived listings via GC.com

The only way you could do this would be if you had been keeping and offline DB of all Irish caches and keeping it up do date on a daily basis. You would need to be a real nerdy weirdo to do this ;)
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by THE_Chris » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:50 pm

...and who is it on this site that has that list?? I know there's someone... just can't remember who :D

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by dino » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:22 pm

:mrgreen:
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by abbeyackbar » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:06 pm

I'd just look at people's hides in their profiles for archived ones for inspiration.

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by GoldCircle » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:41 pm

Or you could set up an alert that will let you know as and when stuff gets flushed moving forward...
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by silver soldier » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:31 pm

thanks for info on archived idea
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by silver soldier » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:37 pm

thanks for info on archived idea - have found a place of interest just have
to check out logistics towards hide.
new question = has there ever been a cache that can only be found and logged on a certain day of month
say 13th of each month and hidden for 13 months ?????????????
everything related to cache would be related to the number .

2nd question on puzzle caches = does the co-ords posted have to be near where the cache is
say the co-ords set are on southside but cache is on northside that could be extreme -im just checking out
the limit for the hide ???????
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by MunsterFan » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:24 pm

3KMs within the given CO-ORDs IIRC
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by abbeyackbar » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:20 pm

The help center is a good source of info
http://support.groundspeak.com/index.ph ... age&id=277
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by MunsterFan » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:43 pm

Yeah. I was right!
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by dino » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:22 pm

silver soldier wrote: new question = has there ever been a cache that can only be found and logged on a certain day of month
say 13th of each month and hidden for 13 months ?????????????
everything related to cache would be related to the number .
I can't think of one and I also can't think of a good reason why you would want to restrict the finds like this. A cache should be designed to be found and this idea goes against that.
silver soldier wrote:2nd question on puzzle caches = does the co-ords posted have to be near where the cache is
say the co-ords set are on southside but cache is on northside that could be extreme -im just checking out
the limit for the hide ???????
cheers .
As stated by what the other have already said. The limit is 2miles/3km. It is in the guidelines as well as in the Help Centre.

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by silver soldier » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:35 am

Thanks for replys ---- I was just trying to see could I make it part of the challenge - it's was goin to be that the puzzle
wouldent be too hard -just that if it wasn't solved by a certain day , the finder would have to wait another month to
collect their smiley ( too limited I think -back to the drawing board)

Will check out the help pages and FAQ pages - new to the forums -so just throwing out random questions
To seasoned catchers .

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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by dino » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:36 am

You're welcome. Putting an artificial restriction like that would be called an Additional Logging Requirement (ALR). These are not permitted except in the case of Challenge Caches and the ALR should be about completing a geocaching accomplishment.
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by TXLiz » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:21 pm

=D> I applaud silver soldier for his "outside the box" thinking (not a bad idea :wink: ) =D>
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Re: Ask The Reviewer

Post by silver soldier » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:59 pm

:) cheers txliz :)

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