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 .


New Virtual

Discuss Geocaching, Announce Your New Cache Here & Discuss Ideas For Caches

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New Virtual

Post by abbeyackbar » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:15 pm

Newest in Ireland list - what's that Virtual doing there....png ... carnanmore
Came across this today. Hidden Date: 17th August 2014.... Is this like one of those cuckoo caches? (that would mess up your stats if you found it)

...I don't get it :? in the requirements you have to email the YSM name and number and you also include that in your log too? isn't that giving the answer away?

- Abbey

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New Virtual

Post by Doug.G » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:11 am

A moving Virtual... fascinating!
And every time its coordinates are updated by the CO, flags it as a NEW Hide.

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Re: New Virtual

Post by THE_Chris » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:35 pm

I think its been in NI before. Always nice to see a new virtual but given how this one moves, my GOD it screws up your stats!

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