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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.

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Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)

Post by abbeyackbar » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:26 am

Just found out Europe's First name alteration to "Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)"
I probably missed the Facebook discussion so forgive me if i'm out of the loop but why :?:

I don't like it myself [-( I think It should have remained what it was called 15 years ago (today! Happy Birthday GC43 8)). It's a stand alone, very famous cache (amongst a series of caches along a cliff :))

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Re: Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)

Post by SaaX » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:25 pm

+1 ;-)

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Re: Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)

Post by donnacha » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:42 pm

Didn't think it was a big deal tagging it at the end and the page wasn't changed like the rest, but if people want it changed back it's no problem.
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Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)

Post by Doug.G » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:28 pm

I reckon you should revert to the original name... There's way too much history associated with this classic old Hide to associate it with a modern-day numbered-series. It should stand alone.

It is known worldwide simply as "Europe's First"

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Re: Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)

Post by abbeyackbar » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:37 pm

donnacha wrote:Didn't think it was a big deal tagging it at the end and the page wasn't changed like the rest, but if people want it changed back it's no problem.
you see, the problem is, "Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)" doesn't fit nicely on a swiss roll :( Whereas "Europe's First" does \:D/
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It's just going to have to be changed back and If that's not a good enough reason, I don't know what is! :lol:
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Re: Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)

Post by donnacha » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:38 pm

haha good point Abbey!
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Re: Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)

Post by Tmsr » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:14 am

I would support the motion to keep the original name on GC43
Have to say that I think it will lead tourists and new locals to be confused and have Jasmer hunters wondering where the rest of the 'original series' went!
Having Europe's First named in a cliff walk series that is numbered 04 seems wrong too suggesting that it was the fourth series or were all placed in 2004....
Many of the classic old caches are simply named as First.... First Mass near Boston etc and it gives them a particular stand alone status...
Looking forward to the walk on Saturday ...looks like a great crowd coming...

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Re: Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)

Post by Fjon » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:32 am

Another vote for keeping the old name. People will find it if it's part of a series or not.

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Re: Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)

Post by GoldCircle » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:15 am

Yep, I too don't really want to see this renamed. This is a piece of history and heritage and not to be meddled with.
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Re: Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)

Post by donnacha » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:42 am

I've always said GC43 is a community cache which I have the privilege to maintain, so as per the opinions expressed here I have removed the additional text.
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Re: Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)

Post by abbeyackbar » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:27 pm

Well that wasn't exactly the battle of Endor :sw1 (any excuse to use a SW smiley)
Guess i'll just have to find another cause to make use of the placard I made...
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Thanks Donnacha 8)

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Re: Europe's First (04 Cliff Walk Series)

Post by Tmsr » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:37 pm

:D

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