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 .

Donnacha

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Post by donnacha » Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:47 pm

Something weird happened to the database tonight, so i had to restore from backup. Unfortunately as a result of me being so busy, the last backup i took was 10 days ago. Any new user accounts and post since then have been lost. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Post by the_changing_man » Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:26 am

Did you see the strange random words capitalised side effect :shock:

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Post by donnacha » Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:39 am

Yes, it's the old posts. Not sure if i could be arsed fixing at the moment.
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Post by donnacha » Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:13 pm

the problem seems to be with the backup and not the restore. I see quotes aren't working either.
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Post by donnacha » Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:23 pm

donnacha wrote:I see quotes aren't working either.
Ok I fixed the quotes.
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