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Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.


To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
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Rootkit Scam Alert

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  • Rootkit Scam Alert

    I had a strange experience the other night.
    I went to buy a new TV over the net, and when I tried to pay for it with Paypal, a window popped up, asking for credit card number, D.O.B., ATM pin and other personal information. Somewhat confused, I cancelled out of there.
    (I've always made it a rule not put that info on the net. My Paypal is linked to a bank account I only ever top up with cash. None of my other accounts are even with the same bank.)
    It looked like a real Paypal page, too.
    So I decided to have a look on Ebay. When I logged on, presto, a similar page that looked like a real EBay page asked me to confirm my identity with credit card number, ATM pin, etc.
    So I didn't get anything off EBay either.
    A surf on the net shows that this is a scam that has been going on for some years. It's a rootkit, whatever that is.
    It got past my anti-virus, etc.
    4 different virus checkers later, I still hadn't found anything on my harddrive.
    I asked the IT boys at work, who shuddered and said, "Unless you know exactly what it's called, we can't help you."
    So, I did some more research and found MalwareBytes Anti-Rootkit. Its the beta version, so it is "use at own risk". It found 5 infections. I fixed all of them, now I can log-in to Ebay.
    Beware the root-kit, and whatever you do, don't fill that page in when it pops up.

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    Re: Rootkit Scam Alert

    Thanks for the alert. It always amazes me that these people who are obviously sharp, just don't go into the private sector and make 6 figures honestly. I put my motor home up for sale a while back and got slammed with a paypal scam. They kept bugging me for my paypal address so they could give me money. I finally got rid of them by telling them to deposit the money at eatshit@paypal.com - they went away...
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    • #3
      Re: Rootkit Scam Alert

      Always a good idea to report it to PayPal:

      https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?c...stion4-outside
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      • #4
        Re: Rootkit Scam Alert

        Viruses are the main reason so many people have switched to Apple. They use a superior operating system that's harder for hackers to get into.
        Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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        • #5
          Re: Rootkit Scam Alert

          Bugger, I thought you were giving me a link to a root kit.......
          The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

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          • #6
            Re: Rootkit Scam Alert

            Originally posted by brickie in oz View Post
            Bugger, I thought you were giving me a link to a root kit.......
            You'll need an air pump for one of those.
            Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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