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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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Impruneta Terracotta Pottery

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  • Impruneta Terracotta Pottery

    I have a new hobby. We went to Impruneta today, a couple of miles from our house south of Florence, and visited a large terracotta pottery producer. What fun.

    The clay is mined a couple of miles from the furnace, and it is 100% natural. The pottery is made by hand, without forms, and then fired in a wood-fired furnace. Pretty much the way they've been doing it since Roman times. They even call the kiln a "Roman Furnace." The flowers, lemons, medallions and putti are all hand carved. I had to keep reminding myself that these are decorative, and that you don't cook in them :-) Natural is good.

    The village has some huge pots in the main piazzas that are really something. I will post a couple of photos later.

    I think this gives an interesting balance to the refractory question. These guys don't make ovens or cookware, and the oven producers don't make decorative pieces.
    James
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces
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