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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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Cob Ovens Redux

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  • Cob Ovens Redux

    Ooooohhhhh!!!! You guys gotta see this! The link has pics from a workshop where they built a cob oven. They built it in about 2 hours, began firing right then and two days later were making pizza!!!! since it was a workshop they destroyed it afterwards but look at the pics toward the bottom - they cut this thing open with a diamond saw and the clay inside was brick red from being fired! It was already dry throughout (varied, of course, as to moisture content) and you can see the layers of the various stages - one is charred straw.

    The hearth was firebrick and firebrick was used in the sides (two courses to support the sand) but no cement or mortar was used at all! They did say the first layer should have been adobe - probably explains the charring - but they didn't bother with a temp oven.

    That's something I can do this spring if I still haven't moved. I may just give it a try!

    Link: MHA News - 2004 Meeting
    "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

    "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka

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    Re: Cob Ovens Redux

    I was mistaken - there are no firebricks in the oven itself - they were just there to hold up the sand and were removed as the cob went on.
    "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

    "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka