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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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Venetian Plaster

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  • Venetian Plaster

    We are nearing the end of our house renovation project, and I think one of the best decisions we made was using real venetian plaster. We found an importer for Baldini Vernici (Lucca) located in Chicago, and they ship tubs via UPS Ground. We've done the whole house.

    Basically, it goes on a pretty smooth, primed wall in two thin coats, with light sanding after the first coat. Then, a second sanding to get out the bumps and to smooth the corners -- then the fun part. A very physical effort to burnish the surface with a metal trowel. Lots and lots of rubbing. Finally a couple of coats of wax.

    What a thrill. It's like bringing back a little bit of Italy into our house.

    I can get you more details on the importer, costs, coverage, color mixing, etc. -- but definitely we have had a positive experience.

    Pricey, but not crazy.

    We used a painting contractor with a little experience doing faux finishes, and he and his crew learned on the job. Each room got a little better. Two big thumbs up.

    James
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

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    Re: Venetian Plaster

    James,
    I'd love to see some pics of the work you had done. Perhaps a fresco on a wall would finish it. Did you ever read/see "Under the Tuscan Sun"? What a super way to accent one special room. You've lived in Italy. I think you understand.
    GJBingham
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