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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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  • Shipping Bricks

    Seeing posts about ordering bricks jarred my memory about two notable events regarding shipping of bricks (I used to be really good at Trivial Pursuit)...

    In my home town of Milwaukee, in the late 1800's, the immigrant Poles decided to build a Basilica. They found out a Federal building in Chicago was to be demolished, so they bought it. The architect went down and reversed engineered the building...Each block was carefully measured and numbered for a best fit in the new design and hardly any stone was re-cut or went to waste. A large field nearby was used for material storage and sorting as it came off the railroad flatcars. Local lore has it the unloading and then transportation to the site was all done by hand!

    Basilica of St. Josaphat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    But my favorite story is about "the largest object ever mailed..."

    “By far the largest object ever moved through the Parcel Post System was a bank. Not all at once, of course, but practically brick by brick. When W. H. Coltharp, in charge of building the Bank of Vernal, Utah… The bricks which Coltharp wanted were produced by the Salt Lake Pressed Brick Company, located 427 miles from Vernal. Instead of paying four times the cost of the bricks for them to be shipped by wagon freight, Coltharp arranged for the bricks to be shipped in 50-pound packages, through the Parcel Post Service, a ton at a time. The Salt Lake City and Vernal postmasters as well as the Uintah Railroad, all responsible for hauling the bricks became frantic as tons of bricks piled up….In the end, all 40 tons of bricks were delivered for Coltharp's bank.”

    Shortly after that, postal regulations were changed!

    http://www.treas.gov/offices/domesti...ory_final1.doc
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    "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." - Henry Ford

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    Re: Shipping Bricks

    Haha ...

    So that's the reason is so *ç&%& hard to get anything larger than a teaspoon sent by post!
    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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