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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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Northern Minnesota Pompeii

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  • Northern Minnesota Pompeii

    This past summer and fall I built a 42 inch Pompeii here at my home in northern Minnesota near the north shore of Lake Superior.

    I could not have built the Pompeii without the plans from Forno Bravo, which led me through the construction procedure and gave me the confidence to undertake the project.

    I also could not have built the oven without the help of so many participants on this forum. You helped, without knowing it, by your many questions, suggestions, comments, and shared experiences posted on so many useful threads. Each time I bumped into a problem, or faced a moment of uncertainty, I searched the forum, and, without fail, I always found the information needed to go forward.

    So, a big thanks to Forno Bravo and all the participants on this forum. The Pompeii is performing beautifully, and I am exploring its full range of potential from pizza to bread, to roasting and slow cooking.
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    Re: Northern Minnesota Pompeii

    That is a good looking oven you have there....The snow looks idilic
    Lee B.
    DFW area, Texas, USA

    If you are thinking about building a brick oven, my advice is Here.
    Our One Meter Pompeii Oven album is here.
    An album showing our Thermal Breaks is Here.

    I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up.

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      Re: Northern Minnesota Pompeii

      I checked out your photos. Lovely spot for a WFO. The snow is beautiful. An average winter is 10 to 12 feet, so snow and cold are just part of life here. So far the Pompeii has been performing very well at cold temperatures, but next weekend we're predicted to be at -20º and colder. That's even cold for us. I'll be staying indoors and giving the Pompeii a rest.

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