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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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Rookie Error I'm hoping as a Fire Starter

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  • Rookie Error I'm hoping as a Fire Starter

    I've watched video and read but just can't seem to get this right. From What I saw and read to me the fire is started within the oven itself. If I start the fire closer to the mouth the fire burns fine I start it in the oven itself it seems to not want to burn. I hoping my pieces may be to big maybe the wood some how absorbed moisture. The build was completed last fall and with the acception of a few firings its not really been used much.

    I see these infernos and Im wondering what I have to do to get it to that point am I seeing this wrong is my wood placement incorrect, I field any and all suggestions

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    Re: Rookie Error I'm hoping as a Fire Starter

    A new oven or one that has reabsorbed moisture will not fire well at all and needs to be dried out with several fires. When it is in this wet condition it will be somewhat smokey and even more so if your wood is damp. Try keeping the fire closer to the flue initially and as it gets hotter you can push it further into the centre of the oven. Not a bad idea to keep a small fire going all day. It is really hard to get a raging fire going in a damp oven anyway. Keep firing and will come good.
    Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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