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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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A Forno is born - Escondido, CA

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  • A Forno is born - Escondido, CA

    First post
    We finished the dome yesterday
    after a four day effort
    (the base was poured a few weeks ago)


    I would like to thank FB forum members
    for all the cumulative knowledge here
    what a great resource

    Our oven is being built at La Milpa Organica farm
    in Escondido California

    We have outgrown the three-year old clay oven
    you can see in the background of one of the build photos



    We are hoping to have it insulated and clad tomorrow (done)
    and baking a week later

    Longer term we plan to put a tile mosaic mural on it

    construcution notes:

    The bricks were laid without using a form
    We found that a protractor cut to the shape of the dome's inside contour was helpful in positioning and supporting bricks as they were laid

    I didn't see this nifty device while reading the forum so
    perhaps here's my contribution to the art:

    Z shaped sheet metal clips tied to a 18" long string with a brick counter weight on the other end that hooked to the newly set bricks
    The clips held the bricks in place for a few minutes while the mortar set
    my phpGraphy site


    The Duratech anchor plate was attached using both expanding anchors
    (only lightly but snugly set) and Tapcon screws. This seemed a straightforward solution and the bricks did not seem too brittle for the fasteners.


    Again thank you everyone here
    for you help

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    Re: A Forno is born - Escondido, CA

    Great job - I should have patented the BS, but hey, if it works, lets use it! The use of the clip is absolutely brilliant! I thought I was outside the box using hot melt glue....

    Les...
    Check out my pictures here:
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

    If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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