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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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Greetings from Michigan

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  • Greetings from Michigan

    Hello Everyone!

    I am new to the FB Forum. I have been reading and studying about brick ovens and masonry heaters for a few years now and continue to be intrigued by the idea of building my own some day.

    I am looking forward to continuing my learning process here.

    Best Regards,
    Last edited by korykoch; 05-05-2009, 07:26 PM.
    Kory Koch
    Central Michigan

  • #2
    Re: Greetings from Michigan

    well i hope dont wait 32 year like i did lol. its been worthwhile wait, and it wasnt until a few years ago that i had forno bravo to help me along. thanks for dropping by and i look forward to build.
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste
    like chicken...

    My 44" oven in progress...


    • #3
      Re: Greetings from Michigan

      Hello Kory,

      Welcome to the group,

      Like Cajun Knight says, don't put it off!

      They really are pretty easy to build; a little work here, a little work there, and pretty soon you are on to the next bit of fun, learning to use your own WFO in the back yard!

      Good luck with your build, keep us posted with pictures!



      • #4
        Re: Greetings from Michigan


        I second the above comments. Just jump in and build one!

        Where are you from in Central Michigan?
        Mike - Saginaw, MI

        Picasa Web Album
        My oven build thread


        • #5
          Re: Greetings from Michigan

          From the other side of the lake, welcome!
          Picasa web album
          Oven-building thread


          • #6
            Re: Greetings from Michigan

            CajunKnight & Jed..

            Thanks for the encouragement. I actually have been "collecting" some of the materials for a year or so. I purchase some when I can and hope to have everything gathered together in the next year or so. I still have so much learning and studying to do!

            Mike & db,

            Thanks also for the encouragement and welcome.

            Mike, I am in Mount Pleasant, due West of Midland. I read your complete build thread last night and really enjoyed it! I added to my "notes" as I have with much that I have read and learned from speaking to folks that have build WFO's.

            I have so many irons in the fire right now that it is best for me to keep my own build in the planning stages until I can focus more on it. Like I said, I am collecting some tools and materials and am eager to start.

            That being said, I want to involve my friends and family in the build and do it, for the most part, over a couple weekends. For this, I need a substantial amount of planing to be done prior to starting.

            I am a designer/fabricator/welder by trade and enjoy "building" things. I have never done any masonry work, ever, and look forward to starting someday!.
            Kory Koch
            Central Michigan


            • #7
              Re: Greetings from Michigan


              Good luck with your build. Even though you're not a mason, you have some "building" experience. You'll be golden. As you can see from my thread, you can get by pretty well with absolutely no knowledge or experience with construction.

              Getting it done in a few weekends is ambitious. I need a group of friends like yours! The forum is an awesome resource. The photos and collective advice are invaluable. Looking forward to your build.
              Mike - Saginaw, MI

              Picasa Web Album
              My oven build thread


              • #8
                Re: Greetings from Michigan

                I'm not much on steel fabrication and need a door for BenjaMia....

                Hmmm, what to trade for?

                Good luck with your plans...it's great fun!
                Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane