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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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  • possible to use steel plates?

    we broke our concrete floor in our brick oven,somebody suggested that we use steel plates as a substitute. is this a sound advice?

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    no steel floor

    You want a floor made of brick. If you wanted to cook on steel, you could just get a commerical deck oven, and save yourself a lot of trouble.

    Steel, like most metals, is an excellent conductor of heat. It's going to wick away any heat in your oven, no matter how much insulation you have under it. A refractory floor will retain and reflect heat, and is the heart of good pizza making. With a steel floor, it's going to be really hot under the fire, and cold elsewhere. In addition, steel if heated unevenly, is going to warp, perhaps dramaticly.
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    • #3
      thank you for your advice dmun

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      • #4
        Here an interesting side note. Deck ovens have refractory hearths, and the cook at about 500F for 5-7 minute pizzas. The company that makes the Forno Bravo Pizza Stones also makes hearths for deck ovens.

        It's the refractory that stores heat, provides the right thermal transfer rate(thermal conductivity) to cook at high heat but not burn, and is porous to extract moisture from dough and convert it to steam. Luckily, a basic low-mid density firebricks does this pretty well.
        James
        Last edited by james; 11-26-2006, 02:37 AM.
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