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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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  • Dome support

    Hi Everyone,

    I got started on my dome this weekend and all went well. I am building a 42" Pompeii style. I installed 3 courses this weekend and I know that I will need some support when I get higher. Has anyone ever used a ball and if so what diameter would I use for a 42" oven with a 21"center height. Also, I am confused on the special tool that I see on the forum; do you just place one brick at a time and let it set? Thanks for any help.


  • #2
    Re: Dome support

    Some people have used an exercise ball to support the final few courses of their build: they deflate the ball to the height desired to support the almost-horizontal bricks. The radius tool you mention, (it's called the indispensable tool hereabouts) supports each brick until the mortar grabs. If you are using bricks that aren't sopping wet (just damp), and the proper consistency mortar, it will grab pretty quickly.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


    • #3
      Re: Dome support

      Thanks, my bricks did seem to catch pretty quickly this weekend. I will keep that in mind.