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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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  • Looking for a simpler plan...

    Hi,
    I'm trying to build my first oven but I'm not much of a builder.
    I would really like to avoid building a domed roof if I can and just make it a flat roof.
    Does anyone have experience with that?

    Thanks,
    Lior

  • #2
    Re: Looking for a simpler plan...

    A dome is pretty much self supporting. A flat roof needs complicated reinforcement, or immense mass to support its self. There are other reasons that ovens look the way they do, mostly having to do with heat flow when cooking.

    The idea that it is hard to build a dome is a myth. Bricks whacked in half, and laid up with homebrew mortar may not look the best, but it will cook just fine.
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    • #3
      Re: Looking for a simpler plan...

      You could build a square box for the bottom of the oven then cast the oven roof out of refractory concrete, it would be self supporting if planned right.
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      • #4
        Re: Looking for a simpler plan...

        I built a kiln once with a flat top that was removed as the lid. I drilled holes through the dense firebricks and the whole lot was held together with threaded rod and angle iron. It worked really well but was heavy. In your case it would not have to be removable, although if you dry stacked the walls the whole thing would be easy to dismantle if you wanted to move house.
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        • #5
          Re: Looking for a simpler plan...

          Don't be intimidated by the dome. It's not nearly as hard as it looks.
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