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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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  • Brick Dome

    Hi All,
    I am working on my first proper oven. the first one I built burnt well, but wasn't well insulated enough. mark two is bigger, better and being built almost entirely from reclaimed materials.
    It has an internal diameter of 900mm. I have built the base and cut a fire brick floor to fit inside the circular walls. (Firebricks from old night storeage heaters). I am struggling to find a way to build the dome that I am capable of doing. i have two ideas.
    1. form a dome shape in pliable wire and then build over it.
    2. Step in each course of bricks by about a third of a bricks width so that it gradually goes in and will eventually meet. I could smooth over the "steps" with mortar if it is necessary.
    What do you experts think?
    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Cheers
    Nick. (Badsey, England.)

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    Re: Brick Dome

    Having a smooth interior curve in actual firebrick material is worth the trouble, because the heat of the fire is reflected down from the fire, and radiated out from the hot bricks. We do this by tilting up each layer, or course, of bricks slightly, like 5/16 of an inch(8mm), on the outside. Experience shows that it's better to have excess mortar at the outside of the curve than on the inside where it runs the risk of chipping off from thermal shock and landing in your pizza.

    Also, your "step" plan puts the biggest steps on the top of the dome where the temperatures are the highest.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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    • #3
      Re: Brick Dome

      OK, I'll give it a shot.
      Thanks for your advice.

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